07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 — Hall: 11.0 Stand: C 75
Hiwatt, kicked off in the late 1960s under the guidance of former Sound City guru Dave Reeves, gave Marshall a run for their money. With artists such as The Who, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull the brand was at the forefront of guitar amplification for the remainder of the 1960s and much of the 1970s. Dave Reeves’ untimely death and severe licensing problems threw the trade mark into the doldrums for much of the next two decades. Hiwatt’s second coming arrived once new trademark owners began pursuing an aggressive marketing policy during the present century. This has been proven with new artists such as Coldplay, The Killers, The Enemy and Arctic Monkeys embracing the truly unmistakeable Hiwatt sound. In short Hiwatt is back amongst the top five amplification companies in the world.
The Hiwatt is the classic British Rock 'n' Roll Amplifier still built to the highest standard. Road tested by a generation of great musicians, British Hiwatt Amplifiers have proven their dependability and durability year after year. Since 1963, Hiwatt products have been built in England to the highest specifications, using only the best components available.
Transformers wound to the original Partridge specification. The highest quality valves. Cabinet construction with 18mm marine quality birch ply Each amplifier and speaker cabinet carefully assembled and soak-tested in our own factory
The result is that unique Hiwatt sound, rich in 3rd and 5th harmonics, as effective in the studio as it is on stage
Today, a highly skilled team of engineers continue to custom-build Hiwatt amplification products to those original specifications, providing the power and reliability that the professionals have come to expect.
These are the models that made the Hiwatt name what it is. Constructed exactly like the Dave Reeves originals, with marine ply cabinets, point-to-point wiring and original specification Partridge design transformers making these amps sound like no other. The sound of a Custom 100 stack at full tilt is truly awesome, the sheer power and responsiveness is guaranteed to blow your socks off. Go on! Indulge yourself!