Hiwatt Genuine Amplifiers UK
Hiwatt has proudly crafted truly hand-made amplifiers and cabinets, serving the world's best players since 1966.
As a pillar of the British amp invasion in the 60s and 70s, Hiwatt stands alone with a handful of guitar amplifiers that were there at the beginning. Many Hiwatt amplifiers are considered historic in the creation of the British Sound, especially the Custom 100 Head. Whether it be in the hands of British rock icons, The Who, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, or in the current arsenal of Noel Gallagher, The Killers or The Black Keys; Hiwatt's unique third and fifth harmonic rich sound is as effective in the studio as it is on stage for generation after generation.
The recipe is simple - uniquely designed transformers wound to original partridge specification, point to point wiring, 18mm marine quality birch ply built by hand, assembled and soak tested in their factory in the UK. Hiwatt is the only British production Custom Shop amplifier line completely built in the UK. Their Custom Shop has no imported PC boards with plug-in wiring, no woodworking from overseas and only UK manufactured Fane and Celestion speakers.
Famous for seemingly limitless headroom, Hiwatt Amplifiers are perfect for pedals, enhancing what the pedal is doing without obscuring or colouring. Hiwatt has partnered with Gary Hurst and the first reissue pedals by Gary under the Hiwatt name are the Fuzz King and Octa Fuzz. They plan to re-issue all the groundbreaking pedals he pioneered in the 60's and 70's.