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In this picture you can see one of the Hiwatt CP103 amplifiers actually used by Pete Townshend on the road with the Who. This unit was apparently #25. These were custom made for Pete by Dave Reeves to replicate and improve upon the L100 amplifiers designed and built by Reeves for Arbiter's Sound City stores. The 4 channel preamp and simplified tone stack and control set were favored by Pete over the fully evolved DR103 Hiwatts produced for the mass market. The CP103 and L100 design is said to have more of a Fender type American voice than a stock Hiwatt. If anyone with Hiwatt experience is lucky enough to play an original in a place where they can turn it up to Pete levels without summoning the police, please let us all know if it sounds more like a Fender to you than a stock DR103.more
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