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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stagelab, Jun 14, 2020.
Taking a little poll to gauge awareness of Olintos.
Aware of them . Have seen maybe 2-3 online but never in person.
I have. They're like Fenders but even more expensive. At least they come with free Labellas.
I've heard of them. LaBella, right? But never seen one in person.
I am aware. I know that Mas Hino builds them in NYC.
And Mas Hino worked on my L2500 when he was at Rudy’s on 48th street.
Yes. Great basses!
@eastcoasteddie Yep he worked there at Rudy's shop just across Manny's at 48th.
Why do you ask?
Wow just googled them and they are BRUTALLY expensive, twice as much as a Nash.. so yes I guess I know them now, what's your question?
Never heard of 'em. Judging by the responses in this thread, I can't afford one.
Never heard of them, so I googled. Ugh, that headstock.. Yeah, umm, nope.
I have one. It’s handmade (carved) by Mas Hino and he also winds the pickups himself. I’ve owned many p basses from vintage Fenders, and Custom Shop models, to U.S. made Laklands (and beyond), and can honestly say that the in my experience the Olinto is superior in both craftsmanship and tone to the above. It was modeled after a 64 Precision (iirc) and nails the vintage vibe but without the issues that come with a bass of that vintage. It has an evenness of tone across the entire fingerboard that I’ve never found in any p bass, and even when loaded with Jameson’s it sets up lower than any p bass I’ve played without any dead spots. It just feels luxurious, plays effortlessly, and has an impeccable/ideal P bass tone. I bought mine used and got a fair deal. These appear to hold their value very well and there are a few excellent reviews to be found online. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an excellent p bass without having to rifle through a lot of them to find “the one”. Also, the Team at Labella is outstanding and wonderful to deal with.
Every one I’ve seen is an early pre ‘57 single coil style. Which I love. Beautiful basses on the screen, never seen one in the wild.
Never heard of them... but, we're getting outdoor cable, next week...
... so, things could change.
Heard of Olinto? Yes, through this forum. Heck, most any boutique or lesser-known bass or amp I'm aware of is thanks to TalkBass.
Interested in Olinto? Heck no!
Aware but have never seen one in the wild. But they be never seen an Alleva Coppollo in the wild either. Very few Sadowsky’s or Foderas as well. I guess the most common boutique I see around here is MTD, and that may be because of a unique circle.
Hmmm, is it a used bass site? This one looks pretty beat up.
The LaBella Showroom is a 15 minute walk from me.
I want to bring my LB-100 to him to get LaBellas installed and the original pickup reinstalled. The guy I bought it from put a SDQP in it
Thanks for answering the poll.
I’ve yet to play an Olinto but I only hear incredible things from those who own them. Top notch craftsmanship for those who want a premiere P bass and can afford it.
to the guy who posted the pic, that’s a road worn Olinto. Meaning a new bass that’s been intentionally aged to reflect the look and feel of a vintage, well played instrument.
Those G&L LB-100’s are outstanding. You should totally take a stroll to their shop and have those guys doll it up for you. Also check out an olinto while your there.
Did you intentionally ignore the other basses without a relic'd finish?