Synergy Amps has announced a collaboration with hi-gain amp designer Reinhold Bogner. Without a doubt, Reinhold is king in the world of boutique high gain. His creations have been found backing up a wide range of A-list players, such as Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti, Steve Lukather, George Lynch, Eric Johnson and even the late, great Walter Becker.
It’s the first signature model from Synergy’s modular amplifier system, allows for different preamp section modules to be swapped in and out of a power-amp housing has already collaborated with brands such as Friedman, Soldano, Diezel, ENGL, Morgan, Fryette, Metropoulos have also made Synergy modules
Synergy said that the modules will bring the signature Bogner tone to “all-tube designs that are perfect for the direct-recording, lower-stage-volume and compact-guitar-rig demands of today.”
The two models bring the Bogner Ecstasy and the Bogner Überschall into the preamp module format. Both modules have two individual channels based on the high-gain roots of the original circuits, giving the same feel and sound as the amps they are named after.
The Ecstasy’s two channels offer switching between overdrive and full-on distortion, with both channels controlled by independent gain, volume, 3-band EQ, pre-EQ & “Schizo Switches.”
The Überschall ‘s two channels, meanwhile, model the Twin Jet and Super High Gain channels of the original. Both have their own gain, volume, 3-Band EQ, pre-EQ controls, with the Twin Jet channel coming with a cut switch and the Super High Gain channel coming with a boost switch.
Both modules are loaded with 2 12AX7 preamp tubes, and come with a cathode selector switch to configure input bias.
The releases come soon after the release of Steve Vai’s signature preamp from the brand, the first artist signature Synergy has released.
Both modules list for $399.99. Find out more over at synergyamps.com.