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  1. Help: I’ve only got 4’s and their all the same, it’s...

    I’ve only got 4’s and their all the same, it’s just part of it. The G string is pretty temperamental in its position with the edge of the fretboard and path over the pickup.
    None of it is a problem...
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    Going through the list, HH has a couple of minor...

    Going through the list, HH has a couple of minor blemishes from a previous owner, SunBlue has just been refinished and played one gig so far so mint. Bongo is immaculate, (not even any previous owner...
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    That’s what I like to hear :cool:

    That’s what I like to hear :cool:
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    Bongo “the” famous headstock dink!

    Just getting ready for a gig tonight, checking things over and noticed I’ve still got a perfectly painted headstock. No Dink!
    Am I alone or just need to try harder ? :p:rolleyes:
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    Only ever tried one at a show so no real...

    Only ever tried one at a show so no real experience but my first impression of it was, it wasn’t for me. it just didn’t feel right, painted back of the neck, pretty light though. Personally I didn’t...
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    That makes sense now :)

    That makes sense now
    :)
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    That’s good to know. It did used to be very hard...

    That’s good to know. It did used to be very hard to find hardware to the point of stealth’s being used as donors. Expensive way of going about it but was the only option
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    That’s a huge difference compared to the regular...

    That’s a huge difference compared to the regular setting
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    Nice one :cool:

    Nice one :cool:
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    Wow that’s nice ! Don’t think I’m brave enough...

    Wow that’s nice !
    Don’t think I’m brave enough for sparkles but looks great. Stealth black hardware would look great on it :cool:
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    Off Topic: 35878 Most recent gig. Don’t know what was...

    35878

    Most recent gig. Don’t know what was going on when this was taken :p
    There is a Bongo there though so :p
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    Cross reference on your tuner with fretted notes...

    Cross reference on your tuner with fretted notes at the 3-5-7 frets. You might find it’s ok. I generally only use the 12th fret as a rough reference and work backwards when setting intonation
  13. Question: If Leo wanted 5 strings on a bass he would of...

    If Leo wanted 5 strings on a bass he would of designed it that way but he based his new creation on electrifying an upright?
    That’s my trail of though. Everything after that is refinement.
    But...
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    Never even seen one up close so definitely never...

    Never even seen one up close so definitely never played one but I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread.
    What are the advantages to them ? And how much does it change the tone of the bass being...
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    That’s not to say a 4HH Bongo would compliment my...

    That’s not to say a 4HH Bongo would compliment my collection very nicely. I know what I want next anyways (unless a Big Al 4H comes along that is!)
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    I’m super happy with mine, love it. It certainly...

    I’m super happy with mine, love it. It certainly inspires me to say the least
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    Single H Bongo, volume at 70% bass just off the...

    Single H Bongo, volume at 70% bass just off the dent in a plus direction tone and mid on the centre dent.
    I’m using it for tonight gig as been playing it lots recently
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    Same here, mid sweep I very rarely use, slight...

    Same here, mid sweep I very rarely use, slight boosts on bass and treble according.
    Bongo, volume 70% with cuts at times
  19. As long as you do a bass version as well, I’m in !

    As long as you do a bass version as well, I’m in !
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    Definitely is ! You can never have too many of...

    Definitely is ! You can never have too many of anything
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    Yes definitely a very noticeable difference. The...

    Yes definitely a very noticeable difference. The mid control is totally different and can be completely switched off and bypassed
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    Forgot, difference between the stock and BigMan...

    Forgot, difference between the stock and BigMan pickup, you can’t compare the two. Totally different. The original set up is very well balanced.
    New set up, with the pickup being twice as thick it...
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    Hay no problem, as spotted it’s a Nordstrand Big...

    Hay no problem, as spotted it’s a Nordstrand Big Man (there is a new one, BigMan split pickup for extra hum cancelling out now).
    The pre amp is John East and correct on the toggle switch,...
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    It can be an expensive trial and error situation...

    It can be an expensive trial and error situation but personally I have never had any problems moving on aftermarket parts an sometimes even making a couple of quid. (Mostly losing but hay !! :p )
    ...
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    After market parts are something you really have...

    After market parts are something you really have to try for your self, what works for me might not work for you.
    But in my experience i can highly recommend John East for preamps and Nordstrand...
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