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Orange OR200 Amplifier
Orange OR200 Amplifier, Kooyong Stadium Kooyong,
Melbourne, Australia, February 20, 1972
General Specs
Watts: 200
Features: Front Panel: (2) Inputs, Depth, Drive, Bass, Treble, Boost, Volume, On/Off Switch - Rear Panel: (2) Output Jacks, Ohm Selector, Slave Output Jack, (2) Fuses, Voltage Impedance Switch, AC Outlet
Dimensions: 21-1/2"W x 11"H x 16"D, 70 lbs.
Tubes: Power: 2 x 12AU7, 4 x KT88, Pre-amp: 2 x 12AX7
Years in use: August 7, 1971 - July 29, 1973
Website: http://www.orangeamps.com/ 
The Orange Amplification Company put out a press release in ca. August 1971 that Jimmy Page was proud to endorse Orange amplifiers and would feature them in the next Led Zeppelin tour. Page began using them on August 7, 1971, in Montreux, Switzerland. John Paul Jones also used one Orange OR200 Amplifier for keyboard duties on random dates in the 1971 US Tour.

Page had used them for the Sonic Wave Theremin.

On May 21, 2009, a sole bidder on eBay purchased one of the Orange OR200 Amplifiers, Serial #OR264, for $30,000. The amp had been sitting in a shed for years before it was found and had looked like a rat had made a nest in it. The person that found it had contacted Cliff Cooper at Orange Amplification Company in London, England who confirmed that it had belonged to Jimmy Page. It originally had been a slave unit and was modded to a main unit. He had kept the amp for about a year before selling it. The amp was sold on eBay by the Rutherford Music Exchange in Rutherford, NJ to an undisclosed buyer.

Photos

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Led Zeppelin, Black Dog, August 7, 1971, Montreux Casino Hall, Montreux, Switzerland
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Soundcheck, February 20, 1972, Kooyong Stadium, Kooyong, Melbourne, Australia
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