Dr. Wattson X

The Dr. Wattson is based on the preamp of the legendary early 70s version Hiwatt Dr103. It has been modified to make it more suitable for pedal/preamp use while staying true to the original Dr103 design. The most recent version of this pedal includes a modification to drop the output level, but it is still LOUD and fully capable of driving any power amp.

Controls: Gain, Master, Bass, Mids, Treble

The X Series Dr. Wattson uses a pair of  12AX7,  keeping the killer tone you would expect from anything associated with Hiwatt. 

It takes a 9-12V input, and can accept center negative or center positive inputs. It uses internal regulators to supply 200V to the plates, giving it the richness you expect from a full high-voltage preamp. It comes in a Hammond 1590BB Enclosure.


​CURRENT DRAW NOTE: Like many Sushi Box pedals, this one uses a tube, which means current draw is a bit higher than a standard pedal.  During warm up it will try to pull around 900mA on a 12V input, and when it has finished warming up it will pull about 560mA on a 12V input. I recommend a 1000mA (or more) supply.