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  • Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

    dig it, i found a 70s hiwatt custom 100 (600$)and marshall 1960A cab ($400)

    how much do hiwatts from the 70s go for? could i find one cheaper? and how do you think it would sound bein put through the marshall cab? ive played through a hiwatt but never really got to crank it and i dont remember the model, these things run EL34s right? what are their sonic characteristics? are they loud like a marshall?

    just any info would be helpful.....thanks buddies
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  • #2
    this is a 2 input hiwatt if that makes any differnce (which ive read that 2 inputters have a little more gain than 4 input versions)
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    • #3
      Ive heard that old hiwatt heads are extremely loud! Ask mrid, hes got one if he hasnt sold it yet, but he'll still be able to tell you all about it.
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      • #4
        $600 is a good price for that head, since they usually go for around $850. The cab is an average price, probably worth it.

        Unless you have a rehearsal space and earplugs, you may want to reconsider buying a 100W Hiwatt. They're actually a lot louder than a 100W Marshall. People even joke about it.
        It's a clean Pete Townsend type tone that is loud enough to
        make you permanently sterile! LOL
        Originally posted by Boogie Bill
        I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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        • #5
          The two inputters are cheaper and less desirable than the four inputter, AFAIK.

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          • #6
            ive been readin up on the hiwatt forum and all things point out that there is almost no differnce between a 2 and 4 input, other than somethin with one of the tubes on the 2 input, which results in a bit more breakup earlier.......other than that, they sound the same.......hmmmmm
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gearjoneser
              $600 is a good price for that head, since they usually go for around $850. The cab is an average price, probably worth it.

              Unless you have a rehearsal space and earplugs, you may want to reconsider buying a 100W Hiwatt. They're actually a lot louder than a 100W Marshall. People even joke about it.
              It's a clean Pete Townsend type tone that is loud enough to
              make you permanently sterile! LOL
              you serious? these louder than a marshall? hmmmm.....sounds like ole time rock n roll to me!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by flank
                you serious? these louder than a marshall? hmmmm.....sounds like ole time rock n roll to me!
                Yes, they're so loud it's not even funny.

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                • #9
                  http://www.vintageamps.com/hiwatt/images/chw1005.jpg

                  this would be the general amp im dealin with right? 2 inputs, custom 100........ seems to be it
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                  • #10
                    Re: Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

                    I cranked the DR201....I could not even hear myself yell...but strangely my ears did not ring afterwards...I am still puzzled...not that I will do it again and be any where close to the amp again

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

                      is that the DR201 a 200 watt version? phew.....
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                      • #12
                        Re: Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

                        Originally posted by Rid
                        I cranked the DR201....I could not even hear myself yell...but strangely my ears did not ring afterwards...I am still puzzled...not that I will do it again and be any where close to the amp again
                        You must be dead.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

                          turns out it is from 1981....serial 15898.......and its a DR103S.......which means its a David Gilmour model DR103, however, i dont know what the differnce is between it and a standard DR103
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                          • #14
                            Re: Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

                            ok, so the DR103S is the gilmour model one....... the differnce is that there is a footswitch for a boost, and some kind of balance knob that allows one to blend the normal and bright inputs to however they want.......other than that, its a DR103
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                            • #15
                              Re: Hiwatt and marshall cab for a grand?

                              You must be dead.
                              Ah yep but the sound was great

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