Bogner Alchemist?

Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by Bluesky, May 31, 2012.

  1. Bluesky

    Bluesky Senior Member

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    Dec 12, 2008
    I know these are not Premium Booteek amps, but for what they go for......seriously?

    Muscians friend were blowing out heads for $499. I missed that. But I just got a line on a killer 2x12 combo for $550! I'm like.......I have to buy this. Even if it just sits in the living room and becomes a coffee Table .

    My buddy has a real Bogner Shiva EL34 and its just an amazing amp. $3000. :shock: I figure if it sounds 1/6th as good I'll be happy. :fingersx:

    Anyone else digging them?
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  2. chef

    chef Senior Member

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    Dec 8, 2011
    In my long search for my first tube amp, I spend some time with an Alchemist.

    For me, it was alright, I can't say I was a huge fan. I liked the higher gain stuff more than mid gain, bluesy tones. I play mostly mid gain stuff, so maybe not right for me.

    I ended up with an Egnater Rebel 30.

    FYI, the Alchemist has a worse than average rep for reliability (if you believe the internet). Coincidentally I had to return my Egnater within the first week because it was overheating, but it's been great since.

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