Well, I must say I am in love with the Sterling first of all. However I finds its one flaw is where the Bongo HH supposedly shines. I love the deep tones for really feeling the music. However, I need the cutting tone of the sterling so I can play with the punk band. Can the HH bongo produce the cutting sound like the sterling? Or is it mostly deep tones? And wouldnt be suited for punk? I currently have neither bass, and have only played the sterling, which i love with the execption that it doesnt have the variation I want. Really what I am looking for is a bass with more tonal variation than the sterling, but can still produce like the sterling. Is that the bongo? Anyone know? Thanks Mike.