REEVES Custom 50 Jimmy Page amp

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  1. reeves amps

    reeves amps Member

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    We've had several requests to do a 'Jimmy Page' Hiwatt amp that he used between '69-'71 or so. I don't know what took us so long but it was a natural for us to do. The footswitch allows you to go between normal "Hiwatt" mode to "Hot rod Hiwatt"...kinda reminded me of early AC/DC in tone. This amp will be available in either 50w or 100w


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  2. Terry McInturff

    Terry McInturff 40th Anniversary of guitar building! Gold Supporting Member

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    azwhofan Supporting Member

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    That is so very sweet! And it would be quite the step up from my Custom 6 LOL.
    I see it's not on your website yet. Do you have any pricing and availabily info you'd care to share with us?
     
  4. reeves amps

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    Available to order now...lead time is about 3-4 weeks.
    50w $1,999.00
    100w $2,199.00
     
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  6. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Very cool amp. Are you going to be at the NY Amp Show in May with that head?
     
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    At this point we are not planning on attending.
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh man, that head gives me bad GAS...beautiful. I need to make capacity for a fine Reeves machine, watch out emporium.
     
  9. Terry McInturff

    Terry McInturff 40th Anniversary of guitar building! Gold Supporting Member

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    Have you done a "Who" head?
     
  10. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    How about planning on attending-Loni has a great lineup this year and your amps and especially the Jimmy head would be most welcome.
     
  11. Blauserk

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    So it's basically a Custom 50 (or Custom 100) footswitchable into the "Royal Albert Hall" mode? What schematic did you use for the Jimmy Page side? Thanks.
     
  12. reeves amps

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    In the "normal" mode it is very much like a Custom 50...maybe not exact but close enough.

    We used the schematic we were given and the one on mhuss's site.
     
  13. reeves amps

    reeves amps Member

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    Yes, it is the CP-103 and CP-504
     
  14. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    Let me add, that I am a huge fan of Bill and the amps that they make at Reeves.

    i couldn't be happier with my Reeves amps!
     
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    oh shucks...
    that is HOT.
    I need some dollars right away!
    nice job bill...
    my custom 30 is still trusty as hell...nightly compliments on tone.
    awesome.
     
  16. kevo

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    That tone my boy Jimmy Page had around 1971 was amazing.
    Is there a big difference in tone and overall sound between the 50 watt and 100 watt?
    I'll see what I can do to get one.
     
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    Looks really interesting.
    Is this higher gain than a stock hiwatt of the same era?

    I just got a Jen tonebender that would be great with this!
     
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    garyrogue Gold Supporting Member

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    That is what I was wondering, how do these sit gain wise between normal Hiwatts and Marshalls? Tone difference and/or feel etc.. ?
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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  20. reeves amps

    reeves amps Member

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    The amp acts like a two channel amp but it is not...so, what I call 'normal mode' the amp is very much like a regular Hiwatt...maybe a little edgier, but still all the same basic characteristics. In the 'hot mode' it has more preamp gain. So, to sum it up, if Hiwatt and Marshall had a child-the Jimmy is what it would sound like...IMHO.

    Bill
     

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