Rawson Sparfield Announces New Harry Joyce Custom 100F2B Amp

The amp is designed to be a painstaking recreation of David Gilmour's trademark Hiwatt DR103.
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Rawson Sparfield Harry Joyce Custom 100F2B

Rawson Sparfield Harry Joyce Custom 100F2B

British company Rawson Sparfield has announced the release of its impressive-looking new Harry Joyce Custom 100F2B amp.

The all-tube, 100-watt head is designed to be a painstaking recreation of David Gilmour's trademark Hiwatt DR103. The amp is even named after Harry Joyce, the Hiwatt engineer who - according to Rawson - built the forerunner to the original DR103. 

The 100F2B, for one, features the same built-in F2B preamp that Gilmour used to feed the output stage of his Hiwatt DR103 head. The control layout - volume, treble, middle, bass, presence and master volume knobs and a bright switch - and even the design of the nameplate are also nearly identical to that of the DR103.

The similarities don't end there. The birch ply Starfinder cabinet is - down to the most minute detail - built to the Sixties and Seventies specs of the cabs used onstage by Gilmour.

The 100F2B also packs four 100-watt DG12A 12-inch speakers, reproduced to the same specs as the Fane Crescendo 12A, the 100-watt speaker that played a huge role in Pink Floyd's early sound.

The Rawson Sparfield Harry Joyce Custom 100F2B amplifier is available now for £2,600 (approx. $3,364), while the Starfinder 400-watt 4x12 speaker cabinet is available separately for £1,550 (approx. $2,005). The Starfinder 100-watt 12-inch speakers are sold for £235 (approx. $305) each. 

For more info on the amp, stop by rawsonsparfieldloudspeakers.com.

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