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Nancy
Posted 2016-05-20 3:39 PM (#525404)
Subject: VXT in Cave



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I was not sure if this went under the General or Electric, seeing as it is a Hybrid, but decided most likely here.
I was able to find my Red VXT 2008 in Wonderful Condition, and OMG is it a Songbird!

I can totally blame Matt Smith on this one. I saw him playing a black one on a YouTube Video, and loved the sound(s), so started hunting. Lots of Blacks but no Reds, then this one popped up on Reverb. I am just thrilled with it, looks and sound!!

Got to hand it to the Sam Ash stores too, FAST shipping for only $20, very well packed, and better condition than described in the ad, I am just thrilled!





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Waskel
Posted 2016-05-20 3:45 PM (#525405 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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That's a purty one for sure.
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stephent28
Posted 2016-05-20 5:02 PM (#525408 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Sammy Ash is definitely an "O" enthusiast.
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MWoody
Posted 2016-05-20 6:37 PM (#525410 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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VXT envy...
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2016-05-21 8:09 AM (#525418 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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I was never impressed with the acoustic side of the VXT until I heard Matt play one in person. It sounds a lot different from the audience perspective.
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Damon67
Posted 2016-05-21 2:28 PM (#525423 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Congrats on the new addition Nancy! I do miss mine, but it was a love/hate relationship. I think we discussed it in a PM before.

Brad, my impressions of the acoustic tone are similar to yours. I am not a fan of the acoustic tone (and I'm not Matt... he can make anything sound good). Mostly it's because the modeled Fishman sounds don't sound like a plugged in Ovation. But it was still decent enough to work with, especially plugging into an Acoustic pedal (I use the Boss AD-8). But all of that aside, main issue is the bridge. The only way to adjust action is saddle by saddle, and then you screw up the radius, unless of course you have a radius guide for that particular neck, and really, that's just a huge headache to deal with.

My opinion... Any set/thru neck needs a bridge where action can be set by raising/lowering the entire bridge (think Gibson style Tone Pro, or Ovation solid body Schaller bridges). Or if you MUST have these crappy Fender style bridges, then you need to bolt the neck with a neck angle adjustment screw like Fender does. This is a HUGE design flaw in my mind. It's not just the VXT. There are many builders that do this on set/thru necks. Carvin is a big offender, so is Hamer and several others. Really, it's one of the very few things Gibson does right all the time. I can't recall them using that style bridge on a set neck.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2016-05-22 9:05 PM (#525448 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave


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Red guitars sound the best.
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Nancy
Posted 2016-05-23 8:21 AM (#525452 - in reply to #525448)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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ABSOLUTELY Mark!!!!
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ovie26
Posted 2016-05-23 4:23 PM (#525470 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave


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Really nice, Nancy!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2016-05-23 9:31 PM (#525480 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Congratulations on your find, Nancy! Indeed, red guitars have a thing about 'em. I swear, you are soooo cool! And I'm happy to know that you dialed in on exactly what you wanted and got more than you expected. So play on, my friend! I can hear you from here :-)

Edited by Love O Fair 2016-05-23 9:32 PM
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Nancy
Posted 2016-05-24 6:32 PM (#525508 - in reply to #525480)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Thank You All SO much!

It is So Much Fun to share your acquisitions here, where everyone gets excited with you!!
I can't believe at this age, I have a RED Electric Guitar! (Well, half electric, but ALL RED!!)
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Mike S.
Posted 2016-12-08 2:41 AM (#531129 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hey, Nancy,
There is a NOS RED 1979 Ovation Viper electric guitar for a sale at a great music store here in Ottawa for a really good price. Check out www.spacemanmusic.com/vintageguitars. I'd go for it myself, but...THANK YOU, JESUS, HALLELUJAH, AND AMEN, I think SWMBO? is looking probably/most likely for an engagement ring of some kind in the not-too-distant/maybe/ perhaps/forseeable future. She has never been to a music store. I'm slowly beginning to know what the other guys who are actually married go through,(OVATION WOMEN ROCK!), but ITS ALL GOOD!! We've only known each other for about 6 weeks, so seriously, we'll wait a bit, eh? Honestly, Nancy this guitar is a great piece of Ovation history, and it is RED. "Only in CANADA? Pity."
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.
CANADA

Edited by Mike S. 2016-12-08 2:47 AM
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alpep
Posted 2016-12-08 3:35 PM (#531160 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave


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nice

will you play it "bareback"
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2016-12-08 6:22 PM (#531166 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave


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I've been back to the acoustics for several months now, but I've been missing my time struggling with trying to play some lead on my electrics. Steve Eaton played at a Christmas party last weekend and his lead guitarist was quite good. I kept thinking I should be able to do that if I'd just practice more.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2016-12-08 9:01 PM (#531172 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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@Mark in Boise - "I kept thinking I should be able to do that if I'd just practice more."

