Monday 30 May 2011

Ovation Magnum II

....been experimenting with this old Ovation Magnum II Bass.
 It's bascially a later, active version of the Magnum I which came out in the early 1970's.
I was lucky enough to find a Magnum I a couple of years ago, as I became interested in the different possibities offered by the passive pickups, foam mute and heavy flatwound strings.

It's an instrument well suited to deep, heavy basslines, and sounds quite different to any other bass I own, having an almost rubbery quality to the tone.....
Check out it's unique tone on my track "Hungry Dub" which also features an even more retro sound, my guimbri (or sintir) which I picked up in North Africa some years ago.....



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