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The World’s Best Portable Guitar Amp
Ever since musicians started wanting to play anywhere the Pignose 7100 has been there. Today it’s one of the most used Portable Guitar Amps available
Portable Guitar Amp
The Pignose amp, now known as the “Legendary 7-100″, is a battery-powered, 5-watt Portable Guitar Amp with one 5” speaker. It was invented by Richard Edlund and Wayne Kimbell in 1969. The Pignose weighs five pounds and includes buttons for a guitar strap; it is considered the first portable electric guitar amplifier. The ‘legend’ was established when the inventors gave 65 prototypes (with flexible rubber Pignose volume knobs) to some of the most famous musicians of the era, including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Eagles, and The Who.
The first production Pignose amps debuted at the ’73 NAMM Convention in Chicago. The original Pignose 7-100 is still in production and is used primarily as a portable practice amp. It has also found a role in recording studios, having been used on records by Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa.
Today’s Pignose portable guitar amp is made to the exact specifications of the 70’s legend, and features a 5 watt amp and five inch speaker, making it the ideal amplifier for Busking. The unit runs on 6 x AA Batteries or with an optional AC Power Supply (Available Seperately). The single “Pignose” control knob gives a wide range of tone when used in conjunction with the guitar’s volume, from sweet warm cleans to smooth soaring overdrive and sustain.
The amp is solidly built of timber, with a simulated leather covering and strong metal corners and carry handle. Strap buttons are included so you can fit a guitar strap and carry the amp anywhere, which is what you need in a portable guitar amp. The amp includes a preamp out socket so you can run the Pignose through a larger amp and get that legendary Pignose tone live on stage. The 7100 is available in the original Brown telex covering, or the Ltd edition Tweed version.