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Swapped my Bass for a BONGO! (Pictures inside)

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(@slejhamer)
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My new baby. :D

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


   
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(@redneckrocker)
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S W E E T !

~Mike the Redneck Rocker.

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(@margaret)
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Gettin' pretty fancy there, Slejhamer!

Congratulations!

Margaret

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(@musenfreund)
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8)

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(@dan-t)
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Very cool Mitch! 8) Congrats.

Dan

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Very nice!

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(@akflyingv)
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Looks really cool!


   
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(@elecktrablue)
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! :D

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(@slejhamer)
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Thanks for looking.

Baby Bongo is Bada**. :)

I was inspired by some video clips of Dave Larue (now with Joe Satriani, previously with John Petrucci) playing a Bongo ... then I found someone selling this one, which is actually quite dinged up in places. Got a great price for this bad boy.

Check out Larue getting jazzy from ~2:15 to 3:00 in this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgUwD9e8uNM

The best thing is, with the dual humbuckers and FOUR TONE KNOBS (the dual-concentric stacks in the photo) I can get a much broader range of tones now, which I really need for our church band as the music is so varied (rock, gospel, some R&B-tinged stuff, etc.) I'm told this bass will get classic Stingray and Jazz Bass tones with a simple turn of the pickup blend pot, but the funny thing is I can't get that great zing that I got from the Mustang. Ah well, it will be an excuse to buy another someday ...

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(@nexion)
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Cool! 8)

What did you have before?

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
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(@slejhamer)
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I had a Fender Mustang bass, which was a great bass to learn on. It is now in the hands of a fellow GN member. Win win!

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(@sgincyqx)
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Margaret's got his old Mustang, and it's making me jealous :evil:

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


   
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(@slejhamer)
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Margaret's got his old Mustang, and it's making me jealous :evil:

I helped a friend set up his Mustang this week, and dang that short neck and lightweight body are so nice! The Bongo is great, but I miss the ease ...

And, I'll be back in short-scale land by the end of the year ... 8)

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


   
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