« Everything you could want »Publié le 02/09/12 à 07:36
The Bogner Ecstasy sounds fantastic at bedroom and gigging volumes. The build quality is extraordinary and the amp is beautiful to look at. The amount of options that Bogner have provided to shape your tone is unparalleled. You really have the best of all worlds with so many channel independent functions.
played with a Gibson Les Paul Standard. Bogner 4x12 cab. No pedals.
The green (clean) channel is very easy to dial in and possesses a fullness that sounds finished like a recorded guitar track from a good record. It's not the most gorgeous clean channel you'll play but it feels nimble and appropriately so for a channel switcher in this price point. The blue channel is simply breathtaking. Any sound from jangly vox-esque rock to modded marshall snarl the plentiful tone shaping controls allow for some wild distinct tones to be had. The plexi mode in this channel handles liquid lead passages with sheer finesse. The red channel be ran relatively docile or wound up to near fuzz like tonalities. I found the red channel with medium high gain to have an exceptionally Hi Fi sound to it. Very finished. Very expensive sounding.
The Bogner Ecstasy 101b is a world class channel switcher with scarce competition in the market. It is considered one of the finest amps manufactured in the world and with great reasoning. I tested a Bogner Goldfinger that I could dial in comparable tones with. If you only need two channels, the GF 45 does a wonderful impression of the 101b's blue channel. However, for the sheer amount of features and the availability of 3 impressive channels, the 101b is absolutely worth its $3000+ price point. The 101b can be found for between $2100-2400 commonly on the used market. Great Investment.