NAD Hiwatt

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by leighianson, May 6, 2016.

  1. leighianson

    leighianson Member

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    I'm very happy to have a new/old amp in the stable.

    It's a 1976 Hiwatt Custom 50 and it flat out rocks! My 2 x 12 cab is being built at the moment and I'll be loading it with two new fane F70's, so I've just put it through the eminence Elsinore in my rambler and it sounds awesome already. Seems to have the right amount of bark whilst still being balanced and clear. It cleans up extremely well and the Power Station allows me to run it fairly crunchy without killing small animals.

    Can't wait to get my cab now and see what she can really do.
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  2. sickboy79

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    NICE!!!!! Congrats. Smoking amp.
     
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    donthasslethehoff Supporting Member

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    FFTT Member

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    Eeeeeees Nice!
     
  5. rrben29

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    Congrats! I'm slightly jealous to be honest..
     
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  6. Bluesful

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    F### yeah!

    Enjoy it OP.
     
  7. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    Excellent! Don't forget to add it to your signature! :aok
     
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    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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  10. GT100

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    I miss my HIWATT...

    Lloyd
     
  11. XmasTree

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    NOICE!

    power station too!

    ..son of a bitch
     
  12. logen99999

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    Can you describe the tone?
     
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    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    Dashface Member

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    Congrats!! I have a 50 and a 100 and they are basically the holy grail of tone. 50w Hiwatts destroy. Such rocking amps.

    Enjoy that thing.
     
  16. leighianson

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    Hmmm I'm really quite bad at this sort of thing, but I'll try and throw out a few useful adjectives.... Big, punchy, clear, forward, and crunchy (when dialed up)
     
  17. Teleman76

    Teleman76 Supporting Member

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    Congrats OP!! Nothing like a cranked Hiwatt. Looks like you have your bases covered with the Power Station as well! Sounds like it's going to be a rawkin' setup! Enjoy in good health!
     
  18. moosewayne

    moosewayne Supporting Member

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    So I'm guessing you'll use the Power Station as a volume boost, right?
    Congrats!!!!
     
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    Enjoy... makes me miss mine.
     

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