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The Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp is their original portable practice amp, complete with pig-snout on/off switch and volume control. The case ...Read More

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The Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp is their original portable practice amp, complete with pig-snout on/off switch and volume control. The case opens for easy access to the amplifier's speaker and other insides. You can even have a friend fan the case open and closed for a wah-wah effect!

The Legendary Pignose Amp also offers a preamp out jack for plugging those classic distortion sounds into an external power amp, PA, or recording console. This little Pignose is a quality-built amp with metal corner protectors, tough covering, and a rugged 6" speaker. The portable Pignose Legendary 7-100 weighs just 5 lbs and runs on batteries or its optional power supply.

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PignoseLegendary 7-100 Portable Amp
 
4.6

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Portable (28)
  • Excellent sound (23)
  • Good power output (20)
  • Warm / comfy (19)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (8), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small

It is light, loud, wireless. I might take this thing outside and play. It's like an amp that can be taken to a party or a friend's house or a band practice...Read complete review

It is light, loud, wireless. I might take this thing outside and play. It's like an amp that can be taken to a party or a friend's house or a band practice without any hassle. It is just so portable. And great for AC/DC, White Stripes, (some) Led Zeppelin, and sure even some Jazz. It sounds nice and creamy on the neck pickup. I just wish I could bring down the mids and add some lows to the tone, but I'll be getting an EQ pedal soon so it won't be a problem for me.
Just a single knob. Volume stays the same when the knob reaches about 3/4s turned, and from there on it just adds overdrive. The first five minutes of fooling around with this thing I was extremely dissapointed. It is tiny. I mean so, so small. But then I learned how loud it is. I play in front of my high school in the gymnasium every month or so, and I am sure this thing would be loud enough. I also like that there is space inside the amp for cables. The DC out or whatever is wierd though. It didn't fit my Danelectro AC DC adapter or the one that came with my electro harmonix freeze, so I was forced to use 6 AA batteries. And an EQ knob would have been nice. At least something to lower the mids.
Built like a small, leather bomb shelter. I'm sure it'll last awhile. Haven't had mine long enough to learn how long the 6 AA batteries will last though. Tone is good but it's just so much mid range that it is only good for rock and roll. This is only my second amp (my other one is a Fender Frontman 65r) and this little guy holds up (volume wise) with the 65 watts of the fender. But I noticed that my fuzz pedal behaves differently with this amp, like it is more fierce and bright. Also, there is a lot of pop in this thing. Like if I were to hit a string hard (like I usually do) then there would be a popping sound. Nothing a compressor couldn't fix though. Overdrive is great! I just wish I didn't have to turn the up so dang loud to get it. Otherwise I would disturb my parents.
I would pay a hundred dollars more than what it is priced at for this amp. It sounds great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

In comparison to the original, Better

My wife bought this as a stocking stuffer and I am very critical of equipment. I have been playing guitar since I was 8 (am now approaching 66) but remembered a good friend...Read complete review

My wife bought this as a stocking stuffer and I am very critical of equipment. I have been playing guitar since I was 8 (am now approaching 66) but remembered a good friend of mine (Nashville studio musician) bought one when they first came out. I remembered being in his studio and compared mine with what I remembered. The price was about the same and were made the same, although I do think his quality was inferior. Soundwise, however, mine actually is stronger. Their marketing obviously has gotten better, but for all the products out there allowing you to play through iphones, it has a substantial feel and very basic and raw tech appeal. I am a jazz player and tried jazz boxes, acoustics and even my classicals on it. With acoustics, turn off any piezo treble, middle and bass.I got a clean sound on my jazz boxes only if I turned way down. Crunch with my solid bodies was no problem. Besides guitar, however, I am a fan of blues harmonica ( and somewhat of a player) and the Pignose with a mike (green bullet or less) makes this an ideal little portable blues harp amp.

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4.0

Best amp for the price.

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from Los Angeles

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Bedroom practice.
    • Performances

    Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

    This is the third Pignose I've had the pleasure of owning, and it's as good as ever. The current version is louder than ever, too.

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    5.0

    Legendary...just the right term!

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    from Wales, UK

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Great Honk with a 'Bottle o Blues' Harp mike!
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Portable busking with a Harp rig

      Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

      Great little amp for a practice rig or take a line out into the PA for a full on gig. Stick a 'bottle o blues' mike in and blow that harp! Excellent sound from such a small package. Using it for practice and then line out into a tube amp for a real gig...great piece of kit!

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      5.0

      Best Practice Amp!

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      from Northern MN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

          I keep this in my living room so can practice anytime. I play blues and blues rock, the tone is perfect for that style! Simple operation, turn the volume knob (the pigs nose) and adjust the tone by opening or closing the amp. WHAT? Yes, think of the amp as a small suitcase. When the amp is filly closed, you get a muffled old blues bassy tone. When the case is opened, you get a more full range tone. It's fun to play around with this. I like the case opened about a 1/2". It's a classic!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Little Brick

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          from Asheville, NC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Nice Fuzz Tone
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Busking
          • Practice

          Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

          Simply put, what you see is what you get. I picked one of these up because I wanted to give a battery-powered amp a shot and was particularly drawn to this thing's style. The main factors in the 5-star rating are the amps portability and apparent durability (I've only had it about a week). The only downside seems to be limited function, as it only has one control knob and the rest is up to you to toggle your guitar in conjunction with said lone knob. This thing rocks though, its perfect for practicing when you don't want to deal with your heavier/more cumbersome gear. Oh yea, and the 6 AAs are not included, nor is the 9V adapter. Still, I recommend this little guy for sure.

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          4.0

          Nice sounding Amp.

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          from NNJ

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

          • changing batteries is difficult.

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

          The amp was nearly impossible to open on arrival. It seemed glued shut and took a lot of effort to get it open the first time, as if it was vacuum sealed in China. Now it's fine. I can't believe what again it is to swap batteries. They could have improved on this after 40 years!

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          5.0

          Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp

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          from Austin, TX

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

            I absolutely love this amp. I was tossing between this and another portable amp that was really nice also,
            but this amp just has "personality".
            Simple to use, turn the volume up, adjust the knobs on your guitar to suit your taste in sound - and off you go!
            Open it up to get a completely different tone and sound.
            It does have a very "Delta Blues" sound to it, so if you are in to that sort of playing, check this amp out.

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            5.0

            pignose 7-100 amp

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            from HUDSON, FL.

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

              NICE LITTLE AMP. BOUGHT IT TO TAKE TO THE BEACH.
              VERY PORTABLE. GOOD VOLUME. HOPE IT'S EASY ON
              BATTERIES.

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              4.0

              Nice little amp

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              from SB CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

                  Got this as a gift along with the AC Adapter. The amp sounds good when running off of batteries, really clear and clean, but I get a very loud hum with the adapter, even at the lowest audible volume.

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                  5.0

                  Pignose

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                  from Bend, OR

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

                      Plug n play anywhere

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      That'll do Pig!

                      By 

                      from british columbia canada

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Pignose Legendary 7-100 Portable Amp:

                        Simple, straightforward and loud! Bought it for practicing. Good lookin lil thang, nice and solid. The pig sounds good, me, I'm not so sure...

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