OLP "stingray" bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nunk6, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    could anyone compare the neck of these to the neck of a real stingray?
    are they the same spec necks?
  2. As far as I know they are very similar, but the feel is different. You get what you pay for!
  3. ok.. the MusicMan Stingray is heavily overpriced, but still i doubt the OLP will be the same..
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i agree here in europe the musicman are higly overpriced.
  5. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    anyhow, hiend, back to the question

    im certain no one will recieve a stingray for $200;

    but it is a licensed product by Ernie Ball and the neck specs shouldnt cost much more to reproduce,
    im basically wondering if the neck is the same shape as a real stingray thanks

    whos ******* anyway?
  6. As far as I know they are very similar, but the feel is different. You get what you pay for!

    I just went shopping last night for a new bass and tried that out compared to a real MM. The neck felt exactly the same but the tone was a world apart. Not bad though.....still a nice, mellow sound although not nearly as resonant as the real thing.

    Since I'm just starting out I don't think it would be a shabby buy compared to some of the ones I tried in that price range. I liked the thin neck and the general feel and weight. Everyone is recommending Yamaha Sound Gears or MIM Fenders, both of which I liked far less. SG's sound distorted already and Fenders to me are like holding tree trunks.

    I bet an experienced player would be aching for more though.
  7. StErLiNgBaSsIsT

    StErLiNgBaSsIsT Guest

    Oct 13, 2001
    Yeah even though i play and favor Ernie Ball musicman sterling over the stingray, i just bought a olp stingray five, i got it n the blue pearl color, To me the neck and the action, and sound quality is the same as the musicman stingray 5, just if you dont want save up all that money and blast your savings account in second on a 1700 dollar bass, the olp is worth the buy. Its a good and investment so i suggest you invest in the olp!

    ~john Rufino~
  8. Gman


    Jan 4, 2000
    Indianapolis, IN
    :eek: And to think I wasted all my money on the Ray 5 !!!!:mad:

    Come on now.....do you even believe what you just said ?

  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yamaha has a line called Soundgears too?:confused:
  10. i tried one a while back, and it felt very nice for a cheap bass. If these were out when i first got into bass, I probably would of gotten one. It felt really nice, but who knows how it will be in 6 months down the road...
  11. I got one of the OLP 4-strings the other day. The feel is almost identical to the real StingRay. With the EQ settings I like on the StingRay, my OLP sounds just like the real thing. Very good bass. VERY worth the money. I love the StingRay tone and look, but don't have the cash now for the real thing, and this is an awesome bass for a fraction of the cost.
    Oh yeah. The OLP has the truss rod adjustment at the heel like a MM StingRay, so I'm assuming it has the same truss rod.
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    sorry folks. i was busy yesterday.
  13. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    I played one at guitar center, i thought it played excellent for a 200-300 dollar bass. Very good, i might get one come the holidays....
  14. i tryed one at Mars and it was out of tune, then action was mega-ultra low and the neck sucked. thats the last time i go to Mars. they had to get the manager to adjust the truss-rod so i left.
  15. RedGrange


    Jun 11, 2000
    Springfield, IL
    How much have you seen them going for? 249 on Musiciansfriend for the 5 and 229 for the 4... not bad at all ... how is the tension on the B string?
  16. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I tried one at the local GC the other day, and it's a nice respectable little bass. I'd compare it to a MIM Precision - much cheaper than the high end model, but very much a better bang for the buck. For the difference in the cost of the OLP, you get far more bass than a 20% (or less) cost of the Stingray. It's a bass you can gig with; it looks good; it feels good; it sounds good.
  17. At Guitar Center they are marked $250. Musician's Friend has em for $230. I got mine for $226. I had a strap too, and my total was $261, then he asked me how I was paying and I told him cash so he made the total an even $250. I've never paid a floor price on anything, not even picks or anything, at Guitar Center. My friend and I are always in there, they know us by name and always give us good deals on stuff.
  18. RedGrange


    Jun 11, 2000
    Springfield, IL
    I live in B.F.E. so...Musicians friend is the way to go for me....

    How is the B on them? :)