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The Custom 20

Custom Hiwatt 20W Head

The other famous Hiwatt circuit: shimmering cleans, and unbelievably sweet on or beyond the edge of breakup. A simple, intuitive amplifier designed to sing with your guitar plugged straight in. An unparalleled sound when dimed. Touch sensitive, from chimey clean to classic overdrive, compression and sustain without touching your volume.

FEATURE OVERVIEW

  • — Chimey clean and classic overdrive.
  • — Good grind at low volume.
  • — Touch sensitive.
  • — Lightweight, reliable, and plug and play. Ideal volume and footprint for the gigging musician.
  • — Independent Hi and Low inputs. Versatile and intuitive, perfect for bringing life out of dark pickups or taming shrill high end in bright pickups.
  • — Simplified controls for quick and effortless tone shaping.
  • — Set it and forget it.

Specs

wattage20W
channelClean
inputsHi, Low
output2 x 1/4" Speaker Out
preamp valves3 x ECC83 (12AX7)
output valves2 x EL84
controlsMaster Volume, 3-Band EQ shared by both channels — Bass, Treble, Middle, Gain, Standby — On/Off, Mains — On/Off
impedanceSwitchable using Variable Impedance Inputs on the rear panel — 4 Ω, 8 Ω, or 16 Ω
height210mm (~9")
width497mm (~20")
depth250mm (~10")
weight11 Kg (~25 lbs)
  • Road Ready — Rugged 18mm Birch-Ply Construction
  • Band Ready — ’Soak Tested’ by our Custom Shop Technicians
  • Touring Ready — World Voltage and Impedance Selectors
  • Original Partridge spec English transformers.
  • Meticulously hand-wired to Harry Joyce’s exacting military standards.
  • 🇬🇧 Proudly manufactured in the Hiwatt Custom Shops.