Re: HIWATT sa 212 combo
I own a SA 2-12 combo I bought used back in 1982. I just love the tone and power of this amp. I switched the Fane speakers out with Celestion grenbacks because I felt the Fane's were a little to thin sounding.I have always kept this amp in a road case but unfortunatly a screw protruding into the case hit right on the serial / model name plate on the back side. This scratched the numbers so their hard to read, but not impossible. As far as I can tell the serial number reads 11954. Can anyone tell me the date of Manufacture for this amp? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
: I have the same amp and I don't believe it was common to have a spring reverb and tremolo with that amp. I think you have one of the later ones with a definte odd speaker and cap situation...but hey these are 25 and 30 year old amps with a life of their own.... this is an email I received with some info:
: Hi . . .
: Thanks for writing about the 1973 Hiwatt DR 504. It's always nice to hear from
: fellow Hiwatt fans :-).
: >Well although I cannot buy your fabulous head,
: >I can say I am the proud owner of a sa212 combo from the 70's?
: >I really don't know too much about it except that it is really clean
: >and bright and just magical and I always get compiments on tone!
: That's a real coincidence 'coz I used to own a SA212 back in the 80's as well.
: Someone had kinda rebuilt the cab and covered with that ugly carpet covering,
: but it was a great combo. If your amp has a serial number of 6xxx or lower it
: is one of the excellent issues before the "distortion-based" transition in
: 1977. 1976 was 6xxx serial numbers, 1975 was 5xxx, oddly enough there were no
: 4xxx numbers, but the 74's are 3xxx. If you're amp is from one of these years,
: and is in good shape with the original speakers, it will be worth quite a bit.
: Even so, it will be a very sought after item.
: Regardless--don't ever sell it <gg> :-).