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New Ball Family Reserve, did a site jump the gun?

brash47

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I just saw this on a music store website as on backorder. I can't find it on the official EBMM website....did someone jump the gun?

A beautifully accented special-edition bass from the Ball Family Reserve, this 5-string Bongo features hand-fitted black binding and a high-gloss ash body.

What's special about this item?
Feature: Ash body
What it does: Strong, snappy responsive tone
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Satin-finished neck Fast, smooth and easy playing feel
Overview
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This special edition Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Bongo 5HH bass is beautifully accented with black pickguard, black plastic parts and chrome plated hardware making this a very desirable instrument. Its high-gloss Dual HH ash body meets a flame-roasted maple neck and maple fingerboard with exquisite hand-fitted black binding. The Bongo comes standard with 18-volt, 4-band preamp, nickel frets, and is limited to just 57 pieces worldwide.
Specs
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- Build Code: 162-BG-RA-01-CS-C1
- Description: Bongo 5 HH BFR 2019 - Wild Cherry Burst
- Size: 12-3/4" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 47- 5/8" long (32.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 121.0 cm long)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
- Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
- Strings: 46w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
- Body Wood: Ash
- Body Color: Wild Cherry Burst
- Body Binding:
- Body Finish: High gloss polyester
- Neck Wood: Select figured roasted maple neck
- Neck Color: Natural
- Neck Binding: Black
- Neck Finish: Ultra-light Satin polyurethane finish
- Fingerboard Wood: Figured roasted maple
- Fingerboard Buffed: No
- Fingerboard Finish: Ultra-light Satin polyurethane finish
- Front Headstock Logo: Black Silkscreen
- Rear Headstock Logo: Black silkscreen, Bear no Serial
- Headstock Finish: Natural
- Frets: 24 - High profile, wide
- Fret Size Height x Width: .047 x .104
- Fret Material: Nickel Silver
- Fret Markers: 5/16" Dot inlay
- Nut Width: 2-13/16" (71.4 mm)
- Neck Width at Last Fret: 1.753 x 2.790
- Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830 inches
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.935 inches
- Tuning Machine Type: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic design
- Tuning Machine Buttons: Chrome
- Bridge Finish: Chrome
- Bridge Type: Standard - Music Man Chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
- Pickguard: Black
- Pickup Cover Material: Plastic
- Knob Color: Black
- Knob Style: Barrel
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Controls: Dual Pickup, 4-band active preamp; vol, bridge/neck pickup balance, treble, high- mid, low-mid, bass
- Pickups: Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MUC BONGO5BFR CRE
 

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brash47

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Yea.....I own that bass. So I'm curious if they are getting new BFRs but didn't get they description yet....but posted the photos online. Like a test post for internal use before its release.

Regardless, I think that's a good lookin bass!!

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brash47

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I just looked again this morning. That bass is now gone off the website.....

New BFR coming soon????!!!!

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coryrich444

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I don’t know what is going on. It was on Zzounds. But guess what? Last Friday I ordered it and Sunday I received it. I was a little worried because of the description saying it was cherry red(which I would still have been happy with). It was sparkle white, drop dead gorgeous with a highly figured maple neck. The description said 57 made but the certificate on mine said 60 were made. I do wish the correction would be made on the website though. When I type in the serial number on the website it says it was manufactured June 29 2021. Now there is a new BFR stingray on zzounds. I’m just curious as to whether my bongo has an ash body being that the typed description was not correct. It feels a good deal lighter than my stingray special 5, and that one does have an ash body
 

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I’m just curious as to whether my bongo has an ash body being that the typed description was not correct. It feels a good deal lighter than my stingray special 5, and that one does have an ash body
You'll have to wait I guess, until the weekend when I'm guessing the EBMM web site will have the correct specs listed. Congrats on your bass.
 
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