Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH Fretless - Black

4-string Electric Bass, Fretless, with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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Get Big Tone with This Fretless Bongo Bass!

The Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH fretless bass is a beautifully balanced electric bass with a comfortable, resonant basswood body and a fast-playing maple neck with a pau ferro fingerboard. A generous double cutaway design gives you effortless access to the upper register, while powerful humbuckers with neodymium magnets give you boatloads of beefy tone. Many Sweetwater bassists love the smooth sound of a fretless bass, and the Bongo delivers killer fretless tone in Ernie Ball Music Man style. An onboard 18-volt preamp with a 3-band EQ completes the fabulous Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH fretless bass.

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH Electric Fretless Bass at a Glance:
  • The Bongo: unconventional and awesome
  • It's easy to keep your Ernie Ball Music Man in top playing condition
  • Ernie Ball Music Man - the pro's choice
The Bongo: unconventional and awesome

Designed by Ernie Ball Music Man president Sterling Ball and the company's R&D department, the Bongo is a looker. BMW Designworks was largely responsible for the instrument's clean lines and stunning, unconventional good looks. Around the time of its 2003 January NAMM show unveiling, Dave LaRue put a 5-string version through its paces at a Dixie Dregs concert and afterward proclaimed that the next generation of Ernie Ball Music Man basses had indeed arrived. Dave's been a Bongo player ever since. Another early adopter, Dream Theater's John Myung was a driving force behind the creation of the 6-string Bongo. With its active electronics, amazingly versatile controls, neodymium-magnet humbucking pickups, and a bevy of other innovations, the Bongo proves that when it comes to basses, history isn't doomed to repeat itself. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH Fretless has the tones you need.

It's easy to keep your Ernie Ball Music Man in top playing condition

Ernie Ball Music Man instruments sport an innovative truss rod adjustment wheel that makes it easy to fine-tune the neck. Simply take an implement like an allen wrench, small screw driver, etc., and insert it into the truss rod adjustment wheel. Turn the wheel in small increments until the neck feels just right, and your Bongo 4 HH fretless bass will be ready to rock. You won't have to do it often, but this innovative feature just goes to show you that Ernie Ball Music Man instruments are made for hard-working, hard-playing musicians.

Ernie Ball Music Man - the pro's choice

Ernie Ball Music Man guitars and basses have been staples in the music scene since their introduction in the '70s. In fact, some of the world's best-known guitar players have their own signature Ernie Ball Music Man models. Always striving for a better instrument, Ernie Ball Music Man introduced the first production active EQ in basses and guitars, unique tuner placement, and much more. Musicians across a wide range of musical genres have played Ernie Ball Music Man guitars and basses over the years including Steve Morse, Albert Lee, Tony Levin, John Petrucci, Steve Lukather, Flea, Dave LaRue, John Myung, and countless others. Join the pros and play a world-class Ernie Ball Music Man instrument today!

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH Electric Fretless Bass Features:
  • Lightweight, resonant, basswood body with generous double cutaway
  • Fast-playing maple neck with a fretless pau ferro fingerboard
  • Humbucking pickups with with neodymium magnets delivers fat, punchy bass
  • Active preamp with EQ gives you tons of control over your tone
  • 5-bolt neck attachment for perfect alignment with no shifting
  • Sculpted neck joint gives you easy access to upper register
  • Adjustable truss rod - no component or string removal required
  • Body cavity and aluminum control cover coated with graphite acrylic resin for superior shielding
  • Hardshell case included
Ready for a next-gen bass? You need the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH Fretless Bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Bongo
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Neck Material Select Maple, Bolt-on
Radius 11"
Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
Number of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Nut Material Melamine
Bridge/Tailpiece Music Man Chrome-plated, Hardened Steel Bridge Plate, Stainless Steel Saddles
Tuners Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic design
Neck Pickup Music Man Neodymium Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Music Man Neodymium Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance control, 4-band active EQ
Strings Super Slinky Bass, (.045-.100)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 142-01-43-01

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