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    Incoming new Bongo!

    And I'm as giddy as a nun in a cucumber patch. It is a Guitar Center exclusive Bongo 5 HH in Barolo Purple with a Roasted Maple neck. When I get it on Saturday, I will post some pics.
    Here is the link to one on the Guitar Center website.
    Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo HH with Roasted Maple Neck 5-String Electric Bass Barolo | Guitar Center
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    You dawg you. Wow, I wouldn't be able to sleep.

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    I want that when you're tired of it. Just let me know. SOON. :-)

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    Here are some photos that they sent me tonight.
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    Are you tired of it yet?

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    Oh no. It will definitely be added to the keeper for life club. I've really fallen in love with my Stingray 5's and ever since getting them, I have wanted to add a Bongo 5. This one is perfect! Roasted Maple neck and purple.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    Holy Moly!! That IS a keeper. Congrats
    Buncha Rays and Bongos

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    Sparkly purple with black hardware. It doesn't get much better than that, my friend. It's gorgeous.

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    That's gorgeous.
    -Ben

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    It is, but I sense he's growing tired of it.

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    I've always wanted a Barolo Bongo! Congrats
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    Bongos are great not matter what the color. But I love purple, so that is even better!

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    Yesterday was a very long day. The Guitar Center that I go to is almost 3 hours away from my house but because there customer service is so good, I go there. They are also a Platinum Room GC. Before I made the drive, I ended up buying a new truck as well but was at the dealership a good part of the day. As soon as the papers were signed, I drove it immediately to Denver to get my bass. My wife commented to me that Christmas came a few months early for me.

    When I got to Guitar Center, due to the crazy holiday weekend, they were slammed busy. While I was waiting for them to find the box my bass shipped in, I saw a guy playing an Old Smoothie. He is mainly a guitar player and told me he had an original Stingray guitar from the 70's. He only buys American made guitars but was needing a bass for recording. He was really digging the Old Smoothie but knew nothing about it and didn't know a lot about EBMM but was really impressed with the Stingray basses. I told him about the company, the history of Old Smoothie and the many awesome things Sterling Ball and co. do for everyone. I also shared with him the story of the breast cancer awareness bass too and the kindness everyone on here and everyone at EBMM did for my family. Long story short, the guy ended up buying an Old Smoothie last night right after I bought my Bongo. He is also now looking at adding some EBMM guitars to his collection because of what he learned about the company. I also spoke with one other guy as well and he said he may have to now start adding some EBMM's to his collection as well.

    Anyway, here is my newest baby. I love Bongo's but my only dislike of them is the painted necks. I just don't like the looks of painted necks. I prefer a much more natural look and feel thus why all of my Bongo's are limited runs. This one is my first 5 string Bongo that I have owned but it will also be in my keeper for life club. Roasted Maple neck combined with Barolo or a Metallic Purple equals a stunning combination.
    Here are some pics that I took of her today.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    For some reason, the thread wasn't letting me add my photos and kept giving me an error message so here is a link to a thread that I started on talkbass.

    New Bass Day | TalkBass.com
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/JRalston/7d65a184-4304-464d-9f3a-c83a9712dbe8_zps69d1fb3d.jpg
    Stingray Classic 4H D.O.B. 07/09/10 Breast Cancer Awareness Bass Shell Pink
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 12/28/10 Black Sugar BFR Roasted Neck
    Bongo 4H D.O.B. 03/26/14 Candy Apple Red All Rosewood Neck
    Stingray 5H D.O.B. 06/25/13 Black
    30th Anniversary Stingray 5H D.O.B. 02/28/17 Transparent Buttercream
    Bongo 5HH D.O.B. 03/16/17 Barolo Metallic Purple w/ Roasted Maple Neck

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    Wow, love that purple with the roasted neck! Congrats!

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