Boutique Amps Distribution unveils smaller Red, Blue pedals
Los Angeles-based Boutique Amps Distribution will drop two new Bogner pedals on November 19 — the Ecstasy Blue and Red minis. The Ecstasy amplifier was born in 1992, and decades later Bogner is still hand building each amp, one at a time. The Ecstasy Red pedal captures the 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.
The Ecstasy Blue pedal captures the classic Blue Channel tone of the amp, acclaimed for its ability to deliver iconic and classic rock ‘n’ roll crunch. It’s no secret that the Blue Channel cranks out stunning Plexi-like tones, but when the going gets tough it can crush on demand as well.
Both new pedals feature true bypass as well as a boost function with independently lit volume and gain controls. Each also includes:
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: Plexi and Blue modes offer vintage lower-gain or modified higher-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
Premium components include: Double-sided, gold-plated circuit boards, German WIMA capacitors, Japanese Nichicon capacitors and gold-plated relays, Carling switches and more
The new Bogner Ecstasy Red and Blue Mini pedals will retail for $199.99 each.