NAD ! I finally got a Pignose !

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  1. RB522

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    Ok, so maybe not the most high end amp, but I've wanted one of these for the past 25 years. I've played them before but just never got around to buying one for myself. Well, today my lovely wife gave me my birthday present, and it's the little Pignose I've always wanted. I'm so geeked right now ! Thanks honey !
     
  2. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I keep hearing good things about them but I forget to keep on the lookout for a deal on one.
    Congrats, that's very thoughtful of your wife to treat you with one. Happy Birthday too.
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations—I love my little Pignise...I’ve heard they’re a one-trick pony, but man, it’s a heckuva trick!

    Go New Amp Day!
    GO-NAD!




    Wait...
     
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    Congratulations, and Happy Birthday!
    I had one when I was a teenager.
    Fun stuff!
     
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    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's

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    Love mine and had a few. I’ve run thru it into my main amp a few times. So mean sounding it’ll scare your mother in law
     
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    I had one back in the 70s and enjoyed it a lot. Not sure why I let it go, actually. I used it as a preamp on my bigger amp, and by itself, I liked to keep the cabinet open for a brighter sound.
     
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    I remember when those first came out. It was right in the middle of the period of walls of amps and speakers......Kustom 3X15s, Marshall 8X12 stacks, half a dozen Acoustics, etc. The Pignose came along and everyone said, "WHA???????" Fast forward to today and nearly all of us have come to our senses, and appreciate the wisdom of smaller gigging amps and even smaller home practice amps. Can they still be battery-powered? Now you can go out busking! ;)
     
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    I've always wanted one, never got one. Congrats!
     
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    Been wanting to get one for both guitar and harmonica. Enjoy!
     
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    Got a 7-100. Solid little practice amp. Battery life is surprising.
     
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    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

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    I bought one a couple of months ago. It's a fun little amp.

    I've found that putting a buffered pedal in front of it improves its sound and increases its volume, even when the pedal is turned off.
     
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    Very Cool Amp … this was recorded using a Pignose amp .

     
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    Supposedly, when Clapton entered the studio to begin recording what became the Layla album, he came with two amps: a silverface Champ and a Pignose.

    Tom Dowd, who’d also produced Cream, was shocked.
     
  14. Pasta Player

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    Congrats on the Pignose! Throw a delay pedal into the mix and enjoy. (The very inexpensive Donner “Yellow Fall” delay pedal works very well ‘round here… with the Pignose, The Dwarf and the Lectrosonics Mouse & Maxi-Mouse portable amps). Toneful goodness.

    For those possibly interested in having a Pignose... I'll have a few *modified versions to let go of later this year.

    *Different power sources to replace the "leaky battery syndrome" and some with added "speaker-out" jacks - for using other speaker configs.;)
     
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    I've been jonesin' for a G40V for years. Just never pulled the trigger.
     
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    Had one in the 70s tho i never liked it. Zappa sure did tho, as he recorded some of his stuff with them. One a side note, interesting story about mine and the legendary GC customer service. (tongue in cheek) I bought mine at the original GC when they weren't a chain, across the street from where the original hollywood store is now. They were the scammingest place i have ever had the displeasure to deal with. When i bought my pig i walked up to the counter and the person who wrote it up opened the box and pulled the power supply out and asked "do you want this too?" and quoted me an extra $7 or something around there for the wall wart ! This is the wall wart that comes with the thing. I believe i even called the factory and asked and was told yes, it's included with the amp. Which of course was obvious being it was in the sealed box. But since GC didn't see it this way and wouldn't budge i called to be sure. Anyways, bought the amp and wall wart and went home and called a local newspaper that had a consumer section that helped consumers who've been screwed by contacting the retailer and confronting them, then do a write up in the newspaper. Long story short, GC called me and offered to refund me for the wall wart.

    Anyways, IMO GC today is a GOOD store as CS goes. Nothing but good things to say from me. But years ago if u recall they were legendary for bad customer relations. Once the company became a major chain of course they had to rectify that or sink. They chose the former thankfully.
     
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    I used to walk around the lake with my 69 SG Std. over one shoulder and the Pignose over the other shoulder. That was before strap locks too, I kept a hand on my SG at all times! Of course that was in the summer but not the summer of love! My wife bought my second one at an estate sale last year for $5.00. Enjoy, they are fun little amps and great for traveling.
    Thanks John
     
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    fender4life Friend of Leo's

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    LOL! Thats what i bought mine for ! Back in the 70s a friend and I used to go to this lake and camp now and then and i have a original 72 thinline and pignose and we'd go out to the dam at nite and drink beer and i'd be wailing away on my tele and pig ! I never thought back then i'd be at the age i am now and still rockin. I don't do that kinda stuff any more tho.....wish i still had that degree of enthusiasm. The good ol days....
     
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    There were also a few full size pignose amps back in the 80s. A tube model and a couple SS models. I had one of the SS combos called the "crossmix". For just overdriven tones it was great. Just not a great for cleans or cleaning up via vol pot as i recall. But the OD tones were fatter than any tube amp i've ever owned and sounded quite good. I bought one after seeing a cover band with 2 guitar players using them and getting some amazing tones out of em. really ripping fat ZZ top tones at times.
     
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