The Ovation Fan Club
The Ovation Fan Club
Forum Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Language
Your are viewing as a Guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: "It's much too late to do anything about rock & roll now ..." - Jerry Garcia / Grateful Dead



Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
stage stand for Ovation or Adamas

View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forums Archive -> The Vault: 2004-2005Message format
 
BigBadBob
Posted 2005-12-14 12:38 PM (#126146)
Subject: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
December 2005
Posts: 1

Location: Germany
I own a 1982 Custom Balladeer 1612L (lefty) and would like to use it on stage for song intros then back off to my electric guitar. There used to be a stand up "stand" for playing the Ovation that I think was called the "Adamas stand". Designed way back when by Alex Lifeson of "RUSH". Does anybody know if something like that stand is still available on the market (new or used)? Or possible another idea to mount the Ovation without drilling a hole in it and mounting it on a mike stand base. All input would be great. Thanks, Bob
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alpep
Posted 2005-12-14 12:45 PM (#126147 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 10483

Location: NJ
I have one in my basement
Top of the page Bottom of the page
cliff
Posted 2005-12-14 12:50 PM (#126148 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
March 2002
Posts: 14836

Location: NJ
I believe it was called a "Gracie" or "Gracey" stand . . .
Top of the page Bottom of the page
JeffreyD
Posted 2005-12-14 1:18 PM (#126149 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
September 2004
Posts: 777

Location: East Wenatchee, WA
I have seen several bluegass and gospel groups use these if it is what I think you are talking about.

The on I remember most the guy plays mandolin both rythym and solos, then will throw the mandolin behind his back and begin picking a solo on his Martin, then just as quick transition back to his mandolin. The Martin is sitting there suspended in space.

I checked it out and it looked new, not old, but I cannot remember the make or model.

Sorry.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
TRboy
Posted 2005-12-14 1:41 PM (#126150 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
February 2003
Posts: 2177

Location: the BIG Metropolis of TR
Cliff is right,(hey,it happens ;) ) It's called a "Gracie" stand.....

......Elderly has it listed: Gracie stand
expensive little sucker! Maybe Al can get them cheaper?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
TRboy
Posted 2005-12-14 1:47 PM (#126151 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
February 2003
Posts: 2177

Location: the BIG Metropolis of TR
I beleive they make one specifically for Ovations!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
cliff
Posted 2005-12-14 1:49 PM (#126152 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
March 2002
Posts: 14836

Location: NJ
It may take a bit more of an exhaustive search to find one that'll hold an "O".

They list 'em for acoustic or electric guitars, but I seem to remember when we were investigating this a couple years ago that there's also a "roundback" designation as well (not sure if lefty/righty enters into it, either).

My Advice:
If Al's got one . . . Grab It.
(ShutUpWitko!)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
TRboy
Posted 2005-12-14 2:53 PM (#126153 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
February 2003
Posts: 2177

Location: the BIG Metropolis of TR
Here's one on da bay....
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gracie-Acoustic-Guitar-Stand-Stage-Stand-Santan...

Seller says "No returns due to abnormal shaped guitars." Hmm,I wonder what he means by THAT remark!....
Top of the page Bottom of the page
TRboy
Posted 2005-12-14 2:59 PM (#126154 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
February 2003
Posts: 2177

Location: the BIG Metropolis of TR
Here's a "Regular" Ovation...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gracie-GRPSR-Regular-Ovation-Acoustic-Guitar-St...

...and a "Shallow" Ovation;
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gracie-GRPSRS-Shallow-Ovation-Acoustic-Guitar-S...

(I still think them suckers are expensive! :eek: )
Top of the page Bottom of the page
cliff
Posted 2005-12-14 3:07 PM (#126155 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
March 2002
Posts: 14836

Location: NJ
Perhaps so, but I think I'd be somewhat reticent about clipping one of my guitars into something "cheaper" . . .
Top of the page Bottom of the page
TRboy
Posted 2005-12-14 3:10 PM (#126156 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
February 2003
Posts: 2177

Location: the BIG Metropolis of TR
Good point!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
JeffreyD
Posted 2005-12-14 3:14 PM (#126157 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
September 2004
Posts: 777

Location: East Wenatchee, WA
It looks like a high quality cymbal stand (I have a couple of Vintage Ludwig stands like this) only in place of the cymbal holder is a padded wire shaped holder.

I bet if you bought a cymbal stand then got a good look at one of these, it would be a simple matter to have some one weld it up for you. But...then again....a bit of cash buys some simplicity too.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
TRboy
Posted 2005-12-14 3:21 PM (#126158 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
February 2003
Posts: 2177

Location: the BIG Metropolis of TR
Hey Al, Is the gracie stand a product of Hercules?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alpep
Posted 2005-12-14 3:26 PM (#126159 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 10483

Location: NJ
Originally posted by Trboy:
Hey Al, Is the gracie stand a product of Hercules?
nope
the stand I have fits onto a mic stand it may be labeled kmd
Top of the page Bottom of the page
tbran1996
Posted 2005-12-17 1:44 PM (#126160 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
December 2003
Posts: 100

Al, are you interested in getting out of the basement? what do you want for it.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
cliff
Posted 2005-12-17 5:36 PM (#126161 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
March 2002
Posts: 14836

Location: NJ
It depends . .

. . do you work in the building trades??
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alpep
Posted 2005-12-17 10:44 PM (#126162 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 10483

Location: NJ
Originally posted by tbran1996:
Al, are you interested in getting out of the basement? what do you want for it.
send me an e mail,
money talks but electrical work is also needed.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
bvince
Posted 2005-12-19 3:28 PM (#126163 - in reply to #126146)
Subject: Re: stage stand for Ovation or Adamas



Joined:
September 2005
Posts: 3530

Location: GATLINBURG TENNESSEE :)
I just bought one of the Hercules 3-guiter drop-in stands, and it's the best one I've seen yet for Ovations. The only downside is it's a little tight for the wider classical neck. Aside from that, I can load this up with any sized guitar combinations and it never tips, and holds the instruments quickly and securely. The headstocks don't touch either like they do with other stands.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

This message board and website is not sponsored or affiliated with Ovation® Guitars in any way.
Registered to: The Ovation Fanclubâ„¢ Copyright (c) 2001
free counters
(Delete all cookies set by this site)