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New Bongo in the House!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JessRobinson, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Fairfax, VA
    I picked up a new Bongo 4 today and took it directly to a three-hour jam. Man, what a great bass! :hyper: Rock solid construction, fantastic neck, great controls with so many tonal options - this is for sure my #1 axe! I also love how well it balances when strapped on, it's effortless to hold and manipulate.

    I know there are some Bongo detractors out there (the toilet seat crowd) but this is a damn fine bass! :bassist:

    The black finish with black pickguard looks cool, bit I'm thinking of ordering either an abalone or a shell p/g, to dress it up a little bit. Any thoughts on how one of those p/gs would look on this baby?


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  2. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Congrats on the new axe!

    If you are open to other suggestions, I think a black pearl pickguard would look great on that bass.
  3. Kibuddy


    Apr 30, 2005
    Well, I'm jealous. :D Awesome bass.

    I'd put a black or white pearl pickguard on that. Either would look killer.
  4. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Ooh. That gives me GAS, and I already own a Bongo. Aw shoot.
  5. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    No! I don't believe it!

    Hey, congrats on your bass. I just used one of mine tonight for some rockabilly/country rehearsals and the naysayers can kiss my Bongo, you know?

    Beautiful bass, my brother.

  6. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    looks sweet and i bet it sounds even better. congrats on the axe bro! :hyper:
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

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

    Another fellow Bongoloid. Welcome aboard! I feel your happiness. :hyper: :bassist:
  8. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    the mayority of Bongo detractors never been played one,at least for more than 20 minutes,and the bassist than put his desicion 1st based on the look of the instrument is a piece of trash as a musician :cool:
  9. Groove_Master

    Groove_Master Guest

    Feb 29, 2004
    so you played a bongo. thats what im looking for :p some1 who played bongo. stingray or bongo..which one would u pick?
  10. smitcat


    Aug 5, 2003
    Ithaca, NY
    congrats on the bass!!! I know your dilemma on the pickguard, i bought the same exact color combo as you. I ended up going with a white pearl p/g for a classic "geddy" look, but I also plan on ordering a red tort one soon
  11. Congrats on your new Bongo! I ordered mine about six weeks ago so with luck it won't take too much longer. I could have snagged a nice one right away, but decided on the piezo bridge which wasn't available locally. Enjoy!!!
  12. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    someday... :(

    Sweet bass bro! :bassist:
  13. me too!!! congrats on the new bass.
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Sweet! I think I'd try a Tort PG first.
  15. JessRobinson

    JessRobinson Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Fairfax, VA
    Hey Folks,

    Thanks for your kind words. I love it when people share the joy!

    I'm leaning towards a tortoise pickguard, not really fond of the white or black pearl. I do like abalone, though. Anyone have a black MM bass with either tort or abalone? Other suggestions?

  16. Very nice man!

    Black Ice pickguard no doubt!
  17. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    That's the exact color Bongo i'd get. :hyper: