Hiwatt SSJ Head

Based once again on the DR103, this amplifier was a huge leap forward when it first came out in 1968. Basically, the amplifier has a footswitch (on the front panel - the XLR Socket) along with a balance control. The footswitch is an attenuator that turns down the output of the amplifier between the normal output level and the level set with the balance control. Used in reverse, this gives the player the oppurtunity to set a rythym level and a lead level - so it acts as a lead boost footswitchable control!

 

The amplifier also has a choke in the power supply section giving more "sag" to the tone. This is a great sounding amplifier and was most famously used by a famous English guitar player in the late 1960's and early 1970's on tour with Led Zeppelin. 

 

 

 

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