Bogner Goldfinger 45-watt Handwired Tube Head

2-channel, 45-watt Guitar Amp Tube Head with Pre and Post Effects Loops and Reverb
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Experience Golden Tube Tones!

Leave it to Bogner to craft an all-tube amp that gives you classic 6V6-fueled tones - plus the kind of modern flexibility you need for the stage or the studio. The 45-watt, reverb-equipped Goldfinger head sounds absolutely fantastic at each of its four wattage selections (9, 18, 30, and 45 watts), which make this head perfect for making tracks, rehearsals, or onstage. Best of all, Bogner built in features that let you pull an incredible range of tones out of the Goldfinger. Choose between pre- and post-effects loops, take advantage of pre- and post-brightness switches, and give each of the two channels its own distinctive voice. The Goldfinger is an amazing tone machine that makes your guitar sing!

Bogner Goldfinger 45-watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
  • 45-watt, 2-channel tube amplifier
  • 4 x 6V6 tube power amp section
  • Choice of variable Boost or Pre FX-Loop
  • Boost or pre-FX loop individually footswitchable for each channel
  • Footswitch-controllable tube buffered series or parallel post-FX loop
  • Footswitch-controllable spring reverb
  • Alpha channel includes bass, middle, treble, gain, and loudness controls; pre- and post-bright switches
  • Omega channel includes bass, middle, treble, gain EQ, and loudness controls; 69/80 mode switch
  • High and low plus half power switch for 4 different power settings between 9 and 45 watts
Plug into Bogner's outstanding Goldfinger amp head and find out what your guitar is truly capable of!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 45W
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 1 x 12AX7, 2 x ECC803S, 1 x ECC81, 1 x 12AX7B
Power Tubes 4 x 6V6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 3 x TS (Speaker)
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 10.75"
Width 25.5"
Depth 10.25"
Weight 42 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number GF45

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I received this monsta, plugged it in - did a small amount of tweaking for a rhythm part -- and myself and my engineer were smiling from ear to ear... WHAT AN EFFEN BEAST. REALLY waiting for the Solos to CRANK!
Music background: Singer Songwriter Producer

Amazing Vintage Voiced Amp

Bogner has hit another homerun with this one. One of if not the best cleans I've came across to date. I own a 101B and Shiva 20th EL34 and while those cleans are really spectacular, they are just not in the same ballpark as the GF45. I believe a lot of the success has to do with the 6V6 power section. The overdrive channel is really like an old vintage large cathode Plexi. The tones from 69 mode is astonishing and oh so dynamic to your picking hand. Step on the boost and it fattens right up but stays clear with more gain. The adjustable gain boost level is a nice touch also. Reverb on this is flat out gorgeous. Loop is transparent and the wattage features just add to this remarkable amp. My only dislike is the cut in volume when in 80's mode but bringing up the volume 20% will even things out. The 80's mode JCM800 on roids without the harshness. Love this mode also. Highly recommended if your looking for an amp with bar none best cleans and one of the most refined and dynamic plexi voicing's in an amp ever.

Great tone monster

This amp is full of awesome tones as many reviewers have mentioned. I however am going to add some points that seem to be very misguided on the reviews. First is the volume or overall loudness. This thing is loud. The overdrive channel has to be cranked to keep up with the cleans but I believe this to be a major positive. Most multiple channel amps downfall is to have a great clean with headroom you have to have a high wattage amp but it raises the issue of being able to crank the overdrive channel,which is terribly mismatched and loud. So having to crank the overdrive channel to match the clean channel works great. Also I measured the plexi vs 80 mode with db meter and there was 1 db difference. This is because the plexi has tons more midrange and it cuts whereas the 80 mode is mid scooped and not so in your face. I run a knucklehead reverb 100 into an avatar open cab with an et65 and v30 and this 45 water is just as loud. My first gig was this setup at a 500 seat room and played on full power low and sound man said it was killing out front off the stage. Anyways that's it.
Music background: 20 years pro

Goldfinger Amp Heaven

While I have been playing guitar for a number of years, this is my first, and probably last, electric guitar amplifier. It is just wonderful in every way. I highly recommend the Goldfinger Amp (and speakers) to those who want the best tone possible; particularly if you play 60's/70's rock n' roll. I wish to thank Kevin Scott and Sweetwater for spending a great deal of time discussing possibilities based on the music I play and wish to play. You can not find a better place to buy your equipment or the expertise to guide your choices.
Music background: Mid-level guitarist

Best amp I have ever played through

I have used this amp for about a year now and it has never let me down. I play a variety of styles and this amp can cover all of them. It is basically 3 classic amps in one box. The alpha channel is blackface clean with some potential tweaks to the treble character. The omega channel is either classic plexi or classic JCM800 (switchable) with more gain potential than the old amps especially at low volumes. There are 4 possible wattage settings which is nice when you are trying to control your volume in club settings, which is mostly all the time. Even the highest wattage is not overwhelmingly loud however. The amp is pedal friendly as I normally use a Robin Trower overdrive on the clean channel to get that in-between overdrive character, which is neither clean nor distorted. I use it through a Mesa 4 x 12 live and an Avatar 2 x 12 with Celestion Gold speakers recorded. It sounds excellent recorded with plenty nice overtones and dimension. The footpedal is really handy live as you can kick the FX on and off and add a boost to the gain if you want. I have a delay in the loop that is set to be a bit hotter than the bypass signal and I use that to boost my leads live. Very handy when no sound person is available. This is my second Bogner. I also have a Shiva that I like almost as well. Both amps are great and I have no need to ever get another amp, but I probably will anyway.
Music background: Pro musician
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