Going to buy a Bogner Ecstasy!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by arexjay, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. arexjay

    arexjay Member

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    Anyone know where I can buy one?

    AND, would an Avatar cab sound good with one?
     
  2. DannyDay

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    Where are you? Guitar Resurrection (http://www.guitarrez.com) in Austin, TX has one. I (and a few others) think the Bogner cabs are great.
     
  3. rbone100

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    I have a minty XTC Classic for sale for $2800 plus shippinig (Cont US only) send me an e-mail to rbone100 at yahoo dot com. Check my feedback on ebay I have sold several high end amps and guitars.

    Ralphie
     
  4. SQUAREHEAD

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    Buy Ralphie's Classic, Bro!!!

    That's the one!!
    You'll pay more than that for a 101B and the Classic is twice the amp!

    Done. :)
     
  5. duffyguitarman

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    Please explain how the Classic is twice the amp. I have heard that you loose some features, do you know which ones?
     
  6. SQUAREHEAD

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    I have owned 2 101B's - NEVER again!
    I own two 100B's and a Classic now.
    The Classic does not have the dual pres controls.
    It does however have MUCH superior tone, more "open", not as mid-spiked, and no carpet in front of cabinet muffled tone! The Classic also has a better clean channel.

    I would say (for me), the Classic is even better than the 100B!

    If you have any questions, pm me... I'll give you my phone #.

    take care,
    keith
     
  7. Stu/Fat Sound

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    Whoa......hold on a sec there Keith.

    I find it about 50:50 guys who like the Classic (or 100) versus guys who like the 101b.

    I have sold XTC's since 1994 and I own and prefer the 101b. That's the amp that happens to work for me....my attack....my style etc....just like the Classic works best for you.

    I wouldn't say one is better than the other, but arexjay needs someone to qualify his needs properly and then recommend the *right* amp for him.
     
  8. Cranknfrank

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    Folks,
    Bump for Stu here.....I've purchased a Dr. Z and a Bad Cat from him and he's well qualified to help someone make a decision. I definitely would not get bogged (pun) down in the better/worse argument.
     
  9. arexjay

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    okay well basically, I'm looking for versatility. I play in a hardcore/metal band, an lame obscure cover band, and a classic rock cover band. This amp seems to be able to cover most of that just with its different levels of dirt alone. I'm planning on getting a Zendrive or ZIM or something of the like to go with it for some low gain I think, and have modulation covered with pedals. Anything else you think you need to know? I'm open to a lot of suggestions of other amps because I don't really wanna spend so much on this.
     
  10. themusicboxstudios

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    theres a 101b in the emporium ... just a heads up.
     
  11. hawkeye17

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    Listen to Stu..he knows his sh*t. Got my Shiva from him.
     
  12. 6AM

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    The way I see it, the Ecstasy is an amp of compromises. If you get the 101b you have a compromised clean channel. If you get the Classic you have a compromised red channel.
     
  13. arexjay

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    I figure i can always add gain, but i cant make my clean channel better. But then again, its a $500 compromise.
     
  14. SQUAREHEAD

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    Hmmmm.... Good input Stu, but I disagree..Of course it's subjective, both Bogners are great, I just prefer the Classic hands down.
    A used MINT Classic for 2800.00?
    That's my suggestion!

    But, what do I know?! :confused:
     
  15. rbone100

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    Thanks SQUAREHEAD!

    It's now listed on ebay. I am willing to take it off if someone from TGP or HCAF wants it. I would like to sell it before my band leaves to play in Key West, FL in a few weeks.

    Auction Link

    Ralphie
     
  16. sylvanshine

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    I own both. My Classic has the gain mod on the red channel that Reinhold does, so it's not quite a fair comparison. I agree that $2800 for a sweet clean Classic is a screamin' deal. I would seriously doubt if you could find a used 101B for much less.

    If it comes down to <$500 difference, I'd go Classic everytime.

    I run it through an Avatar 2x12 with V30's. Not as great sounding as my Bogner 4x12 (with 2 speakers gone and ported), but I wouldn't expect it to.
     
  17. ulijohnne

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    I just bought a Bogner 101B on eBay for $2175 last weekend, there were others not selling for $2300. I'm getting to know it now.
    This is my first post , hello everybody. I've been on HC as stillakid for over 4 years and have lurked here for awhile
     
  18. hdiddy

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    I have a 101 A and think that the 6l6 help the cleans and no compromise with the red/blue. I had a 101B FWIW and the 101A is 10x better
     
  19. kannibul

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    I'm getting Bogner GAS, but damn I either gotta sell something, save for a while, or a combination of the two.
     
  20. ChicagoFraize

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    What is the RED channel mod on the XTC C??
     

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