"Killer Sounds even in Drop Tuning..."
I'm a Crate man! I have the Crate GT1200H head and I blew my 212 Crate cab. So I started to look for a 412 cab now. I went into a small music store (StageZ, Fairmont, WV) and they introduced me to the Bugera Line. I brought in my Les Paul and Crate head and started to play. The Deep Lows, Rich Mids, and Rip your head off Highs all blended together perfectly. I was hooked! For the price, I was in love. This Bugera 412 Cab, in my book out preformed the Crate 412 cabs that I've played on.
To me, this is a comfortable size cab to move around. It has only two wheels on one side of the cab. This gives you a dolly type of transportation thats built in. The Handles are comfortable to use when loading or just moving the cab. It's a very solid built cab.
Ease of Use:
The Bugera Speakers are great for any Metal Head to 80's Rock, and even great sounding cleans are produced. Being switchable from 200 watts 16 ohms (mono) to 2 - 100 watts/ch stereo 8 ohms is very sweet! The speaker input component is clearly labled for a knucklehead like me to understand. I've had to turn down my eq settings on my head just to be in the same room while I play. Its one of the best 412 cab that I've personally played on (including a Marshall MG412, Genz-Benz 212 and 412 cabs, Peavey, and Crate.
I travel 30 miles to my band room, This cab takes the beating and still sounds brand new. Its a solid, "Strout" cab that will last longer than the warrenty.
I haven't had to call the techs yet and I've been pushing it...
I personnally paid $260 for this cab at a local music store. It's was well worth every penny! You can't go wrong with this cab... Even it you are like me, I play everything from Metal to classical. It's very diverse when it comes to the speakers and what tone you have with your amp and effects. I mostly play now, without my Digitech GNX3 processor.
The Wow Factor:
The solid black construction with the chrome logo and corner pieces just sets it off. Especially with my Crate head on top.
I can't wait until I get a change to jam on Bugeras' 120 watt Tube head. If the head is half as good at the cabinet is, I might just switch from Crate to Bugera.