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Ovation Magnum ...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tikirocker, May 29, 2011.

  1. Tikirocker


    Jul 1, 2006
    Sydney OZ
    G'day all,

    Been a while since I posted here but since my Magnum II just got a conversion from II active to I style passive - has had a complete re-fret and the fret board planed due to rising tongue ( issues when I bought it years ago ) - I thought I would post some pics while she's all brand new again.

    I've had this bass for some years now ... amazing sound, bridge pickup is like a 4001 Ric and the neck is unique to Ovation, major low end warmth. I got obsessed with wanting a Magnum having grown up on many British post punk bands who used them ... Magazine, PIL etc ... Jah Wobble is a very notable exponent of the Magnum I and one of my all time fave players.

    Two of the control knobs are not correct, I have ordered the correct Ovation type witches hats to match the one volume knob you see there already. The middle pot is a blend for the pickups which I chose in preference over a toggle.

    Anyway, here's the bass ...








    Best, Tiki
  2. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Magnum II owners unite :)


  3. Tikirocker


    Jul 1, 2006
    Sydney OZ
    Absolutely ... gorgeous bass guitars! Let's see more of them in this thread. :bassist:

  4. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    I just played one of these for the first time the other day and was ABSOLUTELY blown away! I couldn't believe the glorious, sweet tone that was coming out of that bass.

    Anyway, nice one....looks great!
  5. Tikirocker


    Jul 1, 2006
    Sydney OZ
    Thanks Husky ... tell me, what model did you play? Was it a Mag I or II?

  6. rubyfire77


    Feb 18, 2016

    I know this post is old, but I'm hoping someone will see this. I just got my 1979 Ovation Magnum II. I knew it was going to need some work (btw, I'm a bass novice, so go easy on me with your terminology...I'm still learning!) but I've wanted one of these for years, and I was finally able to score one for under $800. I was recommended that I should convert it to be more like a Magnum I. I love how your's turned out! I'm curious to know what your favorites strings to use are for this bass. My husband is a professional, touring musician, so we know some people who can help with the TLC mine is going to need. I really want it to sound heavy and loud, hahaha. Your's is absolutely beautiful!

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