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    I put flats on the Bongo...

    And I like it! I forget which forum member has this in their sig, but it sounds great. My 5H was way too bright with the roundwounds, so I thought I'd give it a try. So far, so good. Can't wait to hear them a few months from now.
    2014 Sterling 5H Black w/ Maple - F28653
    2001 Sterling 4H Blue Dawn w/ Maple - F04289
    2015 Stingray 4H SLO Special Black Cherry w/ Rosewood - E96203
    2011 Classic Stingray 5H Lake Tahoe Blue


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    So lets hear it!
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanderhermans View Post
    So lets hear it!
    If I had a good way to record it, I would. I have a tablet and a laptop. Any recommendations welcome!
    2014 Sterling 5H Black w/ Maple - F28653
    2001 Sterling 4H Blue Dawn w/ Maple - F04289
    2015 Stingray 4H SLO Special Black Cherry w/ Rosewood - E96203
    2011 Classic Stingray 5H Lake Tahoe Blue


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    I gues a active bass is powerfull enough to put straight into the microphone input on your laptop (if its got one)
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurnay View Post
    ........ it sounds great. My 5H was way too bright with the
    roundwounds, so I thought I'd give it a try. So far, so good.
    Can't wait to hear them a few months from now.
    Welcome to the real world ... of bass !

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    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

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    now we are talking!

    MrM
    flats for the bongo!
    roundwounds for the fretless!

    eb customer support:
    E-mail: musicman_customerservice@ernieball.com
    Telephone: +1 866-823-2255

    trussrod adjustment:
    Click here for an image!
    less relief / flatter = lower action
    more relief / bow = higher action
    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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    Love the flats on the Bongo. Even more on the Fretless. Can't wait to try the Cobalt Flats.
    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 flats on my 5H too.. and my Stingray. Cobalts on the Dargie Bongo, and they will stay on there until I can get my hands on a set of Cobalt flats.
    In an endless quest to find a white Reflex 5H...

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    I love flats on the Bongo H as well. Love that thump! But, as an alternative, you could also go with Cobalt rounds and just turn the mids and treble down about 30 or 40%. I know Lord Bongo said he likes to turn the mids and treble way down on his Bongo 5H. That way you still get the sound of rounds but without it being so bright. And Cobalts have a lot of that same thump you get from flats.

    So...just something to think about if you get bored of the flats at some point.

    Bongo 5H, BFR Roasted, Black Sugar
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Mahogany, Roasted, Honey Burst

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    I've been running flats on my Bongo 4H for about 6 years now. I think I still have the original set on!
    Stingray 4H - Black Sparkle, rosewood, matching headstock - DOB 5/9/02 (sold)
    Bongo 4H - Candy Red - DOB 5/24/06
    Big Al 4 H Black, Completely Rosewood Neck, Black Pickguard - DOB 01/31/2014


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    The lovely thing about the single H Bongo is it's point-and-shoot simplicity while still maintaining the ability to blow over large vehicles full of campers.

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    This is interesting. I have flats on my SR. classic and love it..was wondering about putting flats on my Bongo and posting the question to get thoughts on doing this, I think I've found my answer. Time to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman120 View Post
    This is interesting. I have flats on my SR. classic and love it..was wondering about putting flats on my Bongo and posting the question to get thoughts on doing this, I think I've found my answer. Time to try it.
    Do it!
    2014 Sterling 5H Black w/ Maple - F28653
    2001 Sterling 4H Blue Dawn w/ Maple - F04289
    2015 Stingray 4H SLO Special Black Cherry w/ Rosewood - E96203
    2011 Classic Stingray 5H Lake Tahoe Blue


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    Done. put a set of TI JF344,s on the bongo. After a minor truss rod adjustment (which is ridiculously easy on Musicman basses). All set up and ready to go!!!

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    there is something in the sound that makes the bongo scream for flats and a 2x12 neodymium cabinet.

    thump heaven with the midrange sting from the 12"

    i love it!

    MrM
    flats for the bongo!
    roundwounds for the fretless!

    eb customer support:
    E-mail: musicman_customerservice@ernieball.com
    Telephone: +1 866-823-2255

    trussrod adjustment:
    Click here for an image!
    less relief / flatter = lower action
    more relief / bow = higher action
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Dustmite View Post
    I've been running flats on my Bongo 4H for about
    6 years now. I think I still have the original set on!
    Should be almost broken in pretty soon ....

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    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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