This isn't a flame or a bash or anything. Just an observation. I went to GC yesterday and tried out, among others, an OLP MM 5-String and a Musicman Stingray 5 (3-Band). Keeping in mind that at GC the strings could've been dead, the setup could've been off and other factors: The OLP just played and sounded better. It had more high end twang and simply sounded more like a MM than the real thing did. Even with the Treble boosted all the way on the EBMM it sounded kinda dead. I assume it was the strings. Doesn't change the fact that the OLP sounded incredible for the money. Even the Low B sounded damn good for a $250 bass. I've always thought that OLPs have a lot of potential but they just need a better preamp. The sound is there, but a good pre would bring everything up to the front and make it sound excellent. MM basses aren't versatile enough for me (1 Pickup), but it made me think twice at that price. -Eric.