This amp like all Bogners are build with high quality standards and high tonal standards. This amp has two channels that produces a great American clean tone and a good British high gain tone. You can get this thing to sweeten up with chimy chords or single note playing all the way up to sizzling high gain lead lines and riffing.
I am a huge fan of all things Bogner and this amp while not one of the most popular amps like the TJ, Shiva, or XTC; this amp still has the familiar Bogner tone with a couple features tailored towards the blues player or classic American Fender amp player.
1x12" speaker, front-mounted; 2x8" speakers, side-mounted
Two 6V6 power tubes in each 15-watt power section 5Y3 (12W) or 5AR4 (15/30W) tube rectifier
Five 12AX7 preamp tubes
Two channels that can be combined or used separately (footswitchable)
Reverb with independant level controls for each channel (Accutronics spring large tank)
Tremolo with speed and depth (pull on) controls, footswitchable
Tube effects loop with buffered send/return
Compensated recording output
Power amp line output
Master EQ section: Air (treble), Body (bass) controls shared with Channel 1 and 2
Channel 1: Gain (pull Bright), Treble, Bass, Volume and shared Master EQ controls
Channel 2: Gain (pull Gain) , Volume and shared Master EQ controls
Number of Channels 2
Power 2 x 15W
Speakers 1 x 12" Celestion G12H, 2 x 8" Greenback 25
EQ Air, Body
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7, 1 x 5AR4
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker (8 ohms), 1 x Aux, 1 x Line Out
Weight 64 lbs.
This is an interesting amp to say the least. It is basically two amps in one cabinet. Or you can blend the two channels for just an endless amount of tonal tweaking ability. Combine that with the tremelo feature and the reverb and you got one hot double amp.
The cleans are remarkable and sit real nicely with a good Fender Tele or Stratocaster. However, Bogner amps are known for there high gain and sweet rich distortion. I love the familiar Bogner distortion tone because it is very forgiving and instant gratification. This is an amp that you would play all day with because the tone is that good.
I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great sounding amp and needs a few American features like reverb and tremelo but the ability to get high gain cranking out of the speakers. This amp is not for the casual consumer with a small budget on tone.
At new these amps come in at around $3300, which is a big tag for a small combo amp. If it were me I would save up a little more money or for the same price buy a used Bogner 20th Anniversary XTC. To me that is the amp that this kind of money would go to. It has a right features and high gain tone and cleans that I'm looking for.