Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 6 HH, Sweetwater Exclusive - Chili Red w/Black Pickguard

6-string Electric Bass Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Chili Red
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Sweetwater-exclusive Bongo 6

This Music Man Sweetwater Exclusive Chili Red Bongo 6 is a beautifully balanced electric bass with a resonant basswood body and a fast-playing maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. Upon its introduction, the Bongo bass was immediately embraced by top bassists like John Myung and Dave LaRue. A generous double cutaway design gives you effortless access to the upper register, while two powerful humbuckers with neodymium magnets deliver boatloads of beefy tone. An onboard 18-volt preamp with a 4-band EQ completes the Sweetwater-exclusive Music Man Bongo 6.

Music Man Sweetwater Exclusive Bongo 6 Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • The Bongo: unconventional and awesome
  • It's easy to keep your Music Man in top playing condition
  • Sweetwater-exclusive aesthetics
The Bongo: unconventional and awesome

Designed by Music Man and BMW Designworks, the instrument boasts clean lines and stunning, unconventional good looks. Around the time of its 2003 January NAMM show unveiling, Dave LaRue put the bass through its paces and proclaimed that the next generation of Music Man basses had indeed arrived. Another early adopter, Dream Theater's John Myung was a driving force behind the creation of this 6-string Bongo. With its active electronics, amazingly versatile controls, neodymium-magnet humbucking pickups, and a bevy of other innovations, the Bongo proves itself.

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

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 6 will be ready to rock. You won't have to do it often, but this innovative feature just goes to show you that Music Man instruments are made for hard-working, hard-playing musicians.

Sweetwater-exclusive aesthetics

The Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo solidbody electric bass guitar has been around for over a decade. But now it's available with a new look that commands attention. The body is covered in a flawlessly applied Chili Red finish and a 3-ply black pickguard that contrasts the rest of the instrument perfectly. It's a bold look that's sure to find favor with players looking to stand out onstage. And you can only find this bass here at Sweetwater.

Music Man Sweetwater Exclusive Bongo 6 Electric Bass Features:
  • Lightweight, resonant, basswood body with generous double cutaway
  • Sweetwater-exclusive Chili Red finish and 3-ply black pickguard
  • Fast-playing maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and 24 wide, high-profile frets
  • Two humbucking pickups with with neodymium magnets deliver fat, punchy bass
  • Active preamp with 4-band 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 Music Man Bongo 6.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Bongo
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Color Chili Red
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Neck Material Select Maple
Radius 11"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Custom Half-moons
Number of Frets 24, high profile wide
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 2.25"
Bridge/Tailpiece Music Man chrome plated hardened steel bridge plate with steel saddles
Tuners Custom Music Man tapered string posts tuning machines
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 .032, .045, .065, .080, .100, .130
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 182-HC-22-01

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