I was waiting for this amp for 5 weeks or so... No blaim at Thomann. It was worth waiting.
First time Bugera buyer. I only had transistors in my life (line 6, marschal, fender, Peavey)
As I stacked in 80's ! and I love thrash metal, I have been constantly struggle to archive decent tone on budget. It's over now!
This amp is great. I get close to Killem All/Never Neverland/Peace sells kind of tones - but not quite there. There was a lack of last touch!
To boost crunch channel I use Deamon Tube screamer (cheap as chips) in the front of amp, 10 band EQ (Donner Seeker) and Rowin Noise Gate (another cheap pedal of Amazon) FX LOOP - after tweaking everything I am so happy with the tone! To make it even better I have added TCe Mimiq Doubler (I know - in mono is bit overkill the purpose - but it makes a difference and makes me even happier - you won't really need it - and it's bit priceyyyy)
To archive 90's tone I have added TC Fangs Metal (another great cheap pedal) and bingo - Master of Puppets, Rust in peace, Black Album and more ....
To get a modern metal I am using Behringer UM300 (cheap cheap cheap) modern, distord ... Not a big fan of it (might be a reason of sufficient performance for this genres)
I am mainly using for old school thrash kind of metal, and my chain looks like: guitar with Seymour Duncan Distortion Mayhem- Deamon Tube screamer - Bugera G5 - EQ 10 band - Noise Gate - back to Bugera G5 - Harley Benton G112 Vintage - AWESOME !!
Clean channel - very simple, I have added chorus pedal and is ok - I don't care ! Who cares ! ;)
This amp is build great, heavy and sturdy. Feels solid and looks fantastic! Added footswitch is surprisingly good quality (heavy and sturdy) but with bit lack of button feel when stomping...
Negative things I have found:
* Small tiny imperfections in finish (tolex in some corners - very minor thing)
* Quality check missing ( one screw on a side was half way out, same thing with footswitch, one screw loose at the bottom of unit)
* Lack of this final bite in tone without boosting
No regrets of buying it, lot of features (FX loop, attenuator, cab sim for headphones or recording, standby for silence practice and even line in for backing tracks) and all that for under £200 !! What else you need ! It's fantastic for this price! It's coming with European power plug... However... Thomann gifted me UK plug for free! (Kettle type cord) Thank you Thomann! (Great service btw)
This review could be much longer......
If you want play metal on budget - get Line 6 Spider 4 15W for home practice (£40 second hand) and enjoy music. However, if you looking to upgrade/evolve to next step while still maintaining budget - GET THIS THING!
Thanks for reading
All the best for all musicians around the world!