Circuit board removal and modification.
Some sound samples using a different reverb algorithm on the effects chip and an exploration of noise modulation.
Gain scaling exploration.
Quick and dirty dynamic range testing and tracing out the reverb board to find the configuration parts.
The Bugera V22 guitar amp is just too good to leave alone. Yes, it’s had its share of teething problems—the worst of which I believe have been sorted. Yes, it’s made in China. Yes the tube quality seems to be a crapshoot. But the build quality is better than what I’d expect at the price, and the sound is unique and just lovely. It’s a great buy.
One thing I’m not super jazzed about though is the amp’s reverb. I begin documenting my gripes below and start off in search of a solution.