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Pignose Hog 30 Amp

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The Pignose Hog 30 includes an 8" speaker and a 30W amp to help reproduce the low-end needed for keyboard and bass players. Kick in the legendary Funk Bass switch for extra punch and depth. Volume, ma... Click To Read More About This Product


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The Pignose Hog 30 includes an 8" speaker and a 30W amp to help reproduce the low-end needed for keyboard and bass players. Kick in the legendary Funk Bass switch for extra punch and depth. Volume, master volume, and 3-band EQ. Batteries will provide hours of portable playing, and playing time is extended when using headphones. Rear panel features a headphone jack, line out, and second input. Includes an adapter/recharger cable.


Battery/AC powered
Recharges when you plug it in
Runs for hours on a single charge
Heavy-duty 8" speaker
Squeal overdrive
3-band EQ
2 instrument inputs
Headphone jack
Includes adapter/recharger cable
13-1/2"W x 17"H x 9-1/2"D
28 lbs.
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PignoseHog 30 Amp

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(37 of 38 customers found this review helpful)


pignose hog 30 amp

By Bob Bullman

from St. Louis, Mo.

Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

I could not find a more versatile amp. Not only do I use this with my 6 string Epiphone electric but I've also used my Fender Precision bass and my Fender acoustic/electric. Extremely reliable, clean sound and the fact that I don't have to look for an outlet except to charge the battery is incredible. The volume is also incredible, who knew you could get this much sound out of such a little and lightweight amp. Wish I would have bought this years ago.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Under 30lbs and WAY under a $Deuce, Growls a bit, Loud, BATTERY PWRD!

By David Costa

from Bostown, MA

Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

So, look... If you are a busker or do wee little gigs like coffee houses, bookstore cafes, want a jam-amp or want to jam with your acoustic buds outdoors (like, oh, the yard or one of those tiny "parks" where the avenues cross in NYC), or just want a decent, cheap home practice/beater amp that does more, this is a great choice. I've had mine for about 4 years. The charge doesn't hold like it did, but it still goes, if you don't be stoopid with bass and volume cranked, for a LONG time. The exact replacement battery is easy to find, and if you're a bit crafty, you can slide more amperage in. That means more time between charges, folks! Back comes off easily so you can do your wicked power surgery with ease. Needs no other real changes except perhaps to put felt on the edges of that back panel so it won't buzz. Build is like a real, big combo amp. The "piggie" Tolex looks good, hasn't peeled yet, the corner guards are holding up fine and I like that it's chair height (really) so you can sit upon your Cordless Throne O'Bass and feel what you're playing so as not to kill your jam-mates. Pignose specs this at 28 lbs. Even your teen daughter can handle that, and as an oldefying fartois (term courtesy of a young guitarist) with arthritis making my legs miserable, that low weight matters. Is this a 4x10 stack with hundreds of watts behind it? No, of course not. But it actually does 30W on batteries, the only amp I've seen that does not kick down to 5W or less on batteries, and it does it, as I said, for a long time (hours) if you aren't being stoop. You COULD bring a car battery and wire a jack up on the amp and make a little power harness to run the thing for a couple of long, bass-heavy days if you wanted. It sounds pretty good, with that never quite crystal clear Pignose sound, the tone controls are decently thought out, gain AND volume lets you sound loud quietly, and there's the Funk Bass thing. Meh. It's pretty mild. You might like it, but since I use a modeler and other processing sometimes, it's not a big thing... besides, I've had an original EH BassBalls since the 70s, so owning that makes anyone else's attempt to outdo it pretty pedestrian. So, nothing has broken. Yay. It hasn't smoked out, cut out or freaked out. I've overdriven it a couple time with an active bass, but, hey, that's what gain controls are for. Speaker's paper, so it sounds fat. There is no tweeter, and with an 8", especially for the purposes this is made, who needs it. If you want a small practice (headphone jack, kids, so moms won't come in swingin'!), rehearsal, jam, party amp (I've done outdoor parties with pickup bands, worked great), that can gig a very small venue/room with a Line Out (not a DI) so you can send that piggie-sound through FOH, and you ain't got no dough cuz you's be broke, this is a GREAT amp to get. AND, you can get a busker's license and go make you some moneh and buy a better gigging amp for larger venues, baby. It's cheap, it's sorta cute, if you like amps that look normal and different, sounds really decent, is louder than you expect and can do a bit of growling. It's not an Orange stack (ooh, baby) but as a first/learner, it's a great choice and easy to move around and live with. You'll like it and keep it even as you get bigger, better amps. You'll see.

