#1
I love Musicman basses, particularly the Stingray. But naturally, being 15 years old and on an income of £15 a week, I can't afford one. Does anyone know of any companies that make decent, affordable copies?
#2
Uhm, This local band's bassist plays an OLP Stingray copy.

His sound is actually fairly good.
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#3
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Uhm, This local band's bassist plays an OLP Stingray copy.

His sound is actually fairly good.


+1

I've got an OLP Music Man
It's damn nice.
#4
Quote by ZaccB
Uhm, This local band's bassist plays an OLP Stingray copy.

His sound is actually fairly good.


They stopped making them. =(
#6
i had a westfield one wasnt actually mine it was my sister but she gave up on bass XDXD anyway i really didnt like it was alot of effort to play.
#7
Save up for the real thing.
My bassist did it for about a year and a half but it was soooooooo worth it
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#8
I say save up as well. I saved up for my Warwick for a year and a half. One of the best decisions of my life.
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#9
not exactly a copy but i got my Washburn RB2500 for AU$400 secondhand in perfect condition when they went for AU$2000 new

Stingray tone and comfortable to play. Worth a think about if you can find one
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Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
#12
OLPs are OK starters. Just OK but not much else.

If you absolutely, positively can't afford a Musicman, look for used SUBs out there. There are also a few lingering in shops. EB doesn't make SUBs anymore, but they are a vast improvement over the OLP copies. OLPs sound barky in my opinion and the necks feel cheap as hell.
#13
my first ever bass was a (used) gear4music stingray copy.
it actually had a great sound, and there was nothing on it to complain about, but i would advise trying one out before you buy, as i can imagine some being terrible
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