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Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???

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ivon1167
Posted 2018-01-02 3:06 AM (#538606)
Subject: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???


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Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ive posted this in the Adamas specific forum because thats the most immediate problem but I just realised that I may have the same problem with AdM CL. Broken or bad circuitry could be flattening batteries and leading to bad sound quality or intermittent signal presence...

Hey Everyone;
My 2008 Collector's Edition has had pre amp issues. Ive owned it since new.
It seems that repeated battery changes (at an angle) broke off one of the connection pins in the unit. It made the sound very honky and nasally.
My luthier tried fixing it but it only lasted a couple days.
So now we are looking to source parts for it, or even, a whole replacement PreAmp unit.

Can anyone advise where I can point my luthier to source parts and/or talk tech about this job please???

thanks
Ivon Smith
Malaysia

ALso perhaps in connection to this; I also have the AL di Meola II model CL. The pre amp also had issues where the actually housing needed replacing because of it getting worn and not seating properly. With that guitar I have real battery problems. Replacement seems necessary really often. Could a similar fault/broken/shorted connection in the pre amp connectors cause battery leakage to happen draining them too often?

thanks
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2018-01-02 2:06 PM (#538615 - in reply to #538606)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???



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Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
You could contact your local dealer:
http://www.ovationguitars.com/dealers/international-distributors

You could also contact the MotherShip Repair Shop in Connecticut, USA.
800-552-4681
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alpep
Posted 2018-01-02 2:12 PM (#538616 - in reply to #538606)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???


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not sure what exactly you need but I can probably get it for you
al
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ivon1167
Posted 2018-01-02 7:46 PM (#538628 - in reply to #538615)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???


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Well firstly the local dealer is rubbish at getting Ovation parts: I waited 3-4 months for a simple part to be delivered (the inner casing for the PreAmp for the Al di CL.) when it finally came it was the wrong one.

Direct dealing with the USA would be best Im sure. But the 800 number you quote probably only works from within USA.
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ivon1167
Posted 2018-01-02 7:51 PM (#538629 - in reply to #538616)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???


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Hey LAV!
My luthier is still waiting after weeks for even a reply from Ovation.
But at worst I think the whole preamp unit for the 2008 Collectors Edition Adamas might need replacing. Perhaps it could just be the electrical connectors that are between preamp and guitar body IF they can be gotten separately?

The problem with the Al di Meola model was the clips that held the pre amp in place; so replacement of the inner housing for the preamp did the job.
But I suspect there may be another connection problem somewhere since the Al doi goes through good quality high power batteries really quickly. I have to keep a standby for every gig.
That might have to go to the Doctor's too...again before I know the actually issue.

thanks
Ivon
Malaysia
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elginacres
Posted 2018-01-02 9:51 PM (#538634 - in reply to #538606)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???


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Perhaps FaceTime or What'sApp with LAV is in order.
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Juan Adumee
Posted 2018-01-02 10:32 PM (#538635 - in reply to #538616)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???


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alpep - 2018-01-02 12:12 PM not sure what exactly you need but I can probably get it for you al

 

Hi Ivon,

 

I would strongly recommend contacting Al at Lost Art Vintage. I recently purchased two Op-pro studio preamps from him. Both came with cans, were very reasonably priced, and they arrived in less than a week.

 

He really is the man to go to for all things Ovation!

 

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standing
Posted 2018-01-03 3:10 PM (#538649 - in reply to #538606)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???



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Are you leaving guitar cables connected to the guitars when you're not playing them?

With some preamps, I believe that leaving cables plugged into the guitar can drain your battery. (I don't recall if that's relevant to those models.)

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TAFKAR
Posted 2018-01-03 7:52 PM (#538661 - in reply to #538649)
Subject: Re: Adamas 2008 CE & Al di Meola II CL: Pre Amp tech issues???



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It certainly is the case for the 2008 Collectors.

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