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NBD - Music Man Bongo HH 6

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scuzzy, Mar 8, 2018.


  1. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    sold off my ibby fanned fret and wanted something I didn't have. so, I landed on a 6-string. This will be my 2nd attempt at a 6'er. The first failed, but I was a teen, and not very good. Now I'm an adult and not very good, so hopefully this round goes better. ;)

    First bass purchased off the TB classifieds, and it was a smooth transaction. After setting to my specs, the bass is playing well. Will take some adjusting to the wide neck.

    And as is tradition, my wife's comment. "that looks like something a viking rock star would play". it just so happens I am neither....enjoy!

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  2. Awesome! I have a Bongo HS 6 and I brought it to practice last weekend. It sounded really good in the mix.
     
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  3. maplenecked

    maplenecked Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Honolulu
    As a John Myung fan, I tip my hat to you, congrats!
     
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  4. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I am eager to try it out soon. boosting the mid bands and leaving the bass flat with a mild treble cut has created a very pleasing tone.

    if i said his videos playing one didn't sway me, i'd be lyin!
     
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  5. BMGecko

    BMGecko

    Sep 5, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Congrats, I've had a Bongo 6 for about 2 1/2 years now. It's my favorite bass and I LOVE playing a 6 now that I'm older. I play it more like a really big guitar, chording and sustaining notes. I've learned more about harmony by hearing/using it than I ever had before.
     
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  6. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    My best bunch includes a 6 now!
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    I just started working on the Hal Leonard 6-string Bassics book. I need the basic theory background and the scale/arpeggio work is really helping my technique with string muting and muscle memory. If anyone has an tips to pour in, I will welcome them.

    Such a quality instrument, and holding it, I understand it's design is certainly function over form. very comfortable, albeit weighty.
     
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  7. BMGecko

    BMGecko

    Sep 5, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Beautiful collection! I would recommend looking into renters insurance, if not, I'll be by when you're away! ;)
     
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    great looking bass! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
  9. RickenCliff

    RickenCliff

    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis
    She's a beaut, now rock some Omnific on that puppy :cool:
     
  10. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    i finally got to play the bongo today in a full band setting. i installed new SIT power wounds, as I believe the strings that came on it were the factory originals from 2016. I rarely get compliments or comments on my bass tone, but I received several today. This bass is great. It has tonal character similar to my 5 string DP custom, which is high praise coming from me. I like when a bass sounds great in the practice room and in a full band setting with little-to-no tweaks. this bass is like that. feels great, plays great, and the neck is easy to navigate for a 6er. very happy i went with the bongo!
     
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