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Full on bass...not for wankers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dude, Feb 11, 2003.


  1. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
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  2. Jeremy_X

    Jeremy_X

    Jan 29, 2002
    What is that?
     
  3. That's an Ovation Magnum if I'm not mistaken.

    Do I get any points?

    PS. Not for w**kers?? What DO you mean?
     
  4. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    an ovation magnum.
     
  5. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    beat me to it by seconds did ya? i 'll have to type faster next time :spit: :D
     
  6. For ome reason when I looked at it I thought it was a Wal that someone had got made very custom.
     
  7. Jeremy_X

    Jeremy_X

    Jan 29, 2002
    Well thanks to both MKS and Big Joe.
     
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Is that a (gorgeous) Benevente on the wall?
     
  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Sorry...just got back online.

    It is indeed an Ovation Magnum I and yes that's a Benavente Vortex on the wall (two very different animals!).

    The "Wanking" comment is an inside joke but these Magnums aren't for the slap, tap & pop crowd that's what I meant (no offense intended if that's your style).



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  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    He's right.... they're not for playing at all.





    JK;). I like those basses.


    But why does every copy Fenders?

    :D
     
  11. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Dunno because these Magnums kick butt on any Jazz or Precision I've ever played (for me that is!)
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    D'oh! I meant the Magnum was another Fender copy.

    Put down your shields;)
     
  13. is that a rickenbacker bridge pickup?
     
  14. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Nope! Both are factory stock pickups that came on these Magnums.

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    Note the 4 coil neck pickup has individial output gain trim pots for each coil to be able to balance output from string to string.
     
  15. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Wacky. Cool pic Dude! (meaning the pickups cross-section - but your pic is cool too of course! :) ) I've heard people say the Magnum has a fairly Ric vibe to the sound. I'd like to try one out some time (that and one of their old Breadwinner/Deacon guitars).
     
  16. KeithPas

    KeithPas

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I played one of those a long time ago and it had a three band graphic EQ where the normal controls are. I remember it sounded good.
     
  17. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Of the 4 different variations of the Magnums that were made I highly recomend this Magnum I model over the II's, III's and IV's.

    The II's had the same larger body but with really noisey onboard eq sliders.

    The III's had the downsized bodies without the onboard EQ

    The IV's had the downsized bodies with the onboard EQ.

    Most I've seen are either in this cherry finish or two tone sunburst but I have seen a few factory natural ones over the years.

    Another interesting thing about these basses is that the necks had 3 graphite reinforcing rods which is to my knowledge the first bass guitar to have graphite reinforced necks. Keep in mind that these basses were introduced in 1974 and you'll see that these basses were way ahead of their time in many aspects.
     
  18. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
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  19. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    DOWN JOSH WALSH DOWN!!!.....Soooo you wouldn't happen to be SELLING this bass would you?.....Just kidding Dude. well, sorta.

    Looks cool.....loving the style.
     
  20. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    ps: To those of you who've emailed me asking if this bass is for sale the answer is sorry but no. This bass was given to me as a gift by a "wanker" off the Dude Pit (thus the "inside" joke).

    There's always a few available on eBay at any given time and they seem to sell in the $400-$750 price range depending on the model and condition. Like I said above though, I recommend looking for a Magnum I and avoiding the II's & IV's with the onboard EQ's. The III's are ok but I much prefer the larger body shape.

    Here's a cherry one just like mine that closed out today at only $435.
    Click Here

    Here's one currently availabe in the sunburst finish (Magnum I) that's still under $300.
    Current Auction Here