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  1. 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
  7. 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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    A couple of guitars are pretty nice accessories...

    A couple of guitars are pretty nice accessories to any bass collection
    :p :D
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    The smell you get when you first open the case....

    The smell you get when you first open the case. Love it !



    Thanks!



    It had to be black, matches the control panel. The tort didn’t sit too well with it
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    Thank you :cool:

    Thank you :cool:
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    35863 35864 35865 35866 35867 There...

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    There are more refinishing photos on my Facebook page. Link in signature
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    That’s the plan. Just let it age naturally. I did...

    That’s the plan. Just let it age naturally. I did a 7azz of mine earlier this year in nitro, Seafoam Green, spent too long making them look good so doing my best to keep them that way. Taking...
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    Thanks ! I’ll get some better pictures up soon

    Thanks !
    I’ll get some better pictures up soon
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    35858 Been a long day but itís finally...

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    Been a long day but itís finally finished, strung up and ready to go.
    I voted Tort myself but completely forgot about the control plate, the tort clashed with the black so black guard it...
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    Wowzers !!!!! Tort will be the first port of...

    Wowzers !!!!!
    Tort will be the first port of call. Building it up tomorrow (Sunday) 48hrs final drying time (nitrocellulose drys and hardens quickly. The chemical evaporation never really stops) ...
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    35846 Not the best of photos, itís lacquered...

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    Not the best of photos, itís lacquered (day earlier than planned) but it appears I have a new problem. I brought a new pick guard in black to replace the old tired one and just found a Tort...
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    35845 My better half made this cake for my...

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    My better half made this cake for my birthday this year. My two favourite things in life are EBMM basses and Rabbits so a cake with a bunny playing a Bongo. How cool is that !
    (The...
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    Question: That’s my general though/conclusion towards them....

    That’s my general though/conclusion towards them. Very nice but need looking after doubly careful.
    There was a beautiful looking Bongo a while back, buttercream 05LE with all rosewood neck that...
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    Question: Not tried a Nordy pre amp but the East’s are...

    Not tried a Nordy pre amp but the East’s are great. Nordstrand BigMan is an amazingly powerful pup. It’s also not long been updated to a double split for extra anti hum.
    Definitely easier than...
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