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Ovation Magnum Neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Supergolo, Aug 5, 2016.


  1. Hi,

    I just bought a second hand Ovation magnum IV bass, but the neck is broken. Where can I find a spare part?
    I want to keep it original.
     
  2. Welcome. No pics, no bass.
     
  3. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I doubt you will find any. But, contact Ovation and see if they can help.
     
  4. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Ovation, when it was owned by Kaman Corporation, had a cracker jack crew. They were extremely helpful. No matter the question they had an answer. Now they are owned by FMIC. Someone else will have to speak to that.

    Call them.

    In the meantime, details on the malady accompanied by images will get you more specific advice.
     
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    You're way out of date with that information. DW bought the company (a couple years ago, IIRC) and Ovation is ramping up to make (or may already be doing so) American made Ovations.

    As to the neck the OP is seeking, good luck with that.
     
  6. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Thank you for the update.

    We assume that no sarcasm is implied in wishing the OP luck.
     
  7. JLS

    JLS

    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    You won't. Sorry.
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    You may have to hang out on Ebay until one comes around....or fix the break. You haven't said how or where it is "broken."

    One man's "broken" is another man's basic weekend project. Tell us more, and be specific.
     
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  9. Thanks to all!
    The main problem is the headstock broken in a corner. I already fixed it, but I a purist and I want to keep the instrument most original as possible.
    I will post some pictures of the proces
     
  10. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    To me, if you want to keep the instrument as original as possible, you should repair the original neck. A headstock break shouldn't be a big deal. Are you unhappy with the repair that you've done?

    It's very unlikely that you are going to find a replacement neck.
     
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The headstock is broken in a corner?

    That's usually a minor repair that a good tech can make invisible, or nearly so. I sure wouldn't consider it to be a "broken neck."
     
  12. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    It will probably take years of searching until a neck without the body shows up. I can happen, but this was a pretty rare bass.
     
  13. primusfan1989

    primusfan1989

    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
    To keep the Bass as original as possible, you would need to keep the ORIGINAL neck, you'll never find another neck for that thing so If you don't like the aesthetics of the repair (assuming the repair is structurally sound) take it to a Luthier
     
  14. Hi!,

    I tryed to contact them, but no answer yet.
     
  15. Finally i fixed it, and really happy with the resoults.

    It´s a great bass, and more if I expend 230$ in the instrument, and only 5 more in the materials to fix it.