Bogner Shiva Head
Bogner Shiva Head

Shiva Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Bogner.

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iamqman 09/06/2011

Bogner Shiva Head : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Simply amazing!"

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One of the best amplifiers ever to have been created. Reinhold is a genius when it come to getting amplifiers to give you that immediate sound gratification. His amps just sounds so good when you get these some juice and gain and will keep you playing for hours. The Shiva head is probably Bogner's closest voiced amp to a classic Marshall tone. Most of his amp have a distinct Bogner tone and very familiar British flavor to them but most of them have their own characteristics to them.

Bogner Shiva Features:

Footswitchable 2-channel all-tube design
Footswitchable boost, variable on channel 2
Tube-buffered series effects loop
Channel 1: Bass, Treble, and Volume controls, Bright switch
Channel 2: Bass, Middle, Treble, Gain, and Volume controls, Bright switch
Global Master Volume and Presence controls
Functions on footswitch: Channel switch, Boost, and Reverb
80-watt EL34 power amp section


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 80W
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2x EL34
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x 1/4" Speaker Outs
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 23"
Width 24.25"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 68 lbs.


This amp has an exceptional clean channel. The cleans are very robust and chimey. The cleans alone are enough to buy this amp. But the best part about the amp is the distortion grind.

The distortion is very thick and huge sounding. It has a nice thump in the low end and a sweet midrange that will fit in most if not all music. Maybe not death metal or anything but this amp can cover a lot of ground.


The Bogner Shivas are a great rock amp and a nice introduction to the higher gain custom amps from Bogner. At new these amps come in at around $2300. These are a bit high in price for a lot of people and understandable, but if you ever get a chance to plug into one of these amps you'll immediately know something you have been playing is missing.