The Pignose Snakeskin amp, A Ltd edition of 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.
The amp is solidly built of timber, with a Ltd Edition Snakeskin 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.
- Pignose 7-100 Legendary Portable Amplifier
- Lightweight design for portability
- Power output: 5 watts
- Speaker: 5″
- Batteries: 6 AA batteries (not included)
- AC Operation: Yes, with optional AC adapter (not included)
- UPC: 639586071007
- MPN: 7-100