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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., Mar 2, 2006.


  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    No. Not another kidney stone. :D

    MY FRETLESS BONGO! This 5-string beauty with two humbuckers and piezo bridge is simply a work of art. Desert gold, python pickguard and FLATWOUND STRINGS DIRECT FROM THE EBMM GUYS! I'm speechless. It's a shame that I ordered two pickguards (python and black pearloid) because I was unsure of the looks but the extra one didn't arrive. The guy who sold me the bass told me that also noticed it and didn't charge me for it. He said that he didn't want me to wait more time just for another pickguard. Anyway it looks COOL!! [​IMG]

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  2. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
    Sexy!
     
  3. basspunk2005

    basspunk2005

    Jan 31, 2005
    England UK
    :D that is really nice mate nice one
     
  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    delicious
     
  5. alanbass1

    alanbass1

    Feb 8, 2006
    London
    Very nice
     
  6. WarwickFan

    WarwickFan

    Feb 7, 2005
    Florida
    Sweet!! Desert Gold is my fav. MM color.
     
  7. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    Those bongo's just look so weird to me. You guys that like them, what is the deal? Do they play and sound that good???
     
  8. Crazy Delicious!
     
  9. RyansDad

    RyansDad

    Jan 31, 2006
    Tolland, CT
    Very pretty!
     
  10. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    YES!, i dont own one (yet), but the for stringer i played was amazing too many tones for just one bass, the only prob for me is the tight space between the neck pickup and the fretboard i just love to slap 4 strigers.
     
  11. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    I love it, bongos grow on me more and more, but I think I might have hit the limit, that one is beautiful.
     
  12. they're pretty sweet. i don't own one, but after playing a few i really have considered buying one.

    b.
     
  13. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Very nice! Congrats, Alvaro.

    I'll be looking forward to your fretless techniques video on YouTube. :)
     
  14. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Cool Color! I have a fretted Desert gold excellent choice :)

    How does the piezo pickup sound?
     
  15. Kosko

    Kosko

    Dec 12, 2005
    Buffalo
    Wow, that is one sweet camera, I'm guessing it may be around the cost the Bongo. Total guess, but that detail that close, nice work man...



    Oh, and the Bongo is excellent as well :)
     
  16. bassthumpa

    bassthumpa

    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Not my cup of tea, but that color does indeed fit the bongos very well. Congrats!
     
  17. Gronk

    Gronk

    Dec 14, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Uber sexy!

    Question, is it hard to slap on a Bongo with 2 HH?
     
  18. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    See? What'd I tell you! everytime I see you, you have a new bass! haha

    Goregous man. What kinda strings are they? Flats or Tapewounds?

    And wow. Low action haha. I love it!


    -Mark
     
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    That is awesome! better than a kidney stone too!
     
  20. zipflint

    zipflint

    Sep 25, 2005
    Spartanburg, SC
    Love the color! Is it really as orange as it looks in the pics? Because I really dig that orange.
    I'm also curious about the piezo bridge. It....ehhh....looks like a regular bridge to my highly untrained eye.