BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:35 pm

I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on a MusicMan Bongo 6. It kinda scares me, it has the effect circus clowns have on some people. Afraid but can't look away.


The Warwick standard six in Bubinga is getting my attention.

Decisions Decisions

Help me make a decision.


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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby ghiadub » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:49 pm

This will not help, but I just put some cash down on this:

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Might as well go all out, eh?
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby GLJeff » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:49 pm

Gave up on the Yamaha eh? I can't see a Bongo being more versatile (no piezo)
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby GLJeff » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:50 pm

ghiadub wrote:This will not help, but I just put some cash down on this:

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Might as well go all out, eh?


Is that a Roscoe? I'm jealous
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby ghiadub » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:00 pm

GLJeff wrote:Is that a Roscoe? I'm jealous


Yup. A perfect match for my LG3004. Roscoes are the best basses I have played.
There is a 6er for sale here
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby GLJeff » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:15 pm

ghiadub wrote:
GLJeff wrote:Is that a Roscoe? I'm jealous


Yup. A perfect match for my LG3004. Roscoes are the best basses I have played.
There is a 6er for sale here


Considering what they cost I hope they're the best basses you've played [smilie=icon_wink.gif]

I've always wanted one but not at this point in my life unfortunately.
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:42 pm

That Roscoe is beautiful. Thanks for the heads up on the Roscoe for sale at TB. A bit much for me to spend on something I might not adapt to.

My dealer quoted me $1530 for the Bongo 6 Stealth and $1875 for the Corvette 6. Case and candy included.

I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on the BONGO. It looks too un like an instrument. I guess I like traditional looking instruments, especially in a blues band.

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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby nolabass » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:05 pm

BluesBassPlayer wrote: I guess I like traditional looking instruments, especially in a blues band.



There's the rubb ain't it? Blues and ANY 6 string will never go in harmony in the blues world. You might as well get what feels and sounds right and not worry about the blues Nazis.
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:11 pm

nolabass wrote:
BluesBassPlayer wrote: I guess I like traditional looking instruments, especially in a blues band.



There's the rubb ain't it? Blues and ANY 6 string will never go in harmony in the blues world. You might as well get what feels and sounds right and not worry about the blues Nazis.


Butch

My own band members would disown me with a bongoish looking axe. Not that I would play a sixer out of the house any time soon. Jumbo Shrimp, Military Intelligence and 6 string blues bass......

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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby GLJeff » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:47 pm

For Blues I would get a 6 string with a Piezo, my Yamaha had a great tone using the Piezo along with the fretboard soap bar, almost an acoustic fretless tone. Rondo Music has some very affordable 6 strings to test the water with, my Brice fretless 6er has great tone and plays great for $289 NIB. It's no Pedulla but sounds nice at gigs.

This is their top of the line model [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif] http://www.rondomusic.com/z6natspalted.html
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Re: BONGO 6 or Warwick Corvette 6

Postby Golem » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:25 pm

GLJeff wrote: I can't see a Bongo being more versatile (no piezo)


Mine Boingo have piezo !

Are you sayent that EB don't do a 6-Boinger with piezo ?



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