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UA 6176 Knobs too tight!
Old 4 weeks ago
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UA 6176 Knobs too tight!

I recently picked up a 6176 and the stepped knobs are super tight. When compared to my LA610 it's like night and day. Is there anything I can do to loosen them up? Anyone know how to remove the knobs? Looks like there might be a little screw in the hole on each knob.
What a pain!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by r3zn View Post
I recently picked up a 6176 and the stepped knobs are super tight. When compared to my LA610 it's like night and day. Is there anything I can do to loosen them up? Anyone know how to remove the knobs? Looks like there might be a little screw in the hole on each knob.
What a pain!

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Ah yes of course. Thanks mate I'll check it out.
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Sounds like a factory fresh unit OR the knobs have had their spring/ball-bearings replaced.

I bout a few Neve 1081 classics a while back and 3 of the switches took about 20 mins of just back and forward to loosen them up!
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Yep it's a new unit. I tried the contact cleaner/lube but the knobs are still pretty tight when turning. It's not the end of the world but there's nothing like a smooth turning knob. My Chandler germ pre is buttery smooth. Oh well maybe in time they'll loosen up a bit.
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By the way I got the knobs off. In case anyone's wondering it requires an allen key in the 2 little holes at the base of the knobs. It's really thin, I think about 1/16 or something.
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