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    N o b d

    New Old Boingo Day:

    FL 1H piezo

    Can't get this stuff nomo !

    Oct 28 2008 in neck pocket.

    PG looks to be nonEBMM,
    never seen anything like it.

    Installed D'A half rounds,
    way older than the bass ;-)

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    Last edited by Golem; 11-29-2019 at 06:42 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Nice one
    And pretty rare...

    Is it a mute pad between the bridge and the PG ?

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    Very nice one ! What’s the colour? It’s a classic one but the name escapes me.
    Interesting looking mute !
    Pick guard some kind of grey pearl? Suits it anyways

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    Congrats! I had (maybe still have) one of those pickguards but its origins are lost in the mists of time.

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    I like everything about that bass... Rock!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef View Post
    Nice one
    And pretty rare...

    Is it a mute pad between the bridge and the PG ?
    Yup. I use them on everything ! Slide it all the way south
    and almost zero effect. Way north is all thumpity thump.
    In between provides various amounts of twang relief.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Very nice one ! What’s the colour? It’s
    a classic one but the name escapes me.
    Interesting looking mute !
    Pick guard some kind of grey pearl?
    Suits it anyways
    Color is Medallion Gold. PG is very
    strange. Has tiny details that look
    like tiny "dummy text". All the tiny
    black things that look like oversize
    black pixels are not artifacts of jpg
    processing. They are plainly visible
    to the eye when seeing the PG up
    close and "in person".

    I have an EBMM Black Ice PG, and
    it is entirely different than this.


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    Last edited by Golem; 11-29-2019 at 06:26 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    I like everything about that bass... Rock!
    As a fairly constant internet browser,
    I have encountered only one instance
    of a Boingo 4FL 1H-piezo ... this one.

    I do have one more, bought 10 yr ago
    face-to-face no internet involved. For
    all I know, my own 2 examples are all
    that exist. Only thing we DO know is
    that these are out of production :-(
    Last edited by Golem; 11-29-2019 at 06:36 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    Color is Medallion Gold. PG is very
    strange. Has tiny details that look
    like tiny "dummy text". All the tiny
    black things that look like oversize
    black pixels are not artifacts of jpg
    processing. They are plainly visible
    to the eye when seeing the PG up
    close and "in person".

    I have an EBMM Black Ice PG, and
    it is entirely different than this.


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    Medallion Gold. That’s been bugging me !

    Couldn’t see the fake text in the photos, looks great anyways, suites it well

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Medallion Gold. That’s been bugging me !

    Couldn’t see the fake text in the photos,
    looks great anyways, suites it well
    Myself I did not know the name of the
    color ... hadda research it a bit. As to
    the "dummy text", there's no alphabet
    to the type of dummy text I refer to.
    It's just a texture field of white space
    and black symbols. You could make an
    entire newspaper page from that and
    altho there's nothing to read, it looks
    real from 5 ft away. This PG looks like
    a wavy, bunched up page from such a
    newspaper, pressed behind a window,
    but silvery gray and black instead of a
    white and black page.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    I see what you mean, zoom in really close it almost looks 3D.
    Very cool

    Medallion Gold. Correct me if I’m wrong but pretty sure it was one of the first colours from when the Bongo was first introduced

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    I see what you mean, zoom in really close it almost looks 3D.
    Very cool

    Medallion Gold. Correct me if I’m wrong
    but pretty sure it was one of the first
    colours from when the Bongo was first
    introduced
    IIRC it is of the first generation of crazy
    Boingo colors. At that time I had a Lava
    Pearl and a Desert Gold, and so I looked
    at Medallion Gold as a rather "quiet" or
    "tame" finish. Acoarst, in this instance I
    didn't really know what color it was cuz
    the photo with the listing was very dark.
    I could barely tell it was some version of
    yellow-ish ... emphasis on the "-ish" ! It
    didn't matter what color it was cuz I had
    NEVER seen another FL4 1H Piezo in the
    10 yrs that I've had my black one. So, no
    way would I let this one get away :-)
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    Not that I can handle a fretless, but apart from that it looks like a magnificent bass One of my many regrets is that i sold a Bongo 5H in blue, i miss that one.
    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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