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OLP MM3 5-String Bass   

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Quality construction with basswood or elm (natural finish) body, North American maple neck, and maple fretboard dish up fat, deep tone with punch. Su...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get the reach of a 5-string at a bargain price.

Quality construction with basswood or elm (natural finish) body, North American maple neck, and maple fretboard dish up fat, deep tone with punch. Superior components include chrome hardware, open-gear tuners, a heavy-duty bridge, and an MM-style pickup.

FEATURES
  • Basswood or elm (natural finish) body
  • North American Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 21 jumbo frets
  • 34" scale
  • Black dot fret markers
  • Chrome hardware
  • Open gear machine heads
  • Music Man-style humbucker
  • One tone and 2 volume controls
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4.3

(based on 38 reviews)

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    (27)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great starter 5-string bass

I bought this bass for my son. It`s his first bass guitar so we didn`t want to spend tons of money. Instead I looked for a great starter bass that would provide...Read complete review

I bought this bass for my son. It`s his first bass guitar so we didn`t want to spend tons of money. Instead I looked for a great starter bass that would provide a good foundation for modifications as he progressed musically. For the low cost, the OLP 5-string was a pleasant suprise. The fit and finish are quite good. The neck pocket was a snug fit. The hardware is hardy. The finish was well applied although not a high grade mirror finish. The black gloss finish and black hardware look fantastic with the black pearloid pickguard. The bass looks like a more expensive instrument than what it is. The neck is comfortable for a five string and has a nice feeling satin finish. The fret work is acceptable at this price level, but will definitaly require a fret level and polish to optimize playability and cut down on fret buzz. All the frets were well seated with no exposed or sharp ends.I can`t comment on the quality and tone of the pickup, as we have not bought a bass amp yet. The bass itself is very resonant and lively sounding. It has a huge sounding low end, but is present at the same time. The natural tone will be well served when we install a better pickup down the road.Over all I am quite pleased with the OLP 5-string bass. It looks good, plays fairly well and will make a great starting instrument that will grow with my son. With a fret level and polish and a good after market pickup it should serve him well for a few years.I definitaly recommend this bass for any young or starting players who want high quality for a very little amount of $$$`s. Parents should pay close attention to this review. This is an instrument that will grow with your child as he or she improves. A good investment to keep you from having to buy another bass in the immediate future.

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worst bass ever

I got this bass for christmas and got rid of it soon after. for the fist couple days i had it it worked fine. but after that it went down hill. first the...Read complete review

I got this bass for christmas and got rid of it soon after. for the fist couple days i had it it worked fine. but after that it went down hill. first the nut broke then the knobs fell out and the pick up sucked. that other guy was rite you can't slap it and it is imposible to make it sound good.

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5.0

5string heaven

By Bigblackbass

from OHIO

I have played mine almost every weekend for about 3 years usually through a DI box to my church sound system. Sometimes use a B1 effects rig. It is very playable right out of the box. No setup was needed. The low B string is very nice and gives the instrument a nicer range than a 4 string. I have played a lot of other basses but haven't found anything that I like better even some pretty high priced rigs.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BASS I'VE PLAYED

By Themusicman9000

from IL

okay, well about 4 months ago i picked up the OLP MM3 from my local music store, and after playing it for only a few hours, it quickly became my main weapon of choice over my fender standard Jazz. i just get so much more punch out of this thing, and the pickup is great! don't hesitate to buy this bass if you see it in the store.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for the money

By MB-SCCaR

from Houston

I picked this 5 string up as a 2nd bass. For the price you get a ton for your money. Be prepared to do a little set-up yourself. Has a wide neck so it is great for players that like to switch between a pick and fingers. If you have small hands you might want to look at another 5 sting option.Big - heavy - plenty of balls. I run mine through a GK cabinet and head and this bass is quickly becoming my #1. Great for beginners or someone that wants to test drive a 5 string.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this kicks so much tail

