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So I go into manny's music.....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Jun 10, 2004.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    which happens to be owned by Sam Ash, and the kid sales person follows me up to the bass department. "Do you have any Bongo basses?", I ask. His response, in a salesmanlike drone, "No. We don't stock them. I hear a lot of bad things about those basses." :eyebrow:

    He obviously had no idea who he was talking to. I (who is generally incredibly polite and kind) looked him directly in the eye and said, "Don't waste another ounce of your breath. I am completely and totally obsessed with that bass, I've played them, and I am getting one."

    He then said, "Did you ever check out a Sterling, they're really nice basses you know".

    My adrenaline flowed. I felt like this guy wanted to first talk badly about, and then try to sell me - my own family. I really felt as if he were trying to tell me about my own mother and father. Do I get the bass geek award yet????

    Of course I had to ask him what it was he heard that was bad about the bongo. He said that people say the body is awkward and uncomfortable. I'm sure he heard this from all the people he knows who have them.

    I know this dumb-ass stuff has been posted a million times, but when are these salespeople going to learn to listen to a customer before openeing thier dumb mouths. How bout asking me what kind of bass I play? Why I'm interested in a bongo? What I know and don't know about them? Ask a few freaking questions before making assumptions and saying things that make ultra sensitive, egotistical, bass people like myself very upset and angry.
     
  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    That's why I go to Target!

    Hey Joe, do they still have that $1400 Alembic w/ the broken neck?

    In addition, you should know what to expect from Manny's.

    If any... Rudy's or Joey G's is the place to be!







    Just a note
    8/8/04 in Ozone Park..... NYC GTG.... I'll buy ya a Bongo if ya go!
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    If I said the body looks like a toilet seat... would that help...?
    :ninja:

    :D
     
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    uhh....

    I'm there.
     
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That just gets funnier and funnier every time, Bruce... :eyebrow: :rollno:
     
  6. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too

    well then your month or so early.

    stay right there!
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Just wait until the DB guys come in and put in their two cents. I'm sure KRIS FITZINMYPOCKET and ED FUQUESUPEVERBODY'SNAME will have strong opinions regarding the Bongo. :D
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I don't think they could care less, to be honest....:meh:
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Is the alembic 6 string still their?
     
  10. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I don't know why everyone hates on the Bongo. Most of the hate comes from people who haven't even played one.

    I totally love my Sapphire black booty Bongo bass. It will be mine forever. :D
     
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    The would have, but somebody moved this out of the DB forum into the BG forum before they got in on it. Oh, well.
     
  12. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA

    I love your Bongo also :cool: And yes I played it :p
     
  13. Once you got past the looks you realized that WillPlay's bongo sounds huge! Really sweet tone.

    Jedff
     
  14. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    [Cartman voice]

    Kick A$$! :D

    [/Cartman voice]
     
  15. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I never had a chance to touch it, bongo-hogs!

    Next time, you bring the bongo, and I'll bring the Charmin...
     
  16. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Joe, does this mean you've robbed a bank or had an unexpected lottery win?
     
  17. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    no. just trying to tease myself. thankfully, only guitar center carries them around here, and there aren't any too close to me.

    didn't see any alembics, BUT, saw a couple of basses that were 2 to 5000 dollars. foderas and yamahas. picked a couple up, put em right back down. then picked up stingrays and sterlings. MM basses are my basses. nothing can beat them IMO. feel, sound, price. i've a feeling i've found my bass manufacturer for life.
     
  18. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    LOL! :D


    "I cant work in these conditions !! ...AND WHERE ARE MY LEMON-SCENTED TOWELS?!"
     
  19. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Ditto. And it's so feels so darn good knowing the search has ended.
     
  20. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Yeah, omens like that are bad. I was supposed to get my first haircut in six months yesterday, but the shop burned to the ground on Saturday. So, no haircut for me. :bag:

    Maybe the Kubiki got jealous--it knows that you currently hold the Bongo in low regard, and it knew if you played it, you'd be firmly in the Bongo camp. The Kubiki wants you all for itself, SMASH. :D