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Entire OLP Licensed Line Discontinued.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stflbn, Feb 26, 2008.


  1. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Just got off phone with OLP asking what strings my mm32 shipped with.


    Response was: Hopefully I can help, the entire line is discontinued.


    Someone had mentioned it possibly being so, but I hadn't heard anything firm on it.


    That came from OLP customer service themselves.
     
  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    I read their liscence hadn't been renewed with EBMM.
     
  3. mynan

    mynan

    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Sterling Ball said recently that EBMM is trying to work on a licensing deal with another company to resume production of the OLP brand since whatever company is currently producing OLP decided not to renew their contract...or something to that effect.
     
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Sterling Ball probably thought he could squeeze a few more pennies from musicians if he didn't renew the contract!
     
  5. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Ouch
     
  6. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    I just felt any kind of "Official" word is better then not knowing for sure.

    Thought I'd spread the knowledge.
     
  7. mynan

    mynan

    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Right, that's why he's trying to get the OLP brand going with another company.:eyebrow:
     
  8. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    So I wonder if the change is due to the Licensed copies being Less then he expected or More then he expected.

    Or... just a simple licensed product % gain issue.


    Will be interesting to watch.
     
  9. mynan

    mynan

    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    It's simple...the contract that OLP (the Hanser group) had with EBMM came up for renewal. The Hanser group decided not to renew the contract, so EBMM is looking for another company to buy the contract and make OLPs.
     
  10. jordan_frerichs

    jordan_frerichs

    Jan 20, 2008
    Nebraska
    i just saw this on musicians friend before i went to TB. they also don't have the squier vm jazz listed.wierd. i wanted to give the tony levin a spin:bawl:
     
  11. hopefully OLP's quality wont suffer if another company picks up production
     
  12. mynan

    mynan

    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Yeah, it could be interesting to see what happens. We might end up with something better. I guess the Hanser group also makes Aria, Kustom, Traben, and BC Rich.

    http://www.hansermusicgroup.com/
     
  13. and Traben, don't forget traben
     
  14. mynan

    mynan

    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Yeah, fixed it...

    Maybe they're dropping OLP for Wishbass...:bag:
     
  15. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    And Michael Kelly......
     
  16. Yikes! What prompted this response? :confused:
     
  17. mynan

    mynan

    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Heard a noise and came out from under his bridge???:D
     
  18. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    LOL!!!!:D
     
  19. I'm glad I already got one. Overall I was disappointed with the quality of the bass compared to other olp products but in the end I'm glad because it made me fix all of the defects, drawing me closer to the bass. It will be interesting indeed to see where this goes.
     
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Well researched and the backing documentation is available, I'm sure.:rolleyes:
     

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