The Bogner Alchemist 112 delivers professional, beautiful, complex tone no matter what style or rig you throw at it. The Alchemist 112 is an open-back single speaker combo, with two channels and two different gain voicings within each channel. The array of 6L6 and 12AX7 tubes allow for a gamut of tones, running the range of classic California clean to molten lava Bogner shred, from Vox chime to classic British crunch. It also includes footswitchable Reverb (Plate, Hall, and Room) and Delay (Ducking, Analog, and Tape) in parallel to ensure the utmost in signal quality, and the delay is even treated to an onboard Tap Tempo momentary button. The effects sound phenomenal -- you'll be able to ditch your pedalboard and bring just the Alchemist 112 out to a gig and still nail the tones you would usually tote your whole board along to achieve. At this price point you might have expected Bogner to skimp on the speaker, but skimp he did not -- the Bogner Alchemist 112's onboard speaker is absolutely top-notch, being the world-renowned 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30.
Two Channels to Hold You
Within the the Bogner Alchemist 112's two channels, you're liable to find any and every tone you're likely to need as a guitarist, from the cleanest of clean to the hottest of high gain. And unlike many other full-range tube amplifiers, the Alchemist 112 offers an extremely gradual gain curve, allowing seamless transitions from channel to channel without any pops or unforeseen volume peaks or valleys. Plus, each of the Bogner Alchemist 112's channels has a selection of mini toggle switches for tailoring your tone to your playing style in situation, with Deep, Bright, Mid, and Punch switches handling the brunt of the duty.
Four Buttons, One Footswitch
The Bogner Alchemist 112's included tank-like footswitch combines the best of both form and function. The four buttons allow for switching between the Gold and Mercury channels, initiating a Boost within each channel, and toggling both of the internal reverbs and delays. That boost function is actually quite interesting, as it works differently depending on what channel you're on. When using the clean channel, the boost works like you might normally expect, simply adding a few decibels of power to your tone to put you over the top. However, when on the Alchemist 112's Mercury channel, the boost adds a whole different dimension to your tone -- instead of just making it louder, the boost actually thickens up some of the ever-important mid and upper-mid frequencies, perfect for cutting your solos through the full band mix. Rounding out the list of thoughtful features, the footswitch included with the Bogner Alchemist 112 utilizes an included XLR to XLR cable -- rather than using some sort of proprietary multi-pin behemoth, Reinhold opted instead to use a cable instantly accessible to anyone in a pinch.
If you need a professional-level amp with a huge selection of onboard tones and are having a hard time justifying dropping the coin for some of the other boutique amps out there, give the Bogner Alchemist 112 a shot -- it'll put a spell on you.
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The Bogner Alchemist 112 Guitar Combo Amplifier is inspired by classic Californian-flavored amplifier designs with a modern twist. The Alchemist 112 provides sparkling cleans, touch-sensitive leads and a bright and colorful crunch that are coaxed from its power section and poured from a premium Celestion speaker.
- 1x12 open-back combo
- 6L6 class-AB power section and five-12AX7 preamp; selectable power section
- Channel 1 (gold): Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Volume, Crunch mode, variable Bright, Deep switch
- Channel 2 (mercury): Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Volume, variable Bright, Mid Shift
- Shared: in parallel, Reverb Type, Reverb Level, Delay Type, Delay Level, Delay Repeats (Feedback), Tap Tempo
- Premium Celestion speaker
- Four-button footswitch included. Functions: Channel Select, Boost, Delay, Reverb
Beginning clean and fast, featuring an open top-end and tight bottom-end, Channel 1 opens gradually to present simmering blues tones. Advancing toward saturation, Crunch mode turns up the heat adding pick response and increased tonal complexity. Channel 2, achieving critical mass, invokes the famous white-hot Bogner gain: creamy, modern and screaming with sustain. Conjure the legendary Brown sound by switching the selectable power section from 40 watts to 20.
The Bogner Alchemist 112 also features reverb and delay that will breathe life into your sound. On their own journey, the effects remain separate from the original signal, occupying their own circuit. The result is a rich, living and breathing, fully realized resonance composed entirely of nature, philosophy and maybe a little magic.