Ovation Magnum Bass Blue 1970s

4-String Bass Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Ovation Magnum Bass Blue 1970s

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Fully refinished
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .86" (1st fret), 1.01" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 34"
Neck Details: Bolt-on mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard and dot inlays. A new bone nut has been made for the bass.
Electronics: Original Ovation Magnum pickups. The electronics were at one point modified with two mini toggle switches on the pickguard; the electronics have been restored to their original format and the toggle switch replaced. Mono & stereo outputs (the stereo output sends each pickup to a different amplifier), 3-way toggle selector switch, and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The neck pickup also has individual volume controls for each pole piece.
Pickup Measurements: Not available due to wiring scheme
Hardware: Original; the foam for the string mute is missing.
Modifications/Repairs: The body and neck were fully refinished. The bass has been fully rewired and converted back to its original wiring scheme, and a new bone nut has been made.
Case Details: Gig bag
Cosmetic Condition: The body and neck have been fully refinished in a dark metallic blue; the finish is glossy with wear appropriate for its age. There are light finish scratches and small dings throughout the body and neck, particularly along the edges of the body and on the back. There are some heavier patches of finish wear along the treble edge of the body (with some bare wood exposed) and buckle rash on the back. There is also some finish chipping along the treble edge of the headstock and near the nut. There is a chip in the pickguard near the "mono" output jack, as well as two open holes in the pickguard from a previous modification.
Serial Number: B00724
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and minimal neck relief; the frets are wide and low with light play wear. The body style and electronics date the bass to the 1970s.
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