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Finally, my new bongo!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ras1983, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    After many weeks of starvation, self-neglect and severe cost cutting, i finally brought home my bongo.

    What can i say, the thing is so damn awesome. want jaco? solo the bridge pup, boost both mids and cut bass. want JPJ? solo neck pup, boost bass and low mids and cut treble. want tear paint of the wall? both pups with eq flat. i seriously can't believe the low end on this bass. everyone posted about it, but you really have to play it to understand the low end. its just phenominal. the range of tones is just incredible, i love this thing.

    but, no bass is perfect(lets be real about this).

    the output is too damn hot. i am forced to use the -14dB pad on my GK(thank god its such an awesome amp), and that low end really eclipses everything else. i don't see why anyone would want to boost the bass on this thing, its just so d**n massive. a little string buzz when i dig in, nothing a setup won't fix.

    it'll be interesting to see how it copes at a jam next week with some friends, or how it copes at church in a couple of weeks.

    So, here it is, Stealth Bongo 5 HH.:D

    off to work now...

    EDIT: pardon the pathectic photos, i can't take a photo to save my life.
  2. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Very nice!

    Love the look of the Stealth ones.

    And yes, the output is pretty hot. However, you'll find that even with the volume turned down or a limiter going, it's still got a massive sound.

    Enjoy!! :D
  3. Congrats Ray, finally got a killer bass! ;)

    I've played that thing, and yes it is one awesome bass!

    All black bass in a Church, that'll go down well :p
  4. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    The Stealths are by far the best looking of the Bongo's I've seen.
    Congrats on the new bass!
  5. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Great mini review! Gave me MM fever!
  6. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    The Bongo is the first bass I have to use with the volume knob at half (plus my amp's pad). I didn't want that at first since all of my previous instruments produced a little hum with volume at a position different than full, but this bass is so quiet that it hasn't been a problem for me. It's definitely an awesome instrument. Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the Bongo club!
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    BTW, for band situations, the only band I cut (it's normally at about 70%) from my fretted Bongo is the low mids. Everything else is full blast. I like that. As the wise Bovinehost said: "...and suddenly the first five rows are losing dental work and all cartilage turns gelatinous. Do not play this around sharks or rays. It\'s big, it\'s fat, it\'s a Bongo and you want one." :bassist:
  8. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Sorry for the delay guys, i've been at work for the last 6 hours.

    thanks for all the comments. its an honour to be in the bongo club. honestly, its just such a fat tone. its incredible, even set flat.

    i love this thing:D
  9. T-Funk


    Jul 2, 2005
  10. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Ooh nice.
    I'm waiting on a Graphite Pearl 5HH (although I nealry ordered a Stealth).
    Play the strings off it!
  11. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

  12. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I never get sick of looking at these things. I wish I could have bought that Bongo at GC a month ago! Anyways congrats on a spectactular bass!
  13. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Congratulations. I really like the look of the Stealth package, too.

  14. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    Heh heh.....you said, "package."
  15. bassjamn

    bassjamn Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Nice Bongo, I agree they rock the hizzies. :bassist:
  16. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    thanks jack.
  17. Post more pics of the body! I can't see anything from that angle.
  18. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL

    I wish that Bongos came with Maple boards, though. That stealth body with a maple board would be even more cool looking, if that's even possible.

    More Pics!!
  19. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i'm charging the camera's batteries.
  20. puff father

    puff father Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Endicott, NY
    Are they charged yet? :hyper:

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