UREI 1176 Blackface Rev G

£2,750.00

Out of stock

Description

Recapped with premium Panasonic & Vishay axial capacitors. Tested & working 100%. Switched to 220 V for the UK / EU and supplied with new UK power plug. Power plugs for other countries available on request

Supplied with new pigtail loom made with Mogami cable & Neutrik XLRs

Photos show the compressor for sale. This is one of a pair to be listed


Vintage UREI Blackface FET compressor. The 1176 is one of the few vintage items that truly justifies its legendary status. It’s a lightning-fast compressor with a unique sound courtesy of the FET design and transistor circuitry

All versions of the 1176 had a balanced output via an output transformer. Balanced input was originally via an input pot (or constant-impedance T attenuator) then transformer, and from Rev G an electronically-balanced input was used. From there it feeds the FET gain-reduction element, then a make-up gain amplifier, a line amplifier and the output transformer

In my opinion the 1176 is the best compressor available for bass guitar and vocals. On my Compressors page I say:

“Nothing sounds like an 1176 – it’s a one-off, a freak, an outlier – and that’s why it’s stood the test of time. For vocals and bass guitar, nothing betters it for a punchy, aggressive sound. Set it for a fairly slow attack, fastest release and 4:1 compression then just ramp up the input level till the vocal sits where you want it. A little tweak on the attack time, a hint of EQ and job done”

 

Vintage FET compressor with transformer-coupled output
Standard 2U rackmount compressor. Switchable 110 / 220 Volts. Power input via captive power cable & new UK power plug. Input & output on barrier strip. Supplied with new pigtail loom with Neutrik XLRs and Mogami cable
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Recapped with premium Panasonic & Vishay axial capacitors. Tested & working 100%. Switched to 220 V for the UK / EU and supplied with new UK power plug. Power plugs for other countries available on request Supplied with new pigtail loom made with Mogami cable & Neutrik XLRs Photos show the compressor for sale. This is one of a pair to be listed