Pignose Amp Owners Club

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by rangercaster, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. superboo

    superboo NEW MEMBER!

    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I've got a 7-100.
     
  2. es125tcd

    es125tcd TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    69
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Midvale, Ohio
    g 40 v...

    Got a used g 40 v last xmas from the kids-did some tweaking, sounded awesome ( went to 12 au7 preamp tube, and two ecc 83's(mullards) old set of rca black plate 6l6's ( replaced the 5881 Ruby tubes the previous owner installed) , then blew the output x former ( new one from a fender blues deluxe on the way)- BTW, just spoke to the Pignose distributor in Vegas- pignose discontinued tube amp production last year ( he mentioned that it was due to " the economy") ... Gonna Tweed my little piggy when I get her up and running again - gonna build a cabinet similar to the Gibson Les Paul GA 40 that I had in high school ( and sold for a "louder amp" ...) will put a 15" jensen in her , and mount the chassis vertical, like the old fender tweeds were should be one screamin wild boar !!!
     
  3. PaulR

    PaulR Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    253
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Tahkoma
    I have a g40v that I made a head out of. I stuffed the innards into one of those old school/church speaker boxes. One of my favorite amps. Sorry to hear that they stopped production. Oh well. Glad I got mine!
     
  4. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    2,356
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    My first amp, back in 1981 was a Pignose. A 40-60, maybe? I blew it up about 25 years ago!
     
  5. PraiseCaster

    PraiseCaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,117
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Whittier, California
    Hot-Rodded G40V owner here!

    I had the circuit modified (its now a 6L6 Power tube Plexi), and stuffed the chassis and a Celestion Vintage 30 into roomier digs:

    [​IMG]

    Here's the changes made too it:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. PraiseCaster

    PraiseCaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,117
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Whittier, California
    Lat year at NAMM, the guy that owns Pignose was there, and the G40V was prominent and up front. I spoke with him, and expressed my joy with the little amp, and he said it was one of his best sellers.

    He never mentioned he was ending production on it.
     
  7. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,015
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Location:
    Connecticut
    i just ordered a 7100 today

    im soo jazzed!
    is it as legit as everyone says??
     
  8. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,015
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Location:
    Connecticut
    i just got mine today...quick question to all you owners out there...

    is there cut marks on the top/bottom of your pignose where they cut the vinyl in order to wrap it i would imagine??

    thanks in advance...
     
  9. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,733
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Location:
    Deep in the Heart O Texas
    Old 7-100 here. Use it in the studio all the time. Put a TLM49 in front of the pig and
    crank it up, stack the track, and it sounds huge, clean or dirty.
     
  10. Stackabones

    Stackabones Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    241
    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Location:
    Texas
    A song I wrote specifically for my Pignose ... SNOUT.

    Peavey Reactor (Joe Barden neck, SD Lil 59 bridge) plays the rhythm and lead, some kind of bass, and a pandeiro for "drum kit". Reverb comes from the Zoom H4. All played by me. Mea culpa. :lol:
     
  11. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,015
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Location:
    Connecticut
    stackabones...it sounds really good in fact!!

    is that all from the pignose??

    i just opened the box but im still at work so no time to play it yet...but im pumped...

    also i didnt notice anywhere for the headphones...can i plug into the output?
     
  12. nalo1022

    nalo1022 NEW MEMBER!

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Location:
    Dracut, MA
    I just joined this forum, and I too am a proud owner of a pignose. Ive had my 7-100 for about 8 years now. Unfortunately when I moved into my new apartment it got damaged in the move. I have been trying to fix it for weeks now but I can't figure out the wiring even with several schematics I found online. If anyone here would be nice enough to take a picture of their 7-100's PCB that would be great. I believe my pignose is a Chinese model because it has a white label inside.
     
  13. es125tcd

    es125tcd TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    69
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Midvale, Ohio
    pignose g 40 v- new output tranny !!!!

    Just got her back up and running thursday- got a Hot Rod Deluxe output tranny from Angela Instruments.com , to replace the blown stock piggy- had to drill 2 chassis holes, compared schematics from the Hot Rod Deluxe ,and the Piggy, soldered and shrink tubed her up MONSTER TONE !!! - BTW, the Hot Rod Deluxe tranny JUST fits in ( clears the speaker frame by less than 1/2" ...) much bigger, AMERICAN Iron !!! Now, It's time to do some measuring, head to Keim Lumber , In Charm, Oh. and pick out some awesome hardwood to build a combo cab. out of- leaning toward some wormy, curly maple 4/4 stock they have in the exotic wood room , and a 15" jensen ... Gotta Quit Drooling, I'm getting my paperwork wet here at work !!!
     
  14. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,283
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Didn't even know they call them 7-100's but I've had one for about 5 years and love it. I got a kick out of my son taking his shoe boxed sized battery powered amp with him to his "blues guitar" class. All of the kids who had much larger amps scoffed and joked about it until he opened up on it when he had it cranked. The fellow teaching the class was the only one who knew anything about them. Was fun to watch their mouths drop in unison when he got it rolling. Best little practice amp in the world.
     
  15. Lostheart

    Lostheart Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,841
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Location:
    Germany
    A Pignose 7-100 amp has been my very first amp...I still got it and I still use it occasionally.
     
  16. superchicken_VI

    superchicken_VI Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,906
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Location:
    Monroe, NC
    [​IMG]

    Miss Piggy and my Tele.
     
  17. JNE

    JNE Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    310
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2003
    Location:
    Finland
    Ha, never noticed these clubs before... I'll join.

    The deal over my '74 Tele Deluxe was set when the previous owner gave me his 7-100 for good measure :lol:
     
  18. BigMike

    BigMike Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    430
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    7-100 here in the UK..........
     
  19. blackdog

    blackdog Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    214
    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Count me in for a 7-100. I'm absolutely in love with this thing

    [​IMG]




    Blackdog
     
  20. Stackabones

    Stackabones Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    241
    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Location:
    Texas
    Thanks!

    Yeah, all Pignose. The reverb was in the Zoom H4 that I recorded it with, but all everything is pure pork. :D
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.