DetroitBlues Posted October 18, 2022 Share Posted October 18, 2022 Recently, Rhett Shull posted a video of the Hiwatt sound. Sounded really really good, but is it? The video talked about how the first amps were labeled Sound City (which I think a couple members here have) but were early Hiwatt amps. I must admit, I'm rather intrigued with the amp. I've known about the amp, and some of the player who used them. But I associated them with bands from the 60-70's that needed a lot of volume to be heard. Almost like a louder than a Marshall amp. Design-wise, it appears to be close to a Marshall/Vox thing. Its circuit layout seems rather simple for what they are. What are everyone's thoughts on them? Are they just another British sound "flavor" or are they really their own thing? I like the idea of a big transformer, big bottle amps. Problem is where would I use them? I'd have to buy something to attenuate the amp so I could use it at a reasonable volume. According to Rhett, the 20 watt head is not the same sound.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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