Pignose Amps are true classics. The “Legendary 7-100″ is a battery-powered, 5-watt portable guitar amplifier 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 is made to the exact specifications of the 70’s legend, and features a 5 watt amp and five inch speaker. 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.
Pignose Amps are 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. 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 Legendary Pignose 7-100
The Pignose 7-100 guitar amplifier is the answer to the worldwide demand for a high quality, economical and completely portable amplifier. It’s powered by six AA batteries (not included) or by an optional AC adapter which can be stored inside the amplifier case. The Pignose 7-100 gives the electric guitar the same mobility as the acoustic, and it weighs only five pounds! You can attach a standard guitar strap and sling the Pignose over your shoulder.
It’s a Practice Amp
With a Pignose, you can practice anywhere at any time. It features a full array of tones from clean to crunchy.
It’s a Beginners First Amp
The Pignose 7-100 combines economy with quality and will never outlive its usefulness when you buy up to bigger amps. It will always be handy for traveling and for working on quick ideas on the road. And it has a pre amp out jack!
It’s a Studio and Performing Amp
The Pignose 7-100 sound is so good that many players use it as a preamp in stage and studio performances. This is done by sending the pre amp out signal to a bigger amp or PA (for stage performances) or to the recording console (for recording).
It’s the Ultimate Portable Amp
This is the one that started it all more than thirty years ago.
The powerful little Pignose, with that distinctively funky Pignose sound, has been on call in countless recording studios, rehearsal halls, dressing rooms, dorm rooms and backyards around the world since the rockin’ seventies. Get tones from clean to pig-filthy with the turn of the coolest volume knob in the world. 5 watts of gigantic earth shattering power, a 5″ loudspeaker, AC/DC operation. Requires 6 AA batteries (not included) or optional AC adapter.