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New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas

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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2014-04-20 9:49 AM (#485297)
Subject: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Wow, I really love this look: Open Gear Butterbeans on an Ovation headstock. And these new tuners are perfect! Schaller did a great job on these!

 

 

Happy easter,

Kurt

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kessel
Posted 2014-04-20 10:41 AM (#485304 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas


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Wow, nice custom job, I think I'd rather like the heads of the pegs having a fully rounded profile, but everything else is great, the color matching the headstock, the backside… really nice.

Did you take the classic ovation ornaments off the sound holes? or is this guitar a model I've never seen before?
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2014-04-20 10:43 AM (#485305 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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I ripped the epaulets off. Used to be a stock CVT. Nearly.
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2014-04-20 10:46 AM (#485306 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: RE: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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CLICK

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kessel
Posted 2014-04-20 11:22 AM (#485309 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas


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Nice work, the W597 Adamas was one of the alternative models I watched to the 1581 KK I finally ordered. Looks really nice and surely sounds great too.

Did you do some work on the fretboard too? It looks kind of darker now than in the first pictures on the link. Changing the nut to a black one is also a great decision, nice looking Adamas.
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marenostrum
Posted 2014-04-20 12:39 PM (#485313 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Nice job Karl. I see that you also change in full-black the nut & the saddle.....like it.....did you ever think to paint black the epaulette instead of peeling them off ?
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marenostrum
Posted 2014-04-20 12:41 PM (#485314 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Sorry Kurt ... (not Karl...)
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jamesholl
Posted 2014-04-20 1:44 PM (#485318 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas


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Love it without the epis..... Super Cool!
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Standingovation
Posted 2014-04-20 8:31 PM (#485339 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Those tuners look really really good !!!
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Todd G.
Posted 2014-04-20 8:47 PM (#485340 - in reply to #485313)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas


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maremagnum - 2014-04-20 11:39 AM Nice job Karl. I see that you also change in full-black the nut & the saddle.....like it.....did you ever think to paint black the epaulette instead of peeling them off ?

Interested to see what this would have looked like with the 1988 Collector's Edition epaulettes, but it looks cool without what came on there.

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danomyte
Posted 2014-04-22 5:39 AM (#485386 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Sweet guitar. Nice knobs!
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bburg
Posted 2018-04-08 2:09 PM (#543139 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Great job, Kurt!
I think these tuners are one of the bests money can buy right now. I replaced all the Ping-sh*t with Schallers. Ovation should go back to them as well.

Bernie
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-04-11 11:03 AM (#543202 - in reply to #543139)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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The guitar looks awesome now. The wood epaulets were misplaced, sometimes the Ovation designers don´t have a reliable sense of style, sorry;-)
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-04-12 12:02 AM (#543207 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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So tastefully articulated and well stated in every detail. Very, very nice.
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alpep
Posted 2018-04-12 5:40 PM (#543215 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas


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I loved the sperzel open tuners
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clrules
Posted 2018-04-28 9:30 PM (#543446 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas


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Did you have to get conversion bushings?
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-30 11:00 AM (#543463 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Yep! The drill holes from the Schaller M6 were too big. Schaller did not have conversion bushings at that time and custom made them for me - for free! Now you can get them online.
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red-twins
Posted 2018-05-01 5:09 PM (#543479 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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Hallo Kurt, nice to hear (read) from you! It is a fantastic design without the epis and keeping it all black. Stunning guitar! Long before Ovation stopped putting epis on some of their guitars which they did regularly the last years you started the trend.... ;-)
Who would have been so brave taking them off..... from an Adamas!
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-05-02 10:35 AM (#543498 - in reply to #543479)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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red-twins - 2018-05-02 12:09 AM


Who would have been so brave taking them off..... from an Adamas!

..or add new ones..;-) no problem:

I find the sound better with these additional soundholes.

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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-05-02 11:25 AM (#543500 - in reply to #543479)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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red-twins - 2018-05-02 12:09 AM Hallo Kurt, nice to hear (read) from you! It is a fantastic design without the epis and keeping it all black. Stunning guitar! Long before Ovation stopped putting epis on some of their guitars which they did regularly the last years you started the trend.... ;-)

Thanks! But to tell the truth, there was this Tupperware/Standingovation/multiplename guy who ordered a black Elite or a black Adamas (don't remember exactly) without Epaulettes some time before I ripped mine off. So the kudos for this "design" belong to Dave!

Best regards,

Kurt

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red-twins
Posted 2018-05-03 2:36 PM (#543524 - in reply to #485297)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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<p>Okay......the trend in Germany at least.... </p>

Edited by red-twins 2018-05-03 2:37 PM
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red-twins
Posted 2018-05-03 2:42 PM (#543525 - in reply to #543498)
Subject: Re: New Schaller GrandTune on my Stealth Adamas



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DetlefMichel - 2018-05-02 5:35 PM

red-twins - 2018-05-02 12:09 AM


Who would have been so brave taking them off..... from an Adamas!

..or add new ones..;-) no problem 

well, you are an excellent craftman Detlef, we all know this. I definitely would not tread them this way...

It also looks  better - at least to me.

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