Bogner Shiva – Japan

The Shiva-J was a limited release version of the Shiva that Bogner sold only in Japan.  It has significantly more gain than the original Shiva among a few other features not originally included with the Shiva.

There are only 3 known to exist in the U.S.A.  My love for lunacy led me to buy some paisley tolex from a friend who worked at THD Electronics and send it to Bogner.

This is an amp that virtually plays itself and even Nigel Tufnel would agree that this amp sustains forever.

Bogner Alchemist

The Alchemist™ line of amplifiers was a partnership between Bogner Amplification and Line 6. Reinhold Bogner created and designed the circuits and Line 6 manufactured, marketed and supports the amp line.

Alchemist has two channels: Gold, the left channel, opens gradually to present simmering blues tones; Mercury, on the right, invokes the famous white-hot Bogner gain. Both channels bring out the natural characteristics of your guitar, no matter what you’re playing. There’s also a 20-watt variac mode that’s perfect for lower volume gigs.

Effects include a variety of Reverb and Delay styles. The effects are parallel in the circuit and remain separate from the original signal. The result is rich, living and breathing tones when the effects are blended with the original pure signal.

Bogner Ecstasy Blue pedal

Bogner has released a number of outstanding pedals over the last few years.  The first set of pedals were themes on some of their custom line of amplifiers.  The pedal in this demo is the Ecstasy Blue pedal.  It’s a lower gain pedal that adds a nice crunchy edge the JMP.  This video also showcases the Arcane PX-100 pickups which are P90 pickups in humbucker size.  $100 net bucks for whoever can say what song the second guitar solo is from.