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Vintage Hiwatt DR201

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by ebulakowski, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. ebulakowski


    Apr 27, 2011
    Calabash, NC
    This sale is on hold for the moment. After removing the chassis to photograph the inside i noticed a few caps forming fissures. I will put this back up after a proper re-cap has been done to the power section. If you are interested in the amp as is. I will sell at a discounted price if you prefer your tech, or you to do the work. The amp was still playing great with low noise, but I will not be firing it up again until the work is done.

    Okay, this might be one of the dumbest ideas I have ever had. I am more than likely letting this incredible amp go to one of you fine forum members. There will be more pictures and info as I collect it from the various places I wrote it down. For now lets post that it is a Mid 70's Hiwatt (I believe 1976 need to check). It is the 6 x el34 model. Harry Joyce Wired. It has recently been serviced and only played a handful of times since new tubes.

    Since I purchased this amp after it sat for a while it's recent service included...
    -Updated Power Cord
    -New tubes 6 'winged C' el34s
    -reforming the caps to make sure they are operating safely and in spec.
    -The reversal of a preamp mod (now stock)
    -swapping in a mix of mullard and telefunken preamp tubes.

    Why am I selling? I am out of work right now with an injured singer, and I have the reeves. I love the hiwatt, but don't think i'd ever be able to find another 400watt head, which the reeves is.

    Because of the weight and recent bad shipping experiences. I will not be shipping this amp. However, I am willing to meet up, and drive a decent distance for the right price. Atlanta, charlotte, richmond, maybe even nashville. Obviously a lot would have to be worked out.

    $2500, I might also consider trading for a DR103, or DR504 plus some cash.

    Much better, and chassis pictures to come. Iphone pics for now.
  2. sleeping buddha

    sleeping buddha

    Jul 12, 2007
    Endorsed by Welch basses
    Ahh man! I'm in NC, but i'm about $2100 short.
  3. ebulakowski


    Apr 27, 2011
    Calabash, NC
    I'm in calabash. border of north and south carolina on the coast. 1hr south of wilmington, 2 north of charleston.
  4. soxhats

    soxhats Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    I go to Ocean Isle and Sunset a lot... I pretty much know the answer, but how much does this baby weigh?
  5. ebulakowski


    Apr 27, 2011
    Calabash, NC
    the old catalog says 26 kilos (60ish lbs.) and I believe it.
  6. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    :bawl: too bad, but I know what you mean.
  7. ebulakowski


    Apr 27, 2011
    Calabash, NC
    I do make treks to NYC every once and a while. Boston is not that much further. I will of course post if I'm making any road trips.