Well, hello there TB. It's been a good while since I've posted here... practically a year in fact. Been a bit busy with actually playing music and life, rather than spending time on the forums. As some of you know, I have a considerable weak spot for Music Man basses, especially Bongos. I've owned several now, though presently I only own one; a Bongo 6 HS in Silver. Its been a workhorse and a great instrument to play on. Lately, I've been itching for something ... different though. I've looked around, knowing in general what I wanted. I hit ebay and TB classifieds... searching off and on to see if "it" would pop up. Well, it hasn't yet, and I'm at a point where I want "it" now. Or, as near to now as possible. I went to one of my "go to" places (The Perfect Bass) to see what they had in stock. A swing and a miss - but I figured as much, as I can't imagine anyone actually keeping what I had in mind on hand. While here though, I noticed the "color of the month" from EBMM - however, it was for October. Drats! That Red Sparkle sure looks neat. I shoot off an e-mail to James at TPB letting him know what I am looking for, how I thought the red sparkle was cool, and how it sucks that I missed it by a month. He gets back to me pretty quickly... letting me know that he can alter one of the basses he has on order to suit my needs! So, now that you're sick of reading, here's what should be in my hands January or February of 2014: EBMM Bongo 5 HS + piezo, Sparkle Red, unlined fretless. I may do a last minute change to HH + piezo, but I think I'm set on HS + piezo for that single coil type tone (any input one way or the other is more than welcome!).