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  • NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

    Not me - my oldest guitar playing pal... Just bought a 1969 Hiwatt 100 watt head, slightly modded with a fan in the side of the head. The tubes are OLD, maybe original - but it still sounds great. I will drop it off with Mike Metz of Thesis Audio Service to be retubed and freshened... Then, my pal will go back to playing some clean jazz through it in the clubs, or pumping metal in the studio.
    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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    Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

    Cool, congrats to your mate!

    A 1978 DR 504 was my gigging amp for several years. I rocked it, but one day a friend who was competent in multiple styles came by and played some jazz on it. Sounded absolutely gorgeous!

    Again, congrats, great amp!

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    • #3
      Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

      thats a hell of an amp! whats he using for speakers?

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      • #4
        Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

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        • #5
          Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

          thats a hell of an amp! whats he using for speakers?
          Depends on the gig... Let's just say he's a real gear hound. He already has 3 Hiwatt heads, several cabs with choice of 10's or 12's. Also - a buttload of Ampeg stuff, some Marshall and Fender. No cheap speakers, either.... I joke with him about owning stock in JBL, Altec, Gauss, and Jensen. About 30 guitars, as well as basses, cellos, flutes, violins, etc.

          All this guy does is music. Doesn't even own a TV. Both parents were college music professors, he's been playing shows since 7 (now in his late 50's). Currently plays in 3 bands, runs a sound reinforcement company, has a recording studio in the basement, etc. In his downtime, he sits down with a stack of fake books 4 feet high and practices his reading.

          He's got chops. He's so talented he makes me sick sometimes.
          Last edited by ICTGoober; 01-28-2019, 11:25 AM.
          aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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          • #6
            Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

            I used a Biacrown 50 watt Bulldog combo for a few years and it was one of the best sounding amps I've ever used. Fabulous clean or cranked.

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            • #7
              Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

              Nice amp. That must have been a pretty penny for an original.

              I have a reissue. Second loudest amp I own. Canít stand within 6 feet of it while playing, but it sounds amazing any distance greater.

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              • #8
                Re: NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

                It's done, and LOUD as FRICK. Owner needs a replacement logo plate for it. Is there a US distributor right now?
                aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                • #9
                  NAD - 1969 Hiwatt DR-103

                  Any trophy shop could make a replacement plate, but a real one, donít know how to source that other than off a real amp.

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