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Thread: No more Bongo 5H or 6H?

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    No more Bongo 5H or 6H?

    Apparently I am out of the loop. I was just checking out the details of the Bongo on the new EBMM website (which looks great btw!) and I noticed that the only configurations available for the 5 or 6-string Bongo is HH or HS.

    I recall the big announcement a while back - when it was announced that the Big Al was going away, there'd be fewer and some newer colours, etc - that there'd be no more Piezo Bongos but I don't recall reading that there'd be no more Bongo 5H or 6H. Is this true? Why only the Bongo 4H?

    Speaking of piezo...is it available on any of the bass models? I don't see it in any of the configuration options.

    Or...are there some hidden options that are only available through special order or something like that?

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

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    No more 5H and 6H and no more piezo on any bass models.

    Unfortunate in my opinion, but guess they didn't sell well enough for whatever reason. I am a big fan of the Piezo.

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    Thanks for the confirmation. Though that is a disappointment for me. And also a bit scary since, if either of my basses were stolen or damaged beyond repair I'd never be able to get a replacement other than trying to find one on the used market...which would be pretty hard to do. Though I suppose that's the case for all the other guys with Big Als and such too. Bummer.

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

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    Yes, a very sad story....especially the 5H. I didn't realize that the H config would not be availiable in future (means now!).
    Read no announcement about it, got no information...I' m not only disappointed , I' m also angry...
    1977 Stingray natural, MN
    1983 Stingray 4H trans red, MN
    2010 ? Stingray classic 5 H, vintage white, RW
    2012 Bongo 4 HS honeyburst PDN
    2015 Bongo 5 H PDN Neptune Blue MN
    2016 Bongo 5 H Vintage Tobacco Burst PDN RW

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    I've been a lurker, but now that I bought one I'll ask more questions. What is the argument for or against the 5 or 6H?

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    The single H especially at a bongo has the "sweat spot" pickup location.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic View Post
    Yes, a very sad story....especially the 5H. I didn't realize that the H config would not be availiable in future (means now!).
    Read no announcement about it, got no information...I' m not only disappointed , I' m also angry...
    It was announced here in 2015. Discontinued Music Man list. October 31. 2015
    '05 JP6 Desert Gold matching headstock, inlays, piezo
    '06 Silhouette 20th Anniversary (trem, rosewood)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    The single H especially at a bongo has the "sweat spot" pickup location.
    Just with the bongo, or do all models have sweet spots? Sorry for being such a noob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wim Laven View Post
    Just with the bongo, or do all models have sweet spots? Sorry for being such a noob.
    It's kind of a myth. Some say between 100-200 and 500-800Hz the typical StingRay position is the sweat spot, some say the P or J has it. I like my '79 Ray more than the '79 sabre I had.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead-Eye View Post
    It was announced here in 2015. Discontinued Music Man list. October 31. 2015
    And thats what Dargin said in the thread :
    " Just to confirm what this means....you're saying that, for instance, the Bongo 5H will still be available but just not in the colours indicated? Correct.
    1977 Stingray natural, MN
    1983 Stingray 4H trans red, MN
    2010 ? Stingray classic 5 H, vintage white, RW
    2012 Bongo 4 HS honeyburst PDN
    2015 Bongo 5 H PDN Neptune Blue MN
    2016 Bongo 5 H Vintage Tobacco Burst PDN RW

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    It's a list of discontinued options. Accordingly, all Piezo Bongo, all Lefty Bongo, Bongo 5H and Bongo 6HS were no longer available to order as of October 31, 2015.
    SR5 HS "Dargie Delight" born 2/28/2007
    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
    SR5 H Lined Fretless "Black" born 4/1/2003
    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
    GK Fusion 550 & Neo 212 II
    GK MB150E & MBX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    It's kind of a myth. Some say between 100-200 and 500-800Hz the typical StingRay position is the sweat spot, some say the P or J has it. I like my '79 Ray more than the '79 sabre I had.
    Thanks for flushing it out for me, I can't wait to listen for it next week

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    I was having a conversation with a trusted dealer a few months back and mentioned that a friend of mine probably needed a Bongo 5H. Alas, these are no longer available.

    These are sad times. At least I haz one or two to fondle.

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    Im mad too...you guys didnt buy them hahhaha
    Two requests, please
    Please contact customer service prior to posting instrument issues
    Please don't PM me
    Thanks

    Please dont add me as a friend on facebook....my life is an open book here as it is.

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    Well, "I" did and I even tried to get LaRue to buy in. I've loaned mine out - I even loaned yours out once!

    Ah well, I try not to be one of those "I got mine" guys, but.....I got mine.

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