I think they built 4 or 2 promotional cabs, when they did their “Townshend” signature series. These models featured a similar circuit and controls to the CP103, with no “The Who” faceplate. God forbid I'd have to replace it. It was the ’80s and big amps were not popular. Go to Litgo's Hiwatt page for more info on Pete's Hiwatts. 10 Dec. 1968, the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus rehearsals, with unbadged Sound City L100 amplifier head, with Hiwatt-style chicken head knobs, and the two 200w 4×12 cabinets are either Sound City 4×12 cabinets with Hiwatt badges or early herringbone grillecloth Hiwatt SE4122 cabinets. Rickenbacker Guitar Tell Me Now Power Chord Pete Townshend Rock N Roll Music Back In The Day The Rock Cool Bands Singer They’d had The Beatles, the Stones and The Animals, what could possibly follow that? Click image to view larger versions Courtesy Mark Huss’ Hiwatt Legacy: hiwatt.org. As well as the spare Vibro-King, there is a Pete Cornish splitter box that is marked ‘Pete Cornish Custom Design, Isolated Piezo/mag splitter Pete Townshend S/N 0607 Oct 2006’. “The Who” faceplate, text offset to left, with “The Who” directly over Treble/Master Volume controls. The Genius Of Pete Townshend - The Who / CD. Either way, Pete began an association with an amp builder named Dave Reeves who was then working at Sound City Amps. Many thanks to Brad Rodgers. Some with Hiwatt badges, others unbadged. cabs. In fact, I never used Marshall in the beginning at all. Non-Whotabs links are provided for informational purposes only and are not controlled or monitored by Whotabs. 715), likely from 1969, with the pre-CP103-style customisation, courtesy James Stevenson, guitarist of the Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel. Click image to view larger version. 14 Feb. 1970, Leeds University, stage setup of Pete’s rig, one customised Hiwatt DR103 and two CP103 amps with four Hiwatt 4×12 cabs. // ]]> -->, 14 Feb. 1970, Leeds University, stage setup of Pete’s rig, one customised Hiwatt DR103 and two CP103 amps with four Hiwatt 4×12 cabs. Re: Hiwatt amp serial no. Thanks to the following for assistance with this page: This information, along with all other content included in Whotabs, is intended for private study, scholarship or research. Bought from Justin Harris at Music Ground shop in Denmark Street, London. document.write('Photo: Baron Wolman'); It had been in the shop a while and they could not sell it. Gibson SG Special & Squier Stratocaster player Amateur d'Hiwatt. Spring 1969, recording sessions for Tommy, with unbadged customised Sound City L100 amplifier head, with Hiwatt-style chicken head knobs and control panel inscription taped over. And the master volume about half up. The Who mention Hiwatt amplifiers in the song "Long Live Rock". PT: One amp and two 4 × 12 cabinets. document.write('Photo: Barrie Wentzell'); When I picked the amp up it was sitting on John Entwistle’s bass stack, which was being prepared for a Who tour. I tend to choose a guitar that fits the amp rather than the other way around. Hiwatt amps of this period, in general, featured Partridge transformers, point-to-point military spec wiring (courtesy of Harry Joyce), bell-like sound and “Spartan” reliability. Pete had seven of these amps custom-built for him based on the Hiwatt DR103 design between 1969 and 19761973 — in at least three batches — by Dave Reeves of Hylight Electronics with the following factory modifications/differences from the DR103: Here are a few misconceptions about Pete’s Hiwatt amps: CP103 amp controls are, from left to right: The rear panel contains voltage and impedance selectors and two speaker output jacks. [CDATA[ pete has been of great influence in my playing... i always snapped strings in the old days these days i'm playing .012's. [CDATA[ My love for these amps is multifold, but mostly, I have always been hugely impressed by their sound, loudness, and indestructibility. // ]]> -->, Ca. The volume settings at the beginning of the show are 2/3rds up on the master control and full up on the channel module. For more, see Terms of Use. I’m also very keen on clean, enhanced treble of the Gibson variety, but with no sustain. This new series follows on the original Pete To… And then I met this guy who was making amplifiers at the time for a company called Sound City. többszörös díjnyertes brit rockgitáros, énekes, dalszövegíró, zeneszerző és író.. Townshend az 1960-as években a The Who gitárosaként és fő dalszerzőjeként vált ismertté. February 1969, with Gibson SG Special and Sound City/Hiwatt rig. Well, it was a brilliant amp very loud and quite trebly sounding with a sharp edge/presence and as a Who fan I did a lot of heart-searching before I put it into Christie’s, but it was time for a change of guitar setup and I could not afford to keep it given it was now a valuable item and gigging it was a concern. Serial Number 1095. Whotabs has been updated, 9 Oct. 2020. // ]]> -->, Ca. [CDATA[ Click to view larger version. Ca. // ]]> -->, 29 Sept. 1969, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, rear view of amplifier setup, with spares in wait. document.write('Photo: Barrie Wentzell'); Reeves soon went on to found Hiwatt amps and Pete Townshend put the company on the map. I’ve had a wide variety of guitars; one of the best was a Gibson Stereo; I shoved it into the amp, once, and it broke. Around the time of Who's Next , he used a tweed Fender Bandmaster amp (also given to him by Joe Walsh in 1970 [94] ), which he also used for Quadrophenia and The Who by Numbers . I got a perfect combination for stage work with my Les Paul Deluxes or Schecter teles run into a master-volume Hiwatt.”