vintage DR405

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vintage DR405

Postby durike » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Hi everyone, I'm looking for vintage hiwatt DR405 :)

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby hiwattguenni » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:02 am

Hi
try to contact ebay@ampete.com, he sells one
greetings Gunter

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby Baz Cooper » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:54 pm

I believe Dr. Hi-Tone has one or two. Or at least he did when I last spoke to him. Check with Him. I'll soon be listing my 1971 DR201 Mannfred Mann head and 1970's Hiwatt 2x15 cab.

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby durike » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:52 am

hiwattguenni wrote:Hi
try to contact ebay@ampete.com, he sells one
greetings Gunter

thanks, I'm writing with him
Baz Cooper wrote:I believe Dr. Hi-Tone has one or two. Or at least he did when I last spoke to him. Check with Him. I'll soon be listing my 1971 DR201 Mannfred Mann head and 1970's Hiwatt 2x15 cab.

thanks, too. and where I can find those listings then? I already have DR201 with 4 KT88, yours has which power amp tubes? or version with 6 EL34 were DR203? I don't remember now.

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby Baz Cooper » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:01 pm

I'm waiting until Tax time to list it...But I will post some photos soon to you guys. This is the rig. My regular email is : jswoquinn@sbcglobal.net
This is the exact head that Dr. Hi-Tone copied for the production of the Hi-Tone HT200. 1971...4 KT88's...all ready to go recapped and retubed...the 2x15 is I beleive from 1973??? with 2 15" Fanes...the cab is 8 ohms, 200 watts...my Cell is 773-259-6926. I live on the south side of Chicago, in Orland Park, Illinois, USA.
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Re: vintage DR405

Postby Baz Cooper » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:04 pm

It's the best bass amp I have ever owned but I have come in Need to unfortunately sell it. Here is Glenn Cornick playing through the cab...
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Re: vintage DR405

Postby durike » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:53 am

"playing" :)
I bought this one from peter arends (ampete): http://s1168.photobucket.com/user/petearends/library/Hiwatt%20DR405%20Custom%20400?sort=6&page=1
it a biacrown 1983, but as you can see on photos, all parts are hylight specific

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby durike » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:48 am

now I'm just bit unsure... can someone confirm these are partrigdes?
all preamp tubes are siemens and all KT88's are GEC as seen on photos. these were factory fitted..? I tested them using orange VT1000 valve tester and they are all still good :)
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Re: vintage DR405

Postby mhuss » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:46 pm

The Genelec was the only one making KT88s at that time. I would think the preamps tubes would be Mullard normally.

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby durike » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:59 pm

mhuss wrote:I would think the preamps tubes would be Mullard normally.

even in '83?
and are those transformers partridge?

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby mhuss » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:38 pm

Yes, my '83 had Mullards in it.

Those look like Partridges based on the frames and the small amount of yellow varnish remaining.

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby durike » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:45 am

thank you for info. I was unsure, but other biacrown hiwatts non-partridge transformers definitely looked different.

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Re: vintage DR405

Postby OldSchoolDave » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:01 pm

durike wrote:thank you for info. I was unsure, but other biacrown hiwatts non-partridge transformers definitely looked different.


Biacrown started using Drake transformers after they ran out of Partridges. Considering the limited number of DR405's built, your transformers were probably "old stock" at the time.

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