Bogner Shiva EL34 80-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo Amp with EL34 Tubes and Dual Reverb

80-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Reverb and Tube-buffered Effects Loop
Bogner Shiva EL34 80-watt 1x12
Bogner Shiva EL34 80-watt 1x12
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Bogner Shiva EL34 80-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo Amp with EL34 Tubes and Dual Reverb
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Two Channels of Great Tone and Reverb in a Portable 80-watt Amp!

The Bogner Shiva 1 x 12" tube combo guitar amplifier with reverb packs a lot of punch into a very portable package that's ready to take any stage! The Shiva sounds fantastic, with two channels (each with its own reverb control), a tube-buffered effects loop, and global master volume and presence controls. Its EL34 power tubes provide enough British character and midrange detail to cut through any band. Dial in your two favorite tones and switch between them with the included footswitch, which also lets you access the boost and reverb functions onboard the Shiva.

Bogner Shiva 1 x 12" 2-channel Tube Guitar Amp Combo with Reverb at a Glance:
  • Stellar tone, handy features
  • The man behind the amps
  • Handcrafted quality

Stellar tone, handy features
This 80-watt tube amp uses EL34 power tubes and individual reverb controls on each of its two channels, allowing you to dial in and control two individualized sounds and access them via a handy footswitch, which also includes boost- and reverb-switching functions. Shiva includes a tube-buffered effects loop plus global master volume and presence controls.

The man behind the amps
Though Reinhold Bogner began designing and building amplifiers long before leaving Germany for the U.S. in 1989, his career really took off soon after arriving in Los Angeles. He quickly gained the trust of many influential players, including Steve Stevens, Dan Huff, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Landau, and Steve Vai, who sought out his skill at modifying and custom building their amps. Eddie Van Halen entrusted Reinhold to overhaul and revitalize his number one Marshall Plexi - with great results. Soon after, Bogner Amplification was born, and the rest, they say, is history.

Handcrafted quality
Bogner amps and cabinets are handcrafted using only the finest components available. When you plug into a Bogner, you're not simply getting premium tone; you're getting the value of a piece of gear that's made to be played for years to come and built to handle the rigors of the road. From speakers to preamp and power amp designs, cabinets to cosmetic touches, Bogner amps and cabs are built to give you the best, most reliable playing experience. Period.

Bogner Shiva 1 x 12" 2-channel Tube Guitar Amp Combo with Reverb Features:
  • 1 x 12" closed-ported combo
  • Footswitchable 2-channel all-tube design
  • Footswitchable boost, variable on channel 2
  • Tube-buffered series effects loop
  • Channel 1 includes bass, treble, and volume controls; bright switch
  • Channel 2 includes bass, middle, treble, gain, and volume controls; bright switch
  • Global master volume and presence controls
  • Footswitch includes channel switch, boost, and reverb controls
  • 80-watt EL34 power amp section
  • Reverb with independent reverb level controls for each channel
The Bogner Shiva 1 x 12" puts power, tone, portability, and great reverb into a portable package!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Shiva Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 80W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL34
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Speaker)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 23"
Width 24.25"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 68 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SHIBR112

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Awesome amp

It's like a combo of a Fender clean and a Marshall Grit. You can get just about every sound you want out of this except for heavy metal, which requires a Boogie. But that medium to heavy crunch, rock and roll tone is unbeatable with this amp. At high levels of gain you can still hear separation of the strings. Reverb is a delight, and the boost has a separate volume control, which is very convenient. Downside - HEAVY!!! If you can lug this puppy around and control the volume (loud), you've got one of the best amps money can buy.
Music background: 40 year of playing
5/5

6L6 for me, although both sound amazing.

I've got one of the original 6L6 versions of the Shiva and it has seen many great amps (Matchless, Bad Cat, Other Bogners, Orange etc...) come and go. I just can't say enough about how versatile this simple 1x12 combo is. I have a head shell as well and have used it through multiple 2x12's and 4x12's and it never disappoints. Fender cleans one one side and vintage Marshall on the other. Takes pedals well. The reverb is spectacular. I too have owned both and prefer the overdrive side of the 6L6 (personal opinion) just smoother to my ears. Either way you can't go wrong. Mr. Bogner got this amp right!
Music background: Pro Musician
5/5

Greatest sounding amp I've ever heard!

This amp is amazing! I got this with the EL34 power tube option. The distortion is so sweet sounding that it brings a smile to my face when I play through this amazing amp. I own the 6L6 version of the Shiva also and will tell you how they compare. They both sound pretty equal on the clean channel, very very clean and Fender-like. But the dirty channel of the EL34 version trumps the 6L6 hands down(and the 6L6 distortion is amazing!). The 6L6 has a cleaner distortion and the EL34 is a little dirtier, but definitely not fuzzy as some reviews say. But, they aren't night and day different in sound, and I promise you that you would be happy with either version of this sweet amp. I have zero regret owning both of them, a little different sound out of each for some variety. Bogner amps are the best there is. These are well worth the money if you're serious about getting the best sounding amp in the world! And of course only Sweetwater can bring you the best price and customer service when buying a Bogner. They will treat you right. Thanks Bogner and thanks Sweetwater, you've both made my dream of owning a Shiva(or two, ha ha!) a reality.
Music background: Wannabe pro musician.
4/5

Awesome tone...HEAVY!

Great amp. However, only gets 4 stars for me mainly because it weighs 70 pounds! 70 lbs. for a 1x12 combo?? Really? A Swart AST Pro weighs in at 33 lbs! Other minor gripes: Footswitch has a cable built-in; that's asking for trouble as you need to wrap this around the footswitch and will get a lot of wear. The FS has a Y-chord at the end; the Y tips are NOT labeled, which means that you can plug them incorrectly. Sure, you can label them yourself, but how hard is for the manufacturer to do so? Anyways, aside from that, the amp sounds great, and if you don't mind the weight, then get it because it is probably one of the best gigging amps out there. It cuts through the mix like butter, quality components all around and built like a tank.
Music background: Producer, Guitarist
See also: Combo Amps, Bogner, Bogner Guitar Combo Amps