Hiwatt HG50H

Hiwatt HG50H

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HG50H, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Hiwatt in the High Gain series.

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Hiwatt HG50H tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hiwatt
  • Model: HG50H
  • Series: High Gain
  • Category: Tube Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 05/15/2006

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Hiwatt HG50H user reviews

Average Score:3.3( 3.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 2 reviews67 %
Audiofanzine FR12/03/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Hiwatt HG50H
(Originally written by Pucelle_Dabidjan/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
50-watt all-tube amp head. Two channels with footswitch control.

Good finish although I don't like its rough tolex covering.

(7): not a revolutionary product but it's simple and effective.


The intuitive use is surprising. The HG50 makes you want to turn every knob in all directions and you always get a good sound no matter what you do. This amp head is a creative tool. Some settings don't sound good but that was also the case with the Ultra Lead or the Budda.

Easy to use. I only miss Midi connections. The FX loop is ok. The sound is good at low output levels.

(7): good product but nothing extraordinary.


The clean sound is stunning. The product is very good at that. It doesn't sound too thin or aggressive. The sound is round without having too much lows, and with higher gain settings the amp sounds nice for blues stuff.

I don't like the crunch or distortion sounds. The low-end response is especially unpleasant. The distortion is quite round and reminds me some fuzz effects. It doesn't have the sharp high frequencies I like. I don't know what grade to give it. The sound of the instrument is faithfully reproduced. Maybe with another guitar...

It's not the sound I was looking for (I wanted a typical British sound).


This amp is a bit expensive but still within reason. The crunch/distortion sound is a matter of taste. People who like such s sound will have a robust amp head with a superb-sounding clean channel.

(4) Mmh...

Pucelle_Dabidjan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hiwatt HG50H
All Tube Amplifier Head with a power of 50W. Two channels can be actuated by footswitch.

The head seems finished although a little rough Tolex displease me.

(7) not revolutionize the raclette grill, but it has the merit of being simple and effective.


I was immediately surprised by the instinctual side of the machine. On the HG50 is not afraid to turn the knobs all over the place for everything and anything. Head literally invites that kind of stuff. All sounds do not, however (as was the case for the ultra lead or Budda).

Easy to grip. Missing opportunities to connect noon. The effects loop is ok. The head grows well at low volume.

(7) The non-plus is a good product, but nothing special.


As for the clean I was amazed. It's a very good head for this kind of application. The sound does not sound too thin or typing. It was the seat without it sounds too bassy and pushing a little gain it sings a very bluesy.

In crunch and distortion did not like. ZINC sound unpleasant to the ear by developing especially since the low end. Disto a very round in the end, with a little fuzz in the signal, which does not scratch at high frequencies as I do. So, I do not know how the note. Loyalty to the instrument, however, is respected. Perhaps with another guitar ...

I have not found what I was looking (good sound british)


The head is certainly a little expensive, but it is still within the limits of tolerable. However, the crunch so-so is a matter of taste. He who will fan will have a solid head with a superb clean.

(4) ouaif ...

jesuswasapunk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hiwatt HG50H
What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
All-tube amp.
What is the power dlivre?

50 watt tear well.
What connection?
Between, fx loop, XLR output

What rglages the effects? ...
2 vol, treble, middle, bass, master, reverb, gain.
2 + bright switch for both channels


The configuration is it simple?
very simple: one branch onregle buttons and rings
Do you get a good sound easy?
right now the sound is.
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
No need


Is it your style of music?

With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
The one with Paul: the foot
What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
Beautiful clean channel: the same circuit as the Hiwatt Custom, and a great crunch by pushing the master.

What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
Everything is good, maybe the bright switch is too much on the second channel.


How long have you use it?

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
look, quality of manufacture, its

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
yes, to fender, marshall, peavey, orange
How do you report qualitprix?
a bit expensive (about 1000), but good amps are expensive

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

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