pignose b-100v

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lemonadeisgood, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. lemonadeisgood


    Aug 22, 2001
    Does anyone here own one?

    They go for $399 at guitarlab.com and I'm wondering if it would be good for me.

    I play a Fender P special (P&J pickups) and I'm going to be using it for punk. Would I be able to get a good punchy, gritty sound out of it?

    BTW, I play with a pick.
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Is that $399 for the 1x15" combo or head only?

    I've got the B100VH (head) and run it through an SWR WM 2x10T.

    I ran my yammer rbx270f (w/P+J) through it to make sure I
    wasn't talkin' outta' my...:eek::p. With the volume at "5" it had
    some good punch (through the 10's) and didn't get muddy on the
    open E with the amp's "Bass" setting at max. Bringin' up the
    amp's Mid, Treble, and Presence controls gave the tone some
    nastyness that may be what you're lookin' for.

    I also tried it through the cab of my B-15R. Given it's a well-damped
    and "tight" cab, the tone was just a bit muddy on the low stuff.
    IOW, I'd get the Pignose head and run it through some 10's or
    maybe a 12.

    One thing I have noticed is that it runs pretty hot (bias?). I can't
    speak to how this would work out in the long run. I play mostly
    through the Ampeg :D.

    Remember, it's only 100 watts (albeit tube watts :rolleyes: ) so if
    your guitarist(s) has ~80 watts or more it may not cut through.