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Hiwatt Amplification has stopped operations until further notice.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by UpwardGroove, Mar 5, 2013.


  1. Anyone know what this is all about?

    http://www.hiwatt.com/

    I did a quick search on TB, but didn't find anything.
     
  2. kbakerde

    kbakerde Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Delaware
    Are they part of Fender now?

    I thought I saw a mention how Fender was shutting down operations for a couple amp brands under their label.
     
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Hmmmm. Weird.

    I bet they aren't selling a ton of new gear though.

    The have a great legacy and history... But they are still a business.
     
  4. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Bad times for the industry.

    Svetlana has shut down their consumer tube division. Unless someone else picks it up, there will be no more Winged C tubes being produced.
     
  5. bb5000

    bb5000

    May 30, 2006
    Sundsvall, Sweden
  6. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    This might be just one of the various people that bought the rights to the Hiwatt name in whatever territory. Its just a name so don't sweat it. The stuff that made Hiwatt amps good is found under other names now anyway.
     
  7. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    link?

    EH seems to come out with announcement every 6 months or so that this is coming. Along the lines of Russian real estate moguls want the property.
     
  8. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    meh.

    "what have you done for me lately?"- Janet Jackson
     
  9. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I hope that it isn't true, I like their products. I was given the news by a reliable source. Here is a comment from someone that visited the factory in Russia.

    If you want to dig:
    Svetlana Electron Devices, SPb
    Engles pr., 27
    St. Petersburg
    Russia, 194156
    http://www.sedspb.ru/ (hasn't been updated since 2010)
    http://www.svetlanajsc.ru/en/about/companies/subsidiaries/detail.php?ID=1088 (corporate web site)


    Distribution is handled by PM Components LTD in the UK and parts of the world. No announcement from them. The SED consumer tube web site hasn't been updated in a while so no news is available from them directly. EH is something else.
     
  10. throbgod13

    throbgod13

    Mar 26, 2005
    Texas
    AFAIK, Fernandez Guitars owns (owned) the HiWatt name plate..
     
  11. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Think only for US purposes. UK based Hiwatt are still going, been on the phone to them in last few weeks.
     
  12. bb5000

    bb5000

    May 30, 2006
    Sundsvall, Sweden
    Seems that hiwatt.com is up again..anyone knows anything about this ?
     
  13. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    +1 Reeves Amplification is still kicking in Ohio!
     

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