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OLP basses?? Any good??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cornellius, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Cornellius


    Jan 5, 2004
    I've read different reviews. What is your opinion?? Are they worth the price?
  2. There are good and bad in OLP basses, even in the same Models. I bought a Jim Deacon Musicman very cheaply off E-Bay a while ago, because it was to emulate the Bass Player in the Tribute Band I was with at the time. The quality, action, sound, etc., were excellent (after a little bit of TLC). So much so that I still have it as a standby on stage. About three weeks ago, a friend of mine showed up at a Gig with the self-same Model Bass, and asked to try it out through my stack. It was dreadful! It rattled, farted, boomed, and was generally just a pig to play. This was after a professional set-up as well!
    Moral:- Try before you buy! He has now sold it at a loss, and is being a lot more careful about his next purchase.