Bogner Helios 50 - 50-watt Handwired Tube Head

50W Handwired Tube Amplifier Head, with 2 Footswitchable Channels and Effects Loop
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Based on One of the Hardest-rocking Amps Ever Made

Designed to sound just like a classic Plexi amplifier, the Bogner Helios 50 tube amplifier gives you high-octane tone. It's an aggressive 2-channel amp, and Sweetwater guitarists love the versatility of the separate Plexi and hot inputs. The Plexi input gives you Plexi-style gain on channel two and an ultra-clean gain stage on channel one. The hot input gives you a hot-rodded high gain structure on channel two with a clean to Plexi gain range on channel one. Whichever input you plug your guitar into, the Bogner Helios 50 rocks!

Bogner Helios 50 Tube Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • Iconic, aggressive Plexi tone with versatility
  • Effects loop can be used as a volume boost
  • Control how punchy your tone is with the bottom switch
Iconic, aggressive Plexi tone with versatility

It's no secret that the Bogner Helios 50 is designed to sound like one of the hardest-rocking amplifiers ever made. But you've also got more tonal range than you'd expect, thanks to a 3-way voicing switch which gives you access to brighter, darker, and hyped amplifier tones. And if you're after the most aggressive tone possible, just flip the EQ bypass switch and send the preamp's tone full-bore to the power amp section.

Effects loop can be used as a volume boost

The Helios 50 comes equipped with an effects loop, including control over the return level to easily integrate your effects pedals. And if you're not using any effects processors, or if you put them in front of your amp instead of the loop, you can use the effects loop as a footswitchable gain boost (footswitch not included). Just use a guitar cable to connect the send to the return and then use the level control to dial in the amount of boost you want.

Control how punchy your tone is with the bottom switch

On the back of the Helios 50 is a bottom switch that essentially controls how loose or tight the low frequency response of the amp sounds. No matter what type of speaker cabinets you have connected to the Helios 50, the bottom switch helps you dial in just the right amount of punch and girth your tone has.

Bogner Helios 50 Tube Amplifier Head Features:
  • 2-channel, 50-watt tube amplifier based on classic Plexi amps
  • Plexi and hot inputs give you access to 2 different gain structures
  • Choose from 3 different sonic characters with the voicing switch
  • Control how tight or loose your tone is with the bottom switch
  • Footswitchable channels and effects loop (footswitch sold separately)
  • Make your tone even more vibrant and aggressive with the EQ bypass switch
  • Handwired with turret board construction
Tenacious tone is on tap in the Bogner Helios 50 tube amp!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 50W
EQ 3-band
Power Tubes 2 x EL34
Inputs 2 x TS
Outputs 5 x TS
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 9"
Width 26"
Depth 8.25"
Weight 34 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HELIOS50

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Stellar tones. Somewhat frustrating needing to switch jacks to move from the best clean to best dirty, but well worth it. Very configurable, and surprisingly fun to play with the guitar volume dialed back: cleans up in a cool way in 70s mode. Find myself jacked straight into it with an mxr carbon copy in the loop, just like the official demo. Played it live last week at a charity gig and used a Marshall 2061x for clean tones. Loved it.
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