The Legendary Amp ;)

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  1. NastyMojo

    NastyMojo Tele-Afflicted

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    I know it's not everyones cup of tea, but I am a huge Pignose 7-100 amp fan!
    I just love everything about them. I have great knowledge about them, I collect them and love talking about them.

    So I decided to put together a FB page for everyone that will have info,tons and tons of pics, and a place to talk and share info and pics of all things related to the "Legendary" little amp.

    So if your a fan please come check it out and share pics of yours and stories if ya got em!

    https://www.facebook.com/Pignose7100
     
  2. NastyMojo

    NastyMojo Tele-Afflicted

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    50+ views and no one like Pignose amps? Interesting.
     
  3. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

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    They said bad things about the other Amplifiers.

    Pignose had it coming.

    Not.

    Frank Zappa recorded some of his Rockingest mess ever in the Studio with a Pignose Amp.
     
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    Brother I think you've corned the market on Pignose! That's quite a collection. I remember the first time I saw one was in "Crossroads" when Ralph Macchio was walking around with his Tele and his Pignose with old Willie Brown looking for Robert Johnsons lost song.
     
  5. zippie

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    here.s a question for you...

    was thinking about taking one busking this winter....would it be loud enough and clean...i play an archtop wit a floating hb. i usually use my vox da5 but its bigger and heavier. thanks and god luck....
     
  6. NastyMojo

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    Well it depends, are you going for one of the vintage ones or a reissue version?

    The vintage era ones :1973 thru mid 80s (which can be found for around anywhere between $120-$300 depending on condition) have very decent amounts of clean head room and doesn't break up with overdrive until its on about 7. I know alot people will say it has no clean tone, but that is because they have only played the new reissue versions.

    The reissue version breaks up around 4-5 depending if you using humbuckers or single coils, and at about 5 is sounds similar to the vintage version cranked. But past 6 on the volume dial takes you into fuzzy tones.
     
  7. NastyMojo

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    Frank Zappa is a legend and inspired me to get a Pignose in the first place.

    But what do you mean about them saying bad things about the amps.
     
  8. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've had a Pignose for years and love it. The secret -- well, not much of a secret -- is to crank it and roll back your volume on the guitar. A very cool pice of gear and can be used to get some interesting sounds. Heck, if it was good enough for Frank...

    Nasty, I also see you're a cigar-box guitar player. If you haven't, check out my pal Shane Speal's website: http://www.shanespeal.com/fr_home.cfm

    Shane's a good guy, a killer musician and a cigar-box-guitar evangelist.
     
  9. uriah1

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    Novel indeed, I think a Joe Perry song and some others recorded using it.

    from Pig site:
    Pignose's endorser list ran from America to Frank Zappa, and included such diverse acts as The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and even Cheech and Chong.
     
  10. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    No... but

    I've never played a Pignose amp, but I have played the guitar with amp built-in.
    My brother has one - they are great fun and very raunchy!
     

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    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Me Too! It's still one of my all time favorite movies, right up there with the Josey Wales.
     
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    xMercury69x Friend of Leo's

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