USED Bogner Amps HELIOS 50 watt head - Modified Smallbox Marshall Plexi-style Tube Guitar Amplifier
Bogner Helios 50 Head
Handwired Tube Guitar Amplifier!
50 watts of incredible tone!
2 Foot-switchable Channels and Effects Loop
40 years of iconic and modified Marshall tones in one box!
Used! Just back on trade from one of our regular clients. Immaculate condition. Never gigged - Basement / Studio use only without any issues.
The Bogner Helios is a new tube guitar amplifier and the perfect way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bogner Amplification! The Helios 50 head is truly a sonic time machine- created by Reinhold Bogner after revisiting his vast archive of detailed notes documenting three decades of modifying and designing amplifiers for clients such as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens, Jerry Cantrell, George Lynch, Michael Landau + others.
Bogner Amps’ Helios 50 Tube Amplifier Head sounds fantastic!
The Helios 50 head from Bogner Amps is powered by a pair of EL-34 tubes delivering 50 watts of power. It features hand-wired construction with two foot-switchable channels as well as a foot switchable FX loop / boost. Based on one of the hardest-rocking amps ever made – The classic Marshall Plexi - the Bogner Helios 50 tube amplifier gives up plenty of high-octane tone. It's an aggressive, yet surprisingly versatile two-channel amp that covers the ground of vintage Marshall Plexi through the various incarnations and hot-rodded / modified versions of that amp. Separate "Plexi" and "Hot" inputs help make this happen. The Plexi input gives Plexi-style gain on channel two and an ultra-clean channel one. The “Hot” input gives a hot-rodded high gain structure on channel two, with a "clean to Plexi" gain range on channel one. A three-position voicing switch gives access to brighter or darker settings while an EQ Bypass switch sends the preamp tone full-bore to the power amp section for open, in-your-face, boosted tone. Another handy feature is the effects loop which can also be used as a boost- Just use a guitar cable to connect (jumper) the send to the return, then use the effects level control to dial in the amount of boost you want. There is also a Bottom control and Punch switch on the back panel that essentially controls how loose or tight the low frequency response of the amp sounds. No matter what type of speaker cabinets you have connected to the Helios 50, the Bottom switch helps you dial in just the right amount of punch and girth.
Like all our used / vintage gear this has been tested for functionality and priced to move. Sold as is. What you see is what you get.
BOGNER AMPS HELIOS 50 WATT HEAD FEATURES
Front panel -
- Plexi and hot inputs
- CH 1: Volume control, 3 position bright switch
- CH 2 : Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Volume controls
- Pre EQ switch for Plexi Bright, Normal and Bright
- “70 / 80” voicing switch
- EQ Bypass switch for raw pre - power amp voicing
- Global Presence control
Back panel -
- Bottom control with Punch switch for low end response
- Tube buffered series Effects Loop with return level control
Foot switchable functions –
- Channel select
- Effects Loop
- note: foot controller not included
The Bogner Helios is available in 50 watt or 100 watt versions. Much like with the old Marshall Plexi-style amps the two Helios versions sound and feel different. If you are leaning towards a 50 watt version specifically because of the lower power rating, then you should consider the 100 watt head as it actually switchable down to 30 watts. Favor the tone of a vintage 50 watt Marshall Plexi? Then the 50 watt Helios is amp for you!