NBD: Incoming Bongo

NBD: Incoming Bongo

I have been flirting with the idea of getting a bongo for a while, and when I found this beauty on Reverb I had to pounce. I was saving up for the firemist purple because the bongo with the black hardware looked amazing, but I found this 2015 Bongo 5 HH dark pacific blue and new this was my next bass. It has an ebony fretboard as well, which only made the purchase that much more amazing.

Now for my impressions. The first thing I want to put to rest, and it was a concern of mine at first, is the playability of the painted neck. I have played on many oil stock necks by music man, and this painted neck plays just as well. There is no difference to me when I play this bongo with its painted neck or my roasted maple neck big al. Both play super fast and there is no drag with the painted neck. I also cannot believe how comfortable the bass is to play both standing and sitting. The sound is also impeccable. I paly in a cover band, and begin able to simple turn the pickup blend knob a little to get something that is extremely plucky and then go the other way to get a smooth powerful tone is awesome. I am extremely happy with this bass.

I have never seen this color on a bongo before, so I am guessing this might be a rare bass, but if anyone knows that this was a color option, I was not looking at bongos until recently, please correct me.

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