Today I came across an interesting Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal of the Day offer. This is for the Bogner Uberschall Distortion. I’ve been personally curious about the new Bogner pedals. Bogner is a monster when it comes to boutique amp tone. No question about that, so you know the quality going into the pedals would be top notch! What most people want from a distortion/boost pedal, is it to be ‘amp like’. I think Bogner might be able to hit this out of the ball park.
Check out this video where Bogner discusses all of the new pedals. The Uberschall Distortion doesn’t happen until the 6:40 mark on the video
Here is the official description of the pedal:
In 2001 Bogner launched the Uberschall amplifier. More than a decade later, Bogner still hand builds each one in Los Angeles, California. Dubbed “Armageddon in a Box,” the ferocious Uberschall pedal derives its thunderous hi-gain tones from the notoriously brutal Bogner Uberschall amplifier. While the Uberschall pedal offers a significant range of classic lower and medium gains, its true nature comes forth when delivering savage, face-melting, high-gain aggression.
Reinhold designed the Uberschall pedal with five discrete Class A gain stages and with diode clipping, mirroring circuitry of the Uberschall amplifier’s high-gain channel. This revolutionary approach provides clarity, touch sensitivity and note separation never before achieved in distortion pedals.
The Uberschall pedal is powered by a standard 9V battery or 9V 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 Uberschall amplifier’s legendary tube design.
As you can see / hear, these pedals sound great. So let’s talk about the Bogner Uberschall Distortion. The Bogner Uberschall Distortion lists for $300, and is usually available for $250, but is currently on sale for only $129.99 and includes free shipping. That’s 48% off of the standard price of this pedal (half off!). For those of you not familiar with Musician’s Friend’s Stupid Deal of the Day, they pick one item, and slash the price until it sells out (in which case they select another product) or until the day is over. Usually, great pedals don’t last long, so if you’re interested in a great sounding distortion, you might want to jump on this.