. Hiwatt CP103 Courtesy Robert Scholz. Hiwatt DR103 modified to CP103 specification that originally belonged to John Entwistle. 100 Watt . [CDATA[ It was where he came up with the Hiwatt name and decided to start his own company. This is the box used to blend the Fishman Power … 14 Feb. 1970, Leeds University, stage setup of Pete’s rig, one customised Hiwatt DR103 and two CP103 amps with four Hiwatt 4×12 cabs. But WHO CARES. . Gold Supporting Member. They definitely do the Hiwatt thing and are good for about 22 watts. Super Beatles, four altogether. Click to view larger version. // ]]> -->, Click to view larger version. Discover what's missing in your discography and shop for Hiwatt releases. . It’s missing the back panel, and in the last rehearsal space move I lost the old-style “kettle lead” for the mains power. Guitar is 1968 Gibson SG Special. In the photos on this page, the amplifiers with chrome control panels and wide silver-faced knobs are Sound City L100 amplifiers with Hiwatt nameplates affixed. Also during this time, some custom amplifiers were produced by Hiwatt for their most famous clients, including Pete Townshend's CP103 (a recreation of the early Sound City-era Hiwatt design) and David Gilmour's linked-input models. 10 August 1968, Jaguar Club, St. Charles, Ill., tuning up. The Who was very much a pop band, Hendrix was the psychedelic guitar artist, and Cream were Cream. Photos courtesy Robert Scholz. In addition, a co-band member knew Pete Townshend and wrote to him with a photo. Non-Whotabs links are provided for informational purposes only and are not controlled or monitored by Whotabs. Ca. Ca. The first actual Hiwatt-labeled models featured the same circuit as the CP103 but did not feature the “The Who” branded control panel faceplate. I use a vertical stack but the bottom ones are dead, they’re dummies. // ]]> -->, 29 Sept. 1969, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, rear view of amplifier setup. They’re incredibly robust, very loud, distorted in the right way, and clean when I want them to be clean. One amplifier is backup. I tend to choose a guitar that fits the amp rather than the other way around. 853, owned by Steve, USA: My good friend and band mate at the time forwarded me the listing for this amp. 1978, closeup of DR103W amplifier showing differing control panel from CP103, including Normal Vols. January 1973, examples of stencil markings applied directly to amp and cabinet tolex. He is co-founder, leader, principal songwriter, guitarist and secondary lead vocalist of the Who, considered to be one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 20th century. Used 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1999 (onstage as backup 2000–2002). [CDATA[ HiWatt SSP103 Custom 100 Pete Townshend . // ]]> -->. Click to view larger version. C'est la réplique parfaite d'une Cs100 d'époque. [CDATA[ (307kb) Hiwatt CP103 serial no. Certainly one of the most famous guitarists to endorse the brand in the early days was Pete Townshend of the Who. I would, however, like to add a second cab to it before I hang it up. I actually think they have a 10 day evaluation period on purchases. On display at Hard Rock Museum, Orlando, Fla. Never been moved that way myself. The Who mention Hiwatt amplifiers in the song "Long Live Rock". document.write('Photos: Chris Morphet'); That way we get a nice even sound. He fixed things at first, repairing hifi sets and televisions as well as musical intrument amplifiers. Ca. et dans un budget raisonnable, voici la solution la ssp103. The first actual Hiwatt-labeled models featured the same circuit as the CP103 but did not feature the “The Who” branded control panel faceplate. Ce cab de 1974 est de première main, tout est d’origine hormis les roulettes. [CDATA[ Boost for the birdman/feedback bits with a Univox Superfuzz (or shin ei/Companion version). “We took the whole equipment thing to America, lock stock and barrel. This more closely approximates the vibration cycle of the acoustic, and suits my rhythm style far better than charged-up, overwound pickups that whine on for hours. Same circuit specification that would be used in the. Hand-wired, classic tube sound to rock any generation. Click images to view larger versions Photos courtesy Mark Huss’ Hiwatt Legacy: hiwatt.org. At least three made for Pete (plus others for John). Associated images are included for reference only and are the property of the original owner. Click to view larger version. Therefore, we have amended other such references to reflect only the 1980–81 era as Pete using dummy cabinets (other than early on — e.g., 1964 and 1965).]. Speakers cabinets are four Sound City 200w 4×12 cabinets, with herringbone grille evidently held together with gaffer’s tape. 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