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good musicman copy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Morson93, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Morson93


    Jan 27, 2009
    Whats a good musicman stingray copy? really like the look of these but don't wanna spend lots of money on a real stingray, atleast not yet. So is there a brand that does a good copy say, £200-£300?
  2. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Look out for the OLP stingrays... I dont like them but for the money I think thats the best you'll find...
  3. Morson93


    Jan 27, 2009
    is there any that i could like, walk into a shop and buy?
  4. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    I heard that Ernie Ball makes good Music Man copies. :bag:
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  5. Morson93


    Jan 27, 2009
    good one, i don't have a grand and half unfortunately :/
  6. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
  7. LuvMusic


    Aug 18, 2007
    Oak Park, IL
    Sterling by Musicman. Licensed by Musicman, available at Guitar Center, made in Indonesia and about 1/2 the cost. 4, 5 string Stingray models and a Sterling model are available.
  8. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    BIG PLUS ONE! :hyper:
  9. ubado


    Mar 7, 2007
    ... it's funny, because it's true. :smug:
  10. CertifiedLurker


    Nov 20, 2008
    An OLP or an Ibanez ATK will fit in your budget. A new ATK300 goes for $300 in the States. The tone is very close to a Stingray. The main difference is that it emphasizes low-mids more than the highend.
  11. Morson93


    Jan 27, 2009
    The OLP looks cool, but they not produced anymore?

    The sterling is too expensive unfortunately

    I don't like the look if the ibanez though.

    Any others?
  12. superbeast101


    Sep 6, 2010
    at one point musicman made a range called the musicman SUB bass. over here in Australia they retailed for about $1200, Ive seen a few on ebay for about the price you're talking, they are like an olp but a licenced by musicman cheaper version.. worth a look. I have a MM sterling 4h, I prefer the sterling to the stingray due to smaller body size and all. Make sure you like the tone they produce before sinking $$ into one though, the cheaper models won't be a great representation of what the full price models sound like, but the SUB is the closet to so I hear.
  13. Ken R

    Ken R Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    Greater Knoxville TN
  14. Jay turser also makes a copy.
  15. Ken R

    Ken R Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    Greater Knoxville TN
    I had one of them too. The Turser was lighter, but the Dillion is a far better bass.


    Ken R
  16. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    You'll never be happy with a copy. Save more and buy a used SR.
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  17. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Dillions, Tursers and OLP's are crap. You should look for a SUB, ATK, or Sterling. Aria made an interesting one, too:

  18. this:

    it is made by Ernie Ball Musicman in California
    and it sounds pretty much like a vintage Stingray
    Caloiski, wmmj and fourstringgirl like this.
  19. Morson93


    Jan 27, 2009
    Musicman sub looks interesting, is it abit like having an epiphone thunderbird instead of the gibson?

    What colours did they do the sub in? looking for light blue or green.

    Did they come with a maple neck also?
  20. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    If $400-$500 is too much, maybe you should find another hobby? hate to be rude, but what are you expecting to pay for a good instrument? $75?

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