Click images to view larger versions. Je vais donc de suite réparer cette injustice . Full Details. While most of the dirt on the Live at Leeds guitar tone comes from cranking the living daylights out of the Hiwatts, there are some points where Pete Townsend will kick on a Univox Super Fuzz, an old germanium diode-equipped fuzz pedal that has achieved near mythic status in the last couple of years, garnering very high prices on the used market. Pete Townshend. From left to right, the controls: Early versions had various block script Sound City nameplate badges, but beginning in late 1968, the badges were removed so that some were unbadged and some featured Hiwatt nameplate badges. The two amplifiers employed each drive one or both (when not dummies) of the top two SE1123 4×12s. The Americans couldn’t believe it. (dcsbulldog.tripod.com) . Courtesy whocollection.com. Ca. It is likely that he is referring to a more recent practice (, Click image to view larger versions. Guitar is Gibson SG Special. Hiwatt CP103 serial no. Gilmour de Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend des Who et beaucoup d’autres en sont des aficionados. He used the CP103 on stage from early 1970 through the end of the Who’s primary touring career in 1982. Click to view larger version. The cabinets are split, so the treble comes out on top of the amp. Courtesy Mark Herman. Guitar is Fender Stratocaster fitted with rosewood Telecaster neck. Go to Litgo's Hiwatt page for more info on Pete's Hiwatts. I don’t mean it’s bad stuff: I just mean I didn’t like the sound. [ed note: This refers to Pete’s statement of using dummies for the bottom cabinets. I have used Hiwatt amplifiers since 1973, all of them the DR 103 model, also known as the Custom Hiwatt 100, and sometimes referred to as the "all purpose" 100, for its AP denomination on the serial number plate. Some with Hiwatt-style chicken-head knobs; others with flat, round knobs. Definitely has that Live At Leeds tone. February 1969, with Gibson SG Special and Sound City/Hiwatt rig. U.S.$4,800) via auction by Cooper Owen on 25 September 2003. I use a vertical stack but the bottom ones are dead, they’re dummies. . Rock; CD Album; Occasion dès 35 € Vendez le vôtre. Pete and John began using these in August 1969. My love for these amps is multifold, but mostly, I have always been hugely impressed by their sound, loudness, and indestructibility. Who-roadie Bill Harrison gives reporter Den Hegarty a small tour of The Who's equipment during their '79 tour. Amplifiers are three Hiwatt CP103s, topped with Roland SDE-2000 DDL digital delay rack unit. // ]]> -->, 29 Sept. 1969, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, rear view of amplifier setup. Pete grandit donc donc dans une famille où la musique avait une place très importante. It’s funny, because I was just looking for a Hiwatt, because my former band had a couple of them and I loved them, and you could pick them up in the UK for about £200–300. Pete Townshend’s use of modified Sound City amplifiers in 1967 and 1968, and his use of Sound City amplifiers badged as Hiwatt, from late 1968 through 1969, when he began using customised Hiwatt amplifiers. I actually think they have a 10 day evaluation period on purchases. The above amplifier has a unique tone /circuit which was specifically designed by David Reeves /Hiwatt for Pete Townshend of “The Who” circa 1971–72. It sounds fantastic with a 1969 SG Special plugged in and the volume cranked. HIWATT AMPS. For 1969, the rebadged Sound City cabs gave way to Hiwatt 4122 or 4123 4×12 cabinets. the sound was super close. Used by Pete Townshend and The Who. Courtesy Hiwatt Story (dcsbulldog.tripod.com). The company changes hands. 852, I used to own it. This was in 1998, before eBay, etc. Click images to view larger versions. 1975, Pete’s rig, with two CP103 amps in rack unit, four Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinets, topped by Acoustic 270 preamp unit. Click a thumbnail image to view larger version. Reeves construisait des amplificateurs pour guitares électriques pendant son temps libre dans sa maison, en Surrey, Royaume-Uni [1].. Les amplificateurs gagnèrent en qualité, et Hiwatt gagna en réputation. I always have the guitar flat out; otherwise you lose top. 