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Pignose Hog 30 Amp   (Used)

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Designed especially for bass and keyboard players.

The Pignose Hog 30 Amp uses an 8" speaker and a 30W amp to help reproduce the low-end needed for keyboard and bass players. Kick in the legendary Funk Bass switch for extra punch and depth. Features volume and master volume controls as well as a 3-band EQ. Batteries will provide hours of portable playing, and playing time is extended when using headphones. Rear panel features a headphone jack, line out, and second input. Includes an adapter/recharger cable.

Features

  • Battery/AC powered
  • Recharges when you plug it in
  • Runs for hours on a single charge
  • Heavy-duty 8" speaker
  • 30W
  • Squeal overdrive
  • 3-band EQ
  • 2 instrument inputs
  • Headphone jack

Punchy, portable sound perfect for practice. Order now.

 

Hog 30 Amp Specifications:

  • 13-1/2"W x 17"H x 9-1/2"D
  • 28 lbs.
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PignoseHog 30 Amp
 
4.3

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hog 30 Amp - Perfect at what it does.

    If you want instructions, you'll be sad. If you have some chops and aren't afraid to experiment "carefully" to push it and see what it will do, you shouldn't...Read complete review

    If you want instructions, you'll be sad. If you have some chops and aren't afraid to experiment "carefully" to push it and see what it will do, you shouldn't blow the amp and will find that for small venues (30-50 people or 100 ft or so), coffee houses,street corners, living rooms will be a blast. Time will tell for me on the batteries and its' general longevity. I hope it will be good for 3 years and more. We'll see.
    1st let me say a 10 rating in my book is rare and involves walking on water or in simpler terms knocking my socks off. This amp is perfect at what it does, and that is it runs off battery power (so far over 5 hrs without a sign it is slowing down at 2.5-3.0 VOL) and provides great sound for bass and/or acoustic guitar. I did not try a keyboard (yet). A mic is fine for simple busking or jamming with an acoustic (because they both get EQ'd the same), the mic gets muddied for my preference after a bass is EQ'd. But that's OK cause we use a Crate TX15 for the main voc mic and acoustic guitar (the Crate has 2CH,Bal and Line input). So a <$200 bass with a active EQ and PJ pickups ranged from warm to punchy to slap happy. Our bass players were happy with the range of setups. Also with a battery powered bass or acoustic pedal even more setups are available. In fact if you can get the bass EQ'd before the amp, suddenly the mic is more viable.
    In general for the $152 (on sale) this is a great portable bass amp.
    Too soon to tell. First thing I'll tell you is the manual stinks. There are no instructions regarding the EQ setups. Like does the front setup affect the back channel two?? Sounds like maybe it does, sure would be nice to KNOW. I can also say the back channel connection started out with a bit of static but settled down more or less. I also checked out the battery replacement. Pignose folks say to send it in, but you can get to them okay if you can locate the same batteries online or elsewhere. Maybe Pignose will sell just the Batt's. I don't know what the cost is to send it in but I am guessing the shipping one way is at least $20 or so, making it a loosing game unless you have a local dealer. Right now I am hoping they last the three yrs plus they should (with care) and then I'll deal with it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Handy little amp !

    Portability is the thing here. I've needed a small amp for use on camping trips and for jamming with acoustic groups for a long time. This is the answer. Don't exspect any earthshaking...Read complete review

    Portability is the thing here. I've needed a small amp for use on camping trips and for jamming with acoustic groups for a long time. This is the answer. Don't exspect any earthshaking sound, but if you need a little extra bottom for your upright bass or you want to play your bass guitar or keyboard with your acoustic friends this is great. Just charge it up and go. It is quite light, easy to carry and has respectible tone for a small unit. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A fine battery bass amp

    By Thestatue1

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Control Knobs Too Low

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

    Loud enough for low-volume bands, indoors or indoors, good battery life before needing charging, Pignose does not carry covers for this amp, I had to order one custom-made to fit, a bit pricey for a cover.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    the bigger Pignose surpasses expecttions

    By Mike eCee

    from San Francisco Bay Area

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Exceeded My Expectations
    • Litterally - A Grab Run
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • No Onboard Reverb

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Great To Tske To The Park

    Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

    I purchased it to use with my acoustic bass to get a little more bottom end filled in when accompanying other acoustic instruments when up camping or at the park. I find that the sound quality is much more than I expected and does well with my other acoustic guitars, as well as electric!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT AMP!!

