Best Amp I ever owned
I am writing this review for anyone that is on the fence with this amp. I was turned on to my shiva by my jazz guitar teacher at collage. Honestly, I sucked at jazz. I only took the class to learn how to write solos. I feel in love with the clean tone this amp had. It, with the revered is unbelievable. I saved up and purchased my Shiva EL34 head with a Bogner 4x12 cab and played in my Hard rock/metal band with it. Yes, this amp kicks as a metal amp. If you like slayer or any classic thrash this amp is killer. It can sound like the greatest JCM800 in the world with a clean that is pure beauty. I was using passive pickups and no overdrive pedals in the front end and had all the gain I needed. To be fair thou, our rhythm guitarist played EMG 81 pickups and a Mesa Boogie duel rec so we had a good balanced sound.