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OLP MM2 with Flamed Maple Top Bass Guitar

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The killer, 4-string OLP MM2 with Flamed Maple Top Bass Guitar has never been more affordable. Built to Music Man-approved specs, it pumps out gigant...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic bass design at a bargain price.

The killer, 4-string OLP MM2 with Flamed Maple Top Bass Guitar has never been more affordable. Built to Music Man-approved specs, it pumps out gigantic waves of subharmonic sound. Quality construction includes a basswood body with flamed maple top, maple neck and fretboard, chrome hardware, open-gear tuners, and that famously massive humbucker. 2 volume and one tone controls.

FEATURES
  • Built to Music Man specs
  • Basswood body
  • Flamed maple top
  • North American maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black dot fret markers
  • Chrome hardware
  • Open-gear tuners
  • MM-style pickup
  • 2 volume and one tone controls
  • Heavy-duty bridge
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4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stingray sizzle, bargain basement price

I purchased my OLP MM3 flame maple top bass guitar last summer. I've benn playing bass since 1979. My main bass is a 1986 G&L L-2000. I got this bass...Read complete review

I purchased my OLP MM3 flame maple top bass guitar last summer. I've benn playing bass since 1979. My main bass is a 1986 G&L L-2000. I got this bass as a second instrument and because I wanted the Stingray sound. I couldn't justify the cost of the real thing. I LOVE this bass! Right off the shelf it played great! The stock strings were fine but I replaced them with a set of Rotosounds right away. The neck is silky smooth and fast. It's got that zingy Stingray sound and I can dial in a bunch of low end when I need it. I'm not much of a slapper but I can tell that this bass is a good place to start if you are so inclined. The neck is nice and fat and the overall weight of the bass is probably around 8 pounds. I like 'em heavy. This thing looks great, plays great and is built well. Especialy for the price. A couple of minor quality issues: The input jack is a cheap one and loosened up. I had to get inside and mess with it. Also, if you adjust either volume knob a certain way, the bass cuts out completly. Other than that, good workmanship. finish, fret work, etc. top notch in this price range. I highly reccomend this piece of equipment for all levels. If you crave that Stingray sound but don't want to dish out 14 grand, this is the bass for you. My son has one too!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the worst

My dad went into media play to look at cds and i did not want to spend any money at the time so i was like hey ill go look at the instrument section....Read complete review

My dad went into media play to look at cds and i did not want to spend any money at the time so i was like hey ill go look at the instrument section. It was depressing compared to guitar center where id been 5 mins previous but i picked ou this one and gave it a shot. First specs it looked EXACTLY like an ernie ball... maybe a little cheaper but tehy snagged the design. Even the single humbucker is in the exact place of the ernie. plugged it into this crap little amp adn started to play... it didint sound as bad as i thought considering i had never even heard of olp. I plunkd away atit alittle. It was ok... it may look like an ernie but nowhere near the sound quality. The strings buzzed a little. It didint really have any bottom end either adn teh neck was fat. But the tone was ok. So iw ouldnt recomend this base really, as i woudlnt really advise buying an instrument from emdia play either. Grumpy satff and poor selection of instruments. SO dont get this unless you want to do lie only one song and sound half decent then smash the hell out of it at a gig. Buy and ibanezz or a squier for about teh same price and get your moneys worth.

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5.0

Stingray sizzle, bargain basement price

By brettpobastad

from North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

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I purchased my OLP MM3 flame maple top bass guitar last summer. I've benn playing bass since 1979. My main bass is a 1986 G&L L-2000. I got this bass as a second instrument and because I wanted the Stingray sound. I couldn't justify the cost of the real thing. I LOVE this bass! Right off the shelf it played great! The stock strings were fine but I replaced them with a set of Rotosounds right away. The neck is silky smooth and fast. It's got that zingy Stingray sound and I can dial in a bunch of low end when I need it. I'm not much of a slapper but I can tell that this bass is a good place to start if you are so inclined. The neck is nice and fat and the overall weight of the bass is probably around 8 pounds. I like 'em heavy. This thing looks great, plays great and is built well. Especialy for the price. A couple of minor quality issues: The input jack is a cheap one and loosened up. I had to get inside and mess with it. Also, if you adjust either volume knob a certain way, the bass cuts out completly. Other than that, good workmanship. finish, fret work, etc. top notch in this price range. I highly reccomend this piece of equipment for all levels. If you crave that Stingray sound but don't want to dish out 14 grand, this is the bass for you. My son has one too!!

 
5.0

Best value for the price

By Tim Hatfield

from West(By God)Virginia

This bass was bought for my son to learn with. I was totally blown away by the way it feels and the sound. I would say to even the seasoned musician that this instrument is truly better than the price.

