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Budget Bongo Backup???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BobaSeth, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. BobaSeth


    Apr 30, 2016
    So, to you Bongo players, especially 5'ers. What budget basses have you found that had the closest feel?
    I'd like to have something to back up my Bongo when I have to be in those "less desirable" environments, hehe :]
    Would also like something I wouldn't mind leaving at rehearsal so I can take the bike to practice, and then get the Bongo out at gigs without having to make a big adjustment.
    I know a lot of you can transition seamlessly from one bass to another, but once I get used to one, the adjustment between basses is noticeable, especially on a gig where I have to sing while I'm playing.
    Unless I find a good deal on a budget sixer, then I'll go that route, and sell the Bongo.
    So, yeah, what are viable alternatives with a similar neck size and shape, string spacing, etc. to Bongo 5
    Thanks guys :]
  2. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    G&L L2500 Tribute?
    BobaSeth likes this.
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I’m not a Bongo player, but I think it be very difficult to find a budget bass that matches a Bongo. I think your best bet is to look for a used Bongo as a backup.
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