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Old 10-02-2022, 08:16 AM
mandojoe mandojoe is offline
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Default Ovation tuner needed

I need a bass slot-head tuner for an Ovation 1972 or '73 Ovation Classic Balladeer guitar. I have searched the web to no avail. I contacted Ovation who sent a tuner, but it was for a later model and not useable; they claimed not to have a tuner for the model I have. I am led to believe that the tuners for '72-'73 are not identical to those used on later models. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:38 AM
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On my early 80's Ovation 12 string slot head I found they used mini Schaller tuning machines. Ovation did send me a couple replacements when they started to fail a few years back. I did find a complete original replacement set on Reverb not too long ago so I have plenty of spares. Sounds like mine wouldn't fit your guitar.
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Old 10-02-2022, 10:03 AM
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I have several vintage ovation tuners in stock. Send me a message with a pic of the tuners and I’ll check availability.
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Old 10-05-2022, 10:02 AM
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Here is an image from Reverb:

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Old 10-05-2022, 05:44 PM
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Black finish. That eliminates any Ovation tuners in my collection.
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Old 10-05-2022, 06:21 PM
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Thanks. Oh, well, I don't think the finish is important. What's important is that the structure is the same with the screw holes in the right place.
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Old 10-06-2022, 02:23 PM
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The slothead Schallers I have seen all have offset screw tabs to allow for closer spacing like that on 12 strings.
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