The Ovation Fan Club
The Ovation Fan Club
Forum Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Language
Your are viewing as a Guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: "Ovation Guitars really don't get the respect they deserve!" - Alex Pepiak



Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Brown Again...Incredible!

View previous thread :: View next thread
   Members Forums -> Ovation Electric GuitarsMessage format
 
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-11 12:34 PM (#458984)
Subject: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains

Here is what Brown delivered to me yesterday:

 

 

1980 Ovation PF 22 Prototype...early and Mint!

 

 

Thanks to John! Photo's on Jeromes site soon...

What a guitar: absolutely awesome sound...very cool!

Top of the page Bottom of the page
Patch
Posted 2012-09-11 1:18 PM (#458987 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: RE: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
May 2006
Posts: 4201

Location: Steeler Nation, Hudson Valley Contingent
Wow!

That would have looked nice in the calendar! Maybr next year.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
stonebobbo
Posted 2012-09-11 3:18 PM (#458996 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
August 2002
Posts: 8302

Location: California
Congrats, Mike. Quite the find!! What kind of pickups are those? I don't recall ever seeing those on Ovations before.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
noah
Posted 2012-09-11 3:26 PM (#458997 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: RE: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
December 2004
Posts: 1673

Location: SoCal

That looks really nice!

Can't wait to see closeup photos, hear how it sounds and details of how it's wired. 

It's always a great day when Brown delivers... 

Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-11 4:40 PM (#459001 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Here is a quick explanation of the switches and how they work: The two silver switches that are side by side operate the two pickups as you would expect. It sounds like they are switching them from double coil to single coil. The single silver switch only works when the main selector (black) switch is in the middle position engaging both pickups. That switch puts the pickups in and out of phase. The pickups are original and very early...the designer has passed by now but built these entirely by hand...the machining on the coils is great and the guitar sounds great; it can sound like just about any other guitar with the combination of switches and split coils of the pickups...interestingly enough, these are humbucking pickups that can become single coils with a switch...this is an extremely loud guitar; but the volume control makes it tame and can elicit wonderful soulful tones as well as incredible sustain...I believe this will play any kind of music...I really like it...way cool!

Edited by MusicMishka 2012-09-11 5:08 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-11 5:07 PM (#459003 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: RE: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains

 

 

 

Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-11 5:16 PM (#459004 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: RE: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains

Top of the page Bottom of the page
jay
Posted 2012-09-11 7:22 PM (#459009 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
January 2009
Posts: 1248

Location: Texas
Noah...Maybe Patch can include that picture SOMEWHERE in the calendar!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Tim in Tidewater
Posted 2012-09-12 4:15 AM (#459018 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
December 2005
Posts: 1234

Location: Tidal Mudflats of Virginia
Very NICE Mike!!

Sorry I was out of it on the phone last night...been working some long days lately and we had decided to crash early.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
ProfessorBB
Posted 2012-09-12 8:20 AM (#459022 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
January 2006
Posts: 5879

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Very nice, Mike. The body looks like ash. I'll bet its heavy. You're outta room, so better move the Martin.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-12 10:30 AM (#459023 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Tim: I wish I could get to bed at a decent time...always... something to keep me up...glad to speak with you though...

Brad: I needed a good laugh...thanks a lot my friend!

As for the body...it may be ash...but it's not very heavy...just nicely balanced...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Damon67
Posted 2012-09-12 6:53 PM (#459033 - in reply to #458996)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
December 2006
Posts: 6990

Location: Jet City

stonebobbo - 2012-09-11 1:18 PM Congrats, Mike. Quite the find!! What kind of pickups are those? I don't recall ever seeing those on Ovations before.

 

Mr O has one (or had) that has similar split pickups... sorta like a G&L

 

Mike, I don't know how those are humbuckers unless they're stacked. Looks like a single coil split in 2. Maybe that's a phase switch you're playing with? Or something like what the UKII has on each pup?

It's real cool, however it works. Congrats!

 

Noah.... They need to hire some drivers like that out here!



