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Old 06-19-2017, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankHudson View Post
Yup, Zappa was one to look for different timbres and embrace them. One thing the Pignose was good for was that raspy sound, not "sweet tone" by any means, but a sweet mean tone. I liked it then.

Here's an example of him using one live

I had one in my live setup during my punk years. I can remember one gig were the guy doing sound rushed up after the first song and to say "you need to turn it down, you're getting all kinds of speaker cone breakup."

Little did he know that was the point.

They were also good for playing your SG with your Pignose on your belt, serenading the freaks on Venice Boardwalk, Calif. in the '60's. Or serenading the waves from the lifeguard stands.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:34 AM
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There are some pretty good pedals these days which will give you the sound and feel of certain amps. You can run them into any good amp at low volume.

For example One Control Sonic Blue Twanger (Blackface), Mad Professor Twimble (Dumble), Mad Professor Tweedy Drive (Fender Tweed). Or the very expensive Dumbloid.

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Old 06-23-2017, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by flagstaffcharli View Post
That looks really cool.

I picked up a Gibson Goldtone GA-5 Les Paul Jr. with a Jensen CR8 installed. The amp has good clean tone, and dimed it screams. But it doesn't get much growl until it is way too loud. I needed to put it behind a closed door to play it dimed. It will be a useful amp, but I'll need to use a pedal with it at home.

I think something like your little amp might be the right solution.
At 1/8 of a watt, when connected to the JBL K120, I measured a approximately 90 dB at three feet when set at 10. Once I switch over to the less efficient 10” Veteran speaker from Warehouse Guitar Speaker, I expect to produce the low volume I would like but with a very good distortion tone. A good volume for me would not overpower a rhythm backing played on an unamplified acoustic guitar.
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