About to leave to buy this ernie ball bass, someone please read!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by teajayyy, Dec 22, 2012.


  1. teajayyy

    teajayyy

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    I'm looking for an answer on this, would this bass be worth $200? I'm literally leaving in 5-10 minutes to pick it up so an ASAP answer would be lovely

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/3475612503.html


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    What kind of bass is this?
    I can't identify it to other musicman basses
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

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    That's not an ernie ball bass. I can't say if it is worth $200.
  3. hdracer

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    A OLP for $200 with HSC?
    Not bad.
    See if he will go $150-175 then you have a real good deal

    Check it out good and make sure everything is okay
  4. AaronMB

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  5. Matt R.

    Matt R. Supporting Member

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    That's not an Ernie Ball. It's an OLP Musicman copy.
  6. Nev375

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    The bass is an OLP.

    Seems like a fair price with the case included.
  7. hdracer

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  8. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    I bought my OLP for 80 dollars. My .02.
  9. teajayyy

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    whats OLP?
  10. hdracer

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    They were licensed by EB to make MM copies in China.
    Sort of like a Squier.
    They can be modded into real nice basses.
    Dont expect to be getting a Sting Ray for $200
  11. wvbass

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  12. bertbassplayer

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    OLP is different than the Sterling by Musicman line. OLP wasn't owned by EB, it was a separate company that licensed (hence the name "offically licensed product") the MM designs and made them in China. EB ended up dropping their licensing with OLP and then started the Sterling by Musicman.
  13. Snakeman1066

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    Officially Licensed Product
  14. AaronMB

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  15. teajayyy

    teajayyy

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    I just read this bass takes some tweaking to enjoy it.. but i don't know my bass enough to do stuff these guys are saying they did.. hmmm :|
  16. Nev375

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    A Chinese copy. They were licensed by Ernie Ball to reproduce the design.
  17. bertbassplayer

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    One problem with the OLPs is that they weren't really exactly copies of stingrays. They had like 4 bolt necks, most of them were passive, and if I remember even the bridge was a bit different. So they were more just basses that had a humbucker that looked like a stingray.
  18. NYCbassist

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    That's a good bass at that price. Especially with case.
  19. teajayyy

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    so i bought it, i dig it ;)
    just needs some decent strings

    i ended up only paying $150 for it, along with the case & tuner :)
  20. powmetalbassist

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    Nice deal man, even as a licensed copy.

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