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    Exotic Colours

    Hey guys,
    Don't know what everybody else thinks, but Have Ernie Ball ever done any exotic transparent wood finishes before? Being a drummer as well as a new bassist I am a sucker for a beautiful wood finish. DW do some of the most stunningly beautiful finishes on their drums. They almost look too good to play they are that pretty.
    I was thinking a Bongo in Mapa Burl wood with a transparent sunburst finish would be the most beautiful bass guitar ever made. My Bongo when it arrives is the Tangerine Pearl. Yes, that is a great colour, but if there was a transparent lacquer finish available instead of the painted one I would have paid the extra and gone for that.

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    Exotic Colours-mahogany-bongo-front-jpg

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    V nice. Is/was that a special??
    MALC
    2016 Bongo 4 HH Chilli Red


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    As a newbie to Ernie Ball products please excuse me if don't know what I am talking about, hopefully I will become more knowledgeable over time, but why not give a wider range of colours (they are more than capable) instead of the very limited range of pretty dull ones? I know it is subjective, but seeing what DW can do with their drums, EB surely can do the same with their guitars? To be fair though I am really REALLY looking forward to receiving my Tangerine Pearl Bongo. It is going to be such an occasion.
    MALC
    2016 Bongo 4 HH Chilli Red


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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcspring View Post
    V nice. Is/was that a special??
    Yes, it was one of (2) Mahogany Bongos built before that version was offered as a PDN (in sunburst).
    It's a see-through dark red stain with an incredible Bird's-eye neck (also in see-through red), and best of all it's the HH version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabongohogany View Post
    Exotic Colours-mahogany-bongo-front-jpg

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    Wow! Anyway, one of the tragic social rules with guitar colors is that black, wood color and sunburst sells (maybe white, too), the rest is hard to sell and re-sell.

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    2014 Neptune Blue PDN

    Exotic Colours-img_5622_sm-jpgExotic Colours-img_5627_sm-jpg

    2018 Bongo 5 HH Barolo
    2010 Big Al 5 SSS Sterling Silver
    2016 Caprice Heritage Tobacco
    2007 Sterling 4 HS Dargie Delight
    2013 Sterling 4 HH Sapphire Black
    2014 Sterling 5 HH Vintage Sunburst
    2019 Stingray Short Scale Ultra Marine Blue

    2011 Silhouette HSH Candy Apple Red
    2011 Silhouette HSH Vintage Sunburst
    2016 Cutlass SSS Ivory White
    2016 Valentine Trans Buttermilk

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    Wow. Sounds beautiful. I'm sure that the pictures don't do it justice. I bet it looks awesome in the flesh?
    MALC
    2016 Bongo 4 HH Chilli Red


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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcspring View Post
    As a newbie to Ernie Ball products please excuse me if don't know what I am talking about, hopefully I will become more knowledgeable over time, but why not give a wider range of colours (they are more than capable) instead of the very limited range of pretty dull ones? I know it is subjective, but seeing what DW can do with their drums, EB surely can do the same with their guitars? To be fair though I am really REALLY looking forward to receiving my Tangerine Pearl Bongo. It is going to be such an occasion.
    When a color is not selling it gets removed. A simple business decision which opens up for different color options. In reality - I believe it was said - black is the best selling color. I could be wrong but think I that is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koogie2k View Post
    When a color is not selling it gets removed. A simple business decision which opens up for different color options. In reality - I believe it was said - black is the best selling color. I could be wrong but think I that is correct.
    Unfortunate, I have a Bongo Dargie II that I love. If the current color lineup was better I'd be adding a second Bongo right now. As it stands I'm waiting until a decent color is available, even if that is years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabongohogany View Post
    Exotic Colours-mahogany-bongo-front-jpg

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    I want that bass so bad...bad I tell you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96brigadier View Post
    Unfortunate, I have a Bongo Dargie II that I love. If the current color lineup was better I'd be adding a second Bongo right now. As it stands I'm waiting until a decent color is available, even if that is years.
    You could always pick up a used Bongo, plenty of black ones out there, and then ask someone to paint it for you in your favorite color or color pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEinCA View Post
    I want that bass so bad...bad I tell you!
    Can't say I blame you!

    It is a BAD (azz) bass!

    BAD (azz) I tell you!
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