OLP MM3 5-String Reviews 5

I got this for Christmas, my mom ordered it for $250 cause i was asking for it

Quality Construction...it's my 4th bass and the best so far...the humbucker is great sounding and the natural finish it beautiful

The body isn't really resonant and it has a really flat tone so i just turn down the treble and play with my finger and it sounsd good, and the neck is really flexible making it really hard to keep it straight

Good bass for the price but i'd wait to save up another $100 or so and buy a fender....good for finger plucking but really bad for picks

It's good for the price but then again the price isn't that high

Eric Andresen rated this unit 4 on 2004-06-10.

U.S. $250 new

This bass is a solid piece of machinery. I bought this bass new at Music Go Round. Mine is a natural elm finish and it looks beautiful. The thing I like most about this bass is the sound quality and playability. This bass has a neck that is extremely playable, and the fretboard is great. The sound quality is absolutely superior to all other products in the price range. Some bassists prefer active pickups, and often newer bassists will be sucked into the sales pitch of buying an active bass but will purchase a lower quality Ibanez or LTD (as opposed to Warwick or Musicman, which are high end active basses. Ibanez and LTD are still wonderful basses). The price on these low-end active basses can run from $300 to $600 for a product that does not deliver as well. This bass will give you the same exact sound, maybe better, than these alternatives and all for a lower price. I play in a band that gigs a lot (jazzy grunge rock, if you can imagine that). I play against two Marshall halfstacks, and even with a simple Fender Bassman 60 or Carvin ProBass, this bass can keep up and exceed all expectations. Plus it looks hot.

Absolutely nothing, I have worked out every penny I paid for this, and then some.

Obviously, this product is an imitation; what Epiphone is to Gibson, OLP is to Musicman. This also means lower quality components. The only problem I have had so far is a loose volume knob, which is easily fixed.

This bass will give you the best bang for your buck and the best sound for your money. Whether you are looking for a grungy rock metal sound, a cool smooth jazz riff, or even some funky blues poppin' and slappin', this is the bass for you if your budget restricts you to anywhere below $500.

Alex (Last Name Withheld) rated this unit 5 on 2004-03-29.

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