(7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)



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Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

It's loud, I'll tell 'ya that. I play guitar in a high school marching band (I'm not making this up) and this is what I was given to use for band purposes. Me & the bass player have amps like this with backpack straps screwed on so they can be carried around. That's one of the small number of good points about this amp. It goes anywhere. I use an Epiphone G400 SG with a Seymour Duncan JB in it. The sound is too treble-heavy, but it works. The Preamp Volume acts as a volume on/off switch, not a power switch for the amp, but it goes from 0 to 10 in the space of 0 to 1. The batteries on the bass player's amp had to be replaced, because they couldn't hold a charge at all. There was a short in my amp, causing the plastic around the DC input to melt, which ended up burning my finger! OW! Great for versatilaty, but little else.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


kickin' little portable amps


from Rockford Il

Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

I bought two of these for my band. We play all original Rock/ Blues/ Jazz. We do a lot of outside practicing along our beautiful Rock River or we pop into one of our local breweries and jam instead of in the garage. These little guys work great. Last night was our first real jam. Guitarist used one with a mic plugged into the 2nd input and me with a bass into the other and a drummer on a cajon. Instant band with no electricity needed. Portability with no power cable. Fantastic! This opens the door for open stages and outdoor jams never conceived before. Thanks Pignose!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Cool Little Amp!


from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

Perfect for street musicians. Great battery life, very dependable and has a decent speaker. It does what they say that it will do. What more can you ask for? Not cheaply constructed, it even has a little bit of heft to it. Weight in an amp IS actually a good thing. It's the light ones that are a waste of money. I'm planning on having years of fun playing bass outdoors with my buds w/o the hassle of plugs.

(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)




from Lewisville, TX

Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

I've got the regular Pignose and love it, so after reading reviews on the Hog 30 I thought why not? I can use it for practice with my bass. I don't know if mine is defective or what, but this is a buzzing machine! The sound is awful and it has an anoying vibration. I can only speak of my experience with mine, but it is a piece of junk. I started to send it back, but thought what the heck I'll just put it in the kids room so they can plug up an old Fender 6 string electric and bang away. A few years ago I bought a small Yamaha bass amp on a closeout from Guitar center. I paid thirty dollars for it and it will kick this Hog's tail. Oh well, maybe mine is a bad one.


Well-made, great power & tone, priced nicely!

By Asher

from undisclosed

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Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

This battery-powered bass amp is nicely made and powerful. I played my P-bass through it and could shake the walls, without sacrificing tone. It's also a decent weight and quite portable- perfect for small gigs and outdoor jams/busking. The price is excellent too. Highly recommended.


awesome with sauce

By Crush

from Lowell Arkansas

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    Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

    If you are looking for portable, go with this. I got this so I wouldn't have to haul my Hartke rig everywhere, and yes, it holds up alright with our jazz trio, even with a passive bass. I use it mostly for practice, as I live in an apartment, so its this or headphones most of the time. I've done a bit of recording with it, and it has a nice clean sound. Not a lot of bottom, which is why I can play it in my apartment, but nice and clean. Excited to hang out in the park and jam this summer...


    Much better than the digital modeling amp I was using before

    By DJ

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful


      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Pignose Hog 30 Amp:

      I've been in the market for a portable, battery powered bass amp for performing in spaces that won't always have power easily available. I tried a digital modeling bass amp before this one and just did not like the sound I was getting, even with all the different amp models it had. Neither for performing or recording. While this amp has only one sound, it is a good one. If you're a super modern, bright, or high-gain bass player then maybe this is not for you? But for classic styles, say through the 70's, I think this amp can get you there. And I am not saying that this amp is not versatile, it is. It has a "funk bass" switch that makes the tone quite bright, and the other tone controls can shape the sound quite a bit. I've also used the amp to record with and it will be my main recording amp going forward.

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