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Ernie Ball Music Man The Game Changer 6 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aboy, Nov 29, 2012.


  1. Aboy

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    Hi, I recently tried a music man game changer bass at a local music store and I loved it! My only problem with it was that it seems to only be available in a 4 string model and I mostly play 6 string bass'. So I was wondering if anyone knows if their is a 6 string model, or a 6 string version of a similar bass.
    Thanks.
     
  2. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Previously cybersnyder Supporting Member

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    I highly doubt there will be a 6 string gamechanger. I don't think the gamechanger is selling as well as anticipated, but that's just based on buzz. I obviously have no hard sales data.
     
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    I dont think the Gamechanger was really meant to sell like hotcakes. Sterling Ball himself has already stated that he'll probably never make a profit off of it, iirc.
     
  4. Aboy

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    Ok, thanks, I can still hope though ;)
     
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  6. Aboy

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    Does anyone know if their's at least a 6 string model of the reflex bass?
     
  7. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    Nope. The Bongo is the only bass guitar available in 6 strings....unless you want that Silhouette 6 string guitar bass thing.
     
  8. Aboy

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    Ok, thanks, guesse I'll be getting a bongo then. I haven't tried them but I love the tone that john myung gets and he uses one so it should be something like what I'm looking for.
     
  9. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

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    If I were in the market for a six string it would be a Bongo. I would try to find a light one, though.
     
  10. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    Depends what John Myung tone you want. A lot of it is just EQ, but his tone from, lets say BC&SL to ADTOE is very different. Either way the Bongo can pull either off, I'm sure. It's all in the EQ and the Bongo's got a good one!
     
  11. Aboy

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    Ya, right now I have an ltd b-206 sm, it's nice, and I do like the tone but it's no music man bass, and it's sooooooooooo heavy!
     
  12. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    The Bongo 6 isnt exactly light, just so you know.
     
  13. Shinyflavors7

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    I don't believe there is, because if there was I'd have sold my car already to buy one.
     
  14. Aboy

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    Ya, that would be pretty amazing!
     
  15. Aboy

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    Damn, but my ltd is so heavy, I just hope the bongo's a little lighter, after about 20 minutes with the strap on, my shoulder starts to really hurt!
     
  16. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

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    A Roscoe Century Standard is a fantastic 6, if you can find a used one the price would be in the same ballp[ark as a Bongo6. The Bongo has that Bongo pre though, and that pre is as flexible as an Olympic gymnast.
     
  17. TolerancEJ

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    I'm guessing EBMM would not have bothered to produce a 6-string bass at all, if not for trying to snag John Myung's endorsement.
     
  18. Tunaman

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    Theres a Bongo 6 up for sale on classifieds right now... make it happen man, those are rare & awesome !
     
  19. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    Well yeah the only reason there's a Bongo 6 around is because of John Myung.
     
  20. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

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    And his is 6 strings on a 5 string neck, with the pre set flat and sunk into the bass to it can't be changed :)
     

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