Hiwatt Custom Little Rig Head

Hiwatt Custom Little Rig Head

Hiwatt Custom Little Rig Head, new.

This hand-wired amp is based on the DR103 circuit to give you the sound that has made Hiwatt famous. We have internally linked the inputs and added the ability to switch from 20W down to 0.5W to allow you to practice backstage or even in your living room.

Don’t be misled, at 20W this amp is anything but ‘Little’ sounding. Paired with a complimentary LR112 Fane 1x12" speaker cabinet (sold separately), this ‘cool looking Hiwatt stack’ makes for a premiere sounding ‘Rig’.

— Normal and Brilliant channels. Versatile and intuitive, perfect for bringing life out of dark pickups or taming shrill high end in bright pickups.
— Linked input giving control of both channels simultaneously for extra punch and full control of your EQ. Unleash the ’jumped’ channel sound Hiwatt is famous for.
— Volume for any gig! Switchable wattage allows switching from 20W down to 0.5W for bedroom playing and smaller venues.

Wattage: Switchable — 20W or 0.5W
Channels: Normal, Brilliant
Inputs: Normal, Brilliant, Linked
Output: 2 x 1/4" Speaker Out
Preamp Valves: 4 x ECC83 (12AX7)
Output Valves: 2 x EL84

  • Normal Volume
  • Brilliant Volume
  • 3-Band EQ shared by both channels — Bass, Treble, Middle
  • Presence — Treble Boost shared by both channels
  • Master Volume
  • Standby — On/Off
  • Mains — On/Off

Voltage: 115v or 240v (Based on your region)
Impedance: Switchable using Variable Impedance Inputs on the rear panel — 4 Ω, 8 Ω, or 16 Ω
Transformers built in England.
Meticulously hand-wired to Harry Joyce’s exacting military standards.
Proudly manufactured in our Custom Shop in Doncaster, England.

Band Ready — Rugged 18mm Birch-Ply Construction
Road Ready — ’Burned In’ and Tested by our Custom Shop Technicians
Touring Ready — Variable Impedance Inputs

Dimensions and Weight
Height: 235mm
Width: 515mm
Depth: 245mm
Weight: 9.6 kg


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