More like Road Warrior! This is a simple and truly effective boutique cab that gets the job done and sounds absolutely amazing! Check out the videos and sound clips!
My ears played a trick on me. I've heard my co-worker Eddie rippin' it up on this amp when showing it to many of our walk-in customers at the SoundPure boutique in Durham, NC. I thought I was hearing a british-style amp with 2 or even 4x12 configuration under it. Paul works some serious magic to makes his amps sound freakin huge! From the Rotten Johnny to this Road Hogg, you can get an aweful lot of amazing tone without super high wattage or big rigs. I just jumped behind the wheel with a Duesenberg 49er solid LP-style guitar and discovered that when in front of this amp, as apposed to hearing from another room like I was before, presents a tonal pellet I've definitely been craving! Spongy and crunchy overdrive and a boost channel that growls like no other! Very nice overtones on trailing chords and a fullness you wouldn't expect from a pair of 6V6's through a 1x12 cab. I'm glad to see Warehouse Guitar Speakers in these amps! Very nice speakers! Bold flavor
Well, that's my two cents. take a listen to the sound clips and watch Eddie rip it up on the demo videos. This is a serious amp! Let's get into it! Call or email and ask for Ross or Eddie
Nolatone Road Hogg and Road Hogg Lite
I've had a dual product development going for a while now. The Road Hogg is the parent model, but I knew once I got the preamp locked in I was going to offer in as the "Road Hogg Lite" as well. Both are now shipping.
A professional production video demo of the Road Hogg 22 is forthcoming. It was shot at SoundPure Studio in Durham, NC and should be excellent. It is still in editing.
The Road Hogg was designed to for the stage and those who perform on that stage night after night. It represents many lessons I've learned working with working musicians, listening to their concerns, and learning what is important to them.
Simplicity is a big factor for the musician who is on the road playing every night and the Road Hogg delivers on this while avoiding being a "one trick pony". It's easy to dial up and not at all "tweaky". Subtle changes can be achieved by moving the controls allowing easy dial up of the amp for any venue without reinventing the sound reinforcement formula every night.
It works great with humbuckers and single coils/P90s alike. It was designed to offer the clean headroom needed to be the foundation for a variety of music styles, and to take pedals exceptionally well allowing the player to shape his/her tonal palette to their needs, interacting beautifully with the subtle nuances of whatever pedals, guitars, and pickups in front of it.
At the same time, the Road Hogg is ultra dynamic and touch sensitive as well to inspire the ultimate in musical expression. This combination of functional, simple but flexible, and inspiring will make you love your job that much more.
How is the Road Hogg trick different from all the others? To start with, it uses a special configuration of a 12dw7 for the input tube that emulates the wonderful but tempermental ef86 without the microphonics and reliability issues. This makes this amp an excellent pedal platform and contributes to the amp's enhanced dynamics and touch sensitivity. This special input stage feeds a Plexi style cathode follower driven tone stack which delivers the punch and energy that have made the Plexi one of the coveted mainstay amps on live stages for over 40 years. I wanted more tonal flexibility than that circuit offers though so I modified it to use the mid control we use in the Rotten Johnny.
Imagine a Plexi, but with a mid control that scoops mids in such a way that you can get tight bottomed Fender and Vox-like sounds too. That's what this does. And a flip of a switch or a stomp of a button and we bypass our mid control and you have Marshall Plexi tone stack with cranked mid. Works great as a boost or another voice.
Also, the bypass boost on the first stage works great and is also foot-switchable, so you get two footswitchable options for variety and flexibility in live performance without compromising the simplicity of the amp.
In the Road Hogg, this all feeds a fixed bias output section. The 22 Watt version uses 6V6s, 45 Watt uses KT66s, all driving into a Mercury Magnetics Radio Spares OT. The Radiospares OT with 6V6s makes for a LOUDer than expected 22 watter, just like our 22 Tango.
The Road Hogg combos use our large pine TV front cabinets. The 22 Watt Combo starts at $1999, and the 45 watt starts at $2199.
We now also have a new TV front head box for this line and a 2x12 pine cabinet for the TV front line is available as well as a combo or extension..