Vintage 300-Watt All-Tube Bass Amplifier Head with
Leave it to BUGERA to bring the classic all-tube bass amp up to date. Lovingly handmade and sporting vintage styling, the BVV3000 INFINIUM merges in-your-face bass with state-of-the-art features, such as a 5-position Voicing selector and our new INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier technology, which will keep your BVV3000 sounding great for many years to come.
With 300-Watts of chest-pounding output, the BVV3000 melds old-school aggressive attitude with a touch of nostalgia, creating tones that are only possible from an all-tube amplifier.
There are lots of amplifiers on the market today that claim to be tube amps just
because they’ve got a 12AX7 inside. But it takes a whole lot more than just a preamp
tube to qualify an amp as being “all-tube.” The BVV3000 is a true all-tube bass
amp with three 12AX7 and two 12AU7 tubes. Two trios of 6550 (also known as KT88)
output tubes operate in classic “push-pull” mode to create 300 Watts of room-shaking
Each BUGERA tube goes through a rigorous 48-hour burn-in process before being individually evaluated by a skilled Quality Control Inspector (a real live human being). Only about one in every ten tubes actually gets the go-ahead for use in our amps. The rest get tossed onto the slag-heap, where they are melted down to make shot glasses.
Taming the Beast
The BVV3000 is so much more than just raw power. The all-tube preamp provides tremendous
tone-shaping control. Sure, you get the standard boost/cut capability from the BASS
(centered at 40Hz) and TREBLE (4kHz) knobs, but the real “voice” of your bass is
defined by its midrange content.
BVV3000’s 5-position FREQUENCY selector lets you choose the center frequency that best suits your playing style, or the one that brings out your instrument’s true personality. Just select from 220 Hz, 450 Hz, 800 Hz, 1.6 kHz and 3.0 kHz and turn the MIDRANGE knob to boost or cut by as much as 15dB—and that’s a lot! And if you want even more tone-sculpting options, engage the ULTRA-LOW switch for an additional +2 dB boost @ 40 Hz, or the ULTRA-HIGH switch for a soaring top-end boost of +9 dB @ 8 kHz.
Setup with Slave System Hookup Example
Recording Hookup Example
Standard Hookup Example