NAD ! I finally got a Pignose !

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  1. MisterZ

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    I have always said that the answer to any amp question is "Pignose".

    Enjoy yours!
     
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    60VR jones here
     
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  3. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    I still have mine, bought it the first year they were available. 'Kind of' works but kept around just for sentimental reasons. Was great for basement jams.
     
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    I own three Pignose Crossmix 150r amps. Best SS amp that I've ever played. Designed by Paul Rivera. If you open up the amp you will see Paul's name on the board. Paul still owns the rights to the design.

    Happy Birthday and congrats on the new amp!
     
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    I also had a Pignose 30/60 I don't remember much about it but after I got my 64 Fender Tremolux in the early 1980's my 30/60 disappeared along with my Ric 360/12. Wish I had the Ric back!!
    Thanks John
     
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  6. sleazy pot pie

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    some with added "speaker-out" jacks - for using other speaker configs.

    could you point me in the right direction on how this is done please.

    I have two of the little pig nose amps that I run with an aby pedal

    I love those things.
     
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  7. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

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    Pignose is pretty much all I ever use.

    I want one of the new red, white, and blue ones.
     
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    I bought my first Pignose back around '72 and finally had to replace it about 5 years ago. Great fun for less than $100.
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Good for you! I've always liked those little guys. :)
     
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    I bought a few of these years ago. In the first one, I pulled the stock speaker and replaced it with an Eminence Legend 105. The stock power tubes were mismatched, so I replaced them. Out went the stock preamp tubes. In went an old, late 1950's production GE 5751 in V1, a JJ ECC 83S in V2 and a Sovtek 12AX7A in V3. It has been a reliable, great sounding amp for me for over a decade.

    The second one was to be a birthday gift for my brother. The output transformer died after about 10 minutes of use. The third was the replacement for number 2. It is still going.
     
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    I'm having a lot of fun with it. Running the pre-amp out to my Vox is giving me some really cool tones !
     
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    Some… mount the speaker-out jack internally on the metal shroud covering the PCB. I cut a bigger hole on the back and mount a Switchcraft 12 A jack to a round plate (plastic, metal, etc.) so it’s not necessary to open the Pignose for connection. (Philmore also makes a similar jack, also with the tip shunt.)

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    You can cut the existing speaker wires from the PCB at a length to reach where ever you might want to mount your jack and then wire the remaining length (yellow dots in pic) to the onboard speaker. I instead replace the two wires from the PCB (red & purple arrows in pic) with a red and black wire soldered to the PCB and lugs #1 & #3 on the jack. Then, soldered the original speaker wires to lugs #2 (hot+) and #3 (ground-). [Green dots on jack.]

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    I use a BirdCord 9 Volt USB adapter cable with a rechargeable USB battery bank to eliminate the need for AA batteries and the possible “leaky battery syndrome”. Can be wired to also use the original battery set-up too… but I don’t.

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    My apologies here for the brief “thread hi-jack”.
     
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  13. sleazy pot pie

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    “thread hi-jack”.- I see what you did there.

    seems simple.

    what is the resistor for? Top right corner? Is that for the power supply?
     
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  14. Pasta Player

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    Nahh (it is really simple) and that’s a Pignose standard pre-amp output jack & its’ original resistor… configs for those differ slightly over the years.

    Interested in the replacement /adjunct power supply route, I’ll need to retrace my path. But really, it’s just eliminating and replacing the original (another often weak link) 9V jack, figuring out which wires to use and “upgrading” it all a bit. Love my BirdCord cable and inexpensive USB battery pack. (Occasionally use it to also power a Donner “Yellow Fall” delay pedal - at the same time - with another BirdCord.)

    Have heard that Zappa used 18 Volts to power his Pignose and I have done so with an 18 Volt BirdCord... but I normally use 12V. Pedal requires a 9V cord.
     
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    I recently bought my wife a Pignose bass amp, I think its called a Hog. Killer little amp for playing out on the deck, campsite, anywhere......I'm still in love my Cubes but that is Hog is one hell of an amp.
     
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