Reinhold Bogner had been designing and building amplifiers long before leaving Germany for Los Angeles in 1989. Soon after arriving he quickly gained the respect and trust of many influential players including Steve Stevens, Dan Huff, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Landau and Steve Vai, with each of them seeking his skill to modify and custom-build their amplifiers. Word traveled quickly that an insanely talented amp designer had just arrived in L.A. and this lead to Edward Van Halen entrusting Reinhold to overhaul and revitalize his iconic Marshall Plexi. Eddie was very pleased. Bogner Amplification was born.
With legendary models like the Ecstasy, the Shiva, and the Uberschall, Bogner Amplifiers have endlessly inspired the countless artists who rely on them for their signature tone and have changed the perception of what an amplifier can be.
Relentless in his pursuit of creating new, unique, inspiring tones, Reinhold continues to discover. His designs are unlike any other, yet they incorporate the feel and tones of classic circuits with amazing flexibility and sonic range.