Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue used the Ovation Bass for there “Red White and Crue” tour in 2005. For this tour, Sixx used the Ovation Elite T model bass customized with iron cross neck inlays, a red flame paint job, and an Ovation Op Pro preamp customized to deliver. Sixx’s monster tone and brutish style. It is a 4-string acoustic-electric with a mid-depth cutaway body, solid spruce top, 34″ scale length, ebony fretboard and bridge, side multi-soundholes, a high-output Ovation bass pickup and preamp system, and black tuners.
This is a stunning custom bass created for original Motley Crue bassist, Nikki Sixx.
Silver Ovation NSB778 Nikki Sixx Acoustic/Electric Bass. Hand signed label.
Nikki Sixx, one of founding members of Mötley Crüe–one of the most influential rock bands in history, has been playing a variety of Ovation guitars and basses throughout his musical career. When Nikki approached Ovation about building a custom bass, they took on the project with a vengeance and built an acoustic/electric bass that would best reflect Sixx’s notorious monster sound. The result, a collaboration between Sixx and Ovation, launches the first Limited Edition acoustic/electric bass that Ovation has ever produced.