Re: OLP Basses

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Posted by M Uliana on July 30, 2002 at 16:32:03:

In Reply to: OLP Basses posted by Harpdude on January 24, 2002 at 09:47:51:

: Has anyone tried these EB Music Man copies? All the reviews I have read have been favorable so far. For about $300 for the 5-string, I may pull the trigger on one, but would like to get some input.

I played with one at GC in Austin, TX and, quite frankly, was amazed. I have never played a Korean-made 5 string in that price range that sounded that good - it has that real crisp-sounding Ernie Ball bite with a fat midrange and enough lows that it still sounds like a bass. Keep in mind that they have passive circutry and won't sound quite as good as the real thing; on the same day I also plugged in a $1500 Stingray 5, and can say that the OLP doesn't quite touch the real deal. However, for 1/5th the price you'll get way more than 1/5th the sound.

In fact, I almost bought it on the spot (and I need another 5-string fretted bass like I need another hole in my head). I say pull the trigger and fire away!

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