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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I think this one is better....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:19 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh yes, very nice indeed! It bears repeating...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:37 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

LB1000 wrote:
A few months later, I got my first Carvin fretless, an LB40F


...and you've been a fountain of misinformation ever since. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:04 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, IF you must, here they are:

This One.......

That One.......

That Other One.......

Oh Yeah, That Other One.......

And That One, The Other, Whatever It Was, But It Wasn't A Carvin.......

Okay, that's all of them....... Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:11 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

How 'bout a big ugly Ovation Magnum II from about 1978? The beast still plays and sounds incredible!

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:16 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Dude, that bass IS ugly...I want one Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:35 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

That Ovation is cool Swwhit! That's the first Ovation bass I've seen....didn't know they made 'em.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:31 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Yup, they made 'em! They made the Magnum series from '78 to '80. The Magnum I was stereo and the Magnum II had the active electronics with 3-band EQ. I requires not one but TWO 9v batteries. One of the strangest features is a lever-activated felt mute (for playing elevator music?) - no matter how you adjust it, it makes all the strings go sharp! What were they thinking?

Later they came out with the Magnum IV which was simpler but uglier.

Here's a link to Harmony Central with some user comments:
http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/Data4/Ovation/Magnum_II-1.html

I used to use teflon-coated bass strings made by Kaman Musical String where I worked - they made Performers and Adamas strings. I haven't played the thing for several years and just put on a set of DR "Black Beaties" which are similar to the Kaman's. I like 'em so far.

Years before the Magnum series (and Deacon and Breadwinner and Preacher) Ovation put out a line of conventional guitars & basses called the "Storm" series. I think the bass was called the Tornado - it was a semi-hollow body design and the only ones I recall seeing were an ugly dark green.

By the way, I also have an Ovation Deacon solidbody 12-string, not as ugly as my bass, active electronics, sounds great!
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EddieBear wrote:
Drool over THIS, baby! Drool

Very rare 80's-era Hamer Scarab Bass w/ Kahler Bass Trem, in Black Chrome hardware, just like Rick Savage thumped on in the early Def Leppard days! Drool It's not a Carvin, but a quality American handcrafted instrument, nonetheless. Also have a Cort headless Steinberger copy with P+J pickups, and an Ibanez GSR-200 with P+J pickups. I love this Hamer, but may be putting it on eBay before too long, though... Crying or Very sad
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DUDE!
That was almost my bass!

WAY back, there was a time when I wanted to be a guitarist. Confused (Hey I was young and dumb and . . . )
I wanted "The Ultimate Weapon" - a Carvin V220T. Man, that was cool!
Craig Ch-something, Starship . . . yeah, I heard o' them. Think

I had my high school's Peavey T-40 bass at home. I was noodling around on it learning the jazz band music. I was just trying to get some experience on some stringed instrument. (I was a trombone player.)
Then that fatefull day at a KISS concert (ANIMALIZE), my impressionable mind was warped watching Gene do a solo on his battle axe bass and I decided right there, "THAT'S what I want to do!!"

So I want to be a bass player. And Carvin didn't have much to offer a budding metalhead bassist. The LB40 and LB50 of the day looked looked like somethin' old people and sh!t-kickin' country pluckers would play. But I had this Hamer catalog. (I always had lots of catlogs in the pre-internet days.) Carvin and Hamer were the two brands I'd already decided I liked - even though I knew very little about guitars and basses. And in that Hamer catalog, there was the Scarab. Man, that thing was awesome! I drooled over that page like a Playboy centerfold.

Then I got the 1986 Carvin catalog. And there it was - the bass version of "The Ultimate Weapon"! The V440 and V440T. There was no longer any question of which bass was for me. I saved my pennies, working part-time in a gas station. And I bought my first bass, a 1987 V440T. And the rest, as they say, is history.

I don't think I've ever seen a Hamer Scarab live in person. But if Carvin hadn't come out with the V440 when they did, I probably would have gotten a Scarab.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 3:20 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

You likely HAVE seen an ovation bass before:



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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 3:35 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Russ, who's that?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, I guess you are a bit younger than I (but, there IS Nick at Nite)...Danny Bonaducci (sp) / Partridge from the Partridge Family.

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:16 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

No cable here...I have heard of the Partridge Family, just never watched it.
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Stu Hamm says that's one of his big influences. He could relate to a chubby, red-headed, bass playing kid.

And he says he marvels at the way Danny Partridge didn't have to move his fingers. Stu says he's been playing bass for many years and he still has to move his fingers.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:24 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

It's Bonaduce. I thought he was pretty cute myself!

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Stu Hamm says that's one of his big influences. He could relate to a chubby, red-headed, bass playing kid.


I thought all bass players were supposed to be chubby until I saw my first rock video. Then I had to lose 90 pounds before stepping foot on a stage. For all those thumpers that think rock is the Devil's music... Soundchick
If it wasn't for the rockers, my name on here would be SirFreakOfTheCheeseburger. Laughing
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SirFreakOfTheInk wrote:
I thought all bass players were supposed to be chubby . . .

A larger body resonates better, and helps prevent buckle rash on the back of the instrument. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:09 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

You might be onto something Mgood. I thought I could hear a change in the tone of all my basses lately...maybe it's that ten pounds I gained over the winter. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:19 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

There's got to be something to it.


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:40 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hmmm....this would be a good excuse not to do stomach crunches. Think

Yeah, there has to be something to it. One of my biggest influences to become a bass player was a local guy, and he wasn't tiny. His gear was nothing out of the ordinary, an OLD P-Bass and either a Peavey or Fender combo amp. But his sound was freakin' beautiful.
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