Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva 90-watt Handwired Tube Head - No Reverb

90W Tube Guitar Amplifier Head
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Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva 90-watt Handwired Tube Head - No Reverb
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This Shiva's Feistier Than Ever!

This 20th Anniversary Shiva may be Bogner's most versatile Shiva ever! This beauty features a cool new look plus newly voiced channels for maximum tone. The clean channel, in fact, sports a new boost circuit with a separate gain stage system that keeps the tone controls active all the time. Use it to head into Plexi territory, if that's your thing. Plus, the 20th Anniversary Shiva's gain channel has more gain than ever. And the two push-button switches let you further sculpt your tone. Use the shift button to shift the EQ into Blackface sort of feel... less mids and generally a softer sound. Use the mode button to get a more aggressive vibe. Whatever you do, the 90-watt KT88-tube-powered Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva delivers the tonal goods, and then some.

Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva 90-watt Guitar Amplifier Head Features at a Glance:
  • 90-watt guitar amplifier head
  • Plexi panel with gold background with classic bottom mount look
  • Footswitchable 2-channel all-tube design
  • Footswitchable boost, variable on channel 2
  • Tube-buffered series FX loop
  • Channel 1 includes bass, treble, volume, and bright controls
  • Channel 2 includes bass, middle, treble, gain, volume, bright, shift, and mode switch controls
  • Global master volume, presence, and excursion controls
  • Functions on footswitch include channel switch and boost
  • 90-watt KT88 power amp section
Get yourself a killer-sounding version of a Bogner-favorite: the Shiva 20th Anniversary 90-watt amplifier head!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Shiva Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 90W
EQ 2-band (Channel 1) 3-band (Channel 2)
Number of Tubes 9
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x KT88
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 11.5"
Width 24.5"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 41 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SHIK20thA

Customer Reviews

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If you could only have one amp on a deserted island....

Having collected a multitude of different amps over the years (Bad Cat, MB, 65 Amps, Orange, Bogner, etc), this version of the Shiva is the end point for me. The versatility is astounding. Channel 1 goes from Fender clean to Plexi bark with boost engaged. Clean headroom is enormous (and btw it takes OD pedals incredibly well). Channel 2 runs the gamut with the different modes from classic Shiva Marshall-esque crunch to raging over-the-top gain. The voicing in all modes is just nailed right. Agree with the earlier feedback that although this can be a loud amp, the excursion control adds depth while playing at lower volumes. It just sounds good quiet and it sounds good loud. If you're like me and are tone-restless with amps, this will probably be your last stop. It's just that good.
Music background: semi-pro musician
5/5

My Grailtone Quest Has Ended

WARNING!! Use of this device may cause disuse of any other similar device in your possession!!! In a word, the Bogner 20th Anniversary Custom Shop Shiva is…..perfect. I am NOT easily impressed by the plethora of gear available today. With that said, the Shiva 20th Anniversary has certainly found a place in my personal quest for the elusive “Grail Tone”. My journey's end. I had the EL34 and EL84 bases already covered with my Mesa Stiletto Ace and Orange Tiny Terror and was looking for something “different”. I had remembered Bogner during my original fact finding mission for amps a few years back but the price point was always a little too rich for me. I decided to revisit them and learned they had a KT88 Power Tube line which is the Shiva 20th Anniversary model produced by Bogner’s Custom Shop in Los Angeles. With the help of my excellent Sales Engineer, Eddie Tighe, at Sweetwater I was able to determine that a KT88 amp might just suite my needs based on our many conversations over the phone and email communiqués. I decided to pull the trigger and take a calculated chance. The bottom line…..you get what you pay for. And this amp is no exception. Even though it’s an absolute BEAST with 90 watts and weighing in at 41 pounds, I was surprised and impressed to hear how great this sounds even at “bedroom volume”. This is accomplished by a feature which enables you to accentuate the bass and headroom response via a rotary dial in the rear much like the “loudness” buttons on the older stereo units did in the past. There are 2 channels. 1 for Clean and 2 for dirty. The clean has SO much sparkle and bell-like chime its unreal. When you dig into a bass string it’s like a solid punch in the chest. Tons of bass response but absolutely CLEAR. Both channels have a bright switch included and the face and boost/channel which is operated by a footswitch or manual mode via a rotary switch in the rear. Channel 2 has a “Mode” button which is like adding an extra rectifier in the circuit thus giving it a very in-your-face tone. There is also a separate Boost Volume and “Shift” button which, as described in the manual, gives the amp a Dumble-like tone. Having never owned a Dumble I really cannot confirm that. Listen, I could go on and on about the Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva and in the end it’s all just someone’s personal opinion right? All I can tell you for certain is if you are looking for an amp that has fantastic versatility this is it. This is a KEEPER for life. Oh and that reminds me….this has a Lifetime Warranty. That should give you an idea of how confident Bogner is about their product.
Music background: Serious Hobbiest
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