Used Bogner Ecstasy 101B 20th Anniversary Head
From the Bogner website: Something special for our amplifier line; enter the 20th Anniversary Ecstasy model. We consider this model to be the new "Flagship" in the Ecstasy line with the most organic and open sound yet.
Available as an option to the base model the 20th Anniversary has a plexi panel with gold background and is housed in a slightly larger head shell for an iconic and classic vintage vibe.
The 20th Anniversary is our finest evolution of the Ecstasy line that started with the 100B, then 101B, and Classic Options. However, the 20th Anniversary model features it's own unique circuit and many refinements never before seen. In the past few years many new boutique capacitors have come on the market such as the Sozo brand which focus on replicating the vintage toneful capacitors from the 60's. These new capacitors are very expensive and mostly hand made in their construction so we were intrigued to hear how they sounded. We purchased all the available brands and meticulously went trough the entire audio signal chain of our Ecstasy circuit incorporating these vintage style capacitors into the design. However, once this process started, we quickly realized that replacing the capacitors was only the beginning. Additional circuit adjustments and refinements were implemented to maximize the vintage tonal character of these new capacitors, which all together, give the new 20th Anniversary it's massive, iconic Golden-Era of Ecstasy tone.
Now does this mean the other Ecstasy's have lower grade capacitors? No not at all, we use the German made Wima capacitors and these are the best tonal choice for different circuit designs. Especially for pc mount construction in highly complex circuits where space is a concern. Look into your old Vox and you will see classic Wima branded capacitors. It's not just about replacing components, but rather, how you integrate the components into the overall circuit making fine-tune adjustments to balance and blueprint the final design. Every component must be considered, and optimized depending on the circuit, to work effortlessly together in reaching our goal of creating an inspiring amplifier for you.
Additional refinements have been made including:
The pre EQ's 2 and 3 have been shifted and a vintage modern style switch lets you decide the overall flavor of Channel 2 and 3, bypassed when in the plexi mode.
The plexi channel has slightly more gain and a foot controllable boost was added which expands the amp to have 6 sounds on tap via your foot. Boost is engaged with the same switch as for Channel 2 and 3.
The clean channel has been changed; special emphasis was taken to the boosted mode which gives you more gain with nicely balanced frequencies and compression.
Power amp dampening was adjusted to compliment the new pre amp design, the Excursion switches so to speak.
-Ch 1: gain, bass, middle, treble, volume, pre eq, boost
-Ch 2 and Ch 3: gain 2, gain 3, bass, middle, treble, vol 2, vol 3, pre eq 2, pre eq 3, gain-structure, gain boost, plexi mode
-Effects loop return master volume for power-amp
-Effects loop tube buffered (series or parallel) with Effects mix control
-Dual assignable presence controls
-Dual assignable Excursion switches for loose, medium and tight feel
-Power section 100W EL34 or 6L6 (50W optional)
-1/2 power and old/new style switch (cuts power from 100W to 50W to 25 W)
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