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James Quillian


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San Antonio, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2020 5:52 pm    
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I have had this thing around for years but never had a use for it. I plugged my steel into it and was surprised to find out how good it sounds.

It doesn't have the sound that some use in dance halls.

It sounds great on stuff from the 50s like Don Helms played on.



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Larry Dering

 

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Post  Posted 8 Jul 2020 5:04 pm    
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James, I have a Pignose 30w tube amp that will handle guitar fine. Never tried it with steel because of lower power. I may give it a shot with a lap steel.
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James Quillian


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Post  Posted 8 Jul 2020 6:41 pm    
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Larry, mine has 30W also. I only play steel at home, so it is fine for that. It works great for making recording with a 1950s sound on the steel.

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James, I have a Pignose 30w tube amp that will handle guitar fine. Never tried it with steel because of lower power. I may give it a shot with a lap steel.

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Jack Stanton

 

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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2020 4:39 am    
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James,
I played through one at a rehearsal at someone’s house once and at low volumes it sounded pretty good. It’s got me thinking so I bought the 40 W model, alltube and had my amp guy do a bunch of stuff including bigger transformers ,changing cap values, speaker swap, etc and could just never get it clean enough to be usable on a gig. I ended up putting way more money into it than I should have. So I guess to answer your question if you’re gonna play at home, It’s fine. Anything more than that you’re gonna run into trouble.
Funny thing is the amp was designed for pig nose by my former amp tech, Dennis Kager, Who was the designer of the sundown amplifier series. Unfortunately had already passed away before I dove into my pig nose experiment. Have he been around he probably would’ve told me to be very afraid.
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 9 Jul 2020 9:24 am    
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Are we talking about the same amp?
https://pignoseamps.com/pignose-history/
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Larry Dering

 

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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2020 12:58 pm    
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No Barry. They made some tube amps for a while. Mine is a G40v. Tubes all the way.
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