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Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal   

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In 2001 Bogner launched the Uberschall amplifier. More than a decade later, Bogner still hand builds each one in Los Angeles, California. Dubbed "Arm...Read More

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Brutal Bogner gain of the highest order, now in a compact pedal.

In 2001 Bogner launched the Uberschall amplifier. More than a decade later, Bogner still hand builds each one in Los Angeles, California. Dubbed "Armageddon in a Box," the ferocious Uberschall pedal derives its thunderous hi-gain tones from the notoriously brutal Bogner Uberschall amplifier. While the Uberschall pedal offers a significant range of classic lower and medium gains, its true nature comes forth when delivering savage, face-melting, high-gain aggression.

Reinhold designed the Uberschall pedal with five discrete Class A gain stages and with diode clipping, mirroring circuitry of the Uberschall amplifier's high-gain channel. This revolutionary approach provides clarity, touch sensitivity and note separation never before achieved in distortion pedals.

The Uberschall pedal 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 Uberschall 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
  • 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
  • Premium components include: Double-sided, gold-plated circuit boards, German WIMA capacitors, Japanese Nichicon capacitors and gold-plated relays, Carling switches and more

Add the Uberschall's legendary high-gain sound to your rig. Order now.

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BognerUberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Performances (8)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super sensitive High gain pedal

Do you want to hear how this pedal sounds? Hear this...

http://soundcloud.com/carlos_galvez/rocking-uberschall

I recorded it in my home...

The Uberschall pedal...Read complete review

Do you want to hear how this pedal sounds? Hear this...

http://soundcloud.com/carlos_galvez/rocking-uberschall

I recorded it in my home...

The Uberschall pedal has an incredible response to your playing and a big transparent sound... it's NOT an over-compressed haigh gain pedal... is very versatile, you could play from blues to metal with it... The boost switch is really helpfull to get highest gain sounds... the middle control is very sensitive...

High quality pedal!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

perplexed

been in working cover bad for years and thought this would be a great "extra" high gain channel for my bogner xtc, was very disappointed...very, although it does...Read complete review

been in working cover bad for years and thought this would be a great "extra" high gain channel for my bogner xtc, was very disappointed...very, although it does function as if its another channel, part of the amp, not just a pedal, it sounded TERRIBLE on the xtc. It was awful, to make it worse I had bragged about this thing and my guitar buddies were there at the first plug in....they were glad I was the one who shelled out all that money first. tried it on my solid state practice amp, not much better. one show we played out in the cold , the temperature seemed to mess the switches up because the thing wouldn't work right all night till I got it home in the warmer temps, it did this EVERY time I had it out in the cold...all the BOSS, Fulltone, Morely, ect pedals never failed but this one every time. I sincerely hope I had a bad one for the price and because I LOVE my Bogner XTC and I couldn't imagine them making something of such poor quality

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4.0

It's like an additional amp channel.

By Phoenix Guitar Dude

from Phoenix, AZ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Very dynamic as it responds to pick attack very well. Great note articulation even with the gain maxed out. Doesn't seem to add much noise to the signal either which is cool. Controls are very responsive. I think there is a surprising amount of versatility there by experimenting with different levels of gain and boost. Since it behaves more like an amp channel than a pedal, I prefer to run an overdrive in the front of it for soloing rather than engaging the boost function.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    if you like 5150 or Rectifier tones...

    By solofloyd

    from Honolulu, Hawaii

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Great Tone Range
    • Made In The Usa
    • Quality Brand
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

      if you like 5150 or Rectifier tones...check this out. it can replace over-drive or distortion chains of effects with less noise being added to the overall sound...even though 100% analog.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does One thing Exceptionally Well

      By Mr. Magic

      from So Cal

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I'm a pedal junkie that's often tempted to buy pedals that promise variety. But I find that all too often they don't live up to their billing. For this reason I can fall out of love with a pedal - even an expensive pedal - within an hour or two.

          The Bogner Uberschall pedal is a one trick pony that does what it does so well that I just had to get the Velcro out and give it precious real estate on my go-to pedal board.

