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Bogner pedal or Mesa/Boogie pedals

shwn

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I have a small question to ask:
Which would you buy if you could afford it? I know they can do a lot of different things, but I'd like to see what everyone would recommend for a blues/blues-rock/rock type player....
No metal...
Bogner Blue
Bogner Red
Bogner Uberschall
Mesa Grid Slammer
Mesa Tone Burst
Mesa Flux Drive
Mesa Throttle Box
I wish I had a Mesa V-Twin.... Those were great pedals...
 

JMMP1

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I have a bogner blue, and love its tone. If I were to add another pedal from your list, it would be the uberschall pedal. Many people on YouTube use them as overdrive pedals, and get some cool sounds. If I didn't have my blue, I would buy the red, as it can be dialed back to sound more like the blue, or have higher gain. The Mesa pedals are great, but I play Mesa amps and use pedals to get variety. I'm sure you couldn't go wrong with any of them though.
 

Al Rose

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Just an FYI....I have a Mesa flux Drive (which is my main pedal) and I can make it sound just like the lead channel on my Mesa DC2 amp. My point - I think the mesa pedals are "voiced" like some of their amps, which is not surprising. So if you like Mesa tones, then you would probably like the Mesa pedals. I have not tried the Bogner pedals, so I'm clueless there.

Al
 

?&!

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I haven't played the Mesa pedals, but I really love my Bogner Red. It's really flexible, and it sounds unique.
 

ldizzle

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Bogner blue is fantastic but big and expensive. I've not played the mesa stuff but I'm not super interested in those tones.

I had a vtwin and bottle rocket back in the day... The bottle rocket was excellent! But huge
 

shwn

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I'm looking right now to see how much they are...
I like the bogner blue; how big are they?


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the_rising

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I had a Blue - it sounded good (admittedly I'm not a tweaker/knob-twister so I probably didn't get all out of it I could) but for me the boost was unusable (mainly based on function/usability - its not independent from the OD, the "pre-staging" always messed me up live, etc). For $300 I just needed something I could use better live -- I know people love them so I'm willing to write it off as preference or even "user error."

I still would like to try an Uberschall though -- a wide range of sounds in that box -- I could see it in my back row of pedals as a dirt Swiss army knife (good range of OD up to the rare occasion I need the all-out modern high gain sounds).
 

wahahaka

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I have Bogner Blue and the Flux Drive. The FD's gain structure is thicker and the BB is more like a vintage style gain type of thing. When you kick on the boost it can get pretty thick OD tone as well. You can use the normal channel for rhythm and boost it for lead.

For blues/blue-rock type of music, both will do just fine. BB can let you tweak more though. FD will be a simpler option if you don't like to tweak much.

Having said that you might also consider Wampler Dual Fusion.
 

papersoul

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I have a small question to ask:
Which would you buy if you could afford it? I know they can do a lot of different things, but I'd like to see what everyone would recommend for a blues/blues-rock/rock type player....
No metal...
Bogner Blue
Bogner Red
Bogner Uberschall
Mesa Grid Slammer
Mesa Tone Burst
Mesa Flux Drive
Mesa Throttle Box
I wish I had a Mesa V-Twin.... Those were great pedals...
I have all of the Bogner pedals and love every one. They are all so different. I have the Blue and Red next to each other on my board and also the Wessex and Burnkey. I will rotate in the Uberschall pedal. I am in the process of getting the Mesa pedals next. I think they are all worth it for different reasons. Next up is the Flux Five.
 

johnh

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I had a v-twin and don't miss it at all. IMO the Bogner Blue is a much superior sounding pedal. But hen I'm looking for vintage Marshall tones - not Mesa tones so maybe it's just me.
 

ungarn

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From your list...Bogner Blue.

For blues, blues-rock, and rock...something tube screamerish. At the high end a Juaernig Gristle King, on a budget a BBE Green Screamer.
 

rapaul76

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I have the Uberschall and honestly it's a love/hate relationship. Sometimes I think it sounds great (especially with my DOD 250 pre-amp boost pedal in front of it) and other times I think it's missing something. To my ears it doesn't have the gain of a Mesa high-gain amp which is probably what I'm really after. It's a bit noisy compared to other pedals. I've heard nothing but good things about the Red and Blue pedal though.
 






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