Drip Electronics Sta-Level Micro

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Drip’s Sta-Level Micro PCB is a recreation of the Gates/GE vari-mu compressor in a smaller format. Drip’s version maintains the original circuit, including the 6386 compressor tube. Two Sta-Level Micro’s can fit side-by-side in a 3RU enclosure for stereo, vari-mu action.


  • Uses Drip’s power supply or a case-mounted rectifier tube
  • Transformers mount on case
  • Employs Sowter’s recreations of the original Sta-Level transformers
  • Tubes required:
  • 6386
  • 12AT7
  • 6V6
  • 6V6
  • 6AL5
  • OB2


  • $125 for PCB

Adjusted Cost:

    Drip’s website estimates the total build cost at $750, including Sowter transformers and premium tubes

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