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Ammons
Posted 2021-09-15 3:01 AM (#556112)
Subject: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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Hello guys, the preamp receptacle in one of my Ovations has cracked, rendering the guitar unusable if plugged in - the preamp doesn't `sit` tight in the cradle anymore, therefore the contacts are moving and popping really loud.

I have always obviously been very gentle when exchanging batteries and took extra care but... plastic ages.

On that guitar I have an OP-Pro Studio. Can you recommend any solutions?
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Standingovation
Posted 2021-09-15 6:06 AM (#556113 - in reply to #556112)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle



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Location: Phoenix AZ
Lost Art Vintage Instruments
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Ammons
Posted 2021-09-16 4:43 AM (#556115 - in reply to #556113)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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Many thanks. Do you think this may be a warranty issue, as well?
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2021-09-16 9:46 AM (#556117 - in reply to #556112)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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Do you still have the original receipt? If so, contact the repair shop and see what they say. If not, contact Al and see what he says......
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FlySig
Posted 2021-09-18 4:45 PM (#556124 - in reply to #556112)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle



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The box that mounts in the guitar is easily swapped out. Just be sure you have the correct one, as there are several versions with the same shape but different electrical connectors inside.
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Ammons
Posted 2021-09-20 6:16 AM (#556125 - in reply to #556112)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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FlySig - 2021-09-18 4:45 PM

The box that mounts in the guitar is easily swapped out. Just be sure you have the correct one, as there are several versions with the same shape but different electrical connectors inside.


Yep, doesn't look too difficult, my guitar tech should be able to do it in minutes, problem is I don't know how to get a hold of the thing!

moody, p.i. - 2021-09-16 9:46 AM

Do you still have the original receipt? If so, contact the repair shop and see what they say. If not, contact Al and see what he says......


I don't, I bought the guitar from a forum member about ten years ago, it's a 2007 BCS...

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Tom The Piddler
Posted 2021-09-20 7:29 AM (#556127 - in reply to #556112)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle



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Location: Cass County, Texas

 

Ammons, another great place for Ovation parts is: https://www.mydustyguitar.com

( And he is a member and contributor here on OFC.  )

 



Edited by Tom The Piddler 2021-09-20 7:32 AM
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Ammons
Posted 2021-09-21 4:55 AM (#556133 - in reply to #556127)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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Many thanks Tom!

Will try contacting. ATM I'm looking for solutions in the EU, shipping and customs from the US constitute a royal PITA...
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jamesholl
Posted 2021-09-21 10:34 AM (#556136 - in reply to #556112)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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Location: Bristol England
Try Thomann in Germany.
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DanSavage
Posted 2021-09-21 12:28 PM (#556138 - in reply to #556136)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle



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jamesholl - 2021-09-21 8:34 AM

Try Thomann in Germany.


Yep. Thomann has them in stock.

See: https://www.thomannmusic.com/ovation_op_pro_frame.htm
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Ammons
Posted 2021-09-22 4:01 AM (#556141 - in reply to #556138)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle


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DanSavage - 2021-09-21 12:28 PM

jamesholl - 2021-09-21 8:34 AM

Try Thomann in Germany.


Yep. Thomann has them in stock.

See: https://www.thomannmusic.com/ovation_op_pro_frame.htm


Dan, James, bazillion thanks, you're lifesavers. For the love of God, I have no idea why I didn't check there in the first place, thought they'd never stock them. So thanks and all the best!!
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DanSavage
Posted 2021-09-22 6:53 PM (#556142 - in reply to #556141)
Subject: Re: Preamp receptacle/cradle



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Ammons - 2021-09-22 2:01 AM

Dan, James, bazillion thanks, you're lifesavers. For the love of God, I have no idea why I didn't check there in the first place, thought they'd never stock them. So thanks and all the best!!


YVW!

For a long time, none of the outlets like Sweetwater, Thomann, etc. carried Ovation parts, so it's understandable.
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