By guitarguy07

from Sparks, NV

Now I'm not claiming to be an expert on bass guitars, because I am definitely not. I play the guitar but I wanted to get a beginner bass to help with my recordings and to just play around with. When I got this bass I couldn't have been happier. I love the sound of the fifth string. I'm having so much fun with this thing. I gave it all 10s on the review because I think that this bass is pretty much the best it can be for the money. This bass is so amazing, just get it and see for yourself.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great starter 5-string bass

By Bazguitarman

from East Tennessee

I bought this bass for my son. It`s his first bass guitar so we didn`t want to spend tons of money. Instead I looked for a great starter bass that would provide a good foundation for modifications as he progressed musically. For the low cost, the OLP 5-string was a pleasant suprise. The fit and finish are quite good. The neck pocket was a snug fit. The hardware is hardy. The finish was well applied although not a high grade mirror finish. The black gloss finish and black hardware look fantastic with the black pearloid pickguard. The bass looks like a more expensive instrument than what it is. The neck is comfortable for a five string and has a nice feeling satin finish. The fret work is acceptable at this price level, but will definitaly require a fret level and polish to optimize playability and cut down on fret buzz. All the frets were well seated with no exposed or sharp ends.I can`t comment on the quality and tone of the pickup, as we have not bought a bass amp yet. The bass itself is very resonant and lively sounding. It has a huge sounding low end, but is present at the same time. The natural tone will be well served when we install a better pickup down the road.Over all I am quite pleased with the OLP 5-string bass. It looks good, plays fairly well and will make a great starting instrument that will grow with my son. With a fret level and polish and a good after market pickup it should serve him well for a few years.I definitaly recommend this bass for any young or starting players who want high quality for a very little amount of $$$`s. Parents should pay close attention to this review. This is an instrument that will grow with your child as he or she improves. A good investment to keep you from having to buy another bass in the immediate future.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bdass bass

By Ozena_85

from Hanford, CA

I've been playing bass for several years and when it came time to add a 5-string to my arsenal, this one caught my eye right away. I'm thoroughly pleased with this bass and the price makes you wonder how you could afford not to buy it.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing for the price!

By Hunter-eCQbk

from Florida, NY

I play in a punk/ska band, and a metal band, and am also doing some jazz stuff with my school, and I can coax sounds that fit all of those genres out of this guy.It also plays REALLY well.The action is perfect, I have absolutely NO fret buzz, and the neck is ridiculously smooth.It's also quite slap-able, but I'm more of a fingerstyle player, so the pickup suits my plucking hand placement well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Bass Even At Twice the Price

By Josh Justus

from Tulsa, OK

I just bought the MM3 5-string bass and I can say without a doubt it is the best value I have found in a long, long time. I don't really have any complaints about it. I knew from reading reviews that I could anticipate having it setup and the frets filed on the sides, but the one I recieved doesn't need more work than I can do myself. The OLP quality control appears to be better than a lot of major brands i.e. Gibson/Epiphone. If you are thinking about buying this bass but are worried about the name on the headstock, don't be. This is a quality instrument at a price that CAN'T be beaten.

 
5.0

What a surprise!!!

By Steve E Dee

from LP City, MD

I got this OLP MM3 5-String Bass just to get a feel for a five string, but wow, what a surprise I got. I got off work and it was waiting for me at the house. I unpacked it, tuned it up, and took it to practice that night. All night, everybody kept telling me that was the best bass sound I have ever had (even compared to my other higher end 4 stringers). What a shock to me as well! I run though a Dig-BP8, GK Head and 4x10. The sound just snapped during my slaps on the low B and E, but I do think that the pick up of the sound at the higher octaves needs improving. Could be that I just need to do some adjusting (Tweaking). Anyway, this is an overall good addition to my collection of basses. Well worth the money I paid for it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i dont care what the others say its a sweet bass

By whiteroom101

from pittsburgh, PA

This bass is great. It has a great sound for jazz, rock, and blues but if you dont want to play that it would still adapt to the genre. All of the bad reviews are due to bad luck they had with the bass IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BASS. And you CAN slap on this bass right no matter if you are doing it right or wrong.

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