Reinhold Bogner and Jorg Dorschner are natural born explorers in all aspects of life, art and culture. Who knew their chance meeting as mere kids in Ulm, Germany would link their futures together as partners in Bogner Amplification. Both were restless and seeking adventure when their separate journeys began with a move to Los Angeles, CA., meeting again halfway around the world and creating Bogner Amplification.
Since then, their world travels and excursions have lead visits to many continents, countries, cities and villages. All the people met, along with their cultures and customs, have made lasting impact and influence on Reinhold's and Jorg's souls, art and creative process.
From these distant and far reaching journeys come Bogner Amplification's inspiring sonic creations. Each design is just as unique, intriguing and vibrant as Reinhold's and Jorg's lives. The sounds and feel are organic, colorful and real, just like the earth you walk upon. So plug in, turn up and explore….
There must be something special in the electrons surrounding the city of Ulm, Germany, which is located between Stuttgart and Munich in the south of Germany. It's not only the birthplace of the iconic EL84 tube but also of famed amp designer Reinhold Bogner.
Reinhold grew up in a house filled with science, the love of electronic history and countless ancient analog electronic devices fueled by vacuum tubes. You see, his father Gerhard Bogner collected all manner of historic tube radios and audio test equipment made within the last 150 years. This was the era when tubes were found within just about every electric device.
His father, an engineer for Telefunken, also repaired TVs and transmitters for the military, kept piles of resistors, capacitors and, of course, endless vacuum tubes everywhere in the house. And perhaps, unknowingly, quietly passed down his sense of analog wonderment to his young son.
Rumor has it that Mullard and Brimar were some of Reinhold's first spoken words. And if they could have put baby milk into a big bottle KT88 tube, little baby Reinhold surely would have drunk from that multi-pin glass bottle. One time, as an unruly four year old, Reinhold tipped over a shelf filled with his fathers carbon comp resistors. The disciplinary direction, for creating the huge mess, was to memorize the resistor color code even before he could spell. You could say Reinhold was born with both the DNA and a hand-wired brain to love all things analog, esp tubes, and you'd be right.