Shiva me timbers!!!

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  1. 70s Rocker

    70s Rocker Overdriven Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I just got my Bogner El34 Shiva in today.
    Bought it off one of the faithful.

    WHY WOULD ANYBODY SELL ONE OF THESE???:dude

    Anyway, for me it's really singing - though I like it much
    better with strats than LPs.
    (Could be the settings!)

    Speaking of settings, I didn't get a manual.
    Any links on suggested settings?

    This thing really reveals every picked sound and I'm just beginning to explore the possibilities.
     
  2. electronpirate

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    What do you like about it?

    What styles are you playing? What tones does it cop?

    EP
     
  3. Scott Peterson

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    All I can say is, I sure loved mine (I owned 3 of them over the years). For rock, it is the perfect amp.

    I used H/H humbucker/humbucker guitars at the time I owned mine and simply set all the tone knobs straight up; gain for the OD channel at 3 o'clock and masters to taste.
     
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    electronpirate Member

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    That is a very bold statement!

    What recorded examples can we get on this?

    EP
     
  5. Bob Savage

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    Whether it's your style or not, I don't know, but I have several Shiva demo's up at my website.
     
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    Thanks Bob, I'll check 'em out.

    EP
     
  7. NAV1147

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    I have a modded Shiva that I just love. Way different than the stock model. I a/b it with an OD 100 and the Shiva blew it away.
     
  8. 70s Rocker

    70s Rocker Overdriven Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Well part of what I like about it is on Bob's web site!
    Bob, is it just me or do the Classic Lead 80s beat out the other cab combinations. A little less break than the greenbacks, but great dynamic range and some suprising mid range clarity.
     
  9. 70s Rocker

    70s Rocker Overdriven Member Silver Supporting Member

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    modded?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Bob Savage

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    I haven't listened to those in a long time, but for my taste as I recall, the H30 and V30 were my fav's, then the CL80, greenback and 75. The GB and 75 could go either way, as I don't like the GB with the Shiva.
     
  11. Bob Savage

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    Do you have Steve Snider's old Shiva?
     
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    No I dont have Steves. Mine has whats called the Japan Mod. it has alot more gain and is much tighter. It has a bright switch for the lead channel and a deep knob in the back to really give the power amp more bass. Its an amazing amp, my favorite out of all the Bogners and I ve had them all.
     
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    I saw the new re-designed Shiva at NAMM and it had bright switches on both channels:AOK
     
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    Who did this mod for you ?

    Steve E
     
  15. 70s Rocker

    70s Rocker Overdriven Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Another hijacked thread!:D

    ... but seriously - I can't find a manual anywhere on the web!
     
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    * velcro-fly * Supporting Member

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    Call Bogner....

    Enjoy your amp. I loved mine, sold it when I got my Ecstacy, then sold that when I got my Aiken Sabre, then sold that when...

    Agree with Bob Savage - the greenbacks farted out with the Shiva.

    Steve E
     
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    Do these amps do leads?
     
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    Not without the HCAF mod. But that mod is weak. I would leave it stock otherwise it will sound like everything BUT an amp.

    Steve E
     
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    I set mine with gain on lead channel around 10 or 11 oclock, depending on guitar. That way I can control the tone by how hard I dig in. Then I just either a fat boost, or Tube Screamer if I want a more liquid lead.

    Master around 11oclock, vols to taste.
     
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    Congrats, I love these amps ... just came back to one myself after 3 years of fruitless search for a replacement.

    SHIVA MANUAL:

    http://www.bogneramplification.com

    Go to products
    Go To Amplifiers
    Select Shiva
    At the bottom of the Shiva page is a link to the manual.

    I just received my new Shiva with the Boost Mod ... I loved them before, but this gives me the 'three' channel amp I was hoping for. The volume for the boost gets crazy loud if you want ... my leads will definately be out in front of the band from now on. :AOK
     

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