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SOLD FT: Honey Roasted PDN Bongo 5 HH

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by willsellout, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Key West, FL

    I'm sorry to put this bass on the market. It has one of the best B strings on the face of the planet and I'd describe the tone as a Bongo but more. A bit warmer and darker with a sweeter top end. Unfortunately it has a bit more of a reach than my shoulder can handle and I can't seem to find a position where I can play it for more than an hour without lots of pain. I have a long history of shoulder issues and my body is picky when it comes to basses. So for now, my G&L L1505 is still my baby.

    So for the uninitiated, these are the premier dealer network basses that were made available this year. There were only 100 made and there won't be any more. I'd value this basses trade value in the 1700-1800 range, maybe more depending on how much of a sucker you are for birdseye;). All things considered though, It is a rare beast with options that aren't available.

    Sale price would be 1700.00 SHIPPED!

    The Specs:
    Mahogany body (not available outside of this run)
    Sick roasted birdseye maple neck
    Pau Ferro board
    Stainless steel frets
    34" scale
    9 pounds

    I'm not sure why this bass doesn't ring my bell, but as many of you know, sometimes it happens. There's not a scratch on it. Comes with HSC and candy.

    This Bongo is gorgeous, it's light, it sounds like a Bongo but "more".

    What I'm looking for:

    4 string Lakland basses
    G&L basses - I'd love to get my hands on a vintage Wunkay or L2K + cash
    Fenders are hit or miss for me. I am a fan of the Roscoe Beck and J basses, most of these would be a + cash dealio.
    Warwick Streamers

    I'm open to other basses as well. I'm fine with + cash offers but I won't be able to add anything to deals, so keep that in mind when you offer up your basses; this includes gear. I don't have any extra gear laying around to sweeten deals, sorry.
    I'd love to have a 4 string to compliment my 5'er, but I'm good with another 5 string as well. I prefer 34" scale and it has to be 18mm spacing or smaller on the 5 strings.

    I'm also interested in cabinets and heads + cash. SO hit me up with your quality heads and cabinets. I'm a fan of Eden and GK heads and Bergantino cabs. I realize it's a pain to ship cabinets so we can work on the +cash part. They'd have to be bigger cabs though, I might need something more substantial than my 212.

    That's about it. Here are some high quality pics that I was given from TPB. They do the bass justice although the neck figuring is much more prominent in person; it's gorgeous!

    **New Pics**


    2012-09-26132923-1. MM_BON5HH_PDN_F20476-17.






  2. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    C470, CO
    PDN SR5 Gilded White passive/active......any interest in a trade?

  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    PM Sent!
  4. JaredBT

    JaredBT Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Would you be interested in a New 2012 US Jazz in 3-tone Sunburst and maybe a G&L 5 string?
  5. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Lightweight custom fretless 5?
  6. dougazbass

    dougazbass Supporting Member

    May 6, 2011
    Mesa, AZ
    Might trade this. PM sent.

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  7. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Man...that is one hot bongo!
  8. Freddy-G.

    Freddy-G. Supporting Member

    May 4, 2005
    Duluth, Georgia
    Easily the nicest looking Bongo I've seen. In my experience, mahogany is a great choice for body wood. IMO you've got THE TOP Bongo. :bassist:
  9. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    2012 USA Deluxe Jazz 5?
  10. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    heck, I'm subbed just to see the action on this listing.
  11. dougazbass

    dougazbass Supporting Member

    May 6, 2011
    Mesa, AZ
    Here's the Peavey Axcelerator. Very clean, great shape, hard case.

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  12. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    C470, CO
    love the color on that Peavy Axcelerator.
  13. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    PM sent.
  14. Trades or partial trades:

    2012 Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo (I would want $100 difference or you cover shipping Ric)
    SWR Mo' Bass Amp
    Phil Jones M-500 (fan occasionally makes noise - should be replaced)
    Pedaltrain Pedalboard (largest one they make)
    EBS Pedals
    Aguilar Octamizer

    Got a ton of other items of all sorts (high quality camera lenses, guitars, drums) but they are not on your list of trades.

    If nothing else enjoy a free bump. Bongos are great.
  15. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Honestly people, show the man the cash... come on! This is a beauty!
  16. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Really beautiful Bongo!
    ..free bump..
  17. Reprise

    Reprise Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I've been following this thread for the last few days; if I hadn't just purchased a Clement, I'd have probably succumbed by now to this one, making it my first MusicMan of any kind.

    Bump for a really beautiful looking bass. GLWTS.
  18. BassedInSpace


    Oct 2, 2012
    That paint job is soooo nice!
  19. IMG_0398. :bassist:
  20. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Key West, FL
    That Ric is mighty tempting. There have been some great offers but im not in a huge rush and nothing has really caught my eye as of yet. Thanks for all the folks who offered up their gear. Im going to give this a few days and see what pops up.

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