          If you like Marshall tones, i.e. high gain but with great clarity and definition, you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for 7-string grunt and grind, you probably will be.

          I'm very impressed with this pedal and I look forward to using it for years to come - finding every sweet spot it has to offer.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Super sensitive High gain pedal

          By Carlos Galvez

          from Mexico

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Do you want to hear how this pedal sounds? Hear this...

            http://soundcloud.com/carlos_galvez/rocking-uberschall

            I recorded it in my home...

            The Uberschall pedal has an incredible response to your playing and a big transparent sound... it's NOT an over-compressed haigh gain pedal... is very versatile, you could play from blues to metal with it... The boost switch is really helpfull to get highest gain sounds... the middle control is very sensitive...

            High quality pedal!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Sounds Cheap

            By McGnarly

            from Detroit, MI

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                First off, there is not nearly as much gain as the product's description would have you think. Initially the sound was extremely thin both on my tube and solid state amps. Additionally, I tested it both on my strat with single coils my, HH PRS, AND an ibanez with EMG 81/89.
                The instructions tell you that the bass pot may need to be turned all the way down on certain amps. That helped a bit but it still sounds pretty bad. Save your money and buy something else.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bogner on a budget

                By rider7

                from NYC

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This is a very high gain, but extreme articulate note definition pedal. The boost function make a single channel amp turn into 3 ch with this pedal. This pedal can do any metal with mid scoop and hugh low end.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not so Uber

                By jmonty900

                from Colorado

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Simple Layout

                Cons

                • Hard To Dial In

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I found the Uberschall difficult to dial in and does not respond well with every amp. It has less gain than I anticipated.

                Comment on this review

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                perplexed

                By Dj

                from MO

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      been in working cover bad for years and thought this would be a great "extra" high gain channel for my bogner xtc, was very disappointed...very, although it does function as if its another channel, part of the amp, not just a pedal, it sounded TERRIBLE on the xtc. It was awful, to make it worse I had bragged about this thing and my guitar buddies were there at the first plug in....they were glad I was the one who shelled out all that money first. tried it on my solid state practice amp, not much better. one show we played out in the cold , the temperature seemed to mess the switches up because the thing wouldn't work right all night till I got it home in the warmer temps, it did this EVERY time I had it out in the cold...all the BOSS, Fulltone, Morely, ect pedals never failed but this one every time. I sincerely hope I had a bad one for the price and because I LOVE my Bogner XTC and I couldn't imagine them making something of such poor quality

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The king of tone and high gain!

                      By Aaron

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        WOW! This pedal has completely transformed my amp into a high gain monster with a whole lot of attitude. The Bogner Uberschall absolutely delivers. While it not only looks cool and slick on your pedal board, it brings with it a wide range of tones and is responsive to the way you play with high quality definition. I played through a number of different distortion boxes and this one is by far my favorite. I play a Les Paul Custom through a Marshall 100 watt head with a Mesa 4X12 stiletto cab and this thing just brings out all the things in your amp that was missing before. The clarity and note separation is superb. While other boxes sound fizzy and cheap, this one accentuates the tonal characteristics of your guitar while bringing just the right amount high gain mayhem at the same time. If you are looking for a high quality versatile high gain pedal, this is the one. At least for me in my opinion. BOGNER UBERSCHALL ROCKS HARD!

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                        5.0

                        OVER THE TOP!!!

                        By SlaveNoMore

                        from San Pedro, CA.

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Good Selection Of Effects
                        • Responsive
                        • Uber Saturated Tight Tone
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Not Buying One Sooner

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording
                        • Uber Tone On Boost Settin

                        Comments about Bogner Uberschall Distortion/Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        I believe I have finally arrived at the tone/gain/texture that has alluded all these years with this pedal. I played through a Bogner Ubershall a few years ago and wanted one instantly. This is that same over the top gain and texture and tone for a fraction of the cost!! Thank you, Reinhold Bogner for putting that legendary sound into a compact, affordable stomp box!

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