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rizzo9247

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The Bongo is an amazing creature; you must play one to understand....

 

This just arrived at the office courtesy of the good folks down at Bass Central:

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/EBMM%20Bongo%205HH%20Ice%20Blue/IMG_20101203_132628.jpg

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/EBMM%20Bongo%205HH%20Ice%20Blue/IMG_20101203_132828.jpg

 

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/rizzo9247/EBMM%20Bongo%205HH%20Ice%20Blue/IMG_20101203_132856.jpg

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I tried out all the pickup combinations (single H, HS, HH) and feel that 'my sound' is the HH. They are all quite versatile, but I find the HH to have the smoothest/roundest tone out of all the combinations.

 

I believe the 6ers started in 07 or 08. They've got some real nice new products out (albeit quite expensive) such as the Big Al, Reflex/25th Anniv.

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I'm shocked that Rizzo got a new bass. Seriously. So unlike him.

 

When the Bongos first came out I was decidedly undecided about their looks. Over the years they've grown on me. I wouldn't mind a 6 string.

 

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/Fletch5string/HPIM1510.jpg

Push the button Frank.
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Sweet bass Anthony! Can you describe the difference, or why you like the Bongo HH vs the Stingray or Sterling HH?

Nice score!

 

Good question. I've owned a Sterling 5HH and a couple of Stingray 5HH basses and for me, the Bongo just takes it to another level. There is a certain inherent 'fullness' to the Bongo that I could not replicate with any other Musicman bass.

 

The Sterling 5HH was a little more aggressive to my ears than the Stingray 5HH, but with the five way pickup switching, along with hand positioning, you really can get a wide variety of tones.

 

With that said, I've found 'my sound' with the Bongo, YMMV

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