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Just bought a Bongo

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by abngourmet, May 13, 2005.


  1. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    USA
    Well, I took the plunge and bought a used Bongo off of Ebay. Got what I thought was a fair price, and I liked the color (Lava Pearl). It's an HH, four string, fretted. I'm looking forward to putting it through it's paces. Given that a million people here at TB sing their praises, I had to try one out. I guess if I don't like it I can always sell it!

    I'll post a review once I get it.

    Alan
     
  2. you should know... we wont believe you till you show us pics
     
  3. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Here is his bongo (hope you don't mind gourmet ;) )


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  4. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    USA
    Damn, that's one fine bass ...

    Alan
     
  5. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Unsurprisingly, I think you have made a wise decision.

    But seriously, I'm always curious to hear what people think once they get their hands on the best new bass in decades.

    Does anyone think I'm biased?
     
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    No, just realistic.
     
  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Welcome to the club! It's easy to get biased with these things. :bassist:
     
  8. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Wow...gotta love the color. Congrats!!!
     
  9. gwreid

    gwreid

    Apr 8, 2005
    Utah
    As an old geezer I've got to say I tried one and found it (THEM actually, I tried a few.) to be quite remarkable. Easily as good as a bunch of really high end gear that I've tried and owned. Tell you what though, the shape and colors just don't do it for me, couldn't bring myself to buy one. Maybe they'll come out with a geezer version for us older folk. You know Bongo makers, the older folk with MONEY!!! :bassist:
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats! Bongos are my favorite bolt on production bass under $2000. Great basses, tons of tonal options.