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Pignose all tube Bass amp any good?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rockinjc, Sep 20, 2001.


  1. Rockinjc

    Rockinjc

    Dec 17, 1999
    Michigan
    If you own one of these, I would appreciate a review. It's nothing I need, but the price sure looks enticing. They have a separate head available as well as a combo. I used to have a Fender bassman long ago but foolishly got rid of it for a higher powered piece of junk.

    Now I have some nice solid state stuff but wouldn't mind something like this if it works well.

    Specs:
    The B-100V uses 6 tubes (2 - 12AX7A's and 4 - 6L6GC's) and features a 15" speaker and 100 watts RMS/200+ watts of peak power. Front panel controls include volume, treble, mid, bass, and presence. Special cabinet construction keeps the B-100V rattle-free and ensures a properly-tuned speaker chamber.


    http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/SNAMM98/Pignose/B-100V.html

    What do y'all think?

    jc
     
  2. Rockinjc

    Rockinjc

    Dec 17, 1999
    Michigan
    Come on, does this thing exist or what?

    jc
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    notduane has one of the heads, and IIRC he likes it a lot.

    notduane, are you around?
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Sorry fellers -- Thursday's "grocery" night :p

    Here's a brief review I did a while back -- click

    It looks like "Dr Music" still carries`em. That's where
    I got mine (free ground shippin').

    (click the pics ;) )

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    It really ain't bad for a "first effort" at all-tube for Pignose.
    Ya' cain't beat the price. I DO wish they'da put in a Master
    Volume. At 100 watts, it'll do for small gigs and jammin'.
    Runnin' it through a SWR Workingman 2x10T (200W) gives
    some solid punch and "pop" (not that kinda' pop - dynamicals).
    I guess I'm spoilt -- Ampeg B15, a Mesa Buster and D-180 head.

    I swear! I'll stop at two Aguilars and two...Demeters?
    Dang! Havin' that double's gonna' be like buyin' for twins :p .