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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dude, Feb 11, 2003.
What is that?
That's an Ovation Magnum if I'm not mistaken.
Do I get any points?
PS. Not for w**kers?? What DO you mean?
an ovation magnum.
beat me to it by seconds did ya? i 'll have to type faster next time
For ome reason when I looked at it I thought it was a Wal that someone had got made very custom.
Well thanks to both MKS and Big Joe.
Is that a (gorgeous) Benevente on the wall?
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).
He's right.... they're not for playing at all.
JK. I like those basses.
But why does every copy Fenders?
Dunno because these Magnums kick butt on any Jazz or Precision I've ever played (for me that is!)
D'oh! I meant the Magnum was another Fender copy.
Put down your shields
is that a rickenbacker bridge pickup?
Nope! Both are factory stock pickups that came on these Magnums.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's one currently availabe in the sunburst finish (Magnum I) that's still under $300.
Current Auction Here