Hiwatt G15/8

Hiwatt G15/8

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G15/8, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Hiwatt in the Maxwatt series.

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Hiwatt G15/8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hiwatt
  • Model: G15/8
  • Series: Maxwatt
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 02/03/2006

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Hiwatt G15/8 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 2 reviews )
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iamqman's review"Hi---WATT"

Hiwatt G15/8
Hiwatt is an English company that has been around since the early 60's. Many players from amateur musicians to the best guitar players in the business has played these amps. They are one of those companies that just stay string and true to their roots. They pump out quality sounding amplifiers year after year and that care and quality keeps people interested and coming back again and again. hiwatt has a reputation of quality and service that stays true to the original designs and tones as when they came up through the amps building ranks.


Another 2011 upgrade, 15w with an 8” speaker, but still with overdrive with pre- and post- gain, 3 band EQ, master volume, headphone jack and CD input; an inspiring practice amp.

* High input jack
* 3 Band EQ: bass, middle, treble
* Overdrive with pre- and post-gain
* Master volume
* Effects send/return with level controls
* Reverb control (footswitchable)
* CD Input
* Headphone jack

Dimensions: 6.2kg, 308 - 180.5 - 330 (W x D x H) mm


This is Hiwatts focus on the simple practice amp market. This isn't a tube driven amp but still retains the voicing of the legendary Hiwatts amplifiers. These amp has a great overdrive that cleans up well with the lowering of the volume on either your guitar or the volume pot on the amp.

These amps sound great with a Gibson SG which is what you would see Pete Townshend using back in the day. Not the only guitar you can use with the amp but certainly a good one. I think any guitar sound good with this amp.

You can't go wrong with this amp even though it is a solid state. The amp is designed for home or office practice use and serves that quite well.


At new these amps come in at around $169, which isn't a bad price for a Hiwatt amp. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a good practice amp and doesn't want to blow $200 to get it done. These are great sounding for the home or office and can get you some silent playing as well with the headphones hook up. You can also add you favorite cd player to the input and play along with you favorite music.
The ninety Four04/27/2009

The ninety Four's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hiwatt G15/8
The Hiwatt G15 is an all transistor amps.
Mine delivers 15 watts but there are also 30 and 50 watt (not sure for 50w)
It has a basic connection:

- Input 1 Input Jack
- 1 Exit Phones (headphone)
- 2 CD Input Left-Right Input (if you want to connect a CD player or mp3 it also works well provided you have the proper cable, not included)

The effects will be listed soon ... there is no simply no! Only a basic equalizer that is:




The configutation this amp is very simple even a beginner can use it.
In terms of good sound is not really not his hand was perhaps clean or he can close it out was fine but if not in overdrive do not talk ... he would need a pedal with the it sounds about right

No manual supplied was used too simple https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_smile.gif


I play mostly punk rock sometimes a little clean arpeggio
Sometimes metal but then have not asked him a lot, it's not a metal amp unless you have a scraper and again.

I usually put the bass at 10, middle and treble at 0 to 10 I have a good sound with ... but it all depends on taste and especially the guitar pickups.


About 1 year.

This is my first amp.

The quality / price is not cons ... not bad at 70 € you started playing guitarhttps://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif on the other hand we should consider changing it if you want continued.

With the experience ... well recess that not lol

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