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    And...one other thing

    Yes, you all know I am crazy about my gloss black Bongo 6 HH. So much to love about it and there is also something special about the case. It is a substantial case built to really protect the bass but the boys and girls at Ernie Ball also put a little name tag on it that tells me it is a Bongo case. For those of us gear heads that have a lot of different basses this is a real help.

    Details. They thought of most everything, didn't they?

    By the way, did I tell you that I love it? I do. I really wanted to PM Big Poppa and tell him how great it is but something kept me from it.

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    All of my older cases have the type of bass written on the end so I don't have to guess, but yep, all the new cases have that already taken care of with the nice red nametag,

    Cool detail, I agree.

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    Yes, I love my Bongo. Did I tell you?

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    Nice post! But how do you really feel about it?
    Balls are Best!!

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    Many manufacturers ship basses with their own brand of strings...they usually suck...the OEM strings on my Bongo do not suck. Nope, instead they sound and feel wonderful. Now I just need to make certain I know the exact set that came on my Bongo so I can order more.

    These should be the ones? Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Bass 5 & 6 Strings | Ernie Ball

    I'm still tempted to PM Big Poppa!
    Last edited by Chuck M; 01-05-2019 at 07:57 AM.

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    I played the Bongo in church this morning. It is even better sounding in a band situation. It balances perfectly on a strap....no neck dive. This is just over the top for me and I am having too much fun playing this bass.

    I hope you don't wait as long as I did to get a Bongo. You are missing something fantastic if you don't have one.
    Last edited by Chuck M; 01-06-2019 at 02:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
    I played the Bongo in church this morning. It is even better sounding in a band situation. It balances perfectly on a strap....no neck dive. This is just over the top for me and I am having too much fun playing this bass.

    I hope you don't wait as long as I did to get a Bongo. You are missing something fantastic if you don't have one.

    I always remember the first time I brought that orange Bongo to the biker bar for the jam night. I was sitting at the bar (drinking water because until coWpilot, I never drank when I played) and the waitress - whom I had seen about a million times and we'd never spoken - said, "That is the coolest bass I've ever seen."

    People notice the Bongo, eh?

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    Yes, Jack, the worship leader noticed it right away and commented on how good it sounded. The ergonomics are about perfect on my 6. Every note I wanted was right under my fingers. I know I am gushing about this bass but I just can't help it. This is as close to a perfect fit as I have ever experienced. I guess I have become BBC....Bongo Boy Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
    Many manufacturers ship basses with their own brand of strings...they usually suck...the OEM strings on my Bongo do not suck. Nope, instead they sound and feel wonderful. Now I just need to make certain I know the exact set that came on my Bongo so I can order more.

    These should be the ones? Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Bass 5 & 6 Strings | Ernie Ball

    I'm still tempted to PM Big Poppa!
    Chuck, as awesome as the OEM strings are that shipped on the bass....just once, try these. I think you will be completely blown away by the feel and incredible sound you get...

    Slinky Cobalt Electric Bass Strings | Ernie Ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by brash47 View Post
    Chuck, as awesome as the OEM strings are that shipped on the bass....just once, try these. I think you will be completely blown away by the feel and incredible sound you get...

    Slinky Cobalt Electric Bass Strings | Ernie Ball

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    I don't see a 6 string set. Am I missing something? I'd like to try them but need that C string!

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    I know John Myung uses these exclusively so there has to be a set....

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    Great news that there is a 6 string set. I've looked online and have yet to find them. I just need a set number and will look for them.

    This Bongo has really opened some new doors in my thinking. Did I tell you I love it?

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    That is the Slinky set...not the Slinky Cobalt set.

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    I thought you wanted the OEM factory shipped strings on the bass. I like coated slinky's on my bongo and cobalt's on my sterling. They both last longer than regular slinky's

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