I played my thirty watt series I Budda for four hours the other night against an 80 watt Shiva.....The other guitarist and I looked at each other, both pleased with our own gear and agreed the sounded pretty damn close......I don't think a person could go wrong either way. I will say....even though the Budda held it's own for being less then half the power, If you need a little more muscle...get the shiva or an SD80Nice....I was thinking the very same thing....which one would be better for my next amp....the Budda 30 or Bogner Shiva. I think I am leaning more towards the Shiva myself.
i agree but i'd also include the SD45 as being fair to include in the Shiva/Budda death match. iirc it has kt-66, or maybe it was kt-88 - well one of the kt's anyway.Well you can only really compare the Budda sd80 to the Shiva because that is a proper comparison.........
The el84 Buddas don't sound like the big brothers and will always sound like smaller amps so I won't bring them into the equation........
But I have had both el34 shiva and the Budda sd80 and I still have the Budda.
Yes, in fact the poll itself says pre-peavy buddas. I apologize if didn't single out a particular model. I don't own a Budda and I don't know their entire catalog and I am not going to pretend to.
yeah, i'm with the two above posts. it's not like he said Mesa or something. anyone who knows Budda would assume he meant the SDII's only. everyone who posted took it that way too. so i think you're comment ends up being the only lame thing in this thread. maybe you should take a nap cuz you seem a little crabby. (or maybe you're just from HCAF)