« Nice combo! »Published on 06/16/11 at 15:21
Another great feature of this amp is the 12 watt to 4 watt switch for even lower volume playing. This is great for bedroom or apartment playing where noise can be an issue.
Bogner New Yorker 112 12W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:
Switchable to a 4-Watt mode
2 x 6V6 power tubes
4-way rotary switch for clean, crunch or high gain tones
Class A circuitry
3-way ON/STANDBY/OFF toggle
Celestion 12" G12H-30 8 ohm speaker
Black comet custom vinyl finish
Handcrafted in the USA
The tone is very good in this amp. The distortion is not a high gain distortion of a Shiva or XTC but it gets a nice smooth saturation. The clean is sparkly but not as good as the Duende or the Shiva cleans.
Over all the tone of this amp is decent but nothing to remarkable like other Bogner amps. The idea for this type of amp isn't so much of an end all be all tone but more on the priority of compact and practicing situations.
It sounds great with just about any guitar you throw at it. I like most of Bogner's amps with a nice Gibson Les Paul or another humbucker pickup style guitar.
There is a cool tolex covering on these amps. It is a black comet custom vinyl covering that has a nice swirl to it. At new these amps come in at around $1550. A little pricey for a small practice amp, but the tone is a lot better that an amp with the same type of features.
I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a solid practice amp and doesn't need a tone of wattage or volume. If you are used to the tone of Bogner amps then this amp will fit nicely in your catalog.