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    I did a terrible thing to my Bongo

    I put flats on it.

    So far, it really works, tohugh I don't want to admit it.

    Flats are for old people.

    Uh oh...
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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    So, you finally grew up, eh? ;P

    Flats on a Bongo is one of life's true treasures. Of course, so are rounds. But, they each have their magic to them. I also like different styles of beer, whisk(e)y, and tequila, too.
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    Franken-Bongo 5 HHp (The Billy Bass), refinished fretted cigar leaf satin finish neck, daphne blue, mint pickguard, EB Cobalts.

    Dargie Delight Bongo 5 SHp, fretted, Dargie, b/w/b pickgaurd, Dargie. Ernie Ball straplocks. Flats.

    Franken-Bongo 5 SHp (Moby, the White Whale), refinished vintage gloss unlined fretless neck, white, tort pickguard, EB Cobalts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmonkeee View Post
    So, you finally grew up, eh? ;P

    Flats on a Bongo is one of life's true treasures. Of course, so are rounds. But, they each have their magic to them. I also like different styles of beer, whisk(e)y, and tequila, too.
    Well, MattOfSweden gave them to me, so I can blame him
    But yep, what a punchy combo, Bongo and flats, once again the Bongo almost scares me.
    Now, if you could go get my other bongo for me, I'd have one with flats and one with rounds, deal?
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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    When my stock EB's die off, one of my Bongo's will get flats!

    I have two packs ready in my draw..all set!
    2010 Stingray 5 HS White/Tort/Rw
    2011 Stingray 4 H 3 Band EQ Vintage Sunburst/Black/Mp w/flame/birdseye figuring
    2011 Big Al 5 SSS Vintage Sunburst/Tort/Rw
    2011 Sterling 5 HS Tobacco Burst/Black/Rw
    2011 Stingray 5 Classic Natural/Black/Birdseye Mp
    2012 Bongo 5 HH Tangerine Pearl/Black
    2013 Bongo 5 HS Sky Blue/Vintage White Pearl
    2013 Stingray 5 HH Honeyburst/White/Mp
    2014 Albert Lee HH Vintage Sunburst/Tort/ALL Rw!
    2016 Stingray HH Guitar Black/Black/Rw

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    Bongo with flats = purrfection

    I have audio proof as well.

    https://soundcloud.com/gary-holdswor...rg-stack-bongo



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    poor bongo

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    bongo and flats... hell yeah!!

    punchy power like nothing else!

    MrM
    flats for the bongo!
    roundwounds for the fretless!

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    do NOT use cheap tools to adjust with. they break and scrape up your bass!

    if you have a 100th namm sr4: the truss works the other way around on those!

    i have no affiliation with eb other than i love their basses

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    Switching from rounds to flats is a sign of wisdom and maturity, along the lines of switching from drinking lagers to drinking ales.
    Cheers
    Mark

    2009 black/tort Big Al 4 SSS

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    I made the switch on my SR5 a couple years ago, and they STILL sound amazing.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by strummer View Post
    So far, it really works, though I don't want to admit it.
    I know exactly how you feel... In the end I refused to admit it and went back to rounds.
    It's all about the bass!

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    Sounds like a good thing to me.
    1994 Sterling The INVADER Bass
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    Yeah...been playing flats since 2006. I'm sold...kinda tames them Stingrays down a bit

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    I've had flats on both of my Bongos at one time or another. I've switched them out but they do sound pretty good.
    25th Anniversary 5HH Quilt Top, RW board, DOB - 5/1/09
    BFR SR5 HH Honeyburst, Roasted Maple Neck, DOB - 10/22/10
    Bongo 5HS, Blue Pearl, RW board, Custom Pickguard, DOB - 04/11/12
    Bongo 5HHp Mahogany, Roasted, Honeyburst, DOB - 9/14/12
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Neptune Blue, Pau Ferro board, Black Pearloid pg



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    I have one of the original '03 Boingos, which I bought new,
    and as soon as I got it home, before I played even 1 more
    note on it, it got flatified ... with a set of flats about 5 years
    older than the Boingo [which I removed from an FL so there
    were no fret dents in the strings].

    Choose well when choosing flats, cuz they last for years !
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    I put flats on my Ray...

    but I am old. (um... mature.)

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