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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Nov 28, 2011.
Nice, thanks for sharing. Pricey but not unexpectedly so given it's fully custom.
Is anyone having noise issues with their Bongo? I've been hearing a lot more noise recently and a clicking when my cell phonegets near it
No not with the bass but I can see a phone possible having an effect. When I have my Iphone in my front pocket close to my wireless IEM receiver I get a lot of interference. They do put out a significant magnetic field.
I read this exact thing from a couple owners on the Bongo Facebook group. No real cause was determined. It sounds super annoying. My Bongo is a 2003 and I have never had a noise problem. Probably a combination of a few issues
Why is the Bongo an extremely high grade axe? Ergonomics? Tone?
Build quality. Balance. Playability. Versatility.
If I could request a number for the club. I've actually been holding out on showing her off, but I figured that everyone could use some bass pics. I picked her up used from GC, tried to visit her since she was sort of local but snow and work both conspired against it. Four year no interest financing was really the selling point other than the bass itself. Worst case it would go back. Obviously since she's still mine.
Looks like previous owner was reading my mind. Purchased a set of chrome flat wounds to put on her, already had flats - kept them on since it they couldn't have been on that long to begin with. Neck is close in feel to my Stingray Special 5, maybe the Stingray is just tiniest amount smoother. Very powerful electronics, don't hear any noise otherwise though. It has been pretty much a constant practice stablemate since I got her in December, between a tight rotation of 4 other basses. Gets played about 3 times as often as any of the others. I did get a maple fret wrap after the pics - the one in the pics came off the Stingray.
Question for the Bongo owners. I am maybe interested in a Bongo 6. But what is worrying me is the small lower horn. Is it poking in your leg when playing seated? At home I always play seated without a strap. It the Bongo 6 comfy to play seated that way? Same goes for the Bongo 4 and 5 I guess...
I have a 5 and it’s very comfortable to play seated. The bass is well balanced, light, and rests easily on my leg. The balance shows up when standing as well. I would presume the 6 would be similar.
So no poking of the small horn in your leg? It looks like it does...
No... I’ve never experienced any issues with that.
Ok good to know. I was a bit worried about that.
How is it for slapping? Is the front pickup not too close to the neck to interfere with double plucking etc.?
Sorry, not something I do very much.
Honestly I found it a little uncomfortable sitting at first but I think I just got used to it. I don't find it hard to slap
I do find my Bongo 4HH more uncomfortable seated than other basses but as someone said, you can probably adjust your position and find a compromise that works.
Ok thanks. I have read this from others as well. I guess a Bongo 6 will be worse than a 4 when playing seated without strap? I guess I can only find out when I try one myself.
Just bought a 4HH in the fuchsia sparkle finish. Should arrive in a few days. I've gassed for this bass for so long. It'll join my classic stingray as my main go to fleet of basses. I'm stoked!
All Hail the Mighty Bongo !!!
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