What's the difference between....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bababoohai, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. bababoohai


    Oct 5, 2001
    Hi everyone,

    I've always wanted to have a Stingray bass. I've hunted around online, and I've found two different varieties of these things. The "authentic" Stingray bass retails for around $1500. However, there is also an "OLP Stingray Bass" that retails for closer to $300.

    I'm not a complete idiot, at least not yet, but I'm just wondering what the differences are between these two breeds, and whether the extra money is worth it. Does anyone have experience playing one of these "OLP" things?


    Ed Jacobs
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Never heard of the OLP Stingray, but based on the price, I feel very safe in guaranteeing you that it will not compare favorably with the Ernie Ball Music Man version. Shoot, a cord of firewood costs more than $300.
  3. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hi baba and welcome to TB. EB Stingray is US made and OLP is a Chinese clone. EB is active, OLP passive. Woods, workmanship and electronics are completely different. If your budget only allows for the OLP, you could do worse. There are used EB Stingrays in mint condition from $700-900, and occasionally a smokin deal closer to $600. Don't spend $1500 on a Stingray. Good luck.
  4. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    I seen those OLP stingrays. I had to look at for along time. Its like a squire fender, epihphone gibson etc. Just a cheaper style. You get what you pay for. 1000 to 300=sweet f___in bass to okay bass. etc. etc., i might have to try one out sometime.