    By gtw541

    from Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

      As described, powerful, light to carry... great amp for my needs.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Portability and Good Sound

      By Texas Bob

      from Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Freedom Of Battery Pwr
      • Handles Bass Or Guitar
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Simple Tone Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Practice Bass Or Guitar
        • Small gigs

        Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

        It's all about portability and good sound for smaller gigs. From my car to the gig, it's easy to carry my Pignose Hog 30 in one hand, my instrument in the other, and my small gig bag over my shoulder. Everything in one trip. And I can set up anywhere on stage with no need for an electric outlet. This is obviously not a big fancy amp but it's perfectly good enough for small gigs to faithfully amplify acoustic guitar and electric bass. It's not meant to be your main amp. But it's the amp you'll love to use in appropriate circumstances, and those circumstances just seem to keep popping up since I got my Pignose!

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Hog 30 Amp

        By Rob

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Rattle At High Volumes

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

        I got a Hog 30 for Christmas. The amp had a good charge out of the box so I was able to play it right away. The sound quality is good. This is a portable amp so it is not going to sound like an SVT, but I found the sound to be warm and surprisingly good bass response for it's size. The EQ is great for fine tuning the sound. I am using it with a Kala U-Bass, which makes for an extremely portable rig. This will be great for camping and playing outdoors in general, as well as jamming with acoustic instruments. I have read some of the other reviews and agree that it can have a slight "rattle" at higher volumes, which could be easily be resolved with some acoustic insulation. The cabinet is easily accessible. Battery life seems good as well. For what I wanted it for, it certainly does the job well.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The name says it all "The Hog", works gr

        By galeogg54

        from El Cajon, San Diego, Ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

        This unit works great for practices and small venues has good power the batteries last longer than I expected a definite plus

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Look Ma, no plug!

        By Cbassist

        from Hernando Mississippi

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backyard jams
          • Campground jams
          • Intimate acoustic gigs
          • Performances

          Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

          I've been looking for a battery powered bass amp for a while, finally found one that stands up to the task, portability, good sound quality, and enough juice to play a whole night or afternoon without having to find a place to plug in.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hog 30 Amp - Perfect at what it does.

          By RW

          from TX

          Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

          If you want instructions, you'll be sad. If you have some chops and aren't afraid to experiment "carefully" to push it and see what it will do, you shouldn't blow the amp and will find that for small venues (30-50 people or 100 ft or so), coffee houses,street corners, living rooms will be a blast. Time will tell for me on the batteries and its' general longevity. I hope it will be good for 3 years and more. We'll see.
          1st let me say a 10 rating in my book is rare and involves walking on water or in simpler terms knocking my socks off. This amp is perfect at what it does, and that is it runs off battery power (so far over 5 hrs without a sign it is slowing down at 2.5-3.0 VOL) and provides great sound for bass and/or acoustic guitar. I did not try a keyboard (yet). A mic is fine for simple busking or jamming with an acoustic (because they both get EQ'd the same), the mic gets muddied for my preference after a bass is EQ'd. But that's OK cause we use a Crate TX15 for the main voc mic and acoustic guitar (the Crate has 2CH,Bal and Line input). So a <$200 bass with a active EQ and PJ pickups ranged from warm to punchy to slap happy. Our bass players were happy with the range of setups. Also with a battery powered bass or acoustic pedal even more setups are available. In fact if you can get the bass EQ'd before the amp, suddenly the mic is more viable.
          In general for the $152 (on sale) this is a great portable bass amp.
          Too soon to tell. First thing I'll tell you is the manual stinks. There are no instructions regarding the EQ setups. Like does the front setup affect the back channel two?? Sounds like maybe it does, sure would be nice to KNOW. I can also say the back channel connection started out with a bit of static but settled down more or less. I also checked out the battery replacement. Pignose folks say to send it in, but you can get to them okay if you can locate the same batteries online or elsewhere. Maybe Pignose will sell just the Batt's. I don't know what the cost is to send it in but I am guessing the shipping one way is at least $20 or so, making it a loosing game unless you have a local dealer. Right now I am hoping they last the three yrs plus they should (with care) and then I'll deal with it.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very solid amp.

          Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

          Bought this amp just to have something to mess around with on those nights when i feel like playing outside. I have played several electric, acoustic, and bass guitars through this amp, and have always been able to find the tone i'm looking for. I get very clear tones from the amp, even when running multiple pedals in front of it. Overall, i'm very impressed with it.

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          (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Junk...really

          Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

          I ordered the HOG 30, and it arrived defective. The amp had no clean sound at any volume, only blown speaker distortion. I asked for a replacement, and it was worse - missing the charger, the cabinet was cracked in half, and it also only played with blown speaker distortion. Poor quality control and cheap materials. Avoid this product.

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