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    New Bongo Day #48

    New Bongo Day #48-c5548732-0a20-4de6-a236-2bcc9e00ce34-jpg

    It’s quite a thing, innit?

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    Whoa. A one off from the factory?
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    No, a rescue of sorts. Found in the wild!

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    Damn, that's nice! So I guess all the Bongos with flames are yours now?

    1998 Sterling 4H honeyburst lined fretless
    2006 30th Anniversary Stingray
    2014 Bongo 4HSp neptune blue w/roasted maple neck
    2014 Big Al 4SSS inca silver w/full rosewood neck

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    Great finish Jack!

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    Surely I'm not the first to say this in all these years, but ... cowabongo!

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    Wow that's one hawt Bongo!
    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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    Wow ! That’s different to say the least. What’s the history of it ?

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Wow ! That’s different to say the least. What’s the history of it ?
    That Johnny guy at Hobo Depot bought it used and apparently it was kind of banged up. He decided to make it better and this was what happened. Then he sold it to a TBer who couldn't wrap his head around the fabulousness of the thing and he put it up for sale.

    No-brainer once I saw it.

    It needed some tender, loving care....the relief was dead flat and the pickups were much too high and it had some sorry-@ss rounds on it. If you were a slapper, this would have made you happy. That is not me.

    So I yanked the strings, installed some Cobalt Flats, fixed the relief to be like a normal human would want it to be, adjusted pickup heights and now it sounds and plays like it should.

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    Doing a little research, it began its life in late 2007 as a Stealth model. I suspected as much due to the black hardware and blacked-out pole pieces.

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    Fair play and thanks for the info. Happy ending

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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

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    I recognize that bongo from the same dude that tried to sell me his sabre bass.

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    Caught the NBD yesterday as I dropped in the forum just to check in, and thought, "wow-- pretty darn cool! For those delicately dispositioned folks out there who wince at the sight of a Bongo, this one should send them straight to the ER!"

    Then, just moments ago I was scrolling though YouTube and that very bass was featured being played in my feed... Yep-- none other than Johnny Long:


    Came back here to get the skinny, and sure nuff~

    Enjoy the new axe!
    “Most of all, play with joy. Therein you'll find the Way.” ~Philip Toshio Sudo
    Stingray Special 4HH Aqua Sparkle (2018)
    Stingray Special 4HH Black (2019)
    Bongo 4H Firemist Purple (2018)

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    His thoughts on BMW building the bass are kind of goofy, but I like his enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    His thoughts on BMW building the bass are kind of goofy, but I like his enthusiasm.
    Agreed. He brings that goofiness to a lot of his videos, but it always makes me smile. Kind of refreshing in the digital realm
    “Most of all, play with joy. Therein you'll find the Way.” ~Philip Toshio Sudo
    Stingray Special 4HH Aqua Sparkle (2018)
    Stingray Special 4HH Black (2019)
    Bongo 4H Firemist Purple (2018)

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