The Stage Hog is a pedal-sized tube amplifier designed for guitar players. The Stage Hog is a 1-watt all-tube guitar amplifier that doubles as a distortion pedal and a low-wattage practice/studio amplifier. When used as a practice amp, the "speaker out" jack can be plugged into any type of guitar cabinet. When used as a distortion pedal, the "line out" jack can be plugged into any guitar amp input.
· all-tube preamp
· all-tube power amp
· buffered output
· Power Scale™ master volume (London Power wattage control)
· high-voltage power supply, so tubes are run in their “sweet range”
· custom made-in-Canada transformers
· 120/240vac mains operation
· remote switching pedal allows Stage Hog to be placed on the pedal board or in the backline with the guitar amplifier.
Tube amp controls:
The majority of tube distortion pedals on the market today produce preamp distortion. The Stage Hog is different because it relies on power amplifier saturation for distortion (power tube distortion).
The Stage Hog has all the components that a full-size guitar amp has: high-voltage power supply, tube power section with output transformer, and tube preamp.
I originally designed the Stage Hog so I wouldn’t have to lug two amps to every gig - an amp for clean tones, and an amp for distortion. I wanted an all-out cranked tube amp sound for my gain channel (cranked plexi), and the ability to bypass the pedal for my clean sound. Also, I wanted access to these sounds at any volume level without relying on two large amplifiers.
This is the idea behind the Stage Hog, and since it is a regular guitar amp (just miniaturized), it will drive a speaker cabinet. It's a great little practice amp! The Power Scale feature allows control over the level of power tube saturation; the Power Scale used in conjunction with the gain and mode switches enables tones from dark and saturated, bright and focused, and everything in between.