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First launched at the NAAM show in 1973, the miniature battery-operated Pignose amplifier was used on many classic rock recordings of the 1970s. Clapton said that he had recorded all the guitar parts of his 1974 song Motherless Children using a Pignose amp, which may well have been this particular amp. Other notable examples of recordings with a Pignose include Joe Walsh's Rocky Mountain Way.more
"This is the Pignose amplifier that was responsible for the bulk of the nasty guitar tones found on the Apostrophe(’) and Over-Nite Sensation albums. This little piggy couldn’t escape modification, as evidenced by the two XLR jacks on the back. Zappa appeared on The Mike Douglas Show in 1976 (below), where he can be seen walking onstage to perform “Black Napkins” with this Pignose in one hand and the “Baby Snakes” SG in the other."more