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Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • True bypass
  • Boost function with independently lit volume and gain controls
  • Master Controls: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Volume
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The high-gain sounds of the Ecstasy amp's Red Channel in a compact pedal.

The Ecstasy amplifier was born in 1992, and decades later Bogner is still hand building each amp, one at a time, in Los Angeles, California. The Ecstasy Red pedal captures the mystical Red-Channel tone of this legendary amplifier, famous for its incendiary, higher-gain crunch and lead tones. Using interactive controls to adjust gain and EQ settings, the red pedal delivers a wide range of expressive tones from vintage overdrive to ripping modern high gain. Ideal for aggressive playing styles, the Ecstacy Red pedal boasts the outrageous heavy tones that get Bogner amps into the backlines of rock’s most notable players.

Reinhold designed the Ecstasy Red pedal with five discrete Class A gain stages and no op-amps or diode clipping, mirroring the circuitry of the Ecstasy amplifier’s Red Channel. This revolutionary approach provides clarity, touch sensitivity and note separation never before achieved in overdrive pedals.

The Ecstasy Red is powered by a standard 9V battery or 9V power supply. Reinhold’s advanced circuitry internally elevates the voltage a substantially higher level. This higher voltage provides a greater dynamic range which closely resembles the feel of the Ecstasy amplifier’s legendary tube design.

Features
  • True bypass
  • Boost function with independently lit volume and gain controls
  • Master Controls: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Volume
  • Variac On/Off switch: adds a "dropped voltage" dynamic compression to the feel and sound
  • Mode Switch: Tight, Mellow and Full, shapes the general EQ curve and gain levels
  • Pre-EQ Switch: B1, N and B2 settings control "openness" and presence of higher range harmonics
  • Structure Switch: 100, 101 and 20th Anniversary settings offer EQ shifts and gain structures from various eras and models of Ecstasy amplifiers
  • Jacks: input, output and remote
  • Remote jack allows control of the on/off and boost functions via a remote switching unit
  • Low Battery Indicator: LEDs blink when battery voltage drops below critical threshold

Put the Ecstacy's Red Channel at your feet. Order now.

 
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BognerEcstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Much better

    By Eddie George

    from Tampa FL

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

      FOLLOW UP:
      So the first one was a flike - second one I got was exactly what I expected - to hear what the demos shown, and then some - very versatile and sounds great.
      Even with the eq and gain all the way up.Responds to guitar volume controls with tele - rock out with Les Paul.
      MF great to deal with - rock on guys

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      3.0

      Defunct

      By Eddie George

      from Tampa FL

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      Pros

        Cons

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            Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Mine was a sea of noise straight away but the MF crew took care of me right. Thanks MF !

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The cream of the crop!

            By Postmortimer

            from Corunna, Ontario, Canada

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            Pros

            • Sounds Phenomenal

            Cons

            • Little Bit Of Hiss

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I bought this pedal several months ago and thought it sounded very, very good. I was looking for the early EVH tone... and thought it did a really good job but found it to be very versatile as well. It is so crisp and clean but crunchy... but you can also go right over the top too. I did find there was a little bit of hiss but nothing out of the ordinary.

            Lots of EQ capabilities as well as the tonal variations available with the switches. I was able to dial in what I felt was a very authentic VH tone.

            I was still keeping my eyes and ears open for other options and read how there is the ultimate "Brown Sound" pedal so I got one as well. I also bought a the other one advertised as the next best thing to see if I could get something even more to my liking. Neither of those pedals could touch the Red in my opinion. They both also had the slight hiss that I was hoping to get rid of. I sold them both.

            My Bogner Red is here to stay. Love this pedal!!!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Once you go Bogner, you never go back!

            By TempleTantrum

            from Berryville, VA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Excellent Tone Variety
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Needs Lower Price

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Incredible performance tool. I checked the Bogner website to compare tones of the various Ecstacy models and found this Red model to be the perfect of balance between a hair band sound all the way to a Mesa aggresiveness. With it's variac switching, multiple modes for gain, eq and Ecstacy models, it is capable of emulating a plexi to a EVH roar. I use an Orange M/T head through a 12" Kustom lightweight cab running a full 20w of clean (mic'd). Thanks to the Bogner, the Orange head and a Plexitone, I can get quite a variety of gain tones in a small package!

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            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I hope this review is seen...

