NGD - Music Man Bongo 5-String!!

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  1. Kurkkuviipale

    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    Our bassist got a new bass so we took some photos for your enjoyment so... Enjoy! :)

    Mandatory case pic:
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    And what's inside:
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    12th fret (orly):
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    Headstock:
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    This thing looks gorgeous...
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    Really solid sounding bass. Options are numerous: Four band EQ, mic balance and volume.

    :cool:
     
  2. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Love me some Music Man Basses.
     
  3. Kurkkuviipale

    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    The Bongo has never jived with me aesthetically, but having tried one out, I'm convinced you could use one to destroy a tank.
     
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    simulclass83 Yes, pancakes.

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    That is such a unique headstock for a bass, I love it.
     
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    JStraitiff Melodic Mamma Jamma

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    I love bongos so much. Happy NGD
     
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    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    That's awesome dude! Looks great!
     
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    natspotats SS.org Regular

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    my friend has the 6 string version of this bass, its so versitile its scary
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    They should totally use that slick ass headstock on the JP's.
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Out of curiousity how is the neck for stickiness, that is my one big concern whenever I go painted neck, and the reason I gravitate to sting rays.
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    A 6? Is your friend John Myung?
     
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    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    It's a satin neck so it's really not a problem. Works wonders for the owner at least. :)

    6-string Bongos have been mass production for well over two years.
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Satin neck is not often enough to alleviate the problem for me. It is finish to finish dependent. Didn't realize it was not yours though.
     
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    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

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    He has a warwick corvette which is natural all the way, the bongo and a mayones 6 string with lacquer finish and it has never really been a problem for him.

    I also have had EBMM jp bfrs and normal Jps and though I sort of liked the natural neck it really doesn't ruin anything. Its just a little different. I suppose it's because the neck is so thin in JP:s.
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Shows how up to date I am. May need to find a bongo 6 to try, then!
     
  16. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    None of the Bongos that I've played had sticky necks, even with heavy playing.

    This is EBMM, they use quality poly-satin finishes that are then gone over by hand. These aren't the cheap urethane finishes found on Schecters and LTDs. :lol:

    I've been GASing pretty heavily for a Bongo 6, but until my Strandberg is further along, I'm just waiting it out.
     
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    b1gm3 SS.org Regular

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    So much yes. When I'm eventually in a proper job this will be one of my first purchases. My dream bass is a HS Bongo 5 with Piezos.
     
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    Underworld SS.org Regular

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    I love EBMM basses! (and guitars too!). My bandmate has a special edition Sterling and it rocks! The nut is incredibly small!
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Never played a Schecter or LTD, those are imports :lol:. I have never actually had issues with basses (only played fender, G&L with finished necks though) everything else has been oiled. The problem stems from guitars, might have to order in a Bongo this year then (put down deposit tell them get it) and buy it if I like it. The only midrangers I've bothered to fiddle with were some MIM fenders, as they were floating around a band space.

    Thanks Max.
     
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    Tarantino_Jr SS.org Regular

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    You fucking bastard.
     

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