assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance
golfmanbil
Posted 2013-07-30 7:51 AM (#473684)
Subject: assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance



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Hello Everyone,

I am restoring an Ovation Tornado, and I was wondering if anyone could provide some helpful hints as to how one gets the controls back into place in the body. The tone and volume controls are affixed to a metal bar and I am having trouble getting them back in the guitar.

Many Thanks,
Bill
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MWoody
Posted 2013-07-30 9:04 AM (#473687 - in reply to #473684)
Subject: Re: assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance



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Been there, done that... just remembering the delight!

You can use an old guitar string or surgical tubing to pull the pots into place. you will have to find the right "path" because of the narrow innerds.

Kudos to Mr. golf on teaching me that trick!

http://www.stewmac.com/tsarchive/ts0094.html

http://tvjones.com/wp/how-to-install-a-new-wiring-harness-and-tv-jones-pickups-into-a-gretsch-5129-guitar

 



Edited by MWoody 2013-07-30 9:14 AM
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golfmanbil
Posted 2013-07-30 11:07 AM (#473690 - in reply to #473684)
Subject: Re: assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance



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Dr. Woody,
Thanks for the links. I tried something similar with some success, but the rubber band thing may work better. I was wondering, is there a way to distinguish which pot is the tone and volume? I would hate to go through all this trouble and have them mixed up.
Again, thank you for the response.!
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roggli
Posted 2013-08-06 4:22 PM (#473855 - in reply to #473684)
Subject: Re: assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance


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Well, nothing is cut in stone, so the most important thing is that you are handy, otherwise let a pro do it. But if you are a real handyman, there is no problem to fix Everything with your guitar.......... very simple.
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roggli
Posted 2013-08-06 4:42 PM (#473859 - in reply to #473684)
Subject: Re: assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance


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Why most some of our members make a list of their Ovation guitars , as a "signature" ?
Mine would be enless..................
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roggli
Posted 2013-08-06 4:43 PM (#473860 - in reply to #473859)
Subject: Re: assembling an Ovation Tornado / need assistance


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Hmmm............. "endless", was the word...........(sorry)
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