Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

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Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

Post by Jazz Master » Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:50 am

I came across a bargain, I thought for an ovation that needs the bridge shaved down & a battery holder that is unique as it's curved at the very top
Dealer had this a while back & the battery had corroded & swollen up, I suggested vinegar & later that week she got the old battery out of the holder
Fast forward two month & I'm in there again & they have it on the half price table for $114.50
There is one of the springs down in the battery module gone but could remove the thing & solder a spring back in BUT need that battery holder
They LOST IT? I have them still looking but being these are hard to find now days I have to keep looking at Reverb & eBay
If anyone out there has a battery holder for an Ovation with the curved top, PLEASE Contact Me ASAP...

Just another project guitar for the dungeon

I have a Parker Fly Deluxe & a Harmony on the bench currently
The Harmony Strat-O-Tone was bought for $75 by my son & it has a homemade pick guard & has a Bill Larance pickup worth the $75 in the neck position, It has three holes drilled into the top like an ovations sound holes & is mostly stripped on the top & sides
I filled the bridge holes with maple dowels & am going to use one of two adjustable rosewood bridges with threaded thumb screws & will have to inlay the studs in the top, it doesn't have a sound block, I may have to add one & can't get to it well from the control opening or the pickup, but it is possible

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Re: Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

Post by LVC » Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:24 pm

Not sure if that's what you're looking for...

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Re: Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:07 pm

Don't shave the bridge down, Gary.

Or at least know it's kind of a last resort.
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Re: Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

Post by Lost In Autumn » Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:20 am

Larry Mal wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:07 pm
Don't shave the bridge down, Gary.

Or at least know it's kind of a last resort.
perhaps he means shaving the saddle?

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Re: Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:36 am

Lost In Autumn wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:20 am


perhaps he means shaving the saddle?
Maybe, but sometimes people do sand the bridge itself down, there was a time when I thought that would be a reasonable thing to do, but it's a bad idea and will in time require the replacement of the entire bridge, which is pretty invasive.

Granted so is a neck reset but since that's the actual fix hacking into the bridge doesn't actually make that need go away, you still have a guitar with the neck at the wrong angle.

Sometimes people sand the bridge down to get a couple more years out of a guitar before they throw it away, not sure if I see the point of that.

But I may have no idea what I'm talking about... how is the neck actually attached on an Ovation?
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Re: Found Ovation CC057 Cheap NEED BATTERY HOLDER

Post by JM Convert » Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:12 pm

You could always look at 3D printing a new battery holder.

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