Cheap tube amps (Pignose, Sovtek)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Matthias, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    I wonder if anyone has ever tried one of these 100W all tube heads:
    Pignose B-100VH
    Sovtek Bassov Blues Boy-MIG 100B
    You can get them new for around 550$ or even less!

    Maybe nice for a 60ies style blues band or such?


    PS: You can find them at and - there is hardly any info provided though.
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I think notduane has the Pignose. He should be along shortly.
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    :D Yup, I got Miss Piggy.

    I run it through an SWR WM 2x10T. It's a nice, portable (?!? :p ) practice rig.

    Sorry, can't go into great detail (I'm back at work :(::mad: ).

    I did a brief review of it when it arrived. You could do a search
    in AMPS with the keyword Pignose. I believe "Dr Music" (online
    USA web store) still carries `em. Free shipping! :).
  4. I thought that Sovtek looked fairly nifty but a few TB'ers told me i was better off with an old Bassman or something for around the same price.
  5. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I'm kinda gassin' for a Traynor YBA-1... See 'em on Ebay from time to time

  6. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    Here's the link to the thread: click

  7. I remember reading a review of the 50 watt Sovtek Bassov Blues Midget a few years back, and it said just that. A good amp for retro tones, maybe lacking some warmth compared to other all tube amps and not very loud, yet often loud enough. All in all, it was a positive review. Made me want to try one, still do, but I'd probably prefer the bigger 100 watt version. I could even afford one. ;)
  8. stevekim


    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    does anyone have the 100watt pignose tube combo? looks like a nice practice/small gig amp. does anyone know how much the combo weighs?