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Old 21st Oct 2019, 6:50 pm   #1
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Default Uher 4000 series NOS parts stock: Been offered

I have been offered a large selection of NOS Uher 4000 series spare parts. Motors, speed change cones, parts of cases, spool platters (both types) capstan/flywheels (rubber is still in good condition), lids plus many other assorted parts. My question is one of market research. Before buying it all, is there a demand out there for such items? I welcome your feedback.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 8:06 pm   #2
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I would be interested in certain Uher spares

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Old 21st Oct 2019, 8:23 pm   #3
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Default Re: Uher 4000 series NOS parts stock: Been offered

I think that there is a market for UHER spares - after all, the BBC used thousands of them and the machines still have a certain following…
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 8:28 pm   #4
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Default Re: Uher 4000 series NOS parts stock: Been offered

There is still significant interest in the Uher portables judging by the sales on eBay. However the range was made for many years from the 4000 “S” to the 4000 Report Monitor IIRC so I would guess that later spares may be more saleable but I know some of the early machines are still be used by enthusiasts.
I would be interested for my own machines.
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I too would be interested in parts for the Report Monitor series.
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I have two 4000 Report-L machines and when I have somewhere to set them up I'd like more Uher reel-to-reels for looping!

I had great difficulty sourcing some parts when I last got inside one of them - particularly the spiral plastic element that latches the battery compartment. I had to make a money transfer to Germany to get them from a service engineer at vast expense!
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I would be interested in buying the spares.
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Count me in as interested- I have a Report Monitor and an early 4000 mono that have been awaiting repair for some years now!
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Like Ben I have a few machines which need some TLC so a source of parts would be welcome.
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Default Re: Uher 4000 series NOS parts stock: Been offered

Thanks for all your responses. Overall, from posts on other pages and forums, I have had a positive response (with the odd negative - isn't there always) so I will go ahead an get them.
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Default Uher 4000 Series NOS parts

Hi All In October I posted a thread asking for some "market research" before buying a job lot of NOS and refurb'd spares for Uher 4000 series recorders. This thread is now closed so I can't add a response to it.

In short I bought the items. They range from capstan/flywheels, brass speed change steppers, motors (mixture of new and used) spool platforms and clutches, even a complete 3-head block for the 4200 Report Monitor. Most items are for the brown-cased Monitor series machines - the last ones made by Uher, but a lot are compatible with the first 4000 machines.


I have started to put this items in my shop on the Reel Resilience website -www.reelresilience.co.uk Prices are based on what I have seen ebay items go for and also that a German supplier seems to sell them for when factoring in delivery and exchange rates etc.

I will be adding more items this week.
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