Bogner world has changed: Bogner Amplification Announces Alchemist Guitar Amplifiers

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  1. BostonGuitar

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    Bogner Amplification announced today Alchemist™, a forthcoming line of guitar amplifiers designed to deliver the signature flexibility, pure valve signal path and rich tonal characteristics indicative of historic Bogner amplifiers, all at an excellent value.
    Created directly from the vision and specifications of Reinhold Bogner, and inspired by the voicing and culture of classic Californian-flavored amplifier designs, each Alchemist will deliver the chimey, sparkling cleans, creamy, touch-sensitive leads and bright and colorful crunch associated with its predecessors. Featuring two independent channels and a four-button foot switch, the line will be entirely flexible and designed to compliment the sounds of any single-coils and humbuckers — both vintage and modern. Featuring a selectable power section, from 40 to 20 watts, the Alchemist sonority quickly transforms to display a very different kind of magic. When switched to 20 watts, Alchemist undergoes a complete sonic metamorphosis, changing its harmonic complexity and feel to conjure the essence of the legendary Brown sound.
    Well-rounded, the new Bogner Alchemist line will include 112 and 212 open-back Combos, a Head, each 40 watts, and a 212 Extension Cabinet. The line will boast 6L6 class-AB power sections, five-12AX7 preamps and premium Celestion® speakers. Plus, with top-shelf delay and reverb post effects running in parallel, and remaining separate from the original signal, the result is a rich, living and breathing, fully realized resonance poised to ignite a spiritual transformation within each and every player.

    Eye-catching with a classic boutique fit-and-finish, Alchemist has a retro-modern design celebrating the classic, albeit timeless, approach to these modern amplifiers. The silver highlights and symbolic markings play to the Alchemist name and its entrancing ancient mysticism.
    "We couldn't be more excited about our new line whose name speaks for itself," remarks Reinhold Bogner, founder of Bogner Amplification. "Guitarists will be in awe with the magically rich tone. Every component, every detail was hand-chosen to deliver the custom amp experience to the legions of guitarists who are truly discerning about tone."
    The Alchemist Series includes the Alchemist 112; Alchemist 212; Alchemist Head; and the Alchemist 212 Extention Cabinet.

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    Features

    • 1x12 open-back Combo, 2x12 open-back Combo, Head, 2x12 Extension Cabinet
    • 6L6 class-AB power section and five-12AX7 preamp; selectable power section
    • Channel 1 (gold): Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Volume, Crunch mode, variable Bright, Deep switch
    • Channel 2 (mercury): Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Volume, variable Bright, Mid Shift
    • Shared: in parallel, Reverb Type, Reverb Level, Delay Type, Delay Level, Delay Repeats (Feedback), Tap Tempo
    • Premium Celestion® speakers
    • Four-button footswitch included. Functions: Channel Select, Boost, Delay, Reverb
    Alchemist™ spins the visions of discerning guitarists into gold
    Inspired by the voicing of classic Californian-flavored amplifiers, Alchemist embodies a modern approach to vintage designs. From Reinhold Bogner's sophisticated arrangement of simple circuits, currents, metal and wood, rich tones emerge.
    Coming Soon.
     
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    Made in China??

    For SHAME, Reinhold....for shame.
     
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    He still has the US made amps to www.bogneramplification.com
     
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    I don't understand this. Bogner needs to thrive in a global marketplace. If I were Reinhold, I'd do the same thing.
     
  7. GregS

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    And that's the only Bogner line I'll consider buying.
     
  8. Lution

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    I'm curious. why?
     
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    Spread those wings and fly. :D
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    Does anyone have prices?
     
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    Thanks. Prices look good.
    Do you know when they will be available?
     
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    From the clips I've heard, they're nothin special. I wasn't impressed at all.
    I know many others disagree.
     
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    It's only a natural thing to progress to. As long as he keeps his product lines distinct and separated - he'll get customers at both ends.
     
  14. GregS

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    I have. A 101B and an Ecstasy Classic. Still working on a Shiva. Any other questions?
     
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    It is a business, how many $3000+ amps can he sell to live well?

    Good choice on his part and wish him well, helping bring good tone to more sane people and making a good business move.
     
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    see post #8 :D
     
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    There's a YouTube video of a Musikmesse demo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJKAaWmyEqQ

    He mentions a price point of 1000 euros. That may translate to about $1550.

    Personally, I'm quite interested in a 2/4 channel Bogner amp with built-in (line 6 most likely) effects. Looks like this could be the "all tube spider valve" that other people have asked for.

    Orren
     
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    Well, one. Although your amps are probably put together in USA, how much of the components do you think are also made in USA? :) Are the PCBs inside also made in the USA? You can't really tell...
     
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    He might just be bored! you have the high end low end with SV why not try the middle ground! Hell I'll buy one
     

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