Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Distortion Pedal


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Bogner Ecstasy Red Overdrive/Distortion Pedal

Gearank Recommendation

The Bogner Ecstasy Red 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 Red and the Ecstasy Blue are very similar pedals, and one is going to be able to cover the majority of what the other can do. However, there is one key difference: the Bogner Ecstasy Red has more gain (distortion) on tap than the Blue.

While this may not seem like a huge difference at first, its significant enough to justify the fact there are two different models of this pedal. The Red is capable of pumping out high gain modern tones (think a Mesa Boogie), but its light overdriven tones are a bit thinner than the Blue. It can still cover lighter gain tones, but you’re going to get better results with the Blue if you’re looking for lower gain tones.

Beyond that, when it comes to the features of these two pedals they’re essentially the same. The mode switch here serves a similar purpose to the mode control on the Blue, shaping the EQ and gain profile.


  • 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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