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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thephilosopher, Feb 11, 2006.
with a tight low B.
recommendations? an SR5 seems like the best choice, but also the most pricy.
SR5 or Bongo...
Bongos are always discounted @ Guitar Centers. Some of us here have snagged them for as low as $699. While there maybe a bit of discussion about the looks, there is no argument about the sound.
The owner of Ernie Ball has a video of him rocking a Bongo with killer tone @ the Ernie Ball Forum.
The KSD 5 string is reasonable and sounds good. There is also the Ibanez model with the funk shape made with the Luthite (I think I misspeled it) body. Great sounding instrument with piezos and a low B. I've seen these around for as low as 500 brand new.
+1. I got my Bongo 5HH cheap last weekend there, and it has an AMAZING tone -- one of the best active bass sounds I've heard, and a nice compliment to my other basses. The low B is thunderous and has a nice tight feel all the way up the fretboard. The 4-band EQ offers a lot of flexibility, too, though I love just running it nearly flat most of the time. They're really easy to find to try out, so you could see if it's "your cup of tea" or not.
Heck, now I've got GAS for a single H Bongo.
As well you should...
Ooof. Don't do that to me, Ken.
OTOH, I guess it's just payback for giving you GAS about the Tacoma 5er. Hope you're still digging that, BTW.
I thought I'd play my Tacoma for a few minutes last night. An hour later I was having a tough time putting it down.
You *are* kidding, right? I'm in heaven! And, you're right - payback is a mo...
I know what you mean. I always used to be that way with my four, but played it less and less after I got the SR5 and Bongo 5H because it was a four. Now I have that feeling again!
I'm lovin my new The Bass Company 5string.
Just thought I would let you know $1300-$1400 is def not the most expensive bass you can buy.
Actually, in my opinion, $1300-$1400 for a Ray, Bongo, or G&l L-2500 is worth every penny.
Single H bongo or SR5