Legacy Bass Amplification

DP-200 Drophead 200W Drophead valve Head

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DP-200 Drophead

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Throw the power switch and the Drophead 200 fires up a 4 x 6550 tube output stage for masses of low end grunt and plenty of torque through the rev range. The preamp comes straight from the 427 Small Block – a sensationally expressive vacuum tube design using 2 x ECC82, 1 x ECC99 and 2 x ECC82 valves.

The Drophead 200 head features high and low gain inputs, front panel-mounted FX send and return, rotary bass, middle and treble controls with mid shift, bass shift and bright switching, mute switch, rotary gain and master volume controls and balanced DI output with pre/post EQ switching.

DP-200 Drophead Specifications

Power Output 200W
Power Handling 230 / 115 / 100V
Speaker Outputs Speakon/Jack
Frequency Response -3dB at 35Hz and 14kHz
High Instrument Input impedance 1m Ohms, input range 25mV - 1.5V p-p
Low Instrument Input impedance 100k Ohms, input range 25mV - 6V p-p
Line Input impedance 100k Ohms, input level 0dBu nominal
DI Output 600 Ohms balanced, level 0dBu nominal
EQ Fully Passive Middle Treble Bass Bass Shift Middle Shift Bright Switch
Effects Send 1k Ohms, level 0dBu nominal
Effects Return 1M Ohms, input level 0dBu Nominal
Pre-Amp Tubes 1 x ECC83 1 x ECC82
Output Tubes 1 x ECC83 4 x 6550