Bogner’s new Ecstasy Mini follows in the same footsteps as the recent Friedman BE Mini head format. It is a 30-watt solid-state high-gain amp in an affordable and portable package.
Bogner Ecstasy Mini
The new Bogner Ecstasy Minipacks all those classic boutique high-gain tones into a mini amp head. The amp is based around a solid-state circuit with 30 watts of power on offer, and claims to be all you need to gig with. You get those Ecstasy Red Channel tones and for a fraction of the cost of a regular full-sized valve driven amp head.
Red Channel Tones
This single-channel amp has Gain, Volume, a three-band EQ, and Presence controls, and four tone-shaping toggle switches. The switches are labeled Variac (adds extra headroom), Gain (engages high-gain tones), Mid Freq ( three mid frequencies), plus Pre EQ (tailors the amp’s high-end content). You also have two speaker outs on the rear, rated at 8-16 Ohm, along with an effect send and return loop.
Small Amp Head with Big Tone
Weighing in at a mere 1.8kg, the Bogner Mini Ecstasy measures 9.5” (w) x 6.25” (d) x 5.25” (h), which means you could easily lug one around for gigs. I reckon 30-watts of power is more than enough for most gigs, but you will want to be using that high-gain Red Channel Bogner tone throughout, so I doubt it will be great for cleans.
You can hear it in action in the demo videos below. I think it sounds pretty decent, plus the price is very reasonable as well. It’s a good alternative to the Bognor Red pedal, if you also need an amp, so could be a very handy thing to have around. Or perhaps you could keep one as a backup for your main rig.
RRP – EUR 299