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HiHo
Posted 2016-06-12 11:57 AM (#525894)
Subject: Strings for Viper


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I finally got a Viper (yay!) and I've been doing some research. Read somewhere that they originally came with Ovation "2E Extra Light" strings, but I can't find anything that identifies what gauges those were.

It feels about right with 10s, but I'm curious what it would have been like originally.
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Beal
Posted 2016-06-14 11:03 AM (#525937 - in reply to #525894)
Subject: Re: Strings for Viper



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Location: 6 String Ranch
probably 10s
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daveed
Posted 2016-06-15 3:48 PM (#525984 - in reply to #525894)
Subject: RE: Strings for Viper


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I use 10's also. I had 9's on mine, and felt like that was too light.
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Damon67
Posted 2016-06-15 7:28 PM (#525992 - in reply to #525894)
Subject: Re: Strings for Viper



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I usta always use Kaman Performer Extra Lights back in the 80's.

The extra lights were 9-44
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HiHo
Posted 2016-06-16 7:13 PM (#526039 - in reply to #525894)
Subject: Re: Strings for Viper


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Thanks! I guess I have to scour the flea markets for an old 2E Extra Light package.

I found a picture online of a package from Kaman Performer Extra Lights: 9 11 15 25 35 44 -- I wonder if the 2E set had the same gauges???
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numbfingers
Posted 2016-06-16 7:33 PM (#526040 - in reply to #525894)
Subject: RE: Strings for Viper


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Here on Jerome's ovationtribute.com are a price list and Viper manual that refer to the 2E strings:

http://www.ovationtribute.com/Catalogues/1977_August_Ovation_US_Pri...

http://ovationtribute.com/Catalogues/Viper%201271%20Owner%27s%20Man...

No info on the gauges; looking at the list they could be 9s or 10s.

-Steve W.
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Damon67
Posted 2016-06-17 12:37 AM (#526048 - in reply to #526039)
Subject: Re: Strings for Viper



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HiHo - 2016-06-16 5:13 PM I found a picture online of a package from Kaman Performer Extra Lights: 9 11 15 25 35 44 -- I wonder if the 2E set had the same gauges???

 

I would assume so

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