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    My Bongo 5 has TI flats on it and my Bongo 6 has...

    My Bongo 5 has TI flats on it and my Bongo 6 has Cobalt rounds. The one that sounds best is the one I have in my hands at any given time. Seriously, they both sound fantastic.

    I've said it...
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    My gloss black Bongo 6

    Played a rather high profile show last night. We've been rehearsing for some time and I was using one of my "other brand" 5's and was happy with the tone I was getting. At the last minute I decided...
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    You are not alone. My 6HH and 5 HH both have...

    You are not alone. My 6HH and 5 HH both have pristine headstocks!
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    Many years ago I learned that setting intonation...

    Many years ago I learned that setting intonation using the octave (12th fret) is not the most accurate way. I read an article in Guitar Player magazine written by a guy who worked as a tech and...
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    Well, I am not a sparkles kind of guy. My Bongo...

    Well, I am not a sparkles kind of guy. My Bongo 6 HH is gloss black, however, my Bongo 5 HH is Borelo which is a sparkle purple. I love it in spite of the color.

    Congratulations on your new...
  6. My Bongo 5 HH sounds fantastic with the original...

    My Bongo 5 HH sounds fantastic with the original Slinky's on it. I've said it before....most bass manufacturers install strings made by a string maker and the strings are okay. Some make their own...
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    This is a passive bass?

    This is a passive bass?
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    Perhaps I could hire out as a fortune teller.

    Perhaps I could hire out as a fortune teller.
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    Yeah. I wonder who that would be?

    Yeah. I wonder who that would be?
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    https://i.postimg.cc/1tyNxzfC/IMG-3385.jpg ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/1tyNxzfC/IMG-3385.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/kgFn0vKC/IMG-3387.jpg

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    My Barolo purple 5 and my gloss black 6.
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    Very nice indeed. Congratulations.

    Very nice indeed. Congratulations.
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    I have a Bongo 6 HH. The first Sunday I played...

    I have a Bongo 6 HH. The first Sunday I played it in church I got lots of comments about how great it sounds. They never say anything to me about the bass but always do when I play the Bongo 6.
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    Playing the Bongo basses this morning. I have...

    Playing the Bongo basses this morning. I have Cobalt rounds on the 6 and regular Slinky's on the 5. I prefer the tone and the feel of the regular Slinky's.

    Both basses sound great but there is...
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    Help: I've used compressed air in the past to blow off...

    I've used compressed air in the past to blow off wool particles. I've recently redone the neck finish on several Peavey Cirrus basses that use the same type of oil finish used by Ernie Ball. Those...
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    Finally got around to putting a new set of...

    Finally got around to putting a new set of strings on the Bongo 5. I used Slinky's. Ever heard of them? LOL It is difficult to imagine but it sounds even better with the proper Ernie Ball strings...
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    Yeah, Scott, I love it but still usually reach...

    Yeah, Scott, I love it but still usually reach for the shiny black Bongo 6. I've been playing 6's so long I really miss that C string when I play a 5. The beautiful figured neck and fairly low...
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    Another one is available at Guitar Center. ...

    Another one is available at Guitar Center.

    Used Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo Barrolo Electric Bass Guitar Purple | Guitar Center
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    Question: For what it is worth, I own a Phil Jones C4...

    For what it is worth, I own a Phil Jones C4 cabinet and use it with upright bass. It sounds terrific at low to medium volume and I use it with either an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 or a Genz Benz...
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    It is that same model but not that exact bass. ...

    It is that same model but not that exact bass. The neck on my bass is bird's eye maple rather than flame although there is some flame in it also. Purple, ain't it?
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    Sparkle? I can't see it when I am playing the...

    Sparkle? I can't see it when I am playing the bass with my eyes closed.

    Who knows? The sparkle purple may be why it sounds so good....well....the gloss black 6 sounds almost the same so I have...
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    For Jack's pleasure: ...

    For Jack's pleasure:

    https://i.postimg.cc/QtvDdpBf/IMG-3392.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/zDR5PPM6/IMG-3393.jpg
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    I looked up the serial number. It was built in...

    I looked up the serial number. It was built in March of 2017 and the color is called Barolo.
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    I adjusted the truss rod and raised the 2nd...

    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...
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    It arrived in good shape. It is a very sparkly...

    It arrived in good shape. It is a very sparkly purple. I'd rather have not had sparkles but it is a fantastic playing and sounding bass. Yeah...it is a Bongo!
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    Photos soon. It has spectacular figure in the BE...

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