1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)


Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fleckbass211, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Fleckbass211


    Mar 20, 2003
    My Room
  2. niomosy


    Nov 9, 2002
    Great. I'm sure the Bongo bashing will begin shortly :rolleyes:
  3. Fleckbass211


    Mar 20, 2003
    My Room
    This may possibly send sterling prices down more. I may be able to get one by summer.
  4. Exactly.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'm still sorta withholding judgement until I play one.

    It does look better when on a player...

  6. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    No I think that was LP.



    brad cook
  7. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    Thats the first time I've seen THE bongo...

  8. Stingray4Christ


    Jan 28, 2003
    is that Dave LaRue?
  9. That actually doesn't look too bad, as the upper horn looks ok when the strap is on. The lower horn still kind of bothers me, but its not that big of a deal. I would like to try one of the two pickup 5 strings.
  10. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I dig the pickups... and the knobs...

    I don't dig the body, the headstock, or anything else on it. Do they use the same type of neck on it as the Sterling? I thought i heard something like that.....
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    what a stupid name for a stupid design
  12. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    This bass is shaped for the future.
    It will soon be a classic.
    Just like new car designs look odd when they pop out.
  13. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I don't care if a nude Miss America was holding it, it's still an ugly bass.
  14. Johnalex


    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    that bass is great....for me to poop on!
  15. 6 string demon

    6 string demon

    Mar 23, 2003
    i thibk they should scrap the bongo and offer dual pickups and 2 frets on sting rays
  16. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Who said bass players were open to new ideas where guitarists were all traditionnalists :rolleyes: ?
  17. thetaxmiser

    thetaxmiser Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    Sonoma County, CA, USA
    You guys sound like my dad talking about volkswagens in the 60's. Its different...I'll withhold judgement until playing one and living with the design for a while. I thought a single cut was ugly when i first saw one but its grown on me a bit.

  18. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Man...we've seen a lot of ugly cars that were "futuristic" at the time. Those cars have come and gone and not become any less ugly (how about those bubble tops and gigantic tail-fins, eh?). Your point only applies to SOME cars. If I think something's ugly now I'm probably not gonna think it's awesome in the future.

    brad cook
  19. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    That bass just looks like it would weigh a ton! I'm not gonna bash the shape tho, I have seen worse!
  20. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    aside from the shape of the horns and head, it looks good. don't know why they chose that kinda squarish look....

    and maybe they called it the bongo because people wanted to hit it perhaps?