#1
Hello,

So I am thinking about getting a new head to replace my Marshall TSL-100. After talking to a few people I have limited it down to either a Bogner Ectasy or a VHT Pittbull Ultra-Lead. Both I have heard are very good amps I am looking for a kind of tone similar to the Marshall but with just a little bit more balls to it. Similar to Vai, Pettruci, Yngwie, ETC... So I would just like some opinions on both the amps How they play, tone, Pros, cons ETC. The only things I have heard bad about the amps are that Bogners are somewhat unrealiabe (PLEASE TELL ME IF I AM WRONG) and I am just worried that the VHT's are going to have to much gain to them then what I am looking for.

I am NOT looking for tones like Slipknot or any other type of Nu-Metal type of tone no affence to anyone who likes that type of distortion its just not for me.

I am more into tones like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Romeo, Shawn Lane, Rusty Cooley ETC... ETC

Thanks,

Jake
#3
well man I am not exactly trading it last night at a gig it died. Luckily I had a back up. I bought the head used a couple of years ago and it has given me tons of problems since then. Considering this has been the second Marshall I had give me problems I figure I better switch to a different company. Marshalls are awesome though I am not going to lie.
#4
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well man I am not exactly trading it last night at a gig it died. Luckily I had a back up. I bought the head used a couple of years ago and it has given me tons of problems since then. Considering this has been the second Marshall I had give me problems I figure I better switch to a different company. Marshalls are awesome though I am not going to lie.


I see.

Well, the Bogner is part of Vai's live rig, so with the right pedals you could get a Vai-ish tone. I'd suggest (as is obvious) trying both of them out if you can and seeing which one you like.

http://www.vai.com/Machines/livegear.html

There's a link.
#5
If you're looking for shred tones, I honestly wouldn't be looking at either of those


Get a Soldano SLO100
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#6
Thanks man,

I think he used the Bogner during the "Sex and Religion" tour the problem is the closest place to try out both the amps is Texas and I am in Florida.
#8
ive heard that VHT's are quite dry so maybe not so great for some shred tones although i spose paul gilberts tone is quite dry
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#9
VHT Ultra Lead 100 is great for Rhythm [chords, etc] but it does have a very dark tone.

A SLO100 has a brighter tone better for leads.
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#10
The Bogner is pure sex. Great amp! Very Versatile! For me this wouldn't even be a choice. I'd go Bogner all the way without even second guessing.
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#12
Might wanna ask the guys at Harmony Central before pulling the trigger. Very few of us have monster rigs and/or played with a boutique amp.

The SLO100 is a good suggestion though.
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Might wanna ask the guys at Harmony Central before pulling the trigger. Very few of us have monster rigs and/or played with a boutique amp.

The SLO100 is a good suggestion though.

But the ones who do have monster rigs and have played with boutiques have replied ;]

Harmony Central is a great place for review though.
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But the ones who do have monster rigs and have played with boutiques have replied ;]

Harmony Central is a great place for review though.

I'm not really talking about the reviews though, I'm talking about the forum members (*drools at their rigs*).
And you're right, the more experienced have replied aside from a few.
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#15
Ok cool I will check that out I checked out the reviews on the two amps but I will now go check out the forums. Appreciate it.
#16
in this comparison, bogner, hands down. the pittbull i played was nice, but sure as hell not worth the money for the dark, overly dry sound. matrixclaw recommended the SLO, which is also a very good choice. However, noticing you likes, why not a Carvin X100B? They just reissued them, and I believe Becker and Friedmen used them for Cacophony (or whatever the group was they played in together), along with Vai and a few other shredders. It'd get you closer to their sound, and save you a LOT of money.
#17
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in this comparison, bogner, hands down. the pittbull i played was nice, but sure as hell not worth the money for the dark, overly dry sound. matrixclaw recommended the SLO, which is also a very good choice. However, noticing you likes, why not a Carvin X100B? They just reissued them, and I believe Becker and Friedmen used them for Cacophony (or whatever the group was they played in together), along with Vai and a few other shredders. It'd get you closer to their sound, and save you a LOT of money.

True, I never even thought of that.

You can score a used one for damn cheap. I bought a halfstack for $600 and traded it for my friend's laptop and then sold the laptop and made $200

It's a great amp though, I kinda wish I hadn't traded it to him, but he needed a new amp BADLY.
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