Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EZ9R, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
    2010 Ernie Ball Musicman Bongo 4 HH Black
    2013 Ernie Ball Musicman Bongo 5 HH Candy Apple Red with new light weight tuning keys.
    Sometimes people have reserved opinions on the shape of the Bongo when seen in photographs. But, as soon as they see it in person, then it's "that's a cool looking bass". Maybe until they hear it. Don't know.

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  2. I like EBMM Bongos. I like the Bongo HH 6 particularly. It's among the top 3 of my wishlist.
  3. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    They're well designed, have great electronics, and play wonderfully. I personally do not like the way they look.
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Same here! Stealth type!! :bassist:

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  5. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Had the the 6...I don't really respect anyone's negative opinion unless they own it..., most people who do own it, understand, it's that good.
  6. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Not a fan of the whole stealth thing, I like the more brightly colored ones :) But, still a great bass.
  7. bassplayer75

    bassplayer75 Bassplayer75 Inactive

    Oct 14, 2009
    great basses !!! of course I'm a big EBMM fan, had about 7 stingrays and a bongo 5 HS, currently expecting delivery of a Bongo 4 HH ...
  8. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    I just got this bad boy this spring. Basically missed having a 4 string. This is a true Stealth- all black with an ebony fb. So far I like it, but people obsess about the look. Great slapping bass with many cool tones to dial in. I do miss the 5th string live, so this is just my fun bass I keep in my office for "down time".

  9. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
    Stealth owners, do you notice any difference in tone due to the ebony fingerboard? I'm sure it's a minor difference in sound, but the standard Bongo has a rosewood fingerboard.
    I personally like to solo the bridge pickup. Has that Dave Larue sound.
    IMO: I'm glad the 5 string has the light weight tuning keys because all the earlier ones I tried with the older tuning keys seemed to neck dive. I know the Sterling 5 neck dives big time. They should change to light weight tuners.
  10. My preferred finish is Sapphire Black (metallic black).
  11. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Currently own 4 Bongos at the moment. 2 fretted 5HH piezo,a fretless 5 HH/piezo,and a 6 HH. Love them!
  12. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Had a 4HH in Sapphire Black; sold it to a TB brother. Loved everything about it except the color and the electronics, which were too hot for me and I didn't have the time/patience to really learn to use them.

    I'd give a Bongo 5 a chance. Sky Blue / white pearloid, please.
  13. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    Well I've owned several Ernie Ball basses and L O V E D them. Sorta gassing for a StingRay Classic even. I just can't get passed the body shape of the Bongo. Hence, I will never own one. To each his own I guess!
  14. did you say "sky blue" and "bongo"?? :D


  15. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
  16. audionut36


    Sep 25, 2012
    That is the exact bass I ordered just yesterday! :hyper: