Hylight 2x15 Model- SE 2150 S, this is a taller 4x12 sized 2x15, with diagonally set speakers, sadly original Fanes long gone, fitted with Eminence drivers from a Peavey 2x15, runs at 4 ohm, originally was rated at 100w, and 16 ohm, beige speaker cloth. The codes on the speakers are DM30, DM30, FM12 and CM21.
Acquired from original owner, who purchased new from American Music in Seattle. Salt and pepper grill cloth nicely yellowed and intact. Hylight 4x12 Salt and Pepper grille cloth, cut-out handles, rear port, rear loaded with four Celestion G12-65 T2974. Original basketweave tolex and S&P grille cloth, stamped frame 122142 Fanes, 06/76 date, excellent condition for its age. A bit mangled and missing front logo plate getting a replacement soon!
The following lists provide an accurate record of the date codes used.
Boasting both a Normal and Top Boost channel, the AC15 Custom is an all-tube, EL84 driven workhorse that delivers 15 watts of authentic British tone into your choice of a genuine Celestion Greenback or Alnico Blue speaker.
The cover on Ummagumma also reveals two Sound City L100 amps, but it’s more likely that these belonged to either Waters or Wright as David went straight from Selmer to Hiwatt sometime during July 1969, – a relationship that would last almost uninterrupted for 40 years.
David’s Hiwatt settings (2006): linked input (upper normal and lower bright, guitar into upper bright) normal , brilliance , bass , treble , middle , presence , master (o’clock) 1969 – 1972 One of the earliest known pictures of David with his Hiwatts dates from the Van Dike Club in Plymouth UK. It is not documented when he bought the amps but most likely sometime during July as the band was vacant for most of the month.
Dave Reeves, who had been working for Sound City between 1966-68, had started his own company called Hiwatt and by January 1969 he began making custom 100w heads for local musicians and bands like Jethro Tull and The Who are seen using Hiwatts in May later that year.
122142 Flux density 17000 Power handling 50 watts Impedance 15 Ohms Serial No.
Hylight 4x12 Totally original, 122231 Fanes black plastic cover all dating to 1974. The letters are obviously swapped as mentioned by bygonetones.com, since the G12-65 did not come into production until 1978/79, therefore M indicates the year 1979.