Originally Posted by phishaholik
The Bongo does have very powerful pickups and the low end is absolutely massive. I took me a while to get mine dialed in. I always start with the bass cut a bit. I don't like the tone at all until I do. I also have the pickups lower on my Bongo than any bass I've owned.
When I was doing my own music with The Nerve I loved everything about the Bongo. It was an aggressive pop punkish 3 piece band, and the Bongo was a monster as part of it. When The Nerve broke up and I started playing in a lot of different bands I found myself wrestling with the power behind the Bongo. So much so that I eventually replaced it with first a Stingray, and then a Big Al.
I of course missed it terribly after a short period of time and had to get another. It was then that I learned I had to EQ it differently than my other basses. Started considering 1/3 of the way up the "flat" point on all the knobs. I'm now in Bongo bliss.
And I can make the Bongo fit into any band situation.