We got them at my store yesterday, but I had the day off. Spent some time with them today.
Let me preface this by saying, I don't like distortion pedals. I think they sound and feel artificial, and this includes stuff like the Emma PisdiYAUwot and some of the other higher-end stuff. I'm super picky about not just the sound, but also the feel of distortion...and I'm used to Fryette stuff.
The Bogner pedals are AWESOME. They sound and feel like amp distortion. We have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe set up at the pedal demo station, and I tried them through the front, as well as directly into the power amp input/fx return. I preferred the way they sounded directly into the power amp.
They're all capable of high gain, and have insane dynamic response. You can roll off the volume knob on the guitar, switch to the neck pickup, and get a pristine clean, then flip back to the bridge, bring the volume back to full, and get crushing metal...and that's with a Standard Telecaster!
It's been a long time since I've played through any of the real Bogner amps, so I can't draw any comparisons to those, but these sound awesome in their own right.
I'm not totally into the ‹berschall model, because I don't like where the mid frequency sits, but the Red is amazing...definitely my favorite of the three. The Blue sounds good as well, but it's a little flubby for 7-strings.
I spent some time running the amps through a Hughes & Kettener Triamp mkII (Alex Lifeson sig. version) and the matching cab after I clocked out, and I actually liked them better through the Fender...but it could just be the way they sounded through that head/cab combination. I'd wanted to use something different, but nothing else with a usable fx loop was set up.
TL,DR: I don't like distortion pedals, but I think these are great...because they don't sound or feel like distortion pedals.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUQM1waMeKQ]Bogner Pedals - Ecstasy Blue, Red and Uberschall - Overview - YouTube[/VIDEO]