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Picked up an Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH/p Fretless in Egyptian Smoke....on the cheh-eep due to minor flaws.

 

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/incase1.jpg

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/front1.jpg

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/back1.jpg

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/headstock1.jpg

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/neck1.jpg

 

Case is cracked a bit.

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/case1.jpg

 

Typical headstock bump

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/bongobump1.jpg

 

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BTW - you're a minor flaw.

Not the first time I heard that....today. :)

 

So, uh, how cheap is cheap?

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Congrats! I think theye are kind of funny looking but I like that color. Definately one of the better looking bongo basses I've ever seen. How's she play and sound?

 

I was definitely one of the nay-sayers of the Bongo, but I actually really dig it in person. It's one of the best sounding/feeling basses I've played; and as soon as I figure out what all these knobs do, I'll be able to give more specifics :)

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I hated the Bongo at first but it's grown on me. So where'd you find it? Not that I'm gonna bird dog you or anything, I'm just....curious. :whistle:

This was on Musiciansfriend's Scratch n' Dent list for what seemed like forever. It was bought, then subsequently sold back to MF. That's where I came in ;)

 

Edit: the body is a lot smaller than the pictures indicate, it fit's rather nicely standing or sitting.

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Opinions are like.....well you know. That is just what I heard or read somewhere. Maybe something about the electronics being sketchy. I don't know, I tend to not give a rats behind about random peoples opinions. If I like it, I like it. This forum is a little different than someones opinion or review on guitard centers website.

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Congrats! I think theye are kind of funny looking but I like that color. Definately one of the better looking bongo basses I've ever seen. How's she play and sound?

 

I was definitely one of the nay-sayers of the Bongo, but I actually really dig it in person. It's one of the best sounding/feeling basses I've played; and as soon as I figure out what all these knobs do, I'll be able to give more specifics :)

I remember in one of my earliest posts here that I mentioned I wanted a Bongo. I've been struggling to regain credibility ever since. :o:D

 

Enjoy your new fish!

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Nice catch Anthony. The Bongo has started to grow on me as well and the main thing is how it sounds anyway. Looking forward to a further review.

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I hope you love it. Some aspects of that bass look ghastly, in my opinion. But looks and my opinion mean very little. I think if the paint was a different color, I could overlook other things. Truly trivial damage.

Play your a** off and have a good time with it.

 

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The more I play it the more I like it. Construction is superb and the sound, well, it definitely can do it all. I am indifferent on the color, and I may flip it for a fretted 5 in the future. I know these are not stocked in many stores, but if you can get your hands on one, you will definitely be impressed.

 

After fiddling around, knob configurations works as follows (I think):

 

First knob: Volume

2nd stacked: top - Piezo blend; bottom - bridge/neck pu balance

3rd stacked: top - treble cut/boost; bottom - high mids cut/boost

4th stacked: top - Low mid cut/boost; bottom - bass cut/boost

 

My favorite position so far is the bridge pickup soloed with a little high mid boost, piezo full on, everything else flat.

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you can always paint it yourself. Go wild and use the current finish as a canvas to design upon. Or you can go the punk route and cover it with stickers. How about black gaffer tape?

 

If the sound and playability are there that's all that matters, even if it is fugly.

If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
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Tell me you're kidding, you just bought the thing! YOu won't get what you paid, and you won't get another one like it for the same price.

 

 

"Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me.'-Hamlet

 

Guitar solos last 30 seconds, the bass line lasts for the whole song.

 

 

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Tell me you're kidding, you just bought the thing! YOu won't get what you paid, and you won't get another one like it for the same price.

I kid, I kid, but I probably can get more than I paid...and I like how you called it a thing :D

 

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