Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting mine. Did you try the gain channel?I just played this amp this morning at the local guitar shop. The guys there state this is their "benchmark" amp for brilliant cleans. With EL34's, this amp was surprisingly brilliant sounding. Like a really good blackface Fender twin. I've never played the Shiva with other tubes, so can't compare, but there was TONS of clean headroom on that clean channel.
Oh yeah, the Gain channel was exactly what I was expecting. I think Bogner's have definitely developed a reputation for that rich, thick, plexi-type gain. This was no exception. You may already know, but the amp has a tonestack bypass for both channels, so you can get a bit more push, if required. The amp had more gain on tap than I would ever need. The mid-shift thing didn't seem to be useful for me. It was like turning your mid knob down to zero with the push of a button. I guess that's cool if you're playing metal, but I liked the mids for blues. The only negative, and it's a very small one and personal preference, was I didn't think the reverb was that great.Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting mine. Did you try the gain channel?