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. Some with Hiwatt badges, others unbadged. The May 8 Royal Albert Hall picture in particular looks like a Hiwatt advert! [CDATA[ “Hiwatt specifically redesigned the existing Fane 12-inch speaker to replicate and recreate the tone of the original 72-74 Hiwatt/Fane,” he said, noting that the modern Fane speaker that was otherwise available was much higher in wattage rating and resulted in an excessively hard-sounding speaker. They were just beginning to get trendy in the U.S., and were selling for about $500–600, so this was double the going rate, and a lot of money for me at the time. If you have additional information, please contact Whotabs. His control over the wall of sound he creates is phenomenal, as is his command of dynamics – whether he’s playing a solo or arpeggiating in quick succession. Includes close-up of customised control panel configuration, featuring, from left to right: four inputs, Vols. // ]]> -->. Pete Townshend’s Hiwatt Cabinet 2 . Super rare discontinued Hiwatt CP103 / SSP103 Who Pete Townshend signature series handwired custom shop model from the early 2000's. Guitar is Fender Stratocaster. 715), likely from 1969, with the pre-CP103-style customisation, courtesy James Stevenson, guitarist of the Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel. It is likely that he is referring to a more recent practice (i.e., ca. Hand-wired, classic tube sound to rock any generation. // ]]> -->, 2 Aug. 1968, the Singer Bowl, New York, with two customised Sound City L100 amplifiers, with four Sound City 200w 4×12s with herringbone grillecloth. I ended up selling one to Kevin Kuhn who was the original guitar player for Tommy on Broadway. 1981, three Hiwatt CP103 amps in custom rack, topped with Roland Dimension D SDD-320. Sound City, the precursor to Hiwatt, produced customized L100 amplifiers later that year for Pete Townshend. The treble is usually turned up considerably; the bass just a bit. Son père Cliff était saxophoniste professionnel dans l’orchestre militaire de la Royal Air Force tandis que sa mère Betty était chanteuse. The first actual Hiwatt-labeled models featured the same circuit as the CP103 but did not feature the “The Who” branded control panel faceplate. In 1966, bassist John Entwistle was looking for a set of roundwound strings "which vibrated properly". October 1976, Pete’s rig, with three CP103 amps in rack unit, six Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinets, with one stack loaded with JBL K120 12″ speakers. [CDATA[ Photographs from 1980–81 corroborate miking of only the top cabinets; however, this is speculation only. Controls are, from left to right: four inputs, four volume controls (two for “Normal Vols.,” two for “Brilliant Vols.” — a difference from the 1–4-numbered controls of the CP103), Bass, Treble, Master Volume, Standby, and Mains. Ca. I set my guitar about two-thirds on, and then at the end I turn it full up. Rotosound strings. // ]]> -->. I like a slightly broken guitar sound. He found it on a gear site and didn’t have the money for it. Click images to view larger versions Two examples of Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinet and road case used by Pete. Was over $3000 new. The amplifiers with black control panels in the photos here are actual Hiwatt CP103 amplifiers, with “The Who” faceplate, which Pete began using in early 1970. “The Who” faceplate, centered with tighter text layout, with “The Who” centered over Master Volume control. Based on the Custom 50, the CP-504 features more gain and a more responsive Show More Shop with a Friend I thought Marshalls were awful, and I’m afraid I still do, although that’s just a personal opinion. The controls on the customised L100s were identical to the CP103 control layout. It was where he came up with the Hiwatt name and decided to start his own company. Click image to view larger version. However, when I play solos, I like sustain, so a well-matched guitar and amplifier is the key, one in which the treble doesn’t change — up or down — when you change the level of the guitar into the amplifier. 892 and SE4123 stack close-up, courtesy Brad Rodgers, whocollection.com. This is a Schecter guitar owned and played by Pete Townshend onstage during the 1979 to 1982 period. // ]]> -->, 7 May 1967, Kristianstad, Sweden, Pete’s earliest known use of a Sound City L100 amplifier (bottom, with Sound City badge), along with a Marshall 1959 Super Lead, topped by a Grampian Reverb unit. 