Hmmmm.. where have I heard that before?? In my own head, maybe?
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Nancy
Posted 2016-12-10 8:50 AM (#531186 - in reply to #531160)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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alpep - 2016-12-08 3:35 PM

nice

will you play it "bareback"


LOL!!!!!!!!
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Nancy
Posted 2016-12-10 8:51 AM (#531187 - in reply to #531129)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Mike S. - 2016-12-08 2:41 AM

Hey, Nancy,
There is a NOS RED 1979 Ovation Viper electric guitar for a sale at a great music store here in Ottawa for a really good price. Check out www.spacemanmusic.com/vintageguitars. I'd go for it myself, but...THANK YOU, JESUS, HALLELUJAH, AND AMEN, I think SWMBO? is looking probably/most likely for an engagement ring of some kind in the not-too-distant/maybe/ perhaps/forseeable future. She has never been to a music store. I'm slowly beginning to know what the other guys who are actually married go through,(OVATION WOMEN ROCK!), but ITS ALL GOOD!! We've only known each other for about 6 weeks, so seriously, we'll wait a bit, eh? Honestly, Nancy this guitar is a great piece of Ovation history, and it is RED. "Only in CANADA? Pity."
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.
CANADA


CONGRATULATIONS Mike!!!! I hope everything goes well!!
Are you planning a Special Moment to pop the question???
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Mike S.
Posted 2016-12-11 2:13 AM (#531203 - in reply to #531187)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hi, Nancy,
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Seriously, we are only just beginning this, as of 6 weeks ago. (Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. So go ahead, insert, "We've Only Just Begun," by The Carpenters here already.) We are off to a good start so far. We are also in no real hurry. I put the word," s-l-o-w-l-y", in my last post to you for a reason. She thinks my 1993 Ovation Collectors guitar is beautiful, and that I'm funny. I think SHE is beautiful, and that's me being NOT funny! She is very big on me playing my guitar more, and me singing more, etc., etc. Like I said, we'll wait a bit. My family is going through a period of change/transition with my dear Mom selling her house, and moving to a nursing home. The lovely lady in question works as a federal government security guard, (SO I GOTTA BE GOOD, eh?), with just cray-cray hours. We pray together all the time, ( Can I say that here?), and we SKYPE, all the time. We will only get see each other physically maybe? twice in the next month. In answer to your question about "the question", it's bit of head-scratcher for me yet still, because I'm a super-newbie with all this guys and dolls stuff, as in like, "It's never happened to me before?." There is actually a "Special Moments", greeting cards store here in Ottawa. Maybe that what that's for? Oops. "Love, or somethin' like it's, Gotta hold on me!" More to follow. Nancy, did you check out the vintage 1979 Ovation Viper yet? It would a great addition for some OFC member who likes to get plugged in to an amp, and play at '10'; "Because there is NO "11". (Nigel Tuffnall-This is Spinal Tap-1979)
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON. CANADA.
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Mike S.
Posted 2016-12-18 12:39 AM (#531318 - in reply to #531203)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hey, Nancy,
What does it mean when SWMBO asks, "Mike, can I buy one of your guitars?" I think she's eyeing my Ovation, but no mention of "a ring" thing as of yet! Maybe it's more serious than I thought, eh?
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.
CANADA
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Mike S.
Posted 2017-01-20 9:29 PM (#532185 - in reply to #531318)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hi, Nancy,
No "question". We broke up. Yikes! The RED 1979 Ovation Viper is still for sale here.
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON. CANADA.
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Mike S.
Posted 2017-01-24 11:58 PM (#532269 - in reply to #532185)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hi, Nancy,
My lady and I are back together, and writing a book, together! Togetherness rocks! You must really hope a lot, eh? I wish I could I afford that 1979 RED Ovation Viper here in Ottawa, ON., CANADA,(550.00 CAN, w/ OHSC), but my coinage must now go for other things....? It would look good in your NAN-CAVE.
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.,
CANADA
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Mike S.
Posted 2017-03-12 8:20 PM (#533190 - in reply to #531187)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hi, Nancy,
The RED 1979 Ovation Viper Electric Solid Body Guitar here in Ottawa ON., CANADA is now SOLD. No, unfortunately for Me, Myself and I DID NOT buy it?! It was scooped up by someone else?, for the uncommonly ridiculous price of $550.00 CAN., w/original case, no less!! My lady and I are still together, writing a book, and... no, it's not too late to live happily ever after! We're still working on that part, as well.
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.
CANADA
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Mike S.
Posted 2017-03-23 11:48 PM (#533367 - in reply to #533190)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Hey Nancy,
The question was popped. The answer was topped- by a YES! The moment was unbelievable, because, yes, truth is stranger than fiction, and well, you had to be here this past Sunday!The whole scenario was and is worthy of your laughing snorts of Mountain Dew! We are definitely the poster couple for your belief that, "It's Never Too Late To Live Happily Ever After!" I'm 61, she's 42. God is so good! Thank you for your kind encouragement here.
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.,
CANADA
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-03-24 2:12 PM (#533376 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave



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Congratulations Mike.
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d'ovation
Posted 2017-03-24 4:20 PM (#533381 - in reply to #525404)
Subject: Re: VXT in Cave


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Congrats Mike! Have you set a date yet?

On another note, Nancy has been very quiet here ... hope she plays her Ovations in good health.
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