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Anyone own a UA6176 have problems with print scratching off? Channel Strips
Old 12th June 2015
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Anyone own a UA6176 have problems with print scratching off?


I bought a universal audio a few years back and it came with box and all the paperwork.

I was turning one of the knobs and my fingernail scratched off the print.... did UA really make such a cheap product and not engrave the print onto the metal? Or did someone go to great lengths to make a very hard to detect UA 6176 replica?

Last edited by Brenguy; 12th June 2015 at 06:14 AM..
Old 12th June 2015
I have had two early LA610's and yes the paint eventually "falls" off, even when not scratched. Pretty disappointing to be honest but I've never done anything about it. I bought mine new too. I wonder if UA would send out a new faceplate if they were asked nicely.
Old 12th June 2015
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Ah good to hear this experience corroborated. I've replaced some knobs on a twin finity before and it was easy as pie. All it took was a call to UA. It looks like some stick-on plastic plate. Talk about cutting costs... At least the thing sounds good I guess.
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