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. 1969. 1, 2, 3, 4, Treble, Bass, Master Volume. 60's Bassman into a 4/12" wired for 4 ohms at about 3 O'clock. Photos courtesy Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel Guitarist James Stevenson. Le son vintage Hiwatt pour 1200€ avec garantie de 3 mois ! document.write('Photos: Chris Morphet'); (For other modifications/variations to his rig during these periods, see the main equipment timeline. Entwhistle: Sound City, they’re an English amp. I still think it’s hard to beat Fender amps; they’re astonishing. Click image to view larger versions. Les meilleures offres pour The Who Pete Townshend “ Pop Goes Art” 2CD Rare Japan Hiwatt Import W/20 Pg sont sur eBay Comparez les prix et les spécificités des produits neufs et d'occasion Pleins d'articles en livraison gratuite! Handmade in the UK Hiwatt custom workshop by head hiwatt design tech Steven R Fidler, initialled SRF inside. [CDATA[ cabs. This is a Schecter guitar owned and played by Pete Townshend onstage during the 1979 to 1982 period. Excerpts from an interview with John Entwistle and Pete Townshend conducted June 18, 1967, in San Francisco, just prior to the Who’s appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Guitar is Fender Electric XII 12-string. (1,432, Roland rackmount Dimension D SDD-320 Chorus, pre-CP103 four-channel customised Hiwatt DR103 amplifiers, vintageamps.com/plexiboard/viewforum.php?f=3, Pete Townshend Gear History – Full timeline, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty”. [CDATA[ Click to view larger version. Second batch of CP103 model; at least one made. Excerpt from Hiwatt UK letter regarding sn 1095: This is to confirm specification /history of the following amplifier: Hiwatt “Who” Amplifier 1972, closeup of rack setup. // ]]> -->. 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. But oddly enough, from mid 1967 to late 1968, Pete used Sound City L100 100watt amplifiers posing as Hiwatts. 28 October 1973, Gretsch Duo Jet leaning against amp rack, which has two Hiwatt DR103W amps (top) and one Hiwatt CP103 amp (bottom). It seems that the amp has been used with another (HM-hard rock) band, as it is tagged on one side? Ce cab de 1974 est de première main, tout est d’origine hormis les roulettes. They’re incredibly robust, very loud, distorted in the right way, and clean when I want them to be clean. I can get away with anything because the amps are so good. // ]]> -->, 9 March 1968, Grande Ballroom, Detroit, with two Sound City amps and miscellaneous (Sound City?, Marshall?) Boost for the birdman/feedback bits with a Univox Superfuzz (or shin ei/Companion version). 1967, close-up of two of John’s Sound City L100 customised control panels, showing control configuration, from left to right: four inputs, Vols. // ]]> -->, 29 Sept. 1969, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, rear view of amplifier setup, with spares in wait. In fact, I never used Marshall in the beginning at all. Pete Townshend’s live guitar playing is a force of nature. Non-Whotabs links are provided for informational purposes only and are not controlled or monitored by Whotabs. Ca. I got a perfect combination for stage work with my Les Paul Deluxes or Schecter teles run into a master-volume Hiwatt.”. Haut : Invité Inscrit le: - Localisation: - # Publié par Invité le 06 Jul 06, 10:16 pm. . They don’t make it any more for the open market, but they do especially for me. 12 June 1967, multiple shots of two customised Sound City L100 amplifiers, each with different blockscript Sound City nameplate badge; topped by a Grampian Reverb unit. Guitar is Gibson SG Special (with Vibrola intact); pedal is Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. Histoire. 1980) to reduce stage volume. Most recently, Pete Townshend has been using 50 watt Hiwatt Custom amplifiers with custom made cabinet stacks, paired with 60 watt Fender Vibro-King stacks. Townshend's Hiwatts were quite different to the usual Hiwatt Custom 100 head most of us will have used and had only bass and treble tone controls. In addition, a co-band member knew Pete Townshend and wrote to him with a photo. The above amplifier was purchased from the original Hiwatt amplification company circa 1985, was originally custom built /produced for Pete Townshend /The Who circa 1971–1972. 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