Bongo Bass On Awards Show

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Samurai, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Samurai


    Sep 13, 2003
    Well the American Music Awards are on (We can talk about that later) but Hillery Duff just preformed and I am like 99% sure the bass player for her was on a MusicMan Bongo Bass. Since they don't ever show the bass player I can comment that the bass didn't look that bad.
  2. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    What's not to like?

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  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    Jeez....put on a shirt, Jack...

    Oh, wait-- :eek: ;) :D

    Nice bass. :bassist:
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
  5. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    The Bongo is a killin' machine live, brothers.

    And by the way, that IS a shirt, as I can prove here:

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    Gotta Keep My Pimp Hand Strong!
  6. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Hrm, Bongo might be growing on me.
  7. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Or maybe it's the pimp shirt.. :D
  8. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    I SAW IT!!!
    I noticed the Bongo right away! (the headstock)
    The bassist looked like Dave LaRue in a way but I
    doubt it was...
    At any rate, I would have preferred that the bass
    be featured (never happens) and in that particular
    song, the bass was not out front in the mix, didn't matter 'cause more significant for chick to writhe on the floor. Don't mean to offend anyones musical preferences, but hey AMA:
    Next time, please feature Hutch Hutchinson, maybe
    or Duck Dunn, or Alain Caron say, or Chuck Rainey whatever, and give them a BongoBass, let the cameras roll.
    If the blonde chick, or Evanescence wants to writhe on the floor too, cool.
    Don't mind me guys, I'm old what do I know about music??
    Good to see Bongo on network TV!!
  9. tonedeaf

    tonedeaf Supporting Member

    Yeah, they never showed the bass player close enough/well lit enough to get a real good look at the body, but there was one point where the headstock was right behind her head, and there's no mistaking that shape. BONGO!!!!!!!!
  10. Yeah...i think I saw the bongo too.

    In another Bong sighting, i got the David Bowie concert on pay-per-view this weekend, and his bass player who was very much up front in the mix and very much on camera . The amazing Gail Dorsey, played a grey bongo for all the new music and a 'Ray 5 string for all the Bowie classics.

    Anyyway also nice to see the Bongos, the more you look -they kinda grow on you
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I noticed the Bongo too.

    Sad, ain't it?
  12. I saw it too.

    He sure was rocking out, goin up and down the stage.

    So, being a young person I would know that the singer we are talking about is Hillary Duff.
    I almost had a heart attack and died when she started head banging, knowing she had her own show on Nickelodeon and all... Just funny to compare her to the chick from Evenescense(sp?).

    Also- anybody stay up to watch The Bomb Squad? They were the Best New (unsigned) artist and I'd like to mention that they are a local band, the lead singer also was/is the lead singer of the funk/jam band Deep Banana Blackout, which I have the great oppurtunity of seeing a reunion show in less than 10 days :)

    So what'd you guys think of the band? kind of off topic but ***.

  13. i actually like's nice to see a band like that on sometihng as popular as the AMAs.

    I thought the bomb squad was pretty darn good. The bassist had a nice tone that i could actually kinda hear for once and they seemed pretty tight. good stuff.
  14. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    • Basswood Body
    • Exposed Pickups
    • Music Man Pickups and Electronics
    • Neck Profile
    • Neck MM pickup is pointless
    • It isn't a Lakland
    • Let's face, it just plain ugly!
  15. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    1. Basswood Body: beyond me why people get so hung up on type of wood. If it sounds good, it IS good, and believe me, it sounds good.

    2. Exposed Pickups: yes, I would prefer that they cover them in some type of crotch cut zebraheart purple wenge cocobolo mahogany, but they said that crap was for "wankers", whatever that means.

    3. Music Man Pickups and Electronics: agreed, worst in the business, hardly anyone likes them. Ahem.

    4. Neck Profile: have you touched my neck? Becausse I usually charge for that.

    5. Neck MM pickup is pointless: so is your post, and yet I am responding to that, so....wait, what was I going to say. Oh yeah. If you haven't heard the difference, you need to get that sausage outta your ears.

    5. It isn't a Lakland: you're right. I got rid of a Lakland just the other day. Guess why? I didn't like it. Guess what else? I like the Bongo.

    6. Let's face, it just plain ugly: you know what they say about opinions, right?

    love and kisses
  16. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Actually, I liked the bassist in Evanesence. But:
    No disrespect to him or their fans, really:
    I certainly didn't hear him play anything that impresessed me sonically, and I personally don't care about their lyrics,or image or message. There's more of a message to ME listening to Buster Williams or Reginald Veal, but its apples & oranges. I dig rock n'roll, I've been playing it for 30+ years, and with all due modesty, I could cut the bass gig in Evanesence with very little thought or effort, Not so for Reginald Veal, if you know or care what he says, so anyway-
    Their bassist did what they do without a lot of drama, from what little of his playing I could hear cut through, it fit their thing, and he had
    a pretty good stage appearance.So rock on.
    Their chick singer, ummmm, no thanks, I'll put on
    Ann Peebles or Shemekiah Copeland, or Etta James,
    or Melissa Walker, 'cause that's who I think has something to say. Apples/Oranges; no disrespect,
    'kay?? Didn't hear Bomb Squad.
    As to Bongo disses, lots to say, been said before,
    so in the words of my lovely 12-year old daughter
    Laura, who I truly believe is way smarter than me,
    although I can play bass much more in-the-pocket
    than her:


    (Spoken in condescending nasal pre-teen tone)
  17. so are you saying that you don't like the lead singer of Evanescence and you're ok with bongos?:confused:
  18. I had my doubts when i first saw it...but its grown on me and i think it looks cool and unique.
    I bet those dual MM PU's put out alot of boom :D

    I would just like to comment also about basswood.
    My Harris sig is basswood...and i can tell you that the PU's in it make it sound just as full as my other 4 P-basses. :)
    It sounds great...and thats all that matters.

    Dont listen to the negative Bovine....looks like you got yourself a kickin bass. Im seriously wanting to check one out now.
  19. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Well, I said (or tried to say I guess)
    that the music of Evanescence is not my thing,
    but I thought the bassist did his job. Their singer, for all I know, may be a dynamite lady;
    matter of fact she probably IS, but I prefer ...
    ummmmm other singers musically speaking.
    I NEVER NEVER argue with success, thats fer sure!!
    & They are successful, so God Bless...

    And God Bless the Bongo! Yep, I ain't ashamed,
    I want one, because having played a Sterling for many years, and the Bongo being the next generation from EB, I simply know that in my hot
    little paws, the bass could rock the room.
    I have a restored '69 P-Bass (the NECK! OMG!)
    it's a classic, a Tobias Renegade, and a Blonde
    ASAT. I would like to add a couple more G&L's,
    a Turner Electroline, a BassLabs "Soul" (Oy vey!)
    a DC Jones (You would not believe how cool that bass....) and .....A BONGO 4 string HS.
    I gotta wife & kid, it takes time......

    As to the original Bongo sighting thread:
    Bongo was seen being played by the bassist with Hillary Duff's band.
    Now I do not know or care who she is; I don't watch Nickolodeon. She did not impress me in any way musically, although watching her writhe on the floor was kinda nice. Anybody know who the bassist was? Couldn't hear the bass in the mix of that number anyway,
  20. Ahh i understand now. A DC jones? Never heard of it must tell me more! :p :D