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My NBD arrived yesterday - a rather tasty MM Bongo. Plays beautifully and looks the biz - it has a subtle light sparkle in the colour!! The fretboard is roasted and figured maple and there’s no pickguard. It appears to have taken exactly 10 days from build to reaching me - this was a direct order through their ‘Vault’ on line system - as was the long scale TC passive Stingray I bought - seems to be a seamless process. I’m sure it’ll be first choice for wedding gigs 😀
 

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3 hours ago, owen said:

It is not a real Bongo until it has a dink at the end of the headstock. Get to it. 


Spookily it arrived with a large piece of foam around the end of the headstock and the Bongo case has a piece of leather fitted in the case to prevent the headstock from making contact with the aluminium on the inside of the frame of the case. 
 

I guess I could play with the big piece of foam on the headstock 😁

 

Anyway, another piece of info - it appears to weigh somewhere less than 8 lbs - which is excellent. 

 

Thanks for the comments guys - it’s a great bass - only 66 made, I believe. It’s called a Bongo Crescendo - and has a BFR neck plate. 

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12 minutes ago, drTStingray said:

 

Anyway, another piece of info - it appears to weigh somewhere less than 8 lbs - which is excellent. 

 

I have owned several Bongos. None of them came with that option.

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I dig the evil twin!! Love the stealth look 😎

 

Ive had a little more playing time with the bass - it feels great and the light weight is unbelievable - my back is applauding both this and the TC Stingray - the Bongo is slightly lighter (the TC Stingray is approx 8 lbs). 
 

The fretboard has no markers which is a nice clean look, lovely grain and figuring.  However (and thankfully), it has markers on the top - quite discrete as they are light coloured. Some more gratuitous pics!! 

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1 hour ago, Eldon Tyrell said:

Cool stuff, first the Timmy C, now the Bongo BFR, maybe this one next?

As we all know, all good things come in threes 😉 

 

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Ooh, SR5 with no pickguard. Tempting… well it was until I saw the price!

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