does my Hiwatt have 4, 8, and 16 output?

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  1. Patlantic

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    I recently became the proud owner of a 1983 Biacrown era Hiwatt custom 50 head. I have a small issue that is plaguing me though... The plastic plate that identifies what ohm you are selected to was broken off. The last owner replaced it with a piece of paper that has only 8 and 16 ohms. I was wondering if my head had the possibility for 4 ohms like all other hiwatts i've seen? If so, are the 4, 8, and 16 positions in the exact same place as say, this head?

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  2. e-z

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    It should.
     
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    so just like that picture aye?
     
  5. Passenger84

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    I would assume so.....unless the previous owner for some reason had some mod done to it to make an extra 8 ohm switch or even a 2 ohm switch. But that seems highly unlikely, and he would have had to switch out the output transformer, too.

    I'g go out on a limb, and say it's still got the 4 ohms. But I'm not an amp tech by any means, so.... :rolleyes:....the guys who posted above probably know way more!
     

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