Ordered my second Bongo...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassmonkeee, May 1, 2004.

  1. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I finally placed my order for a new Bongo yesterday. Now I just have to wait until mid July for it to show up.

    Here are the specs:

    --5 String unlined fretless (a first?)

    --white with abalone pickguard (and, I'll probably pick up a tort guard before it arrives, too)

    --single coil/humbucker/piezo pickups

    Once it arrives, it'll be fitted with a Roland GK-2B pickup to drive my VBass--just like my fretted 5 string Bongo. You wouldn't believe some of the sounds I've been able to get by mixing the Bongo tone with the VBass sounds--absolutely outstanding! :hyper:

    I played my 5 string last night for the majority of my 3 hour gig, and it sounded amazing. I can't wait until I have two Bongos on stage. :D
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  3. I'll attest to that.. :bassist:
    The Bongo is too cool for school. I can't wait to see this fretless one.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You have a sickness, Jason.
  5. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Who's Joe?? and who is Jason??:confused:
  6. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Cool! I thought I heard a rumor that fretless Bongo's were not in the making.

    Apparently thats changed??

  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I think the Joe in question is Joe Nerve, a person on the fourm that really wants a Bongo, and I imagine Jason is the person in this thread who just bought his second Bongo.
  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    You are correct. Originally, they weren't going to release a fretless version. But, that was just a ruse to get me to buy a fretted one. THEN, they changed their minds and went ahead and made the option available.

    See here:
  9. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Yes, I do. I am proudly afflicted with Bongoitis.

    Coincidentally, the purchase of this fretless Bongo changes the plans for another of my basses.

    My US Curbow 5 string (originally slated to be defretted) will now simply be refinished, and then strung up with TI flats (tuned EADGC). I really liked when I had this bass set up this way before, and I think the TIs are a good match for the Bart/EMG setup in that bass. The curbow will probably get more live playing time, too, when I can know that I will always have at least one Bongo at every gig from now on....

    That's a very comforting thought.