December 2019

Hiwatt

ARTICLES

Summer NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 3

July 21, 2019
The PG editors hit up Carter Vintage Guitars one last time to wrap up the final day of the show by discussing exciting new gear from ValveTrain, Comins Guitars, Chase Bliss, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Emma Ruth Rundle

January 16, 2019
The moody goth-folk songstress and her 6-string compatriot Evan Patterson detail the off-kilter double-cuts, dual-amp configurations, and reverb-dripping boards that give life to their jangly, ambient washes and doomy, crashing crescendos.
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SNAMM '17 - Hi-Tone LoWatt Lead, Custom LoWatt & Eclipse Series Cabinets Demos

August 7, 2017
The Hiwatt legacy brand packs Dave Reeve's iconic tone into a 18-watt combo. Plus, they release a line of cabinets designed after David Gilmour's WEM Starfinders.
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Hi-Tone Amplification: A Legacy Reborn

July 25, 2016
How Hi-Tone Amplification’s Clayton Callaway won over Dave Reeves’ family and formed an alliance to continue the late Hiwatt founder’s painstaking legacy.
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Ask Amp Man: Taming a Hiwatt DR-201

April 6, 2015
When it comes to super-powerful tube amps, can you have too much of a good thing?
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Boom Boxes: 5 Amps That Define the Music We Hear—and the Gear We Play

July 3, 2014
These game-changing amplifiers helped create the sounds of rock ’n’ roll.
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NAMM '14 - Hiwatt Custom Little D Demo

January 26, 2014
Watch a clip of the British pioneers' brand new EL84-powered head.
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Trash or Treasure: Hiwatt DR103

August 24, 2013
Gear guru Zachary Fjestad appraises a PG reader's iconic half-stack—the same type used by Pete Townshend and other legends.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Hiwatt Custom Studio/Stage MKIII Demo

July 13, 2013
Hear a demo of Hiwatt's new amp -- the Custom Studio/Stage MKIII.
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Musikmesse '12 - Hiwatt Amplifiers T40, Custom OD100, Overdrive, Phaser, Tremolo Demos

April 3, 2012
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2012 Musikmesse Show where he visits Hiwatt Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest amplifiers and guitar effects pedals.
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5 Surefire Ways to Vintage Bass Tone

September 20, 2011
Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands.
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Musikmesse '11 - Hiwatt Amplifiers Custom 50 Demo

May 4, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Hiwatt Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out Hiwatt's newest head -- the Custom 50.
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