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A classic bass design at a bargain price.
The killer OLP MM2 4-String Bass Guitar has never been more affordable. Built to MusicMan-approved specs, it pumps out gigantic waves of subharmonic sound. Quality construction includes a basswood body, a maple neck and fretboard on natural finish or maple neck/rosewood fretboard on solid colors, with chrome hardware, open-gear tuners, and that infamously massive humbucker. 2 volume and single tone controls.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Good value, cheap fun!
I just purchased this OLP Stingray in Gunsmoke. The finish is very cool and the bass looks as if it cost much more. Out of the box it played terrible but I had ordered...Read complete review
I just purchased this OLP Stingray in Gunsmoke. The finish is very cool and the bass looks as if it cost much more. Out of the box it played terrible but I had ordered a set of D'Addario 85-105 nickel plated strings and some Dunlop straplocks (which I put on all of my basses) that I had plan on putting on the OLP. I took the stock strings off, filed down the sharp frets edges (almost all), buffed the frets with 000 steel wool, oiled the fretboard, put on the new strings, and adjusted the truss rod. All together I spent about an hour and a half working it over. It made all the difference in the world! This thing plays as nice as any real Stingray (I've owned 3). I recently purchased a Behringer bass DI ($30) the bass through and the Stingray vibe is definitely there. I highly recommend this set-up! You will not be disappointed with this bass if you are willing to put some work into it or pay for a pro set-up and some decent strings. The Behringer unit makes up for the OLP not having active electronics and is cheaper and more versatile than modding a $200 guitar with another $200 worth of upgrades. I have 20 years of experience playing bass in clubs and this is one of the best buys I've made in a long time and I buy and sell alot of gear.
Most Liked Negative Review
Only a short term commitment
If you buy this bass, don't expect it to last too long if you use it actively. This makes a good beginner bass, nothing more. I bought this when I knew nothing about...Read complete review
If you buy this bass, don't expect it to last too long if you use it actively. This makes a good beginner bass, nothing more. I bought this when I knew nothing about basses. After about 2 years of playing this bass with a band, it began deteriorating (the input jack completely doesn't work, the knobs stopped doing what they're supposed to...) the electrical system in this bass is so simple yet they found a way to make it horrible... the first time I opened up the knob compartment to try and fix the input jack, the wires jumped out at me and they were just disgusting, low quality wires. I had to put this bass through an effects box and a direct line into a laptop and master the sound for it to sound comparable to my new Washburn Force 4. I'm so glad I upgraded.
Reviewed by 114 customers
I have owned this bass for about 6-8 months and I really enjoy playing it. I bought it off my uncle for $120. It was worth it. There was only one problem though. At band practice one day, it just gave out on me so I took it into the shop. All it needed was some fiddling with the electronics, and it was back! I love the way that it plays. It fits really well into your hands and the smooth neck allows faster playing. It looks really cool too. I would recommend it for players that are just starting, all the way to players that have been playing all there life. Amazing quality for the money that you pay...
This is one of the best sounding and playing basses I've ever experienced. There is no need spending 1200+ to buy a real Musicman. This bass plays just as good if not better!
ive owned this bass for about 2 years. the knobs seem to have a total mind of their own. they always change where i have to turn it to get the best sound. it is really weird, and makin me sound like an idiot tryin to explain it.hahai also own a schector stilleto five string custom bass, and the olp, with new strings and a good amp, will hold its own for sound quality.
I don't actually have this bass, but have played it many times at my work. (A local music shop). Black with pearl pickguard. Unfortuntley, the first thing I noticed when I ripped this bass outta the box...is that it had a big ding in the fretboard. Once I plugged it in...I was Amazed at the sound! THIS BASS SOUNDS AWESOME!sadly, it does have a few faults in the electronics, easly fixed though. Besides that its a passive stingray, what else can I say...its based on one of the most awesome basses in history. I just wish OLP offerd active versions. GREAT! beginners bass.
UPGRADE the pickup!! The stock pickup in this bass is terrible. But, when we bought this bass we intended on replacing the pickup with en EMG. Witch we did. And it made this bass amazing. The action had to be played with a little bit, and the bridge also. The bridge is pretty sucky. But we fixed that. Overall, this bass is nice, worth the money, and plays great.
I bought this bass a year and a half ago and I am planing on buying a new one. This bass is good for slapping and popping, but the tone is plain. Also, The input jack area fell into the bass, which took awhile to get out, but other than that, It's a good bass.
What I wanted: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray.Couldn't afford it, so got an OLP MM2.Second guitar owned. Will be the only one until I can afford a true Ernie Ball. I play punk. Been playing bass for 3 years and this is the best bass I have played. It plays smooth, is solid and just sounds amazing. I used to play on a P bass. This MM2 outperforms it in every regard. My old bass player had an Ibanez...not sure what kind, but this MM2 is better.I get compliments on how awesome or sexy this guitar is at every gig I play.If you need an affordable bass with versatility and style, don't hesitate to get this in your hands!
Overall, this is an amazing value for the price.I've only had a few problems with it.The nut busted at the E string the first week I had it. The input jack. This is a problem on EVERY low end bass it seems. After I opened it up and tightened it up, it was fine. Factory set up. Again, this is a problem with most low ends. Had buzzing on the d outta the box. Simple fix, but annoying.The good.The playability of this thing is amazing and the variety of sounds you can get is impressive. The bridge is very sturdy. I was skeptical at first but it is beastly. The tuners hold very well. You can easily go through a set without tuning this baby. Not to mention...its beautiful.If you don't wanna go down the fender path, but don't have the cash to drop on a musicman, get this. Once you put some love into it, you will be amazed at how good it can be.
For guitars in this price range it can't be beaten. I've owned mine for several years now and it has many hours and miles on it. My Bongo HH 5 string is my #1 now, but my OLP is my back-up and the only 4 string I own.I'm glad I bought mine when you could still get the maple fretboard because it kicks a$$, I love it. Anyway, I had mine setup by a professional at Anderson Guitars and it has perfect intonation and sustain forever. I use the Steve Harris Rotosound flats and get a very heavy, smooth, deep tone. Buy this bass! And with the money you save buy the best strings you want and have a pro set it up. You will never regret it.
i heard thats this bass compares to the musiman im buying it in a month i own a ltd b-304 i love it it has active pick ups it awsome for this bass its gunna be a back up but im putting on a mm emg pick up and changeing alot of this hopefully it will be better