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Details about  Hiwatt Custom 100 CP103 tube guitar head custom made for the Killers! VERY RARE!

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Hiwatt Custom 100 CP103 tube guitar head custom made for the Killers! VERY RARE!
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This amp is being sold as NEW-Demo. It is out of the box, but has a full factory warranty. There is

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Dec 02, 2013
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US $987.00
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Los Angeles, California, United States


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Condition: New other (see details) : Split the cost with friends
A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: This amp is being sold as NEW-Demo. It is out of the box, but has a full factory warranty. There is a good chance we have the original box, but no manuals. This amp is in excellent condition, no tears or dings, see the pics!



Hiwatt Custom 100 cp103

Amplifier Type: Guitar Amp Head Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Impedance (ohms): 16 Ohms, 8 Ohms, 4 Ohms

Detailed item info

Product Identifiers
ModelCustom Signature CP-103

Key Features
Amplifier TypeGuitar Amp Head
Impedance16 Ohms, 4 Ohms, 8 Ohms
Instrument TypeGuitar
Power Output100 Watt

Technical Features
Number of Channels2

A very special Hiwatt like none other!

For those of you following the Hiwatt story, it's our understanding that the brand will be coming back to America in full force under new leadership. It will be awhile, good things take time if you want it done right, and talking about doing it right, these Hiwatt Custom amps are as right as rain. Our company, Bedrock LA, bought the last new Hiwatts left from the former US distributor and they are all sold with the exception of the very rarest one.

For fans of The Killers!

This head was custom made for The Killers based on the CP-103 100W circuit. The serial number of the amp is simply KILLERS, which says it all! It was used once at the Grammys and was left at the Hiwatt office, then just used last week for their new music video!!!!   

Now it can be yours.

HIWATT: Hand-wired, classic tube sound from across the pond.

Designed to the same specifications as the amp used extensively by Pete Townshend of The Who. Based on the Custom 100, the CP-103 features more gain and a more responsive Bass and Treble control network. Uses 4 independent preamp channels (with 4 x ECC-83 tubes), 4 individual Volume Controls and a Master Volume. Power stage uses 4 x EL-34 tubes. Equipped with Partridge transformers, and has switchable 4-, 8-, and 16-ohm output impedance.

A look inside the amplifier will reveal point- to-point hand wiring, turret tag boards (no printed circuits), and hand laced wiring harnesses. The power and output transformers are manufactured by Partridge, the original 1970s supplier to the original design sheets. The components and wires are the modern available equivalents of the vintage components, one-watt carbon resistors, and wound polyester capacitors being used throughout.

Here at Bedrock, we have a huge rental department filled with great amps like Orange, Marshall, Satellite, Fender, Blackstar, Budda, Bogner, Mesa Boogie and more, and we would put these Hiwatts at the top of the pile. Very well made, classic tone, sharp look. Super high end, this is definitely the choice for the working pro, or a collector of classic, timeless amps!

MSRP: $4,779 • Minimum Advertised Price: $3,249

**All Photos Below Are ALWAYS The Actual Piece You Are Bidding On!**

About The Seller

Hi there. If you are looking to get your hands on an amazing piece of gear, this is your chance. Our company is Bedrock.LA, a large rehearsal/recording complex with repair, retail and rental departments. We are able to sell these as demo stock for much lower than the minimum advertised price. All have been thoroughly tested by our lead technician. Chances are, if you aren't from LA, you might not know about Bedrock, but look us up and bid with confidence knowing we are a highly regarded facility ran by musicians, helping other musicians. We will go out of our way to ensure client happiness every time. What better way than to offer a classic brand at a price you can't beat!


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The item may be viewed and tested at our retail location in Echo Park CA. 

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If you win this auction, it must be paid for WITHIN 7 DAYS of your winning bid. 

We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. Cash too. No checks or bank checks of ANY KIND, trades, livestock, shiny beads will be accepted under any circumstance. Scammers, save time and take it somewhere else...we may have been born yesterday, but we stayed up all night...

ALL SALES FINAL. No returns will be accepted, please know what you are buying before you bid! 
Tax applies to CA residents. 

We ship to everywhere. You will be invoiced for the exact shipping charge to your city in addition to your winning bid price. International bidders - please don't email us for shipping quotes, instead use the shipping calculator provided in the auction. We will do everything we can to cooperate on Customs forms, but please know that you are responsible for letting us know exactly what to put on the forms. We cannot be responsible for items held up in Customs. You should also review Ebays new Global Shipping Program as it is a new program which has a lot of new features and policies you may not be familiar with.

Highly recommended. Any damages occurring in transit will be the responsibility of the courier. We will be double boxing everything and packing it to withstand as much abuse as possible, including removing the tubes and carefully packing them separately. Even with every precaution, sometimes things break in transit.
Feel free to contact us with questions anytime, but note we never bend the rules on terms. 
Happy Bidding!

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