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  1. Thread: Prototype ?

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    Prototype ?

    Found this image when reading a zombie
    thread in another bass forum [mea culpa].

    Anywho, as a zombie thread it began back
    when the Bongo was introduced. So it got
    me to thinking ... "Early...
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    The Rolling Stones - You Canít Always Get What...

    The Rolling Stones - You Canít Always Get What You Want (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube

    Bongo 4 | Basses | Ernie Ball Music Man

    You did say you are willing to wait. I waited ...
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    I had a desert gold Boingo with a tortise PG. ...

    I had a desert gold Boingo with a tortise PG.
    The yellow-goldish elements in that PG were
    a dead match for the DG paint. Waaaay cool.
    Not likely to ever see it again, it's in Japan :-(
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    Reaonably sure those are Rotosound Monel Flats.

    Reaonably sure those are Rotosound Monel Flats.
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    Help: Is not the SUB s/n on the headstock and the SR...

    Is not the SUB s/n on the headstock
    and the SR s/n is on the neck plate ?
    A neck swap ... with no discards, two
    mongrels result ... could produce one
    ax with no s/n at all and a second ax ...
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    Help: If you put SR decals on a SUB it's black on black.

    If you put SR decals on a SUB it's black on black.
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    Help: Sounds like a neck swap. Sacrificing a Ray...

    Sounds like a neck swap.

    Sacrificing a Ray to upgrade a SUB
    is kinda weird, but there is prolly a
    reason ... or reasonS. Thaz the tricky
    thing. Really hasta be TWO reasons.

    Two...
  8. Thread: Bass guitar HELP

    by Golem
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    The dot pictures sure look like a factory fret...

    The dot pictures sure look like a factory fret job.

    The short time difference between the body date
    and neck date doesn't seem suspicious ... but then
    again, the data base SHOULD agree, yet...
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    Never knew that, but now that you've edumacated...

    Never knew that, but now that you've
    edumacated me on that, I'm not really
    sooprized. My MM basses get along
    verrrrry well with my MarkBass stuff !
    A perfect match ... to me. But "to me" ...
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    Very reasonable thought there, but .... ...

    Very reasonable thought there, but ....

    Seems like a company that can make a
    success out of The Bongo ought to be
    able to succeed in any related arena.

    Yes I loooove my Bongos, but...
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    I don't know from old, re-issue, smoothie etc etc...

    I don't know from old, re-issue, smoothie etc etc
    but when you find the magical mix of seemingly
    minor details all somehow adding up to "ax love"
    it's waaaaaay sooper special ...... ENJOY !
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    Question: There is some belief that a trapeze tail, and ...

    There is some belief that a trapeze tail, and
    likewise a long distance from nut to peg, will
    give strings a more elastic feel. IOW tension
    at pitch is fixed as per laws of physics, but a ...
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    FWIW, I have an SR4 4-bolt with EBMM logos, skunk...

    FWIW, I have an SR4 4-bolt with EBMM logos, skunk stripe,
    and trussrod nut at the headstock. Date in the neck pocket
    is Oct 28 1989.
  14. Thread: parts for EBMM

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    Acoarst you can buy a nut. It has no logo on it...

    Acoarst you can buy a nut. It has no
    logo on it and occasionally someone
    cracks one, or files it too deeply.

    Some parts are simply maintenance
    items: Nuts, switches, jacks ... pretty ...
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    Even when set to center detents, every EQ-pre...

    Even when set to center detents,
    every EQ-pre has its signature
    tonal contour ... IOW there is no
    such thing as "flat".
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    Question: Thaz pretty much "the long and the short of it...

    Thaz pretty much "the long and the short
    of it ...... "



    [intentional pun, mea culpa].


    On the lowest string, it keeps the heavy
    [main] windings from wrapping onto the
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    Question: Might as well ask "what's with the lack of a...

    Might as well ask "what's with the lack of
    a NECK thru design on it? that's generally
    the superior way ........ "

    In either case, there's plenty players that
    would huuuuuugely...
  18. Thread: N o b d

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    IIRC it is of the first generation of crazy ...

    IIRC it is of the first generation of crazy
    Boingo colors. At that time I had a Lava
    Pearl and a Desert Gold, and so I looked
    at Medallion Gold as a rather "quiet" or
    "tame" finish. Acoarst,...
  19. Thread: N o b d

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    Myself I did not know the name of the color ......

    Myself I did not know the name of the
    color ... hadda research it a bit. As to
    the "dummy text", there's no alphabet
    to the type of dummy text I refer to.
    It's just a texture field of white...
  20. Thread: N o b d

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    As a fairly constant internet browser, I have...

    As a fairly constant internet browser,
    I have encountered only one instance
    of a Boingo 4FL 1H-piezo ... this one.

    I do have one more, bought 10 yr ago
    face-to-face no internet...
  21. Thread: N o b d

    by Golem
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    Color is Medallion Gold. PG is very strange....

    Color is Medallion Gold. PG is very
    strange. Has tiny details that look
    like tiny "dummy text". All the tiny
    black things that look like oversize
    black pixels are not artifacts of jpg ...
  22. Thread: N o b d

    by Golem
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    Yup. I use them on everything ! Slide it all the...

    Yup. I use them on everything ! Slide it all the way south
    and almost zero effect. Way north is all thumpity thump.
    In between provides various amounts of twang relief.
  23. Thread: N o b d

    by Golem
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    N o b d

    New Old Boingo Day:

    FL 1H piezo

    Can't get this stuff nomo !

    Oct 28 2008 in neck pocket.

    PG looks to be nonEBMM,
    never seen anything like it.
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    FL is different ... stating the obvious ... and a...

    FL is different ... stating the obvious ... and a
    major difference is the effect of PU location.
    I share your concern about a "deep" sound,
    but with FL the stand SR4 1H PU location is
    not...
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    Not merely eye candy ... it's "wood porn" ! ...

    Not merely eye candy ... it's "wood porn" !

    =================================

    OTOH, reading my own sig line, I count a
    dozen FL MM's ... not a loser in the bunch.
    So, I'd easily...
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