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Pignose Harmonica Amps

Pignose Amps has earned a special place in the history of guitar amplification, thanks to its iconic and portable designs that have captivated musicians for decades. With their distinctive pig-snout volume control and compact size, Pignose amps have become synonymous with portability and a unique, gritty tone that continues to inspire guitarists worldwide.

Pignose 9V Power Adaptor for Pignose Amps
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Pignose 9V Power Adaptor for Pignose Amps

£12.99

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This Pignose 9V Power Adaptor for Pignose Amps allows you to plug your amp into the mains instead of using battery power. This is an official Pignose product and will work with any of the Pignose 7-100 amps, including the Legendary, Snakeskin and Tweed models. Please note that this adaptor is only currently available with an EU style two pin plug as pictured. If you wish to use this in the UK, you will need to connect it to a travel adaptor. About Pignose Amps Pignose Amps can trace its history back to 1969, when it began to produce possibly the first commercially available portable guitar amplifier. Initial samples of the amp were given to famous musicians of the time, and their feedback was incorporated into the production amps, which were available from 1973. The current range of 7-100 amplifiers are almost identical to the original Pignose amps, retaining the signature sound, portability and the capability of being used as a preamp and plugged into larger amplifiers via the output jack.    ... Read more
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 - Special Snakeskin Edition
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 - Special Snakeskin Edition

£104.99

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The Pignose Legendary 7-100 - Special Snakeskin Edition is a high quality portable amplifier, and is the ideal harmonica amp. This limited edition version shares the same features as the classic Pignose amp, however comes with a cool snakeskin effect finish. It offers a full range of tones, from clean to crunch, and is light enough, at around 2.5kgs to carry anywhere you wish! In fact, a standard guitar strap will attach perfectly and would enable you to sling it over your shoulder. The Pignose Legendary 7-100 - Special Snakeskin Edition has a quality sound that belies its relatively low price. In fact, many players use it as a pre-amp in live and studio environments, by using the pre-amp out jack to connect to bigger amps, PAs or recording consoles. Get tones from clean to pig-filthy with the turn of one of the funkiest volume knobs in the world. With a Pignose amp, you can practice anywhere at any time. It features a full array of tones from clean to crunchy. It's powered by six AA batteries (not included) or by an optional AC adapter, which can be stored inside the amplifier case. Power output: 5 watts Speaker: 5" Batteries: Runs on 6 AA batteries AC Operation: Yes, with optional AC adapter (not included) Special Snakeskin Edition!  ... Read more
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 Amp - 50th Anniversary Edition
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 Amp - 50th Anniversary Edition

£99.99

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The Pignose Legendary 7-100 - 50th Anniversary Edition is a high quality portable amplifier, and is the ideal harmonica amp. This limited edition version shares the same features as the classic Pignose amp, except it is covered in black vinyl for a cool look! It offers a full range of tones, from clean to crunch, and is light enough, at around 2.5kgs to carry anywhere you wish! In fact, a standard guitar strap will attach perfectly and would enable you to sling it over your shoulder. The Pignose 7-100 range has a quality sound that belies its relatively low price. In fact, many players use it as a pre-amp in live and studio environments, by using the pre-amp out jack to connect to bigger amps, PAs or recording consoles. Get tones from clean to pig-filthy with the turn of one of the funkiest volume knobs in the world. With this Pignose Legendary 7-100 - 50th Anniversary Edition amp, you can practice anywhere at any time. It features a full array of tones from clean to crunchy. It's powered by six AA batteries (not included) or by an optional AC adapter, which can be stored inside the amplifier case. Power output: 5 watts Speaker: 5" Batteries: Runs on 6 AA batteries AC Operation: Yes, with optional AC adapter (not included) Special 50th Anniversary Edition - limited to 1500 pieces! ... Read more
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 Amp - Special Tweed Edition
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 Amp - Special Tweed Edition

