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Ovation Magnum I Neck Pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bassic Urges, Aug 26, 2012.


  1. Bassic Urges

    Bassic Urges

    Oct 21, 2011
    Greetings,

    I recently purchased an Ovation Magnum I from Guitar Center. I got a pretty good deal on it considering the condition, but after receiving it and plugging it in, I have discovered that the neck pickup is not working.

    There are no loose or broken wires outside of the pickup casing. I pulled the neck pickup out to examine it, but the back plate looks like it has been welded/soldered on. There is no way for me to check the connections inside the pickup. Does anyone know if this is how that pickup is designed? I know this guitar is old and has probably been tinkered with by more than a couple of people over the years.

    Also of note, the screws that adjust the volume of the pole pieces in the neck pickup look badly rusted, but since I can't open the casing, I really have no idea of how bad things are inside.

    I live in Longmont, Colorado. Do any of you know of a reputable shop around Boulder, Longmont, or Denver that would be able to get the electronics back in order? Anyone besides John Baxendale of Colorado Guitar Company that is. I took my Ric there at the beginning of the year, and for a variety of reasons I won't be going back.

    Thanks to all!
     
  2. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    There's many things that can go wrong inside this kind of pickup.
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    Soldered covers can be opened with solder gun. As for who to send it I have no clue.
    Marko
     
  3. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Curtis Novak seems to be a good choice for repairing the unusual.
     

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