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Technical ecstasy: Synergy unveils Bogner Ecstasy and Ubershall preamp modules

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Synergy Amps recently collaborated with Steve Vai on the company’s first signature module.

Now, Synergy has teamed with guitar amp maker Bogner to recreate the company’s classic Ecstasy and ultra-high-gain Uberschall models in module form.

The all-analog, all-tube Synergy/Bogner modules sport two individual channels – Blue (overdrive) and Red (distortion) – based on the original circuits and are loaded with switching options for a wide tonal range.

The preamps feature Blue and Red channels with gain, volume, three-band EQ, pre EQ and “schizo” switches (“cut” and “boost” switches on the Uberschall version).

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There’s also a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes, a Dual/Single switch that allows the modules to be used with older Egnater and Randall hardware and a three-position cathode select switch to configure the input tube bias setting for optimum input gain and bass response.

The Bogner Ecstasy and Uberschall Synergy modules are available for $399.99 each. For more information, head to Synergy Amps.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.