Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive Pedal

Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Based On the Bogner Ecstasy Amplifier's Red Channel with 3-band EQ, Footswitchable Boost, Variac Switch, Mode Switch, and Structure Switch
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Ecstasy in a Pedal

Capture that big Bogner amp sound in a pedal with the Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal. Designed after the red channel on the Bogner Ecstasy amp, this pedal delivers all the heavy distortion you could ask for. Sculpt and carve out your perfect tones with four tone-shaping switches that go beyond traditional EQ. Ecstasy Red was designed using discreet Class A circuits like an amplifier, no op-amps and clipping diodes found in pedals. The tone, response, and vibe of the Ecstasy Red is pure Bogner goodness!

Bogner Ecstasy Red Guitar Overdrive/Distortion Pedal at a Glance:

  • Capture the "Bogner sound" in a pedal

  • All Class A design gives amazing response and sound
  • Feature-packed pedal gives you tonal flexibility
Capture the "Bogner sound" in a pedal

Reinhold Bogner has designed some of the most iconic rock amps in recent history. The list of artists who play Bogner amps reads like a Who's Who of rock 'n' roll. And now, you can own a pedal that sports the signature sound of the Bogner Ecstasy red channel with the Ecstasy Red Pedal. This pedal gives you serious punch from vintage overdrive to aggressive high-gain tones.

All Class A design gives amazing response and sound

The Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal features discrete Class A gain stages, no op-amps or diode clipping, just like the actual circuitry of the Ecstasy amp. This revolutionary approach delivers amp-like touch sensitivity, note separation, and clarity. The structure switch lets you choose between various EQs and gain structures of various Ecstasy amps. It's like getting three amps in one pedal! The Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal is packed with features and amazing tones.

Feature-packed pedal gives you tonal flexibility

Far from being a one-trick pony, the Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal boasts a massive amount of tone sculpting tools. Besides the typical 3-band EQ, you have a Variac switch that brings the "dropped voltage" dynamic compression of an underpowered amp, a mode switch that lets you choose between three EQ curves, a presence and harmonics shaping Pre-EQ switch, and a footswitchable boost. The boost has independent volume and gain controls so you can dial in your perfect boosted lead sound. With so many functions, you'll be able to find you signature sound in no time with the Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal.

Bogner Ecstasy Red Guitar Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Features:

  • Bogner's Ecstasy amp red channel in a pedal

  • Discreet Class A gain stages, not op-amps and diodes like other pedals
  • Mode switch selects tight, mellow, or full EQ curves
  • Variac switch adds a "dropped voltage" dynamic compression to the feel and sound
  • Boost function with independent volume and gain
  • Pre-EQ Switch controls "openness" and presence of higher range harmonics
  • Structure switch offers EQs and gain structures from various Ecstasy amplifier models
Capture the sound of a Bogner Ecstasy amp in your pedalboard with the Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9v
Manufacturer Part Number Ecstasy Red

Customer Reviews

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Love the Bogner Red!

I'm currently using the Bogner Red through a Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb with an American Standard Tele, a pretty clean rig as far as tone goes. The pedal is super versatile and can give all kinds of variation of distortion. I can keep it bluesy or country or beef it up to a really nice, rich, heavier sound that's good for any kind of hard rock that I need and there's still headroom beyond that if you want to get REALLY heavy. The boost functionality is awesome. Being able to dial in my own boost volume and gain beyond is a very nice feature. It's nice to have a nice rich lead even if the rhythm I'm playing is a little cleaner. I really like the big chicken head knobs as well. It makes it so much easier to tweak in a live setting. I like it so much, I'm thinking about getting the Blue as well.

This one did the same as the blue one

This is an amazing pedal for those Marshall sounds. The elusive brown sound hide in here. It can get OD and crunch but also the clean semi-clean sounds. Potentiometers are very active and it takes some time to dial a sound that you like or need. It the most robust pedal I have ever played and tones for everyone. Now, if I could just settled and a tone and stop reaching down.
Music background: Pro

Everything You Need In a Box

This has to be one of the best pedals out there!. Tried it accidentally at a guitar shop and fell in love with it directly. It could go from an ac dc tone to a beffy sound with ease. Love this pedal! It is like the Ecstasy 101 Head Cab but in a box! A bit pricy, but worth every penny! Bogner FTW!
Music background: Musician, Songwriter, live sound engineer, Recording engineer, Student.

Finally, a distortion pedal that sounds exactly like it's supposed to.

I've been searching (and searching) for a great distortion pedal for my %13 rsa 23, something for some AC/DC to Van Halen crunch, but nothing was getting me close. This pedal nails it, the bloom and urgency of the brown sound to the raw crunch of Angus, and it has real tone controls and many (actually useful) options. I never write reviews and usually wait a couple of weeks to let the product sink in, however, I've been playing this for three hours and only stopped to write this review. If your thinking you might want this pedal, stop thinking and buy it, you will not regret it.
Music background: Pro Musician

Bogner Ecstasy Red Pedal

I mostly just record in my home now, so I'm always looking for great sound at bedroom levels. The Bogner Ecstasy amp is my dream amp sound, but let's face it, it's meant for a big stage, not in your bedroom. This is the first pedal I've purchased that actually sounds like the U-tube clips! It's killer! I'm driving it through one of my older tube heads into my 4-12 cabs, and it's hard to even put my guitar down, I love it! It prefers the tubes cranked on your clean channel with the master up, but you can keep it quieter with your channel volume. Once you dial the amp in, this pedal sounds incredible at any volume with the pedals volume control. Man, amp simulation technology is getting unbelievable!. The musical dynamics of this pedal are amazing. Man, with a couple of beers I sound just like Van Halen! HA! Great job Bogner!
Music background: Been playing for for 40 years.

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Charlie Davis

The first time I recorded with an Ecstasy, I fell in love with the Red Channel. Thick and crunchy, but detailed with great note definition. I have searched all over for a pedal that can do that kind of tone, but now that search is over. The Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive Pedal gets so close to the real tone that it's unreal!
See also: Distortion Pedals, Bogner, Bogner Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz