The MAGICIAN from Bugera is an 85-Watt valve combo built to satisfy even the most discerning tone searcher. It has a vast array of tonal options that includes three channels, multiple class modes (Class-A or combined Class A/AB), variable maximum power, switchable triode/pentode operation, and a multitude of EQ controls.
The front end consists of a three-channel preamp design (Rhythm 1, Rhythm 2, Lead), featuring four 12AX7 valves that can produce everything from vintage clean to killer crunch tones. A back panel switch allows for selecting Pentode for a clear powerful punchy tone, or Triode for a classic mellow sound. Next, select either Class-A mode for a bright, chiming tone that pushes easily into overdrive, or Multi-Class mode to combine the Class-A sound with the tight, punchy tone of Class-AB amplifiers.
Because it usually takes a large amount of power to send valves into overdrive, the MAGICIAN features a Varipower knob, allowing you to access the sweet sound of this amplifier's four 6L6 power valves in overdrive. The MAGICIAN's vast EQ control puts your signature tone well within reach. All three channels feature a 3-band EQ (bass, mid, treble), and individual Presence controls to adjust high-end clarity.
A multitude of switches provides access to countless tones - Phat adds mid-range thickness to the Rhythm 2 and Lead channels, Shift affects the feedback loop and midrange sound of the Rhythm 2 and Lead channels, while the Bright switch adds additional brilliance to the Lead channel. A 5-band graphic equalizer rounds out all of these tone-shaping options.
The unit features onboard digital reverb, while favorite stomp boxes will integrate seamlessly with the combo via the built-in effects loop. On/Off status can be stored for each channel and recalled each time the channel is activated. To further enhance performance, the MAGICIAN comes with a 6-button foot controller for remote On/Off switching of Reverb, FX Loop and Graphic EQ, as well as switching between the three preamp channels, which is also possible via the onboard MIDI input.
The MAGICIAN comes loaded with a Neo-Vintage 12" Bugera speaker, handmade in the same factory as the amplifier. This tight transducer provides the tone character of vintage Alnico speakers and an incredible high sensitivity at a mere fraction of the typical guitar speaker's weight. There are also several ways to route the signal - the Slave DI output with level control sends a signal to additional amplifiers or other processors. A recording output sends a conditioned signal directly to a recording console, and also features a level knob.