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OLP By Music Man

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by silent89, May 8, 2006.

  1. Ive been looking at getting a cheap 5 string to mess around with and while browsing looking at stringrays (ive heard much about them yet never played one :meh: ) came accross one which was cheaper then I expected. I then realised this was the budget brand.

    Anyone tried OLP by Music Man before? any good? (yes, im aware that if i saved up X amount I could get a much superior guitar but atm Im after a cheap (enphaise on cheap) but still playable and good bass.
  2. i have read many good reviews
  3. mvw356


    Mar 2, 2006
    juts to clarify, they are not OLP by Music Man. OLP has nothing to do with Music Man, the only relation is that OLP payed to be able to copy the Muisc Man headstock and body design.

    nothenless olp makes decent basses for the price.
  4. Deepwoods


    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    Play a few until you find a good one. A Behringer bass DI ($30) will really make a huge difference. Run the controls on the bass full on and dial in your tone from the DI pedal. Lots of fun for little bux.
  5. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    My brother has one. Very very solid bass. I would change out the pots further down the road, but other than that, I steal it often. :ninja:
  6. marwady

    marwady Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Northern Michigan
    Check out the OLP Tony Levin Sig. Nice bass, and very reasonable.
  7. Played a blue 4 string at GC, nice. They were selling it off for $149. I agree about the pots though -- weak link.
  8. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I've played a few and they were absolute garbage. Frets sticking out, dull, dead sounding pickups, scratchy pots. I'd buy a SX, Squire, etc. first.
  9. willkt6


    Sep 27, 2005
    I played one that looked like the Tony Levin one but wasn't. It seemed fairly nice, apart from the fact Sound Control always leave their basses with the action about 3 inches off the fretboard :spit:
  10. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    The ones I've played were very nice, especially considering the low price tag. Very nice tone.
  11. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    IF you can find one!
  12. I have an MM3 5 string (black w/black hardware) It serves the backup/beater bass purpose pretty well. The only problems I have (and the reason I'm gonna get rid of it) is the thin neck and narrow string spacing. Just too tiny for my long fingers. But if you're not a giraffe like me, I'm sure it'll be to your liking.

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