It looks like the last List Price was $1100 for the head. I don't have a list price for the cab. I believe these were first sold around 2007 - 2008 time frame. Some places still have NOS sitting around. I think this amp was pretty much under the radar for most people. From Harmony Central it seems the tone is good. Apparently some complex tones and takes some fiddling to master the controls.
In Australia the List Price for the head was AUD$2495 and for the 2 x 12 cab $1495, which is crazy
PEAVEY WIGGY GUITAR AMPLIFIER
100 Watts into 4, 8, or 16 Ohms, selectable impedance
High and Low Octane input jacks
Footswitchable TransTube® More front end (gain boost level)
Hazard lights flash when More function is engaged
RPM (gain) and MPH (master volume) controls
3-band BATT, OIL, and TEMP (low, mid, and high) EQ Boosts control for post EQ fuzz
5-band Wiggy graphic EQ
Presence and T.Dynamics® controls
Footswitchable Effects Loop with Effects Level switch
My memory is often clouded by alcohol and anger, but I am almost positive I saw Kenny Vaughan playing one of those with Marty Stuart in Washington DC a few years ago...I remember thinking "WTF? They must be paying him a lot to be seen in public with that thing!"
Funny a Wiggy is like having a family dog that is so ugly its cute. The product has me thinking it was a Western attempt to duplicate USSR electric guitar technology. Electric guitars produced in USSR and Eastern Europe were detached from the Western world as far as visual influence, government bureaucracy and lack of decent components. They were shockingly bad and awkward in the extreme. But sometimes ugliness can be good in a inverse way, like for example punk rock. I've tried to find material on USSR guitar amplifiers and have not been able to find a single written references or photograph. Quite possibly Wiggies are actually these missing Soviet amplifiers and the government is till trying to move them out of the warehouses. There must be some music genre the Wiggy fits into like PolkaPunk, GeekPunk, PetrolPunk, MotorheadPunk?
Last edited by StephaninMelb; February 17th, 2012 at 09:15 AM.
Wiggy Controls Aren't Labelled like a Regular Amp They Function Like Car Controls
(High Octane) Hi Input
(Low Octane) Lo Input
(More) Gain Control
(RPM) Gain Control
(BOOST) Post EQ gain
(BATT) Low frequency boost
(OIL) Mid frequency control
(TEMP) High frequency control
(Hazard Flashers) Flash when More Switch is engaged
Looks like a premonition of the Pawnshop amps Fender is getting ready to release.
That kind of retro-chic is great... but only so long as you get nice tone from it. I kinda sorta like the concept for the head. The cabinet design looks like something from the house in Beetlejuice. Yikes.
"Let's take everything we think we know about solid body electrifying guitars and throw it out the window. Let's start over." ---Leo Fender
I don't see much of resemblance myself. I guess I'm biased, my 77 has the same layout as the 68 with the 5 in the center deal. The amp was about 3x larger than I thought too, I was thinking it was just a little guy like the greta lol.
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