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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Hi guys,

I have never played a real vintage Hiwatt which makes me quite curious.
Has anyone ever compared the Triwatt with a vintage Hiwatt (like a DR504 or DR103)?

If so, how does it acutally compare?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:35 pm 
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I have a Hylight era DR504 from ‘80. I’m waiting on my TriWatt kit to arrive (hopefully will be a Christmas build).

I’ll post some comparison clips once I get it dialled in.

I’m a lifelong Hiwatt player (been using them, off and on, for almost 40 years) and also design and build my own amps.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:43 pm 
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Allright cool! I am very curious how you compare it to the classic Hiwatt sound you are (apperently) very well known with.

Looking forward to your clips and good luck with your build! Take it slow and steady! ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:45 pm 
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Hey GertJan2411! Just following up, my amp kit didn’t arrive in time for a build during the Christmas break as I was hoping. So that gave me the idea to take my time and do a build video series since I wouldn’t be able to blast through the build. I’m getting close (ish) to completing the build and will be doing a comparison between my DR504, the Triwatt and a pedal platform design of my own once the build is complete. I’m hoping that will happen by mid-April.

If you want to follow along with the build series you can find it here, https://youtube.com/user/TheJagJones.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:02 am 
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Wow, very cool!!

I'll be watching those videos soon!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:38 pm 
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Yes, keep us posted !!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:23 am 
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Will do!

I’m going to push through and hopefully have the amp built and ready for testing next week.

When I started the build series I thought, “This should be done in about a month”. Sure didn’t realize how much filming and editing would slow me down LOL. I’ve sure learned a lot about creating and editing content. It’s finally starting to flow smoothly.

Next Winter, I’m thinking of doing another series, now that I know what it takes and what I can do better on terms of showing the process. Not sure if I’ll do another kit or source parts myself. I’m pretty sure I’ll do a Plexi style amp though.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:35 pm 
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FYI guys, while developing the Triwatt, I was given the use of a genuine 1970s 100W DR504 Custom Hiwatt to compare with. :D So the Triwatt sounds real close, provided you don't engage the Biacrown-style boost stage. :lol:

I'll need others here to confirm if we got it right.

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