What does a Hiwatt sound like?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by el duderino, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Tripower455

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    Santa just brought that for me..... For a "******" show, it rocks pretty hard!
     
  2. fiftynine

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    Cheers lads. They sound like rewarding amps to play through.
     
  3. Starsailor

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    I agree with this 100%. I sort of had to do some self evaluating after I got my Reeves Custom 50. It is soooo touch responsive and sensitive to your dynamics. If you're a sloppy player it's gonna let you know it. Some amps can hide bad habits but a Hiwatts will reveal everthing. Every little squeak and buzz.
     
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    Trinity Amps (www.trinityamps.com) is working on a Hiwatt "clone" that's affectionately known as the "Triwatt". Stephen Cohrs and Phil Rowley (designers) are bringing the prototype over to my studio to A-B it with my hylight-era DR103. If we get a chance, I'll try to record some clips of both and post a link here...

    Thread here
    http://trinityamps.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1389
     
  5. Tripower455

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    That Trinity Triwatt is going to be SWEET..... Those guys know their tone!
     
  6. BBQLS1

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    Rich Robinson has one of the best live sounds and uses a Harry Joyce. Look for the Black Crowes Live Album.... Sweet stuff there.
     
  7. art_z

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    "Clean 'til it hurts" was my experience with a 78 DR505.
     
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    I use my Custom 50 as clean amp with a bit of edge in Fender mode.Presence - full , treble zero , mid 12.00 . bass 9.00 , master 12.00 , both volumes 12.00.Very rich sound , forwarded mids, sustain, , fat bridge single coil.Hiwatt is very tubes-dependent.Brimars, Mullards , Amperex, old RFT`s in power section.I used many different speakers for different flavours.
     
  10. jockman

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    After listening to all the demo's (all great) I have cane to the conclusion that the HI-Watts sound like my Carlsbro CS60TC, or maybe the other way round... so save yourself a LOAD of cash and look for one of the old CS60TC Carlsbro's.
    Also, after watching the demo's, I really want a 4x12, god, what a huge sound.
     

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