Edited by Damon67 2012-09-12 6:56 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-13 5:26 AM (#459046 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Damon, I have no idea sans any kind of a manual...I know what the original owner told me which I have passed on here...Since he knew the fellow who made the pickups, he probably knows more than most: however, you may be correct...it is a very interesting setup...I saw the pictures Mr. O has in his stable...seems like none are the same...didn't see one like this (I think he has three or four remaining). The guitar plays very nicely: well balanced, great neck, cool sounds and not too heavy...interesting guitar...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Damon67
Posted 2012-09-13 12:33 PM (#459053 - in reply to #459046)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
December 2006
Posts: 6990

Location: Jet City

Aside from the plastic surrounding the pickup, I thought it was very similar to this one:

 

Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-13 7:02 PM (#459064 - in reply to #459053)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Looks like it Damon...mine is a darker color/stain...finally got a chance to play it yesterday for a while...I really like the feel and balance...very fast playing neck...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-09-14 11:05 AM (#459097 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 7130

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Mike... you use the term "original owner" a bit loosely... LOL.. I have a description of that guitar and how it came about. I'm still looking for that cap for you and I can send a copy of the paper with it. The paper is really from THE original owner. I was under the impression only one had those pickups in it... but obviously not. We should check serial numbers to see which one was made first, although the prototypes were kinda made all about the same time.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-14 11:31 AM (#459098 - in reply to #459097)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Miles, thanks so much...I am happy to stand corrected...no foul intended...what a great guitar and a piece of O history...do you need my address (you have my email)...thanks again...and ASAP I will check the numbers...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-14 11:31 AM (#459099 - in reply to #459097)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
DP sorry

Edited by MusicMishka 2012-09-14 11:33 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-09-15 12:46 PM (#459156 - in reply to #459098)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 7130

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
MusicMishka - 2012-09-14 9:31 AM

Miles, thanks so much...I am happy to stand corrected...no foul intended...what a great guitar and a piece of O history...do you need my address (you have my email)...thanks again...and ASAP I will check the numbers...


Send me your mailing address, I don't think you included it in your last email. Also I was just joshing about the "original owner" thing as these were all essentially prototypes... all 22-ish of them, who was the original owner really...LOL... I guess whomever ended up with one was....

I just get a chuckle because deep down I believe these guitars had something special going on, particularly the ones that were routed for standard pickups. I do have one with UKII pickups in it which rocks and is one of my favorites, but from a what-guitar-would-have-really-sold-had-they-actually-gone-into-production, I think it was the PF-22. Maybe Carvin was one step ahead, I'm not sure of the timeline without using the google machine, but the DC Neck-Thru series are still some of their best sellers. The design of the PF-22 in the same way lends itself to different bridges and different pickup arrangements. Plenty of wood to work with, but still light enough to configure it any which way you want. Basically all the GS-1,2,3 options with or without a tremolo bridge. If I had the $'s I'd have someone built me a PF-22 copy with Kahler pro in it, but for now, I'm in the market for an older Carvin with a Kahler in it.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-15 5:37 PM (#459164 - in reply to #459156)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
PM sent.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
MusicMishka
Posted 2012-12-06 11:32 AM (#462798 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 5563

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Christmas bump...Found out this is #14...perhaps the last PF 22 prototype built...incredible piece of history...$1100 shipped CONUS
Top of the page Bottom of the page
FlySig
Posted 2012-12-07 4:08 PM (#462820 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
October 2005
Posts: 3925

Location: Utah
So this is available again?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
standing
Posted 2012-12-08 6:06 PM (#462843 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: Re: Brown Again...Incredible!



Joined:
December 2008
Posts: 1451

Location: Texas
Mike, if you want to sell it, you should probably post it in the "For Sale" section...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
davidpetersonharvey
Posted 2013-02-09 12:37 AM (#465093 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: RE: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
January 2013
Posts: 8

Awesome guitar! Congratulations on the score!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
roggli
Posted 2013-08-06 4:56 PM (#473862 - in reply to #458984)
Subject: RE: Brown Again...Incredible!


Joined:
February 2010
Posts: 39

Location: Sweden
Why is it not any "lookable" pictures in "MusicMishka":s thread ?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

This message board and website is not sponsored or affiliated with Ovation® Guitars in any way.
Registered to: The Ovation Fanclubâ„¢ Copyright (c) 2001
free counters
(Delete all cookies set by this site)