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    Bongo Bliss

    Played one of our cities best venues last night, started the night out with I dare say a short scale bass since it was a 3 1/2 hour gig. You know give my old shoulder a break, tough acoustical room and stage. ( mush ). Grabbed the mighty Bongo and wow! Actually had to turn down so thick and punchy the rest of the night was bass heaven. Thank you Sterling for creating such a superb instrument!
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    Lava Pearl Bongo 5HH
    Candy Apple Bongo 4H all Rosewood neck
    Honeyburst Sterling 4H
    White Sterling 5 HH

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    I was working on our new album earlier in the week and the engineer there really gets what the Bongo is all about. I let him choose the amp and mics in a room I couldn't see. It's his stuff and he knows best how to get a good bass sound - and he did, he did. I was playing in the control room. He hit playback and BOOM, what a tone!

    I said, "Man, what amp is that?" He said, "A late 1970s Acoustic head and cabinet."

    Whatever works, right?

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    I recently did some recording with my Bongo 4H. In short it’s a beast ! (but we know this anyway). We recorded five tracks, on one of them I use a heavily modified 8string bass (custom pups, pre etc) Bongo leaves it standing, only got rough mix downs but yeah, very distinctive sound to say the least.

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005.LE
    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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    Hello fellow Ballers.
    Haven't been around in a while.
    Hope all is well with you guys.
    Here's one of mine that I've been using lately.

    Bongo Bliss-bongo-jpg
    Last edited by KevinM; 07-23-2021 at 08:37 PM.
    25th Anniversary 5HH Quilt Top, RW board, DOB - 5/1/09
    BFR SR5 HH Honeyburst, Roasted Maple Neck, DOB - 10/22/10
    Bongo 5HS, Blue Pearl, RW board, Custom Pickguard, DOB - 04/11/12
    Bongo 5HHp Mahogany, Roasted, Honeyburst, DOB - 9/14/12
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Neptune Blue, Pau Ferro board, Black Pearloid pg



    Ampeg SVT-450H
    SVT-410HLF
    Boss GT-10B
    Bassist for The Dave Morrow Band
    Some of our songs on myspace

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    I just got a 4hh. It's an impressive bass to say the least!

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