            By TempleTantrum

            from Berryville, VA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Literally Amp In A Pedal
            • Responsive
            • Value Based On Peers
            • Vast Number Of Tones
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I wrote a review based on sound clips and functionality (I've owned over 100 pedals) while waiting for it to arrive but sadly the review was canned. I've had the Ecstacy for several weeks now and it's blown my Plexitone away, as well as other Wamp### pedals. Incredible tonal adjustment from bass, mids and treble as well as a variac emulation, mode, pre eq and structure switches based on the actual all tube amp head.

            Each one performs a noticeable function which affects the texture of the sound. Mode and structure are my favorites; mode affecting the pedal's temperment from an angry Mesa to a well rounded Marshall. The structure gives you a choice of 3 different Bogner Ecstacy head configurations, including the 20th anniversary version of the amp. All in all, it's like getting 2-3 different amp head configurations and not an EVH one-trick pony sound. My Plexitone is for Marshall Plexi through JCM800-900 sounds and it does that marvelously. The Bogner Blue may one day replace my Plexitone for those sounds. I don't play death metal so the Uberschall pedal has no use for me. Thank you Musicians Friend for providing such a wide range of choices and excellent services, from buying, exchanging and even the occasional return.

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pinnacle comparison misleading...

            By TempleTantrum

            from Berryville, VA

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            Pros

            • Boost
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Could Be About 100 Less

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Comparing the Bogner Red Ecstacy to the Pinnacle is misleading. Which Pinnacle version? I've owned them both in various release configurations (with or without the boost) and found the Pinnacle to be one trick pony. Why buy a Bogner pedal (which never mentions EVH) if looking for the "brown sound"? The Pinnacle or the Mad Professor should have looked at first. And yes, the stripped down Pinnacle is still the same cost as the Brown. If you add the boost to the Pinnacle, you're gonna pay more still. A lot of pesos to cover one guy LOL.

            I've watched the PGS clip and I really like what I hear. I can't wait until mine comes next week. I currently own a C. Martin Plexitone, an AMT O2 Orange dist/preamp and a Plextortion so I'm not biased against Wampler products.

            My Micro Terror and Traynor 12" cab prove very flexible with the pedals I have. With the addition of the Ecstacy, I feel I have my bases covered for my set list. I don't need a Mesa pedal although I love 'em 'cause I don't play death or thrash. Bogner is awesome.

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            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Ken374

            from Michigan

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Great sounding pedal, works very well with fenders

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              (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Overpriced, Underwhelming

              By FinalGuitarist

              from Northwest NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Boost Footswitch Helps
              • Pretty Good Tone

              Cons

              • Limited Boost Adjustments
              • No Dynamic Range
              • Way Overpriced

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I really wanted and expected to like this pedal, given Bogner's great amps and this high price tag. I was so disappointed. The distortion tone is good, but nothing very special. What really turned me off was the way the dynamics are totally squashed. I have played less expensive pedals by Wampler, Fulltone, Hermida, etc. that have gorgeous tone and are much more responsive to picking dynamics. I used it on a couple of gigs and found that this is not a pedal that cuts through a live mix very well. That's probably why they had to build in that fancy boost footswitch with the variable gain and output - you will need the volume boost if you want your solos to be heard at all. Also, the YouTube demos are somewhat misleading about the amount of boost adjustment - you can only add a little bit of gain and/or output volume. I ended up returning this pedal and trying the Wampler Pinnacle, which I find much more impressive.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal

              By The JP

              from Milwaukee Wisconsin

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Asthetically Pleasing
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Quality Craftsmanship
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Color Scratches Off Easy
              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Bogner tone & quality in a pedal. Its not exactly cheap, but better than $4k on the actual amp.. and for tone snobs like myself, its worth every penny. I play through a Bogner Alchemist head & 2x12 cabinet & when you combine these products the sound is incredible. Its hard to describe tone, but it has the searing white hot fizzy high gain tone that bogner is known for. I never used any pedals other than a Boss TU-2 tuner until I played this. With more than enough gain, this emulates tube tone & quality with rich harmonics & sustain. I highly recommend watching the demo video of this pedal on the bogner website. It is very detailed & accurate to the pedal. I suggest trying the treble around 3 o'clock, middle between 11 and 1 o'clock and bass around 11 o'clock for that killer bogner high gain tone. The bass is quite potent so I prefer to back off a little myself because there is a signifcant boost in low end frequencies while the boost function is active. I give this 4 stars rather than 5 because of the price & the fact that the paint seems to scratch somewhat easily.

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