Leave it to BUGERA to bring the classic all-tube bass amp up to date. Lovingly handmade and sporting gorgeous vintage styling, the BVV3000 INFINIUM merges in-your-face bass with state-of-the-art features, such as a 5-position Mid 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 single 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 in the preamp section. Two trios of 6550 output tubes (also known as KT88) operate in classic “push-pull” mode – to create 300 Watts of room-shaking thunder.
Every single 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 eventually melted down to make shot glasses.
Technology years in the making, our INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier Technology can extend the usable lifespan of your amplifier’s expensive power tubes by up to 20 times, saving you huge money and ensuring the integrity of your tone. How? This revolutionary circuit automatically and continuously monitors the performance of each output tube, and dynamically drives it towards the target operating point, for an evenly distributed load. INFINIUM also compensates for the effects of aging, automatically adjusting current levels to keep your tubes sounding as good as new – even when AC line voltages drop below nominal levels. Similar technology has been used for decades in all-wheel drive cars, where systems modulate the power going to each wheel to improve traction. Just consider INFINIUM as “4-wheel drive” for your bass.
The BVV3000 INFINIUM takes all the guesswork out of tube replacement by illuminating an LED next to a tube that is reaching the end of its usable lifespan. And thanks to INFINIUM’s Auto-Bias design, you simply replace the indicated tube – without a trip to the repair shop, saving you even more money.