Bogner Mephisto 12-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo Amp

20/18/12-watt 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Dual Parallel Amplifiers, Variable Power Attenuator, and Included Footswitch
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Bogner Mephisto 12-watt 1x12
Bogner Mephisto 12-watt 1x12
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Dual Parallel Amplifiers Mean Epic Tone!

Dual parallel amplifiers drive the sonic mojo of Bogner's Mephisto combo amplifier let you conjure tones not possible with any other configuration. The Mephisto combo sports two independent, switchable amplifiers: one voiced as a '50s American amp, while the other sounds like a '60s British amp. Switch between the two to cover massive tonal territory, or combine them for sounds you can't get without dual amplifiers. Depending on how you configure the amps, you'll have 12-, 18-, or 20-watts of power - which means the Bogner Mephisto combo amp is perfect for your studio.

Bogner Mephisto Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Dual amplifiers for unmatched tonal flexibility
  • Footswitchable power attenuator
  • Impeccable Bogner craftsmanship
Dual amplifiers for unmatched tonal flexibility

Don't think of the Mephisto as a dual-channel amp with a clean channel and a dirty one. Both of the Mephisto's dual amplifiers can go from clean to mean by just using your guitar's volume control. You're getting the sound and feel of a '50s American amp, plus a '60s British amplifier, and you can switch between them or combine them!

Footswitchable power attenuator

The Mephisto sports a variable power attenuator, and you can toggle it with the included footswitch (which also lets you switch or combine amplifiers). Running your amp at low wattage levels is the best way to get cranked amp tones at civilized volume levels. It's perfect for studio use, especially when you factor in the wide range of tone already offered by the dual amplifier design.

Impeccable Bogner craftsmanship

When you get a Bogner amplifier like the Mephisto, you're getting an amp that had a whole lot of love put into it. Reinhold Bogner builds the Mephisto from real pine with a baltic birch floating baffle - high-quality woods that are ultra-strong. Components are hand-selected, and a lot of science goes into how Bogner amplifiers are wired internally. In short, Bogner builds amplifiers that are meant to give you awesome tones for life.

Bogner Mephisto Tube Combo Amplifier Features:
  • Innovative 1 x 12" combo amplifier with dual independent, switchable, parallel amplifiers
  • Amp 1 is voiced to sound like a '50s American amp, with JJ ECC83 preamp tubes and 6V6 power tubes
  • Amp 2 is voiced to sound like a '60s British amp, with Tungsol 12AX7 preamp tubes and EL84 power tubes
  • High- and low-gain inputs to match any electric guitar
  • Included footswitch lets you switch amps, run them in parallel, and toggle the variable power attenuation
  • Operates at 12, 18, or 20 watts, depending on the selected amplifier configuration
  • Pine cabinet with baltic birch floating baffle
  • Single 8-ohm speaker output
  • 1 x 12" Celestion G12H speaker
Rock out with the dual parallel amplifiers in the Bogner Mephisto!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Mephisto Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 12W/18W/20W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
EQ 1-band (6-way "Schizo" Voicing Selector, 3-way Bright Switch)
Preamp Tubes 2 x JJ ECC83 (Amp 1), 2 x Tungsol 12AX7 (Amp 2)
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6 (Amp 1), 2 x EL84 (Amp 2)
Inputs 2 x TS
Outputs 1 x TS
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 17.5"
Width 23"
Depth 9.5"
Weight 46 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MEPH112

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Piece of Art

This amp has turned me into a Bogner fan. The Mephisto is by far the best amp I have ever owned; I don't even pay attention to on line reviews, but for this one, I felt I had to write something. Bogner has taken (In my opinion) the best wattage for EL84 (18 watt) and fused it with my favorite tube of all time, the 6V6 to create a real work of art. The sound is pure electric tone - both tube selections offer great clean and overdriven tones, and the ability to combine is incredible. It's a lot of money for no effects, no loop, no bells and whistles, but if you are wanting the best vintage tone without the headaches of actual vintage equipment, this is it. And if price is a concern, you are basically buying 2 vintage amps for the price of one. Great through a Tele or Gibson Firebird......
Music background: Ex-pro, now very serious hobbyist
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