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Hiwatt Custom DR405 Head

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HIWATT CUSTOM 400 BASS HEAD - DR405 (Hand made in England)

Huge valve power with pristine clarity delivers your bass lines with conviction without disguising the qualities of the instrument. This amplifier is built to the same spec and uses the schematics of the original DR405. Could these of been Lemmy'ss go-to bedroom practice amp!

Armed with 6xKT88s, 4xEEC83s, and an ECC81 andPartridge-designed transformers, this amplifier is versatile as well as powerful. Two normal and two brilliant inputs with volume controls for each, 3band EQ Bass Middle and Treble, that really do something when you adjust them, presence control and master volume will give you all you need to dial in your sound.

As with all Custom amps, variable impedance outputs of 4, 8, and 16Ohm are found at the rear along with switchable voltage selectors for those tours abroad and our North American customers. The amps are only built to order, this one has had just a few hours of studio use before it came to us. This a rare opportunity to get hold of one of these custom shop hand-built heads.

It should be noted that while this amp is primarily used by bass players, those more adventurous guitarists out there looking for an absolutely crushing tone should check this out! Just like the Marshall Super Bass heads, these give the 6-string hero’s a tone that is hard to beat.

Some notable users of these amps are, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Roger Waters & David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) …. enough said, although there are a few more.



Returns Policy

All products can be returned within 7 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.


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£20 Standard Shipping

Please allow 2-3 working days for packaging and delivery. I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

Shipping Rates:


United Kingdom:   £20
United States:  £150
European Union:  £60
Everywhere else:  £200


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