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Marshall 'Pig'

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by kt77, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. kt77

    kt77 Member

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    hey, i posted this in another forum, but prob should've posted it here...

    i'm looking for a schematic of the original 200W 'pig' (NOT the Major)....

    does anyone own one of these? anyone have mitch colby's email or contact info?

    thanks in advance for any help.....it's for a build...not a repair
     
  2. John Phillips

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    I'm actually quite interested too, I've never seen one of these (or the schematic). I've always wondered whether it was as difficult to 'set up' as the legend implies...

    (Edit) Oops, my mistake - I posted a link to a website that allegedly has a schematic (purchase only), but then it also says '4 inputs, six knobs' so it's a mis-labeled Major schematic... :(
     
  3. Mr. dB

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    I've been looking without success since the first pocket-size Mike Doyle Marshall book was published.
     
  4. kt77

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    MrdB....same Mr dB from PP and 18W boards?
    if so....howdy!...fancy meeting you here :)
     
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    I don't have my Doyle with me. What is the right Model number for the PIG?

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Oui, c'est moi. How are you, you kinkless tetrode you?
     
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    #1967
     
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    That's the one I found - it doesn't look right. Four inputs???

    Best, Pete.
     
  10. kt77

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    nope .....the 1967 is the Major w/ 'standard' TMB tone stack (albiet no follower preceding it)

    from what I can see in the pic of Mick Ronson's 'pig'...it's just Vol Treble Bass

    from another thread, it was speculated that it might be a bandaxall config....but if it is, the entire preamp topology would be important as far as component values....

    I may end up just making a scaled down Major anyway......:messedup
     
  11. Mr. dB

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    Either Doyle got the model numbers wrong, or Marshall re-used the 1967 number on both 200W amps.
     
  12. John Phillips

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    The only thing I know about it is that the controls were active - actually labeled 'Treble Volume', 'Bass Volume' and 'Master Volume', which was not what we would now call a MV, just so called to separate it from the two 'tone volumes' - and allegedly extremely sensitive (worse than a Boogie ;)) meaning that it was very difficult to get the right sound, and even more difficult to find it again if you did get one! Whether that's true or perhaps it was just not quite the standard Marshall 'dime it all and hit go' that most guitarists were used to, I'm not sure :).

    After all, some people still complain about Boogies... :p

    I don't know if the same model numbers were reused or not, but the standard Model 1967 with four inputs and passive TMB tone controls is definitely a Major, not a 'Pig'. The 'Pig' also had no standby switch, for some reason.
     
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