I finally got around to making a video of this beast. I absolutely love this amp, but it took some time to find the right IRs, which do this amp justice. Somehow this amp doesn't handle IRs as well as my other amps, but I think I got a decent sound with this setup now. It still sounds so much better through a real cab though!
The story behind this amp is, that it was modded by Reinhold Bogner in the 80s. When I bought it, I had the chance to compare it to two other Bogner modded Marshalls, that the guy owned, and unfortunately, this one was the weakest of the three. He was amazingly kind though and offered me to take my favorite of his other two amps with me for a few weeks, so I could have a close look at the circuit and put it in the amp I just bought.
So that's exactly what I did. I spent a lot of time, figuring out every little detail of his amp and rebuild the one I just bought to those exact specs.
This was the winner of the comparison and the amp that he lent to me. It sounds quite different compared to the video of my rebuilt 2204, but that's mainly because of the completely different setups, because I filmed that video, when I was in Germany.
Back then I compared my rebuilt 2204 with this amp, and they were as close as you can get with different tubes and transformers.
What do you think of those amps and do you have any other stories about Bogner modded Marshalls that you'd like to share?
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