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  1. #16
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    I was thinking about having Marty Bell do a crazy metalflake burst on a Bongo as my next "custom" Bongo project. I figure a black (or stealth if you wanted black hardware) Bongo could get away with just having the body done in metalflake, leaving the neck black. Of course, having a matching gloss metalflake neck would be the height of Bongo extremeitude.


    Instead of waiting for Musicman to do a crazy color, it's very easy to have one done in any color you want for about $300 (body only). I don't ever plan on selling either of the Bongos I've modified, so resale isn't a concern. And, they are both over 8 years old, I'm not concerned about a warranty repair, either. So, there are a couple of things to think about.

    But, I wouldn't give up the Billy Bass or Tobacco Moby for anything. And, don't worry--even I'm not crazy enough to do anything to the Dargie.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddels View Post
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    there's another brand bass I've seen on another forum, recently built, purple sparkle with gold hardware (and LEDs, of course, for dots). Talk about the "Full Cleveland".

    way back when Dargin posted the "automobile colors" that they were evaluating, I do remember a pearly purple that would just look killer in a Bongo, but with black hardware, methinks.



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    I'd be more into a purple big al. But purple definatly gets me in the mood to spend money.
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    I'd definitely dig a purple with some metal-flake or sparkle to it...

    Ebony board - yes indeed!

    And, IMHO, there's no place for gold hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyD View Post
    I'd definitely dig a purple with some metal-flake or sparkle to it...

    Ebony board - yes indeed!

    And, IMHO, there's no place for gold hardware.
    Purple with some sparkle to it would be nice. I'd probably prefer the Pau Ferro board. And I agree No Gold hardware. I'd just want a basic Bongo with just the purple color.
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    [/QUOTE]And, don't worry--even I'm not crazy enough to do anything to the Dargie[/QUOTE]

    You gotta admit tha a Dargie would look pretty sweet with a roasted birdseye neck though... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivbenaplayin View Post
    And, don't worry--even I'm not crazy enough to do anything to the Dargie
    You gotta admit tha a Dargie would look pretty sweet with a roasted birdseye neck though... ;-)
    I didn't say I wasn't capable of switching necks on my two fretted Bongos for a couple of weeks. White with a green neck would work, right?

    Maybe the next time I change strings....Hmmmm......
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    If I brought home another new Bongo, the color purple might be the only thing that kept me from getting killed.

    So, yeah. I'd totally buy a purple one.
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    Jeezdoodz ..... I dunnooooo ....

    I mean like whudju gonna wear
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    Sure. Purple would be a cool color. I will be the one to say YES to gold hardware. Just to mix it up even more.
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    The gold hardware would be for a limited edition model. I'd just like to see purple added as a new color option as the colors change from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngutenson View Post
    I want a Bongo with the JPX "Barolo" finish, black hardware, and ebony fretboard.
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