the sound was super close. Rotosound strings. Pete plugged these amps into one or two Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinets each (bottoms are occasionally dummy cabinets), loaded with four 50-watt Fane 12″ speakers, specially voiced for increased bass response, or, beginning in 1976, four 50-watt JBL K120 12″ speakers (for extra punch and a cleaner sound). Messages 1,201. Was over $3000 new. Pete Townshend est l’électricité. PT: One amp and two 4 × 12 cabinets. A late-1969-era CP103 (offset control panel text) with unknown serial number, retained by Alan Rogan. Ca. It’s missing the back panel, and in the last rehearsal space move I lost the old-style “kettle lead” for the mains power. Some with Hiwatt badges, others unbadged. Apr 13, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by jojo lapin. # Publié par pete townshend le 06 Jul 06, 07:02 am J'ai remarqué, à mon grand étonnement, qu'auncuns clubs n'existaient pour les Hiwatt. Click to view larger version. Entwhistle [sic]: Five or six, full treble. Amplifier heads were often numbered in the early ’70s as well. 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. I think they built 4 or 2 promotional cabs, when they did their “Townshend” signature series. 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. The Definitive Online Tablature and Gear Resource for The Who since 1997. Click images to view larger versions Two examples of Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinet and road case used by Pete. Hiwatt DR103 modified to CP103 specification that originally belonged to John Entwistle. . Hiwatt heads can be seen on the January 8 1969 Toby Jug (and subsequent) pictures on the cornick.org website. In fact, according to Whotabs, they were identical: et dans un budget raisonnable, voici la solution la ssp103. They re-covered and re-plated the amp for me using original rexine and nameplates by an ex-Hiwatt employee. 852, I used to own it. Above and right, top amp (chrome faceplate) is customised Sound City with Hiwatt nameplate; Bottom two amps (black faceplate) are customised Hiwatt Custom DR103 amplifiers, customised to the CP103 specification, though no “The Who” faceplate. Guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty.”, 30 August 1969, second Isle of Wight show. 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. // ]]> -->. Super Beatles, four altogether. Ca. set Pete Townshend: Genuine Scoop (CD) (Hiwatt GS6575-ABCDE) or they're trying to make portions of this set more available to those collector's who won't or aren't able to purchase the entire set at a premium cost. You should see the price of a Music-Ground Hiwatt these days. Customised by Dave Reeves, Hylight Electronics. Hiwatt CP103 amp (serial no. Pete and John began using these in August 1969. It had been in the shop a while and they could not sell it. Sold for £2,900 (approx. God forbid I'd have to replace it. The newer Hiwatt UK sold the head to another collector who had it for a few years. The black and silver herringbone-pattern grille cloth seen on 4×12 cabinets are either Sound City or early Hiwatt SE4122s, identical to Sound City’s 200w 4×12 cabinets. Click image to view larger version. For more, see whocollection.com. I set my guitar about two-thirds on, and then at the end I turn it full up. For more, see The Who at the Jaguar, 10 August 1968. February–March 1969, recording sessions for Tommy, with Pete playing a 1968 Gibson SG Special. (Photo: SoundCityChris). February–March 1969, recording sessions for Tommy, with unbadged customised Sound City L100 amplifier head, with Hiwatt-style chicken head knobs. 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