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FINALLY Got My "Train Wreck Amp" !!!

 
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: FINALLY Got My "Train Wreck Amp" !!! Reply with quote


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WildIowa



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Location: Henderson IA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just gave an identical one to my son in law in NYC....they were big time in their day....it did have pretty good quality of leather on the outside as I recall.....sound, not so much.
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jaybones



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've played through one, never owned one though.

I remember reading that you could have someone open and close it while you were playing to get a wah sound.

There's also a famous Zappa concert video where he does the whole show through a miced Pignose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0nImsfMvE
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WildIowa



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some believed they might work at a gig if you used them as a preamp into a hefty amp....but no tone control, overall weirdness...a novelty.
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post was supposedly a joke like way back when I posted "Finally Got My Dumble" and showed this "Pignose". Laughing

Other than a Rockman, this is the only solid state amp I have or had. Shocked

Yes, it was a novelty in the 70's - 80's with street musicians. This Pignose is 42-years-old!
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smokey joe lives!



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: trainwreck Reply with quote

Actually a real Trainwreck amp head showed up at a yard sale this year. The owner widow of owner wanted $1,000. The buyer (can't give you his name) told her "This will take a while but if you hold this for me until next week I will pull together $10,000 and buy it. it is worth much much more"

She waited and he got it.

I am glad I did not get that opportunity. I do not know if I could have really told her how much it was worth, and could not have gotten $10 K together even if my teeth were all gold!
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