Over the last few years Bogner have expanded from making amazing amps to making great pedals as well. All the previous ones were based on iconic amps so why stop now! The La Grange as to be expected is based off the iconic sound of an old black and gold Plexi tone. More specifically this pedal is based off of the sounds often used by the amazing Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, hence the pedal being named after one of their most popular songs.
Bogner Signature Design
If you take a look at the La Grange and compare the front panel to the other Bogner pedals you will notice a lot of similarities but inside there are plenty of differences. On the top you have all of the controls you would normally find on an amplifier with Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Gain as well as a separate Boost Volume control. By designing the pedal like an amplifier premp it lets you get a lot closer to the sound of the real amp.
Independent Boost and Drive
While in the other Bogner pedals the Boost can only be engaged when the main drive is on the La Grange works differently by have both parts of the circuit be completely independent. So now it is really easy to get a wider range of tones from just one pedal. Use the boost function to slightly dirty you clean sound, use the drive section as your main rhythm and then turn both on to get to your saturated and sustaining lead tone that will pop through the mix.
Here's what Bogner say about the La Grange
Continuing our series of pedals based on amplifiers, the La Grange is designed to emulate the legendary British "Plexi" amplifier tones, which every legendary guitarist has played at one time or another. An array of controls and switches, including an independent foot-switchable boost, deliver decades of Plexi tones.