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UREI Tuneup? Need Instructions.
Old 12th March 2003
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
UREI Tuneup? Need Instructions.


I have aquired an 1178, an LA4 and 1176.

I am going to have them looked at by an electronics technologist in my neighborhood.

I don't want to have them modified - just checked for minimum conditioning. The only thing I am interested in is getting them as quiet as possible. Where on the web can I find some generic instructions about some things that can be done to give these units a general tune-up. Such as, recapping, recalibrating and any relatively easy things done to fix any typical noise or inherent noise that these units are known for?


Old 13th March 2003
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Urei fix-up

If your neighborhood tech doesn't already know what to do with 'em I'd say send 'em to someone that does.

I personally use Eddie Ciletti. He can do restoration work as well as modifications.

He did wonders making my vintage 1176 more quiet while leaving it essentially "stock".

Personally I find stock LA4's to be kinda sucky. Unless you want a real dark sound, as their slew rate drops significantly as you hit them harder. I have six Eddie Ciletti modded LA4's, and 2 stock units. The stock units are never used.


whir lee
Old 16th March 2003
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Hi Woods,

The user manuals has all information needed for proper adjustment. If you don't have the manuals, download them and print them out - they're really nice to have around.


Jakob Erland
Old 16th March 2003
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Mike O's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years

Thanks for the link to Berklee's collection of manuals. Anyone know of other sites that might have other gear in PDF format?
Old 19th March 2003
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Hi Woods, maybe this helps:


Cheers, kosi
Old 25th March 2003
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 15 years
James Gangwer at [email protected]. He is the UREI
aficionado and an excellent tech.
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