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Thread: Bongo 5 HH coming to me. It is Jack's fault!

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    Bongo 5 HH coming to me. It is Jack's fault!

    Yesterday I was looking on Guitar Center's site at used basses and came across a Bongo 5 in Mystic Purple with a crazy figured bird's eye neck and what looks like an ebony fingerboard. $1599. I struggled with myself....trying to reduce my collection of basses, you know? I PM'd Jack and we agreed it is a beauty and I finally decided to buy it. I used my Bank of America credit card and they refused the transaction as "unusual activity". Nice. So I tried to get it with another card and it showed to be out of stock so I thought someone else bought it. I even called GC and the sales rep said it was sold.

    This morning I decided to look again and it was back listed for sale so I bought it and this time the sale went through as it usually does....used a different cc.

    I'll post photos when it arrives. Jack told me it is a special run that was made for Guitar Center. The one I have coming is listed as "like new" and in the original case. Purple. I bought a purple bass. What is the world coming to?

    Looks like there is a new "Bongo Boy" in San Antonio.

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    Congrats! Glad it worked out for you. Seems the unusual activity was you buying a Bongo! Sounds like you had not before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    Congrats! Glad it worked out for you. Seems the unusual activity was you buying a Bongo! Sounds like you had not before.
    I already have a black Bongo 6 HH. This is my second one.

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    Despite what Chuck says, I tried my level best to talk him out of this bass. "Chuck", I said, "Purple is not for you and you're already bearing the shame of having a Bongo 6. Maybe you should consider something more 'woody'", I said. "Save your money for one of those fancy-topped things. Maybe get some therapy."

    Okay, maybe it wasn't like that.

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    Okay, maybe it wasn't like that.

    No, it wasn't like that. Hah. Jack trying to talk someone out of buying a Bongo? To quote John Wayne "that'l be the day".

    Just in case you didn't know, Buddy Holly heard that line in a John Wayne movie and then wrote the song.

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    Bongos look great In any colour that you normally wouldn’t get away with on a traditional shaped bass.
    (does it have black hardware by any chance?)

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    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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    It does have black hardware.

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    It is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I feel like a little kid waiting for tomorrow's trip to Disneyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
    It does have black hardware.
    I know the bass you mean! Beauty, very very nice

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    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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    "Out for delivery".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
    "Out for delivery".
    Those delightful, focus-wrecking words... Have fun with it!
    ---------------
    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Photos soon. It has spectacular figure in the BE maple neck.

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    I like that one a LOT, Chuck!

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    I adjusted the truss rod and raised the 2nd string bridge saddle a little and it plays great. I will put a new set of Slinky's on it and do a complete set up.

    There is a new trick to using the Bongo preamp. There is a little click when you set all the knobs to the center. Do that. Adjust the volume to your liking and enjoy. LOL

    Some basses sound great after a lot of knob turning. Not the Bongo. Set everything in the center and wow....WOW!

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