I've been looking for a cheap/beater bass to keep at my girlfriend's house just to dork around on now and then... I just copped an OLP MM2, EBMM Stingray clone for $100. After cleaning it up, setting up the truss/bridge, and slapping some DR's on it...I'm pretty dang impressed. The neck feels really good to me, very comfortable, nice action, and there are no dead spots whatsoever, not even a faint one on the G string. The hardware doesn't seem iron tough, but it does its job. Unplugged, it already has that Stingray-ish tone. The electronics is where the weakest link is. The pickup itself sounds decent, but the volume-per-coil control is all but useless....and the passive tone knob barely makes any difference in the tone. I saw someone on TB selling one that was gutted with just a wide open volume control. I think they had the right idea. But, I'll rarely plug this guy in anyway, just a couch bass. OK, this isn't a 'real' EBMM....but at one tenth the price, it is an all out steal. It'll eat a Squier Affinity for breakfast. Great beginner bass / low worry travel bass / punk rock gig beer spilling bass / girlfriend's house bass.