Hiwatt  DR-504 Custom 50 Head
Hiwatt DR-504 Custom 50 Head

DR-504 Custom 50 Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Hiwatt in the Custom series.

Kal 10/25/2005

Hiwatt DR-504 Custom 50 Head : Kal's user review


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This is an all-tube amp to 50 W.

The old ultra simple connectivity: 4 coming in, two normal and two bright.

The rglages are:

- A gain for the entries "normal"
- A gain for the entries "bright"
- Bass
- Treble
- Mid
- Presence
- Master

Standby for a good lamp sr.

no effects loop, no rverbe.

This amp can be used for both low that guitar, I use it with my guitar.

I put 7 as The characteristics are quite sober, nanmoins with an amp of this type (that is, it is not very young) should be expected.


The config is very simple sr, nanmoins must spend time to get a good sound, because you must choose a compromise ncessairement, knowing we can not change the sound of the amp in "time rel."

Gilmour uses this brand of amp (Custom 100 head but I think), has several heads available, Voil enough to have the sub and Racker gear for everything.

No manual.


I play metal, but I do not fear exxursions in other styles, and this amp fits all situations.

We must play sr effects that you put between the guitar and the amp to really influence the sound.

I use it with an ibanez that has two humbuckers and one single, my compressor CS3, my DOD Grunge and a multi purpose yamaha stereo with 2 attack which I entered (one bright, one normal) .
The baffle is a vintage Hiwatt.

I get a sound that suits me well trs, according rglages round mdiums quite low, and clear sound with my compressor and chorus, I think I'm Gilmour.

It is much better suited to sr sounds clear (it saturates all fawn not), but with a good distortion you can get a good rsultat.

I think with a good pramp lamps must kill.

The 50 watts are largements sufficient for group play, I RULES pramps earnings of between 2/3 and 3/4 of the race, and the master does Exceeds never to half of its travel.


I use it for more than 6 months (it lends me), it took me a while to find her a really decent (I had never used before lamps amp).

this is an amp trs particular, be aware that we must make sacrifices in buying it (in ergonomics), it calls a configuration spciale.

on the other hand if you like that sound, it can not be of.

Difficult to find, we can do good business if you look closely (the price is secondhand trs variable, it can be found for really cheap, just the series have just been a rdite foutage prices of mouth, the crafty who may well be selling tents to sell prices foutage of mouth too)