This Amp is a ‘tried and tested classic’ used by Legendary Bands like the Who and currently on tour with Roger Waters. Once again built to Dave Reeves original specifications and Harry Joyce’s exacting military standards.

Hear the difference English wound transformers can make to an amp. There is a reason this amp has been used by so many truly grear Bass Players.

— Normal and Brilliant channels with independent Hi and Low impedance inputs for each channel — Versatile and intuitive, perfect for bringing life out of dark pickups or taming shrill high end in bright pickups.

— Link the two channels using a small patch cable for extra punch and full control of your EQ. Unleash the ‘jumped‘ channel sound Hiwatt is famous for.

— All the clean headroom you could want.

Every DR201 is proudly handcrafted and built to order for you in our Custom Shop in Doncaster, England. Please allow up to 4 week lead time while your amplifier is being meticulously hand-wired.

Wattage: 200W
Channels: Normal, Brilliant

Inputs: Normal Hi, Normal Low, Brilliant Hi, Brilliant Low
Output: 2 x 1/4" Speaker Out, 1 x Speakon Out

Preamp Valves: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7), 1 x ECC81 (12AT7)
Output Valves: 4 x KT88

  • Normal Volume, Brilliant Volume
  • 3-Band EQ shared by both channels — Bass, Treble, Middle
  • Presence — Treble Boost shared by both channels
  • Master Volume
  • Standby — On/Off
  • Mains — On/Off

Voltage: Switchable using World Voltage Selector on the rear panel — 100V, 115V, 230V, or 240V

Impedance: Switchable using Impedance Selector on the rear panel — 4 Ω, 8 Ω, or 16 Ω

Based on Hiwatt’s original circuit designed by Dave Reeves.
Original Partridge spec English transformers.
Meticulously hand-wired to Harry Joyce’s exacting military standards.
Proudly manufactured in our Custom Shop in Doncaster, England.

Band Ready — Rugged 18mm Birch-Ply Construction
Road Ready — ’Burned In’ and Tested by our Custom Shop Technicians
Touring Ready — World Voltage and Impedance Selectors

Dimensions and Weight
Height: 295mm
Width: 700mm
Depth: 295mm
Weight: 29.15 kg

Please send us a message here on Reverb if you have any questions about this or any of our products! More details on all our products can also be found on our official website: (link is on our Reverb profile).

Additional Custom Shop options may be available by request. If you're interested, please message us here on Reverb before placing an order and we'll do our very best to build your ideal Hiwatt.

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  • DR201
  • Traditional Black Tolex
  • 2022
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