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Al Belt

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Jan 24, 2023
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Hello everyone! Rejoining the forum several years after three very nice USA sterlings, gone and missed. Now, proud owner of this 98 SR4. Pics! 37C765C0-04C3-4ACC-83AD-383F46BCDCAE.jpeg 1CE70F56-D1B4-4960-A780-74ED1312DCCC.jpeg (the way it got home, now under cleaning and buffing). B58AFCBD-5EA9-473E-8358-FE951F118DDD.jpeg 207BE783-750D-4546-B7FA-4C6E9591A206.jpeg 17FCEA56-635D-48DD-8E54-9DEDDD64E6A1.jpeg C860B0F9-B403-4A61-A950-FB012D64721A.jpeg
 

ZiggyDude

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Harrisburg
I seem to have a problem with resisting more Bongos :)

Someday I will need a 12 step program. But need 5 more Bongos first. The Desert Gold was my first. I just picked up the Blue Sparkle.

I call the Electric Blue one the Dave LaRue bass. I was wondering where I can get another pickguard like that. Put it on the Fuchsia sparkle bass.

I am looking for a silver sparkle Bongo 5.

Bongo Family 002.jpg

DL Pickguard 001.jpg
 

ZiggyDude

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That looks like either blue or tuxedo candy crush from Pickguard Planet.
It looks like an aftermarket? Really?! I bought this bass new from Bass Central. Though I noticed that there are a few "refinements" in the bass where it seems that it was gone over. As soon as I took it out of the case I could tell right away. Also - when I put the serial number into the database, the pickguard color is not listed. That struck me as odd.
 

mynan

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Spring Lake, MI
It looks like an aftermarket? Really?! I bought this bass new from Bass Central.
MM did make pickguards with a pattern like the one on your Bongo. I don't remember what they were called, but I remember blue and orange in that pattern and there may have been a couple other colors as well. I remember because I was thinking about putting one on the DD2 Bongo that I had.
 

rtbass

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Jul 29, 2023
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West Michigan
Greetings, new forum member here. Here's my 2022 Stingray Special HH pickup back in January. It is the love of my life and I think I have stronger feelings for it than I do for my own children. Speaking of children, I also have a Sterling Ray34 that was my gateway into the Stingray, but my son "co-opted" it and it lives in his room now.


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Rod Trussbroken

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Bris Vegas. AUSTRALIA.
Greetings, new forum member here. Here's my 2022 Stingray Special HH pickup back in January. It is the love of my life and I think I have stronger feelings for it than I do for my own children. Speaking of children, I also have a Sterling Ray34 that was my gateway into the Stingray, but my son "co-opted" it and it lives in his room now.

Very nice! Welcome to the Forum (y)
 
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