#1
Did everyone now that olp has packed it in?
http://www.olpguitars.com/

i was shocked when i went to look at their site just before.

is this a time to buy up all olp's for future price increases?

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#3
SUBs were actually made by Ernie Ball in the same US factory as reguar MMs, not just licensed by like OLP was.

I heard about this today though. "Sterling by Musicman instrument line"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FG3ZSiKrYE

I truly hate the idea of this new line.

They are suppose to be SUB replacement not cheap like OLPs.
Last edited by Miss G at Jan 8, 2009,
#4
Quote by Miss G
SUBs were actually made by Ernie Ball in the same US factory as reguar MMs, not just licensed by like OLP was.

I heard about this today though. "Sterling by Musicman instrument line"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FG3ZSiKrYE

I truly hate the idea of this new line.


The SB14 in red looks pretty sexy!


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#5
Sterling by Musicman...

Didn't they stop SUB and OLP production because it wasn't profitable, and they were going to make only high end stuff?

What an excellent business model, bringing back a failed product that didn't make any money. Ford might as well bring back the Pinto too.
#6
Quote by Captain Insano
Sterling by Musicman...

Didn't they stop SUB and OLP production because it wasn't profitable, and they were going to make only high end stuff?

What an excellent business model, bringing back a failed product that didn't make any money. Ford might as well bring back the Pinto too.


My thoughts exactly. They stopped the SUB due to poor profits, they scrapped OLP due to their "poor build quality", which got better last year (In his own words).

Saying that, I loved reading this on the Ernie Ball forums, "If u wantz teh top of teh range bass, pay ova a grand 4 it!11". I think Squier would be a great company to look at for Ernie Ball. Everybody knows the VM, everyone here has at least played in a shop because of the hype. I'm sure at £200-£250 per bass the Squiers are making profit right now. The Squier is using the hype that Fender creates, this interests people starting bass when they read "Squier by Fender". Use both your companies to their advantage, can't get the £500 Mim Fender, buy the £200 Squier. Bored of that and want to "move up", buy the Mim Fender, then MIJ/MIA Fender.

The SUB was selling for about £500. This is more than an Ibanez SR500, SR700. Fender MiM Jazz and P Bass. Spector Legend 4. Hell, that £500 could get a passive Warwick Corvette first hand. Their prices were silly for the market they were aiming for.

If you're in the UK and you wanted a Stingray copy, you bought a JHS Vintage for £140, it came with Wilkinson pup, Wilkinson bridge, Wilkinson tuners and came in nicer colours. Even the OLPs were over priced, what was the twin pup model called? The MM32s? They were close to Ibanez SR500/Fender MiM J/P price!

Ernie Ball confuse me with their ways.

EDIT : Convince that friend of yours who gave up on bass to give you their OLPs, then wait 5 years and stick it on eBay.
Last edited by Micehorns at Jan 8, 2009,
#7
I thought this was old news. I'm almost tempted to say OLP went down before SUB did.
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#8
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I thought this was old news. I'm almost tempted to say OLP went down before SUB did.


Ernie Ball stopped the license with OLP about a year ago, maybe two now. But it appears that OLP has recently stopped making instruments full stop.
#9
Quote by Miss G
SUBs were actually made by Ernie Ball in the same US factory as reguar MMs, not just licensed by like OLP was.

I heard about this today though. "Sterling by Musicman instrument line"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FG3ZSiKrYE

I truly hate the idea of this new line.

They are suppose to be SUB replacement not cheap like OLPs.


Any idea what the retail price of those is? I'm a Musicman fan but I can't afford a real one.
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#11
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Any idea what the retail price of those is? I'm a Musicman fan but I can't afford a real one.


well I saw a NOS SUB Stingray being sold for $775. So I'd assume it will sell for between $500 and $800.

I'd like to know if these are going to be made in the US.
#12
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well I saw a NOS SUB Stingray being sold for $775. So I'd assume it will sell for between $500 and $800.

I'd like to know if these are going to be made in the US.


What's NOS?

And fuck, if it's going to cost that much I'm screwed.
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#13
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What's NOS?

And fuck, if it's going to cost that much I'm screwed.


new old stock

but if these turn out to be great basses you might see used SUB being sold for less
#14
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but if these turn out to be great basses you might see used SUB being sold for less


I like the way you think.

To eBay. :P
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#15
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If you're in the UK and you wanted a Stingray copy, you bought a JHS Vintage for £140, it came with Wilkinson pup, Wilkinson bridge, Wilkinson tuners and came in nicer colours. Even the OLPs were over priced, what was the twin pup model called? The MM32s? They were close to Ibanez SR500/Fender MiM J/P price!


Wishes he'd read this before getting the OLP on monday. Still better then the tbird I was playing though.
#17
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Yeah, it's pretty damn warped! If OLP have gone down the pan and it'll be worth something it may be worth taking it to a pwoppa good luthier.
#18
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Sterling by Musicman...

Didn't they stop SUB and OLP production because it wasn't profitable, and they were going to make only high end stuff?

What an excellent business model, bringing back a failed product that didn't make any money. Ford might as well bring back the Pinto too.


Well if you think about it, the first hatchback Focuses looked like a newer version of the Pinto so...
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#19
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Ernie Ball stopped the license with OLP about a year ago, maybe two now. But it appears that OLP has recently stopped making instruments full stop.

Ah, yes. That's what I meant.
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#20
[Me watching the video]

Come on! Show me a cheap Bongo!

No! I don't want none of that Ringstay crap.

Maybe the one after this...

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#21
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[Me watching the video]

Come on! Show me a cheap Bongo!

No! I don't want none of that Ringstay crap.

Maybe the one after this...



It wouldn't a Bongo though, you'd just get the shape.
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