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Hiwatt Amps: The Sound of Maximum Rock'N'Roll

Published: Fri August 21, 2009  News Feed

Hiwatt have been making amps since the late 1960's, and their sound helped to define British Rock'N'Roll - from The Who and Pink Floyd to newer acts such as Arctic Monkeys and The Enemy, many artists have relied on Hiwatt for their ultimate rock tone. Find out more and check the stock newly arrived at Dolphin Music!

Hiwatt amps: the sound of maximum Rock'N'Roll...now in stock at Dolphin Music!

Boutique Quality, Point to point wiring, Military Style Construction.

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.

Pink Floyd's david Gilmour and his Hiwatt amps...because one is just not enough for some!Hiwatt guru Dave Reeves

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (left) and Hiwatt Guru Dave Reeves.

Hiwatt Hi-Gain 100 Head

Hiwatt Hi-gain 100 head...ideal for a classic Hiwatt sound, like bands such as The Who, Pink Floyd or new acts like The Enemy.

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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 owner Richard Harrison took control pursuing an aggressive marketing policy during the present century.

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!

Dolphin Music has a new stock of Hiwatt amps that have just arrived,  that includes not only the top-of-the-range Hiwatt models used by some of the world's greatest bands, but also some more affordable models that'll blow your mind too, but at a more affordable price range!

Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys and Hiwatt Hi-Gain 50 combo plus Cab

Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys and Hiwatt Hi-Gain 50 combo plus Hiwatt Cabs

Hiwatt Hi-Gain 50 Combo (2x 12" All-Valve Guitar Amplifier)

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Hiwatt Hi-Gain 4x12 cab

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The quality of Hiwatt has been recognised by new artists such as Coldplay, The Killers, The Enemy and Arctic Monkeys, who have embraced the truly unmistakeable Hiwatt sound.

Hiwatt Maxwatt G15 with Reverb...a great practice amp!

Hiwatt Maxwatt G15 with reverb. Small practice amps don't come much better than this!

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Hiwatt G50 with Reverb...a great gigging amp for a fantastic price.

Hiwatt Maxwatt G50 with Reverb.

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In short, Hiwatt is now back amongst the top five amplification companies in the world, and stands proudly alongside names such as Fender, Marshall, Orange and Vox as one of the leading manufacturers of guitar amps. 

Hiwatt's classic British Rock 'n' Roll Amplifiers are 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, such as:

1) Transformers wound to the original Partridge specification.

2) The highest quality valves.

3) Cabinet construction with 18mm marine quality birch ply

4) 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. So go on, and check what Dolphin Music has to offer! A very good range of Hiwatt Guitar Amps in stock, which cover all needs and budgets!

But one thing is certain - whichever Hiwatt amp you choose to buy, it won't disappoint you! Hiwatt made its mark on rock'n'roll for a simple reason: quality!

Hiwatt guitar amps in stock now at Dolphin Music!

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