Stingray Clones

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flywheel, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. flywheel


    Jul 9, 2003
    Shawnee, KS
    I'm curious who everyone thinks makes the best Stingray clone? I know of quite a few companies making them and some of them seem to be getting pretty good at it but the only clone I played was junk.

    I know that Jay Turser, Bradley, OLP, and Dillon all make clones. OLP is officially licensed by Ernie Ball but I've heard that they don't play very well.

  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I played the OLP 5 string when it first came out in UK. It played really well and I own a real one. The problem IMHO is that these things look and play like a Stingray but dont sound like them.

    I'd go with the licensed copy everytime if you want to sell it on at some point.
  3. flywheel


    Jul 9, 2003
    Shawnee, KS
    those threads have a lot of useful info.
  4. ms747


    Aug 10, 2001
    i have an olp 5 string love the feel, plays great comparable to a real stingray. im about to upgrade the electronics with an all seymour duncan fit out! should be sweet