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    Hi LeonD,
    In previous years, we did offer the Bongo 6 in different pickup options. To streamline the Bongo6 production, we decided only to offer an HH model with a four-band EQ.
    The Bongo 4 is offered in an H model with three-band EQ to make a more straightforward version of the bass. The Bongo 4 shares pickup position with the Stingray where the Bongo 5 and 6 have different pickup positions unique to those instruments. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    Used you can find a Bongo H in 5 and 6 string versions. The H was discontinued on everything but the 4.
    I've been watching here (the for sale/trade thread), Reverb and ebay for years, and i have never seen a Bongo 5 H for sale. Know of any for sale?

    I've also checked several retailers like GC, Sweetwater, etc., for new ones (or New Old Stock -- i've only looked in the last couple of years, not before they were discontinued).
    Last edited by Michael Murphy; 05-22-2019 at 11:00 PM.
    93 SR 5 H fl trans teal
    90 SR 5 H fretted* trans red (orig. lined fl)
    07 SR 5 HH Dargie I
    07 SR 5 Hp fl black/whi
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II
    09 25th Anniversary 5 HSS
    09 Reflex 5 Rosewood
    10 Reflex 5 Lamborghini orange burst
    04 Bongo 5 HHp Sapphire
    06 Bongo 5 Hp Egyptian smoke
    14 Bongo 5 HSp fl Cardinal red sparkle
    17 Bongo 6 HS fl Starry Night, roasted
    12 Sterling 5 HS PDN honeyburst
    14 Sterling 5 HH Pacific blue-burst
    70s EB Earthwood bass
    72 EB Earthwood guitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Murphy View Post
    I've been watching here (the for sale/trade thread), Reverb and ebay for years, and i have never seen a Bongo 5 H for sale. Know of any for sale?
    I picked up a 5 Hp a few years ago from the TB classifieds. May be somewhere else to check.

    Seems that people are hanging on to them.

    Kind of like the unlined fretless Bongo HSp I have been trying to find since they were discontinued. Had only seen 1 for sale and was at a time that was not financially able to swing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    I picked up a 5 Hp a few years ago from the TB classifieds. May be somewhere else to check.
    Oh yeah, forgot about TB. I check there too, some, but i find it hard to filter for specifics there, or weed out finished listings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    Kind of like the unlined fretless Bongo HSp I have been trying to find since they were discontinued. Had only seen 1 for sale and was at a time that was not financially able to swing it.
    I did find one of those (Cardinal red sparkle) a few years ago. And i occasionally still see piezos for sale of various kinds here and there. Seems those are less rare than Bongo 5 H's.
    93 SR 5 H fl trans teal
    90 SR 5 H fretted* trans red (orig. lined fl)
    07 SR 5 HH Dargie I
    07 SR 5 Hp fl black/whi
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II
    09 25th Anniversary 5 HSS
    09 Reflex 5 Rosewood
    10 Reflex 5 Lamborghini orange burst
    04 Bongo 5 HHp Sapphire
    06 Bongo 5 Hp Egyptian smoke
    14 Bongo 5 HSp fl Cardinal red sparkle
    17 Bongo 6 HS fl Starry Night, roasted
    12 Sterling 5 HS PDN honeyburst
    14 Sterling 5 HH Pacific blue-burst
    70s EB Earthwood bass
    72 EB Earthwood guitar

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    I was going to mention someone on TB had a white 5H for sale for the last week or so. I checked this morning and it was sold.

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    Well, at least it was white, so i don't feel too bad missing it. :-)
    There was also a Sapphire one sold earlier this year. I need to start watching over there again!
    93 SR 5 H fl trans teal
    90 SR 5 H fretted* trans red (orig. lined fl)
    07 SR 5 HH Dargie I
    07 SR 5 Hp fl black/whi
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II
    09 25th Anniversary 5 HSS
    09 Reflex 5 Rosewood
    10 Reflex 5 Lamborghini orange burst
    04 Bongo 5 HHp Sapphire
    06 Bongo 5 Hp Egyptian smoke
    14 Bongo 5 HSp fl Cardinal red sparkle
    17 Bongo 6 HS fl Starry Night, roasted
    12 Sterling 5 HS PDN honeyburst
    14 Sterling 5 HH Pacific blue-burst
    70s EB Earthwood bass
    72 EB Earthwood guitar

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    Me:
    > And i occasionally still see piezos for sale of various kinds here and there. Seems those are less rare than Bongo 5 H's.

    Well, i finally found me a Bongo 5H, AND it's a piezo! Egyptian Smoke. I got it from Reverb a couple of weeks ago -- the listing didn't even mention piezo, and i didn't notice it in the pics. Unfortunately, the B-string piezo appears to be completely dead, but it's still a great bass!
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    93 SR 5 H fl trans teal
    90 SR 5 H fretted* trans red (orig. lined fl)
    07 SR 5 HH Dargie I
    07 SR 5 Hp fl black/whi
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II
    09 25th Anniversary 5 HSS
    09 Reflex 5 Rosewood
    10 Reflex 5 Lamborghini orange burst
    04 Bongo 5 HHp Sapphire
    06 Bongo 5 Hp Egyptian smoke
    14 Bongo 5 HSp fl Cardinal red sparkle
    17 Bongo 6 HS fl Starry Night, roasted
    12 Sterling 5 HS PDN honeyburst
    14 Sterling 5 HH Pacific blue-burst
    70s EB Earthwood bass
    72 EB Earthwood guitar

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