New Fortin-designed Hiwatt/Maxwatt amp

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    I just got a used mint Thrasher 50 for $500, I figured for that price it would be worth the chance. I have the diavlo and liked it so I figured for that price I'd give the Thrasher a shot. I haven't had much of a chance to play on it yet, but I think the bottom end is dialed out by a lot of people with the low frequency gain knob and don't know it. That was meant to be able to remove a little of the low end with down tuned guitars, but can be turned up to add more low end.
     
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    I guess the folks at Hiwatt were expecting a better reaction to their price point, they haven't been active since
     
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    Given they've announced specs are being finalized and will be released in April and the price is out there what else is there to say?
     
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    Let's talk about what kind of solder they use to build it. I hear it's made from the blood of a Djenticorn
     
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    That's a fair point. I just found it funny that they were like "3 grand. Peace out"
     
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    Sort of sounds like it has a chance at classic Hiwatt sounds rolled back a bit. One can hope anyway...$3500 is rough for a one-trick pony
     
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    No...it's too much.
     
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    It will be expensive. It's a hand-wired Hiwatt that was engineered by Mike Fortin. Nothing about the prior statement implies "affordability". I still absolutely want one!

    After the release of the dual gain/dual master 50 watt, they are anticipating another edition that will have a more classic, chimey Hiwatt clean channel as well as the Super-Hi gain channel and likely will be available in other wattage ratings. This will depend on market demand, naturally. That is what I specifically want, a DR504 that also eats other metal amps for brunch, but I can certainly work with the 50 watt Super-Hi.
     
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    For everyone that wants a DR103: Science amps makes a DR103-based amp called the Mother that's a fraction of the Fortin-name-hype price
     
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