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U87 grill/headbasket

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Graemespicer:
Hello! I did a quick search of the forum and couldnít find the answer to this question - my apologies if itís been covered before.

I recently purchased an early 80s vintage U87. It sounds beautiful, but has been pretty beaten up through its life :)

Neumann sells replacement grills/headbaskets (at an exorbitant price) for the 87ai. Will this fit my pre-1986 U87?

klaus:
Yes, it will. No issues.

Graemespicer:
Thank you! I’ve researched the forum for directions on safely removing the head shell, so should be in good shape.

klaus:
For everyone else interested in looking under the hood:

https://germanmasterworks.com/publish/articles/Advice/Step-By-Step-Instructions-On-How-To-Open-A-U87-Head-%28Same-as-U67%29.html

On relatively new heads make sure you observe Neumann's warranty coverage (one year) before you remove the wax seal and open the head.

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