Bogner Alchemist Demo

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  1. jmcerlain

    jmcerlain Member

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    Hey All,

    Reinhold and my good friends at Bogner had me at the NY Amp show to demo some of their great amps. Here is a clip of me playing the Alchemist, Reinhold wanted me to play some slide so here you are.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_O_1NT7jNI

    I was really impressed with the amp I think they have knocked it out of the park on this one, especially for the money.

    Full disclosure: I was working as a rep for Bogner that day and have been an endorser for many years. That being said, I thought the amp sounded great.
     
  2. 1973Marshall

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    wow
    whats the guitar you are using

    If these are under $1000 I would HAVE TO HAVE ONE!

    What a sound! Reminds me of the Shiva or the Duende (more the Duende)

    Any info on the specs?
     
  3. jmcerlain

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    The guitar was a tele from some German maker that is Reinhold's. It was pretty nice. My understanding is that the amp will be out in the fall. The head will be about $1000 and the 2x12 combo around $1200. It has built in delay and reverb by Line6 with a tap tempo. The amp is all tube and the effects are mixed in. It's 20 or 40 watts selected by a switch on the front, it drops the plate voltage so it is done right. It sounds great, I liked it at 20 watts at the room volume, which was LOUD. It uses 6L6's.

    Each channel has 2 voicings and a boost. Clean side has a Fender like setting and a plexi kinda setting and the gain side is full on rock. The amp is not a metal amp to my ears, and Reinhold's. More of a rock amp to modded Marshall. Similar to the XTC on the gain channel. Like I said , great sounding amp. It's a very smart amp in terms of setup and design. I'm sure it will do very well. I would like one myself...
     
  4. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Your clip sounded great - very open. There are a few others on youtube that sounded much more congested. Maybe it is channel 1 vs. channel 2?

    Bryan
     
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    Thanks Brian, I lean towards cleaner distortion so I think it's a matter of how you set the amp. I did use both channels in the clip, I just didn't really crank the gain on the dirtiest setting. The 1st setting on the dirty side was enough for me. The amp can get very gained out, but I didn't find it difficult to dial a number of good sounds in right away. I like amps like that.:cool:
     
  6. B_of_H

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    this is allsome newz.

    I've been thinking about getting a new amp this fall and i was looking at the overtone because it was in my price range. I really wanted a shiva but couldn't afford it.

    it sounds to me like a shiva with built in delay for ceriatone prices. genius.
     
  7. Lution

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    getting excited for this amp!!!!
     
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    I got the t-shirt. :D
     
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    Fantastic amp. I played them at the show too. The effects are brought in in Parallell to the dry tone. Big difference. Your dry tone is never affected by the delay/reverb processors. It's got something like the Suhr MiniMix built in.
    I loved the amp and will own one.
     
  10. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Great sounds Jeff!!! Thankx!! When are these amps going to be available???
     
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    +1 the amp sounds great on the vid...
     
  12. jmcerlain

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    Reinhold said they were hoping to have it out in the fall. I don't know any more than that, as soon as I hear more I'll let you know. Oh yeah, the cab was a 2x12 open back with celestions (not sure what type though, sorry).
     
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    the website says it has a 4 button footswitch (channel, boost, reverb, delay). Did the footswitch you tried have a tap tempo as well? or did you have to hold it down or something to engage it?
     
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    Very nice playing, sounds great! I am looking forward to getting a chance to play these amps as well.
    Thanks for the video!
     
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    Great playing and tones! Nice work!
     
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    Can the delay and reverb be used at the same time?And will the amp feature an effects loop,as well?Btw,loved the playing and tone.

    Ed
     
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    Digs on both playing & tone.

    Price on the 112 combo ?
     
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    I just came! OMG......

    :bow:bow:bow
     
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    what the hell did you do at the :15 mark?
     

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