Pignose Hog 20. The Pignose amp, now known as 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.
The Pignose Hog 20 is the “Big Brother” to the legendary 7100 amp. Boasting a full 20 Watts through a 6 1/2 inch speaker the Hog 20 is a battery amp with some serious grunt! The “Squeal” control dials in a sweet, smooth overdrive and the tone control allows for a wide range of tones.
The amp is solidly built of timber, with a simulated leather covering and strong metal corners and a carry handle. The amp includes a headphone socket for quiet practice anywhere. A power supply is included to run the amp from the mains.