Food for thought. One of my UA 1176LN input pots (UREI 600 ohm T-Bridge Input Pot for UREI/ UA 1176) started getting scratchy. It was under warranty so UA replaced it. I have another 1176 here which could start acting up some day too so maybe I should be looking for a backup (or two) now. I contacted PEC, the company that made these for UA, asking if they had one and what it would cost me. I realize the production cost to restart something but cannot help but think, if people aren't buying hardware like the past, the cost to keep something in production, or the value of vintage gear is going to go through the roof, yes? I found a few of these on Ebay. Looks like I'll go there for now.