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  posted on 2/20/2008 at 04:38 PM
I just recieved a Vine that is a collection of Video performances of both the ABB & Gregg solo on one DVD. There's some pretty nice stuff included there, but this one visual really grabbed my attention. On that DVD there is a segment with Gregg, Dickey & Dan playing "Melissa" on the "Tomorrow Show w/Tom Snyder".. where these 3 are playing what appear to be brand new Ovation Guitars. Ovation?... could these have been part of the appearance package?... " OK, Tom will have you on, you'll play and talk to Tom Snyder, but you have to play these Ovation Guitars".. Weird thought, I know, But I'm a guitar player. Those guitars, nice as they may be, didn't "ring"... didn't sound ... Allman...

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  posted on 2/20/2008 at 04:55 PM
I agree with ya. But, back then, though, they had the best built in pickup system (well, just about the ONLY one) of all the brands of acoustics. I'm sure glad that technology has improved.

I'm not a big fan of Ovation guitars...never really have been.

 
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  posted on 2/21/2008 at 11:52 AM
Never liked 'em. Give me WOOD!!

 

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  posted on 2/21/2008 at 11:55 AM
They are the BEST value in a guitar- where else can you get a semi-musical instrument that doubles as a canoe paddle?

 

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  posted on 2/21/2008 at 12:15 PM
I am not a HUGE ovation fan, but I DO like them... I have one. It wouldn't be my first choice for most things, but going around doing little crappy acoustic gigs where I have to plug in, is nice to not over worry about my guitar! And actually it sounds quite good for that circumstance. There is a lot of tone control, so you can get that tinny electrified sound out and make it sound more acoustic. In my opinion, there isn't really anything that sounds acoutic through a pickup anyway.
 

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  posted on 2/21/2008 at 12:55 PM
Guitar snobs amuse me. I've been a professional musician for the last 5 years, playing mostly acoustic gigs. My guitar of choice is an Ovation. If you find a good American-made Ovation, and you know your way around an EQ, they are the perfect live instrument. They are affordable, they sound great "plugged-in" and they are virtually indestructible. The last thing I want to do is lug a $3000.00 guitar out to a gig in bad weather and have to worry about drunk A-holes knocking my guitar over. My Ovation has been through the ringer. When this one finally heads to the junk heap, I'll buy another one.
 

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  posted on 2/21/2008 at 01:48 PM
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Guitar snobs amuse me. I've been a professional musician for the last 5 years, playing mostly acoustic gigs. My guitar of choice is an Ovation. If you find a good American-made Ovation, and you know your way around an EQ, they are the perfect live instrument. They are affordable, they sound great "plugged-in" and they are virtually indestructible. The last thing I want to do is lug a $3000.00 guitar out to a gig in bad weather and have to worry about drunk A-holes knocking my guitar over. My Ovation has been through the ringer. When this one finally heads to the junk heap, I'll buy another one.


Yes... what he said. I actually like it not plugged in too, but it wouldn't be what I record with (for professional recordings, I use it constantly on demos).

By the way, I've had mine for almost 20 years, and it'll be along while before I have to replace it.

 
 


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