£125.99

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The Pignose Legendary 7-100 - Special Tweed Edition is a high quality portable amplifier, and is the ideal harmonica amp. This limited edition version shares the same features as the classic Pignose amp, except it is covered in Tweed for that hipster look! It offers a full range of tones, from clean to crunch, and is light enough, at around 2.5kgs to carry anywhere you wish! In fact, a standard guitar strap will attach perfectly and would enable you to sling it over your shoulder. The Pignose 7-100 range has a quality sound that belies its relatively low price. In fact, many players use it as a pre-amp in live and studio environments, by using the pre-amp out jack to connect to bigger amps, PAs or recording consoles. Get tones from clean to pig-filthy with the turn of one of the funkiest volume knobs in the world. With this Pignose Legendary 7-100 - Special Tweed Edition amp, you can practice anywhere at any time. It features a full array of tones from clean to crunchy. It's powered by six AA batteries (not included) or by an optional AC adapter, which can be stored inside the amplifier case. Power output: 5 watts Speaker: 5" Batteries: Runs on 6 AA batteries AC Operation: Yes, with optional AC adapter (not included) Special Tweed Edition! ... Read more
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp
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Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp

£99.99

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The Pignose Legendary 7-100 is a high quality portable amplifier, and is the ideal harmonica amp. This is the classic version of the 7-100 Pignose amp, and it also comes in two different special edition varieties one with a cool snakeskin effect finish and the other in a covered in Tweed for that hipster look. It offers a full range of tones, from clean to crunch, and is light enough, at around 2.5kgs to carry anywhere you wish! In fact, a standard guitar strap will attach perfectly and would enable you to sling it over your shoulder. The Pignose 7-100 range has a quality sound that belies its relatively low price. In fact, many players use it as a pre-amp in live and studio environments, by using the pre-amp out jack to connect to bigger amps, PAs or recording consoles. Get tones from clean to pig-filthy with the turn of one of the funkiest volume knobs in the world. With this Pignose Legendary 7-100 harmonica amp, you can practice anywhere at any time. It features a full array of tones from clean to crunchy. It's powered by six AA batteries (not included) or by an optional AC adapter, which can be stored inside the amplifier case. Power output: 5 watts Speaker: 5" Batteries: Runs on 6 AA batteries AC Operation: Yes, with optional AC adapter (not included) Classic Edition ... Read more
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Origins of the Pignose Amplifier

The story of Pignose Amps dates back to the 1960s when Richard Edlund and Wayne Kimbell set out to create a portable amplifier solution. Edlund's vision was to develop an amp that could be easily carried, allowing musicians to practice and perform wherever they desired. This led to the birth of the first Pignose amp, the Model 7100 in 1969.

Pignose Design

One of the defining features of Pignose amps is their distinctive design. The snout-like shape, resembling a pig's nose, not only gives the amps a unique and recognizable appearance but also serves a functional purpose. The hinged front panel, when opened, acts as a speaker baffle, projecting the sound upward and enhancing the overall volume and presence of the amp.

Pignose amps are known for their simplicity and straightforward operation. With just a few knobs for volume and tone control, they offer a minimalist approach that allows players to focus on their instrument and the raw, unfiltered sound. This simplicity, combined with the amps' portability, has made them a favorite choice among street performers, buskers, and musicians on the go.

Why Use a Pignose Amp for Harmonicas?

The iconic Pignose sound is characterized by its distinctively gritty and overdriven tone. Due to the amp's limited power output and unique circuit design, it naturally breaks up and saturates at higher volumes, producing a warm and vintage-like distortion. This distinctive tonal characteristic has attracted guitarists for many years, but is also popular with harmonica players, as the tone is similar to an overdriven tube amp, but without the expense, fragility and the necessity to wind the volume up to achieve this sound. It's also easy to plug the little amp into a PA, using its line out jack, enabling the Pignose to be used in much larger venues than might initially be expected.

Which Pignose Amp to Buy?

The original style Pignose 5W amp is available in several different versions. However, they are all the same amp underneath with only the finishes - leather effect, tweed, or black leather effect differentiating them, so your only choice is which one you prefer the look of!

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