Bugera T50 Infinium - Does A Cheap Valve Amp Sound Cheap?

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The Bugera T50 INFINIUM all-valve amp at around £300 is a very reasonably priced guitar amplifier but is it any good? In this video, James Ivey and Paul Drew from The Studio Rats put it through its paces to see if it's even worth the meager price tag.
Here is what Bugera says about this amp, and it shows what marketing BS is.
When you think of classic British rock, the sound is undeniable. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, that sweet clean-crunch that spawned a generation of legendary players, and the music that has stood the test of time. We packed all that iconic tone, and all the edgy character of a modern high-gain amp into a small, but powerful package – the T50 INFINIUM! We added a no-compromise post-phase-splitter, dual-VR Master Volume that lets you attenuate the signal right before the power tubes for full harmonic content at any level, and a huge output transformer for increased dynamic response and clarity. With 4 x 12AX7 tubes and 2 x EL34 power tubes, the T50 is capable of covering vast sonic territories with remarkable ease. A true 2-channel amplifier, the Clean and Lead channels are completely independent, and each has its own custom-tailored 3-band tone stack (Treble/Mid/Bass) for the ultimate in tone shaping.
The T50’s push-pull power section delivers 50 Watts of solid rock ‘n’ roll and features our revolutionary INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier Technology – which not only controls your output tubes’ status but can extend their lifespan by up to 20 times. The T50 INFINIUM also includes switchable Class-A and Class-AB operation, allowing you to choose Class-A for vintage silkiness or Class AB for its raw and highly responsive power. We topped it all off with a sweet-sounding, high-definition Reverb that lends an air of timelessness to your solo and rhythm parts, and a Phat switch to boost the sound character of your guitar playing even more. It all adds up to an all-tube amplifier with massive stage presence and unbridled versatility – the incredible T50 INFINIUM!

Classic All-Tube Design
The hand-selected 12AX7 tubes in T50 INFINIUM’s preamp provide a profusion of dynamic tone – for everything from grungy high-gain rock sounds over Britpop’s clean and crunchy goodness, to sweet and jazzy blues. We ship the T50 loaded with EL34 output tubes, which are typically used in high-end guitar amplifiers because of their punchy lows and greater distortion characteristics at lower power than other output tubes – and this beauty of an amp harnesses every last drop to awesome effect! A masterfully crafted all-tube amplifier, the T50 INFINIUM provides sweetly-balanced harmonics and natural tube compression, resulting in the warm distortion and break-up so typical of those beloved British amplifiers of yesteryear.
The Studio Rats are core band members Paul Drew on guitar/production/mixing, drummer James Ivey and Dan Hawkins on bass. They collaborate with singers and musicians to produce radio-ready songs.
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