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    Default Old Hiwatt or Marshall head? (70s)

    Im thinking about either a 70s marshall JMP or a hiwatt dc103 custom.

    Are there similarities here or are they terribly different?

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    The Hiwatt is more clean than most Marshalls from the 70's.
    Plus is has a bigger slightly more dry tone.
    Both sounds positivly great.
    Cannot say much bad about either brand

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    So when you say "more clean", do you mean that it wouldnt distort as much when pushed as a marshall would?

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    Depends on what tubes you use, but has a different overdrive than the Marshall.
    But everybit a loud and full, actually do not stand near it when it happends, I know from firsthand experience that it is insanely loud...

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    What tubes do the hiwatts have. The marshalls have el34s right as their power tubes?

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    Originally posted by Rid
    Try this link
    http://www.legendarytones.com/hiwatt...assic_head.htm
    "David Szabados" ?

    Written by Hungarian tone addict fella

    And that picture of Gilmour at the end... Man...




    Both amps sound great for the '70s purpose. For me, the main difference is, the HiWatt is much more modern voiced. Them guys foresaw the future more

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    think pete townshend's tone from "we dont get fooled again"

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