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SKU MUSICM-164-C4-22-01

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HS 5-String Bass, Firemist Purple, Rosewood Board

  • Music Man Bongo 5 HS
  • 5 String Bass 
  • Firemist Purple
  • 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
  • Music Man Humbucking Bridge Pickup w/ Neodymium Magnets
  • Music Man Single-Coil Neck Pickup 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
  • 5 Bolt Neck Plate
  • Molded Plastic Music Man Hard Shell Case and Case Candy
  • Instrument Weight: 9 lbs.

Player's Perspective

Music Man's Bongo bass doesn't really resemble anything else on the market. It's not a tweaked version of a popular design; it's a completely new and different instrument with powerful electronics and wonderfully unique looks that were literally designed by race car engineers. Embraced by the rock community but really up for anything, the Bongo has versatile on-board controls that'll let you dial in your sound before even looking at 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. 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. 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 dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This Bongo 5 HS 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 has inspected, tested, set up, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.