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    Where is that black bass?

    I play bass with the worship team at my church. I have a fairly large collection of electric basses and have played about 6 different basses at church including my Bongo 6 HH.

    I usually play one of my 6 string basses and prior to playing the Bongo the only remark made to me about my bass was "six string bass"?

    Now that I have played the Bongo I get asked again and again "where is the black bass"?

    I honestly thought that the members of the congregation would not notice anything about the bass I was playing unless I played really bad. I was wrong. They love the Bongo. So do I.Where is that black bass?-img-3311-jpg

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    I got a lot of love for the Bongo. It’s a beast of a bass !

    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    If I was able to post pictures, I would of my new stealth sterling 5 HH. It is quite the bass!

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    Oh, and it is blacker that black. Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by five7 View Post
    If I was able to post pictures, I would of my new stealth sterling 5 HH. It is quite the bass!
    Hope you get some photos up soon !

    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Yeah this forum is very poor if you want to upload images, mine always come out so small it is not worth attaching them.
    Last edited by Karl; 04-15-2019 at 01:47 PM.

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    I click on mange attachments and nothing opens up. Have tried for weeks to post pictures. Is it a site problem or something else. I was able to change my avatar but that's it.

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    I have the same problem as well posting photos.
    2018 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

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    Where is that black bass?-bildschirmfoto-jpg
    iMac and iPhone works
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Chuck and I used to hang out and play at blues jams at a rather notorious bar in San Antonio. One of the waitresses was a seasoned veteran and had never spoken to me other than, "Whatcha need?" She had seen some things, I assume.

    One night long ago, I brought a Bongo - a Desert Gold Bongo, which as we all know is really quite orange. It didn't blend in and of course the jammers (including Chuck) had plenty to say about it.

    When I was done playing, I went to the bar to get some water (back then, I never drank while playing, hah) and the woman in question said, "Sweetie, what IS that you're playing? That's just about the coolest instrument I've ever seen!" And we went on to have a conversation about that instrument.

    Bongos. People notice them.

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    Where is that black bass?-mmdjan04k-jpg

    And regarding the above post, I even found a photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    Where is that black bass?-mmdjan04k-jpg

    And regarding the above post, I even found a photo!
    LOL......That is so miniscule it wasn't worth uploading.

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    If you click on the photo it opens a larger view.

    Yes, Jack, we had some laughs in that bar. Some of the stuff that went on was crazy. The old gent that owned the bar passed away recently. Not much has changed since his son took over, however, the city council passed an ordnance a few years ago that prohibits smoking in bars and restaurants and that really put the hurt on that bar. The Friday night jam is long gone and the Sunday jam is not very well attended.

    But....back to the Bongo..yes it was a memorable night when you brought that bass out.

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    One additional thing about the Bongo...I adjusted the preamp to give me the tone I wanted and have never touched any of the knobs again except for the volume. That is remarkable to me because I frequently tweak the tone to suit my mood on other basses. The tone of the Bongo just always suits me.

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    So now you live in constant fear someone will twiddle your knobs?
    bovinehost: Yes, I do agree with that, but if there's nothing wrong then there's nothing wrong.
    Beth: I would compare Bongo to Tommy Lee Jones. Bad a$$ and just hot in a weird way...
    cheezewiz: They should take their lace thongs off and play bass.

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