THE BONGO CLUB (Part 2)

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  1. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    I was gonna say, if you check some Omnific vids they have electrical tape over the first couple poles and wonder if it was for the same reason.
     
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  2. Nakoatron

    Nakoatron Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Fort Worth, Texas
    That was my next step hahah. I kind of wish ebmm would have went with a full rectangle pup mount on these, it would be much easier to throw in some covered emg replacements and never deal with it again.

     
  3. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    True... I was wishing they had curved pups for a little more balance between pole pieces
     
  4. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Well, hello there! Looks like there could be a club within the club for this version:

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  5. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy Bongo destroys villages and does my laundry Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    The Barolo Bolero’s!
     
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  6. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    Got this bad boy on order (though it could be up to 180 days according to my music stores website). Can’t wait to repost the NBD!

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  7. 96Brigadier

    96Brigadier Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Canada
    Awesome color! Congrats!
     
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  8. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    All the cool colors of yesteryears - really liked the fire mist era and the Dargie green but last years colors really didn’t do it for me (except stealth black).

    this color though wow - I hope it looks as good in person as it does in photos!
     
  9. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    i betcha it will. It is a very tempting bass. Congrats. I did also lust for the Dargie but I only need 1 bongo six
     
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  10. steveinohio

    steveinohio

    May 27, 2007
    Hey guys what is the lightest weight Bongo you've seen? I've had two and would like to have another one back in the guitarsenal. Sadly I need to something light due to back and neck issues. I've been able to score a 7lb Ray and would love a light Bongo if they exist.
     
  11. Hendricks97

    Hendricks97

    Jan 3, 2017
    Get the right strap and the weight won't bother you. I shattered my spine awhile back and gig regularly with my bongo 6 as well as a a Warwick.
     
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  12. SteveBassJr

    SteveBassJr It all sounds the same, It's all one song!

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    Gruv gear makes a dual strap. I have a few of them. It help equalize and distributes the weight evenly between both shoulders. It was a game changer for me.
    DuoStrap Neo
     
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  13. Hi guys, I have a question on the technical side: bought a Bongo HS recently.
    Seems like the pan poti was replaced, the poti does not have the middle positioning and the knob is also lower.
    Anyone here has replaced a poti? Or should I check on the EBMM forum? Need to know:
    1) Which balance poti to buy?
    2) How do I get the board with the electronics out of the compartment? Any video/instructions? I know the potis are soldered to the board. 20210414_133708.jpg 20210414_125619.jpg
     
  14. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    I would contact Ernie ball on this one. They could give you the exact spec, sell you the replacement part or do it for you depending on their policies and your budget
     
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  15. SteveBassJr

    SteveBassJr It all sounds the same, It's all one song!

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    Contact their customer support. I had to replace my volume porti. They will send you exactly what you need. If you plan on doing the repair yourself. You will need a soldering pump. To suck away the old solder. I believe they all have 3 points to secure. Not a super easy job but with two people it can be done. You don't need to take the whole board out just enough to loosen to gain access. And make sure you protect the other leads near the area you are working on. It's kinda tight.
     
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  16. SteveBassJr

    SteveBassJr It all sounds the same, It's all one song!

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
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    Are you sure the potis is broken. In your pic it almost seems it just has the wrong knob? I too have the HS. I would buy the stacked knob first. That might be your issue.
     
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  17. The balance / panning poti is not broken; it works but has no centerposition. I took off the balance knob because it was not turning well - the poti axis is split; the other axis are solid.
     
  18. classicx

    classicx

    Mar 23, 2013
    Germany
    I think that you have a further stacked knob because your Bongo has a piezo bridge. I also have an HS Bongo , controls are the same as brusselsbass Bongo.
     
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  19. SteveBassJr

    SteveBassJr It all sounds the same, It's all one song!

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    Ok
    Yes, realizing that now... Doah
     
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  20. Posting some pics here in hope for exchange of information ;)
    If you've changed a poti on your Bongo, please share with me
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