 
4.0

Has its Goods and Bads

By Cliff-sDB._

from Virginia Beach, Va

I bought it from my friend. I'll probably smash it on stage one day. With heavy strings, preferably Ernie ball 55's, and lots of distortion the thing sounds good. The quality sucks, the tone knob broke off. The strings are way to spread out, its hard to get some real fast playing compared to my '72 p-bass. For beginners, its not a bad bass. It will really build up your finger strength.

 
5.0

The OLP MM2 review!

By el drummr y bassisto

from The heart of the music scene

ok. the olp, lets see.... the humbucker is awesome, and i highly suggest this bass to anyone who is going to play alternative/rock music. it doesn't handle as well with reggae/latin or other types, but i suppose you could.- overall it's a pretty good bass. if your going to get say a squier, pass it up and go for the olp.

 
5.0

Best bass ever!!!

By Duff22bassist

from Sedro-Woolley, WA

This is the best bass ever made in my opinion. It sounds great for any kind of rock music or blues or anything. I love this bass it is my first. I was a longtime guitarist. but I found the best bass in the world and I'm excited for having it.

 
4.0

Pleasant surprise

By Big Dog-6Xcew

from Sacramento, California, U.S.A., Earth

This is a real nice bass. I bought the transparent red version, and it is very beautiful. I had to do quite a bit of setup, but that was not too difficult. I also own an Ibanez 885 which is a better bass to be sure, but this MM2 copy is very strong on its own. I have no problem gigging with it and am not worried about it giving out on me - it feels great.

 
5.0

This thing's a tank!

By The guitar hero champion

from Austin, Texas

I got the OLP Music Man as an upgrade from one that came with an Epiphone starter pack (EB-0), and I couldn't have made a better choice. It was a great bass for an incredible price, and I'm a picky guy. I can tell you now that if you plan to use it to experiment with or replace anything but the strings, it's going to be difficult, unless you're very experienced or have some hardcore power tools. That is to say, this thing is Reliable, with a capital R. I bet if my house was hit with an A-bomb his thing would still be standing. I've dropped it off stages and onto concrete floors and nothing has changed. The sound is thick and wavy, and I can play anything from Sublime to Paul McCartney and it hits it right on. The only complaint I have is that the neck wasn't bolted on very well so it starts to kind of bend inward, making the strings farther up from the fretboard. The moral of the story: don't throw away the truss rod. Buy it. Now.

 
5.0

Pretty good for the price.

By Jay-.8igt

from Wisconsin

I bought this as a backup bass for on stage. I didn't want to drag my expensive collectors basses around and let them get beat up. So I bought one of these beauties. I was amazed of the quality for what I paid for it. Of course it needed a neck and bridge adjustment and stuff tightened up. But with a little TLC these are excellent basses. The pickups handle the higher volumes needed on bigger stages and have a good sound. I might buy a second and leave my vintage stuff at home for gigs. The neck is a bit chunky but I got used to it.

 
5.0

affordable and sounding great!

By Mollutje

from The Netherlands

I'm a beginning bass player and I got this thing for my sixteenth birthday (well, mine's orange, but it's the same model so it doesn't really matter:P) and I think it's a great bass! It may not have the same deep sound as my teacher's fender jazz bass, but I think it's got a very funky sound, especially for it's price!

 
5.0

this bass rocks!

By OLPman220

from New Jersey

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I got this bass off of ebay last summer, and I absolutely love it! Mine is a refurbished model, so the frets were filed down properly and it was set up great. I have this bass in honey burst, and all I hear are good things about its looks. I replaced the stock strings with Rotosound flatwounds and I LOVE the jazzy, smooth tone I get out of this thing. It is a must-buy for beginner to intermediate players.

 
5.0

solid bass

By ncvgrant

from Vegas

i own the blonde version with the maple neck and couldnt be more stoked. the sound is incredible, in this price range or any. i recorded with it and an engineer friend of mine didnt belive that sound came from such a low price instrument. however i too have had problems with the electronics, the input jack always seems to be loose and the "neck" volume pot has a noticable crackle when you turn it, but it isnt there while you're playing. i played this side by side with a real music man and there was virtually no sonic difference.(the music man had better sustain and intonation) i own an ibanez soundgear bass and this olp makes the ibanez wet its pants with jealousy. all in all this bass is a rare find in musicland, a low cost instrument that preforms exactly how you hope it will.

 
5.0

Great for the money!

By r grizzle

from Illinois

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I was playing for an out-of-town gig when my Fender bass fell off the stage and broke at the neck joint. I ran to a music shop and got the 5-string version of this bass, mainly because of the price, I could get it for the cash I happened to have with me! Honestly, this is an incredible bass! I love it sooooo much I haven't bothered to replace my Fender! Aside from a perpetually loose tone knob I havn't had any real problems with it. I havn't read any reviews regarding this problem, but in the last few weeks the pickup and strings have begun to rust terribly... It's been stored in the same case as my previous instrument and in the same room as my other guitars so this isn't an environmental problem but rather some sort of chemical reaction to something on the instrument it's self. I can't explain what's happening so I'm using it as an excuse to purchase a real Ernie Ball humbucker and new strings! Aside from the fact that it's a leper, it's a truly fantastic instrument! The sound techs love it because it incredibly easy to EQ. Buy one.

