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SKU MUSICM-162-C4-22-01-CS-BM

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 5-String HH Bass, Firemist Purple, Matching Headstock, Rosewood Fretboard, 9 lbs.

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  • Music Man Bongo 5 HH
  • 5 String Bass 
  • Firemist Purple w/Matching Headstock
  • Basswood Body
  • Select Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 11" Radius 
  • 24 High Profile Narrow Width Frets
  • 1 5/8" Nut Width
  • Half Moon Inlays
  • 2x Music Man Humbucking Pickups w/ Neodymium Magnets
  • 4 Band Active Preamp
  • Controls: Vol, Blend, Treble, High-Mid, Low-Mid, Bass
  • Music Man Chrome Plated, Hardened Steel Bridge Plate with Stainless Steel Saddles
  • Scale Length: 34" 
  • Music Man Custom Lightweight Tuners
  • Black Hardware
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case and Case Candy
  • Instrument Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Serial #: F82589

Player's Perspective

Music Man's Bongo bass doesn't really resemble anything else on the market. For starters, the aesthetics of this bass were realized with the help of the BMW design team. So it's no wonder why this feels like a racecar under your fingers. The engine (aka pre-amp) is revved, roaring, and ready to rip, just as a well-made sports car should.

It's not a tweaked version of a popular design; it's a completely new and different instrument with powerful electronics and wonderfully modern looks. Embraced by the rock community but really up for just about anything, the Bongo has versatile on-board controls and 2 that'll let you dial in your sound without having to even touch your amp's EQ. The tone is beefy and full, with clear harmonics and plenty of punch. It's perfect for players who need that extra kick in their tone. The neck is comfortable and fast with totally unrestricted upper register access. It's also got you covered if you need to go waaaay down low and hit that low-B. The response is tight and punchy, proving that you don't need a 35" scale to have a tight B-string. The neck is also nice and slim so whether you're new to playing 5-string bass or If you're looking for a powerful bass that's a little different than the rest, this is the way to go.

Item Details

The Bongo 5 represents everything a modern five string bass should be: well balanced, comfortable, resonant and expressive with effortless playability with a tight B-string. The double cutaway basswood body design is of superior construction and along with a 24 fret finished neck offers unimpeded access for high register two-octave fretwork. Available in single humbucking, double humbucking and humbucking single configurations the Bongo along with its 4 band EQ, Neodymium pickups and 18V active preamp deliver a powerful combination of unparalleled tonal diversity.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Premier Dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This Bongo 5 HH is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.