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Gates Radio SA-38 Mono Tube Compressor Limiter SA38 Recently Serviced #31570

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Gates 


FUNCTION: Limiter/Compressor

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a Gates Radio Company SA-38 Tube Limiter/Compressor.

This unit has been serviced recently by Vertigo Recording Services in Burbank, CA. It has been given a clean bill of health. It is ready to take your project's tracks to the next level! 


  • Serial #17014

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories. Does not include the cabling required to go from the barrier strip to contemporary I/O's. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good - The connections, switch, meter, and knobs are all rock-solid! There is a 5 inch long chip on the right side of the rack ears where part of the ear is missing. There are plenty of other rack mounting screw holes to use though. There is moderate wear on the edges, rack ears, and face of the casing, including several small, light chips in the paint.

There are some moderate scratches on the input knob's cover plate. There is moderate oxidation on the casing of two of the transformer covers, and light chips in the paint on two of the other covers. Overall, this item is in Very Good condition for its age!

WORKING CONDITION: Excellent - This lovely vintage unit is the epitome of classic sought-after analog limiter tone and uncompromising control. Each of the four large front-panel control knobs are simple and heavy-handed, certainly in an elegant positive sense.

VU meter is in pristine condition in all settings and lights up bright and beautiful. Tubes work effortlessly throughout the unit which brings the warmth that makes this unit so incredible. Esoteric and overall in excellent working condition!



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