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Thread: The origins of Blue Dawn

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    The origins of Blue Dawn

    So I'm cleaning up dishes tonight and look over at the side of the sink...and there I see it. I've been pining for one of those 2007 limited edition bongo's since, well, 2007....

    Ok Big Poppa, you gotta come clean now (so to speak)--is THIS the inspiration behind that color?

    The origins of Blue Dawn-img_2262-jpg

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    hahahahaha NO if I remember correctly we made on for Dave La Rue but really I thik we were playing with sparkles and then bursts
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    I remember that 4 string HS Dave LaRue Bongo, he uses it in a Joe Satriani DVD. It looked awesome.
    He is now using a HH Bongo, but I don't know what blue color is it, but also looks great....

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    I'm the original owner of a 2007 blue dawn SR4HH - it's still my main gigging bass - sounds and looks great. And yeah you need a blue dawn Bongo
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted maple neck with maple board, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic collection coral red/birdseye maple neck and board with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl
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    2003 SR5H Natural/maple board
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst birdseye maple neck
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    Quit it drTStingray or I'm gonna have even more marital distress as a result of these basses than I already do....

    But my Blue Dawn would look great on stage next to my Tangerine Pearl Bongo HS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mu5icM@n View Post
    Quit it drTStingray or I'm gonna have even more marital distress as a result of these basses than I already do....

    But my Blue Dawn would look great on stage next to my Tangerine Pearl Bongo HS.

    td

    What a lovely color!

    1977 Sunburst SR4H with customized 24 fret ebony fretboard, 1982 Natural SR4H X2, 1983 Sunburst SR4H, 2005 Buttercream Bongo 4HH RW Neck, 2005 LE Buttercream SR4HH, 2007 DD SR4HH, 2007 DD Bongo 4HH, 2009 25th Venetian Red SR4HH BFR RW neck, a couple of regular Sterlings, a few other Stingrays, and a few competitors basses

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    ^^^ Wow! That is gorgeous!

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    Best Bongo color ever!

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    Stop it stop it stop it stop it

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    I do love the look of a blue dawn Bongo. Pined for a single H for years after the initial run, but when it came back I wasn't in a position to make it happen. Fortunately, I was in better shape when the neptune blue PDNs w/roasted necks were offered. Now I'm good. But blue dawn still rocks.


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    I have a Silhouette bass guitar in Blue Dawn




    It is a lot more sparkly than the pics would suggest



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    Just bought an used Sterling HH at a local shop. It was in great shape...no dings in the finish or scratches, just a little dusty. Some wear on the pickguard. The only question that I have is, did the Sterling have a finish because the neck on the bass is very smooth and doesn't feel like the standard neck. Maybe the former owner had a finish put on it or just did a good job of coating with gunstock oil.
    BTW, there was a Blue Dawn Bongo there, too.

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    After years of playing the neck can get verry slick. And it may feel like a finished neck. I have experienced this on one of my sr4 basses i bought 2nd hand. I tought someonne had finished the neck but is was just verry smooth from hours of playing.
    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
    2011 Albert Lee HH-----candy red--------rosewood neck
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple

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    I would love to see a Blue Dawn SR 4HH with SLO & Roasted Neck. While the recent Neptune blue is close, it is no blue dawn. How I wish there were SLO necks back in 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mu5icM@n View Post
    So I'm cleaning up dishes tonight and look over at the side of the sink...and there I see it. I've been pining for one of those 2007 limited edition bongo's since, well, 2007....

    Ok Big Poppa, you gotta come clean now (so to speak)--is THIS the inspiration behind that color?

    The origins of Blue Dawn-img_2262-jpg
    Hahaha it's nice colorr

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