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    Combo amp suggestion for Bongo4hh

    I just received my new bongo 4hh. Love it but I don't like my underpowered Ampeg 115hp. Looking for suggestions on a good combo amp. I am very interested in Markbass 102P for weight and some reviews I've read. Just interested in what suggestions out there for a combo that can will be used for practice and live gigs small to medium. Playing rock, jazz, blues, folk. Thanks!

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    Markbass really are great! But ill stick with my ampeg stack for metal.
    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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    my t.c. electronic BG250 sounds great and is light.

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    I have a TC Bg250 as well and it gets more use than my Ashdown or Ampeg very light and powerful and the "TonePrint" feature is unbelievable.. :-)

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    i had the 102p, which was a great amp, but i returned it cause i didn't like the non adjustable tweeter. had the bongo 4HS at the time

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    I love the mesa walkabout scout. Do you really need a combo? An aguilar tone hammer and small cab would work well. I personally use a GK MB500 with an Epifani cab and its the same weight as a combo.
    2011 Axis, 2008 Sterling 5 HH LE Fretless, Sterling HS Fretless, 1991 Sterling

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    `

    What this thread seems to prove, even with only a few replies
    in so far, is that the Boingo 4HH voice is immune to ruination
    or degradation ... unless you do something absurd like using a
    geetar amp :-)

    Thatsedd, I'll throw in with the MarkBass crowd. Got 2x6 and
    1x12 MBs. Possibly too few ponies for you, but just buy all the
    horsepower you need for your venues and bandmates, and the
    Boingo HH will make everything OK.

    This acoarst is not unique to the HH config. Boingos rule, and
    that is not slang but is proper english. Check out "rule" in any
    dictionary. Boingos don't just rule ... they reign soopreem ! No
    half decent rig can undermine any Boingo.

    Altho rare for me, I have run the Boingo into the house system
    now and then [really big room etc]. Boingos do NOT need the
    voicing of a bass amp to "correct" their sound. When I go DI I
    do use a Fishman acoustic pre, but thaz set close to flat.

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    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
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    I tried five7's TC BG250 and liked it. I'm still using my MB 102P or 121P and have no complaints when matched with any of my MMs.
    Buncha Rays and Bongos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    `

    What this thread seems to prove, even with only a few replies
    in so far, is that the Boingo 4HH voice is immune to ruination
    or degradation ... unless you do something absurd like using a
    geetar amp :-)

    Thatsedd, I'll throw in with the MarkBass crowd. Got 2x6 and
    1x12 MBs. Possibly too few ponies for you, but just buy all the
    horsepower you need for your venues and bandmates, and the
    Boingo HH will make everything OK.

    This acoarst is not unique to the HH config. Boingos rule, and
    that is not slang but is proper english. Check out "rule" in any
    dictionary. Boingos don't just rule ... they reign soopreem ! No
    half decent rig can undermine any Boingo.

    Altho rare for me, I have run the Boingo into the house system
    now and then [really big room etc]. Boingos do NOT need the
    voicing of a bass amp to "correct" their sound. When I go DI I
    do use a Fishman acoustic pre, but thaz set close to flat.

    `

    Well stated! (as usual)

    Joe

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    I heard very nice things about 2x10 fender rumble 500 2014, give it a try.

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    if in europe you could also try the new musicman amps. designed by marco if i understand things correctly

    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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    I found the Ampeg combos underpowered and underwhelming as well. I had a MarkBass CMD 121P for a few years and really loved the sound and power. I switched to the MarkBass 102P, and it sounds great as well. I have a Bongo 4H.
    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


    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    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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    My Bongo5 HH sounds real nice through my Mesa WA Scout 1x15 Combo,a real tubey sounding 300 watt hybrid amp at just over 50 lb's.
    Lava Pearl Bongo 5HH
    Candy Apple Bongo 4H all Rosewood neck
    Honeyburst Sterling 4H
    White Sterling 5 HH

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    Have you considered the new MusicMan 115 B 250 combo? Lightweight, yet lots of punch and power!

    http://www.music-man.com/images/amps/115b250.pdf

    http://www.music-man.com/images/amps...50-highres.jpg

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