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nbd- ovation celebrity BC2 solid body bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maxdusty, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I just bought a cheap $95 bass from CL - never heard of Ovation making a solid body other than the Magnum so I was intrigued, besides price was cheap. So what the heck it had a funky sticker on it (or what looked like a sticker), it was worth a shot. Tried to find some preliminary info, didn't have much time as I had to look at the bass in about an hour, only info I could find was the bass is a BC2 model, not many were made and it looked a lot like a Kramer or one of the many other 80's basses made at that time (1987). What intrigued me most were posts that it was apparently a collector's bass these days- not sure about the true value of the bass as estimates were all over the place, but for $95, it was worth finally owning an Ovation solid body bass I've always wanted to try as a kid, just not the model I was looking for (the Magnum) lol! Oh well, someday.
    Picked up the bass, and it actually sounds good (will give it a full tryout tomorrow though), only problem is that sticker was not a sticker, it was a chrome emblem that I can't remove !! Why would anyone do such a thing??!!?? Anyway, given the price, I've let it slide as it plays a lot better than I expected. A few dings on the back, one knob is not original, one saddle isn't original or even the same color (grrr) so I'll probably get those corrected, I guess I'll grow to appreciate having a constant companion on this bass (just not to be played in front of puritanical family members or friends).

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  2. Tim Schnautz

    Tim Schnautz

    Jan 30, 2000
    I bought one of these as a store trade in. 85.00 with tax. It sounded really good even with rusty strings. but seeing I was wanting to have something different, I restrung it BEAD, and used it for drop D tunes and until I got an honest 5 string. Really under rated. Tone had lotsa balls. I still dig it out occasionally. These are pretty good beaters.
  3. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    how'd it work out for you?
  4. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Didn't have it long before I ended up essentially trading it along with another bass for something else. I guess in retrospect, a little time and I could have put some work into the bass and made it more into something I would consider keeping but it didn't seem worth the effort as I really wasn't into it (it was a decent enough bass mind you but it just didn't really do anything for me, the neck was a tad wider than I would have liked). Trading it wasn't a difficult decision.
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  5. Tim Schnautz

    Tim Schnautz

    Jan 30, 2000
    One thing about them, is they appeal to the 'pointy head stock crowd' and they didn't look bad from a distance. LOL! I need to replace the jack in mine otherwise it's good to go.
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