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    Cobalt rounds are beautiful on a Bongo. I’ve...

    Cobalt rounds are beautiful on a Bongo. I’ve played them for years on different basses and never had them eat my frets faster than any other string though.
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    Help: Look at the John East preamp. What a shame, take...

    Look at the John East preamp. What a shame, take care of that thing and get it back to the state it deserves to be in.
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    Help: Ugh, sorry to see that bass in that state. It'll...

    Ugh, sorry to see that bass in that state. It'll need a single H pickup and a proper pickguard to cover the other pickup rout. If you can get the serial #, customer service will give you the...
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    Tough to go wrong with a Stingray, usually it's...

    Tough to go wrong with a Stingray, usually it's the cosmetics to worry about. GC has a very liberal return policy, something like 30 or 45 days. You might be out the shipping unless they...
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    Sterlings are great. I've picked up two in the...

    Sterlings are great. I've picked up two in the last year--a '00 trans red fretless and an '02 Blue Dawn. The Sterling fretless sound is amazing--I've wanted one for 25 years and I finally decided...
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    The bongo has a very hot output. Thankfully the...

    The bongo has a very hot output. Thankfully the preamp is also really good, so you can just run your volume knob lower.
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    Just call them, the number is on their website...

    Just call them, the number is on their website under the "Contact Us" link at the bottom.
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    My '94 Ray had this issue. I lowered the bass...

    My '94 Ray had this issue. I lowered the bass side and that resulted in the E and G strings being good, and the A being a little too loud and the D being a lot too loud. The solution--which I...
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    This is called "fret sprout" and any good tech...

    This is called "fret sprout" and any good tech can take care of it pretty easily. Happens to maple fretboards, particularly new ones since they haven't dried out all the way yet, and also it happens...
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    Other things you can do: use a Line 6 G70/G75...

    Other things you can do: use a Line 6 G70/G75 wireless, which lets you program the output level and save many different presets, so you can play the Stingray preset and then switch to the Bongo...
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    I will tell you I had the same experience with my...

    I will tell you I had the same experience with my Bongo--it has a very hot output. After evaluating several potential solutions I can tell you the best thing for me was to use the volume knob for...
  12. BTW that bass of yours is hopelessly ugly, send...

    BTW that bass of yours is hopelessly ugly, send it to me so you don't have to keep looking at it.
  13. Here's my '94 Stingray, I think it's same finish...

    Here's my '94 Stingray, I think it's same finish but with the matte white pickguard.
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    Their straplocks.

    Their straplocks.
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    Ooohhh, sweet!

    Ooohhh, sweet!
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    Sticky: Would love info about my Stingray, serial #42657...

    Would love info about my Stingray, serial #42657 stamped on the bridge. Bought new circa 1994.
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    I'm Bongo-less at the moment, but have owned two...

    I'm Bongo-less at the moment, but have owned two in the past. My only advice is that any good-quality amp with decent power will work fine. I would look for one with some high frequency extension,...
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    The trouble with those Cobalt Slinky's,...

    The trouble with those Cobalt Slinky's, especially on the Bongo, is that they have an annoying habit of blowing the bricks out of the back wall of the venue. And also that they last forever, so if...
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    Sticky: Hi, I'd like all info for F05314, thanks!

    Hi, I'd like all info for F05314, thanks!
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    Flavors of Blue Dawn?

    Iíve always loved blue dawn in pictures. I recently picked up a Sterling described as Blue Dawn but itís a little greener than I expected. The bass plays amazing, but it got me wondering if there...
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    There's lots of suggestions I see, but one that...

    There's lots of suggestions I see, but one that comes up ALL THE TIME is a St. Vincent-inspired bass. Just sayin'.

    Tom
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    When you actually make money with your bass you...

    When you actually make money with your bass you find those things unnecessary.
  23. It took me a little while to "get" my first...

    It took me a little while to "get" my first bongo. My usual habit is to eq it like every other bass I have and that didn't work with it. I had to start with everything flat. Then add just a tiny...
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    I would think the taper of the neck plus the...

    I would think the taper of the neck plus the extra two frets may make it too wide to fit in the Big Al neck pocket....let us know
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    Yes they billed it as a game changer but it is a...

    Yes they billed it as a game changer but it is a very cool bass nonetheless.
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