Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Cheap tube amps (Pignose, Sovtek)

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


  1. Matthias

    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?

    Matthias

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

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

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

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    :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

    rllefebv

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

    -robert
     
  6. Matthias

    Matthias

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

    Matthias
     
  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

    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?

    -steve