The Pignose amp, now known as the "Legendary 7-100", is a battery-powered, 5-watt portable guitar amp with one 5" speaker. It was invented by Richard Edland and Wayne Kimbell in 1969. It is considered the first portable electric guitar amplifier. The 'legend' was established when it started to be used by the most famous musicians of the era, including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Eagles, and The Who.
555 likes the Pignose Amp because you can play it in the middle of a field. On mushrooms.
There were 50 of these amps given to famous musicians in 1972, an example such as the one at Pignose Corporate headquarters in Las Vegas that was given to Keith Richards who kept it for many years and then gave it to his groundskeeper who in turn sold it back to Pignose in about 1990.
But there's another one that belonged to Eric Clapton until early this year when he donated many of his instruments to charity and among them was his legendary Pignose 7-100 amplifier. A couple of weeks before the auction we received many phone calls regarding this amp and realized that it was creating a "feeding frenzy" among collectors.
One person that phoned Pignose claimed he was prepared to pay $3,000.00 for it and those of us in the office all agreed that this was unheard of, $3,000.00 for a Pignose 7-100 amp that originally sold for $79.95.
Well we were all in for a big surprise on the day of the auction, because this $79.95 amplifier was sold to a very happy collector for over $9,000.00.
One thing about Pignose is that we've already tried to build in tremendous value in our products -- a great bang for the buck!
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