Bogner Ecstasy Blue Overdrive/Distortion Pedal

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Gearank Recommendation

The Bogner Ecstasy Blue appeared on our now defunct recommended list for Combined Overdrive Distortion Pedals from December 2017 until January 2020 when we stopped publishing that list.


The Bogner Ecstasy Blue Overdrive/Distortion Pedal gives musicians everything they need to dial in their perfect tone. The pedal has a variety of controls which change the tone and gain profile of the pedal, allowing you to dial in tones that range from everything to a Fender Deluxe on the edge of breakup to a roaring Marshall stack.

By far the most interesting feature of this pedal is the variac switch, which adds a dynamic compression to the signal. This is similar to the effect that a tube rectifier has on your tone, and for many musicians is the key to getting an organic and smooth distorted tone.

The Structure switch changes the “era” of the pedal, shifting the EQ and gain structure to capture either vintage or modern tones. The mode switch performs a similar purpose, switching from a blues setting to tones approximating a Marshall.


  • Controls: Variac Switch, Mode Switch, Pre-EQ switch, Structure Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Gain
  • Analog
  • True Bypass
  • 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
  • Special Features: Variac, Mode, Pre EQ, and Structure Switch
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