The Ecstasy amplifier was born in 1992 and decades later Bogner is still hand building each amp, one at a time, right here in Los Angeles, California. The Ecstasy blue pedal captures the classic blue channel tone of this legendary amplifier, acclaimed for its ability to deliver iconic and classic rock-n-roll crunch. Everyone knows that blue delivers stunning Plexi tones, but when the going gets rough, make no mistake - blue can crush on demand.
Reinhold designed the Ecstasy blue pedal with four discrete Class A gain stages and with no op-amps or diode clipping, mirroring the circuitry of the Ecstasy amplifier's blue channel. This revolutionary approach provides clarity, touch sensitivity and note separation never before achieved in overdrive pedals.
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The Ecstasy blue is powered by a standard 9V battery or 9VDC power supply. Reinhold's advanced circuitry internally elevates the voltage a substantially higher level. This higher voltage provides a greater dynamic range which closely resembles the feel of the Ecstasy amplifier's legendary tube design.
Boost function with independently lit volume and gain controls
Master Controls: volume, treble, middle, bass and gain
Variac On/Off switch: adds a "dropped voltage" dynamic compression to the feel and sound
Mode Switch: Plexi and Blue offers vintage lower gain or modified higher gain levels
Pre-Eq Switch: B1, N and B2 settings control "openness" and presence of higher range harmonics
Structure Switch: 100, 101 and 20th Anniversary settings offer EQ shifts and gain structures from various eras/models of Ecstasy amplifiers
Jacks: input, output and remote.
Remote jack allows control of the on/off and boost functions via a remote switching unit
Low Battery Indicator: LEDs blink when battery voltage drops below critical threshold.
Premium components include: Double sided gold plated circuit boards, German WIMA capacitors, Japanese Nichicon capacitors and gold plated relays, Carling switches and more