 
5.0

Sweet music man, yeah!

By RadioHitman

from Hollister, CA

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This thing rocks for the dough! You may have to set it up to get it right, but hey you're not paying over a grand! You're paying 2Bills! I was impressed when I played it and I know that a Ernie Bakll would be much better, but he fact that they kicked down for all the newbies and starters out here without the cash...that's cool. You get the features and it's pretty sweet lookin' too.

 
4.0

good for a start

By darb

from indiana

I have had this bass for over a year now and it has served me well. The bass is a very good starter bass its better then the squire line of basses. the sound is very good. a big problem tho with mine is i always have to fix the knobs or the 1/4 jack because they always become loose or get the wire broken off on the inside. most people wouldnt probably know how to fix it but luckly my dad can fix anything... a good buy for a bigginer but as you progress you see its limits.

 
3.0

Not the worst

By skinnyfingers

from North carolina

My dad went into media play to look at cds and i did not want to spend any money at the time so i was like hey ill go look at the instrument section. It was depressing compared to guitar center where id been 5 mins previous but i picked ou this one and gave it a shot. First specs it looked EXACTLY like an ernie ball... maybe a little cheaper but tehy snagged the design. Even the single humbucker is in the exact place of the ernie. plugged it into this crap little amp adn started to play... it didint sound as bad as i thought considering i had never even heard of olp. I plunkd away atit alittle. It was ok... it may look like an ernie but nowhere near the sound quality. The strings buzzed a little. It didint really have any bottom end either adn teh neck was fat. But the tone was ok. So iw ouldnt recomend this base really, as i woudlnt really advise buying an instrument from emdia play either. Grumpy satff and poor selection of instruments. SO dont get this unless you want to do lie only one song and sound half decent then smash the hell out of it at a gig. Buy and ibanezz or a squier for about teh same price and get your moneys worth.

 
5.0

Great value, solid bass

By Colin-AGc_Y

from Philadelphia, PA

Certainly a great value considering the price tag of the bass it was modelled after. The maple-necked OLP MM2 is a great, rock-solid bass. It is fairly true to the imposing Musicman standards.I've played bass for a decade; I played a maple-necked OLP MM2 for a year in a touring punk band and it withstood the elements pretty well.My main complaints involve the neck. Like the Musicman Stingray's neck, it's a little too thick for me. Also, the maple wood absorbs gunk, grease and dirt, which, I found, dulls the sound. Also, the input tended to come loose, though God knows I put that bass through hell.All in all, this bass is a great value and an excellent choice for bassists crossing from beginner to intermediate.

 
4.0

Good Bass

By Rick-ZgW.n

from Dundee, MI

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This bass is a great value.It may look like the Ernie Ball, but make no mistake, it is not anything like the Ernie Ball. The phrase you get what you pay for is so true about Guitars.I say that, but for the money you will not find a better bass. I have played Ibenez, Yamaha, and Rogue and none of them come close to the OLP. If you want a good sound and low cost this is the BEST bass for you. If you can afford it go with the Ernie Ball, or live large and get a Tobias...But for those who love to play and not spend a lot this is the PERFECT bass for you.

 
5.0

Like the Musicman Sub!

By fredolee16-5f_xF

from Riverview, Florida

This bass has a great manufacturer settings. Good action, hard construction and it comes with good strings(Eanie Ball). I compare face to face in the store this bass with the SUB and the sound is almost the same, even with the active preamp that has the Sub. I coudn't resist to bought this bass. This bass has a lot of good range of sounds too. But the must thing that I like is that Musicman classic punchy sound. Exellent for slapping!!!Go for it!

 
5.0

Worth the investment

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Was very impressed with the appearance and sound of this Bass. I looked around for an affordable beginner bass and tried different brands, but the OLP had the sound / feel I was interested in. Though I don't have alot of overall experience with different brands, I would definitely recommend this Bass as a good starter. I have only had this a few months, and it has not gone out of tune or acted up on me yet.

 
4.0

The best bass you'll find for price

By Clubman35

from Warren Michigan

For the money, you can't beat this bass. Sure, it's not perfect, but what do you expect for? I think you really have to check them out before you buy because some are good and some are not. I bought the clear finish flame top with the maple fretboard. The flame top is paper thin, but at least its real wood and not a photofilm like Fender used. The pickup is not bad, I was suprised. I do need to replace one of the volume pots, won't turn off completely. The neck is thick, which I like, but I did have to file the edges of the frets. They were pretty sharp. I noticed this was a problem on the maple boards and not the rosewood board basses. I would recommend this bass to beginners to intermediate players. More experienced players will no doubt want to look elsewhere.

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