Music Man Bongo 6 HH Stealth Black

6-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Basswood
  • 5-Bolt neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Fretboard radius: 11"
  • Graphite nut
  • Nut width: 57.15 mm (2 1/4")
  • Scale: 864 mm (34")
  • 24 Frets
  • Pickups: 2 Music Man humbucker with neodymium magnets
  • Active 18 Volt 4-band pre-amplifier
  • Controls: Master Volume, Balance, Treble, Hi & Low Mid and Bass
  • Black pickguard
  • Black hardware
  • Colour: Stealth black
  • Case included
  • Made in USA
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Basic Shape Bongo
Colour Black
Body Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 24
Scale Longscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No
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Weapon of bass destruction
Wallygator, 03.07.2020
As I am playing 5 & 6 string basses "the time has come" to get an six stringer from MM. Up to now I am using 2 six string Yamahas and 2 MM Stingrays 5 (one fretless), the last ones I love for their sound and general feeling. For me the only acceptable color was Stealth Black, bass looks much more impressive live than on the pictures. The sound combination of powerful HH pickups and 4 band EQ gives a lot of possibilities, but flat EQ and both pickups gives perfect, meaty and dynamic sound is enough to easily set it up in every mix. The neck has a different shape than the other six stringers I payed, weird at the beginning, but finally I found it as most comfortable six stringer ever - I had no bigger hand fatigue after 12 hrs of playing than playing Stingray 5. As for MM the details quality is perfect, dedicated MM case is securing the instrument perfectly, the only tiny minus is lack of dedicated allen keys to set up instrument. The initial instrument setup was too hard for me, but it is individual thing and corrected it quickly. I'm very happy.
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une 6 cordes au look "black widow", au son très lourd ...
Dominique D., 12.08.2011
la Bongo a cette particularité d'avoir une forme chaleureusement détestée des musiciens! or, en 6 cordes, ce look passe bien, et d'autant plus en cette finition, toute de noir satiné! le Si grave a une définition exceptionnelle, la tessiture est excellente : les quatre contrôles de tonalité permettent une sculpture du son très aisée. Peut-être aurait-on aimé un écartement des cordes encore moins large, pour un manche plus étroit, mais on s'y fait très vite. La fabrication est de grande classe et merci Thomann pour la photo "artistique" livrée dans l'étui!
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Music Man... What else?
Michael5731, 14.12.2015
Zu der Marke Music Man braucht man wohl nichts mehr sagen.

Was den Bass selbst betrifft, so hat er auf den ersten Blick natürlich eine optische Differenz zu den anderen MM-Modellen, was allerdings in keinster Weise negativ gemeint ist.

Der 6-Saiter lässt sich sehr angenehm spielen, hat aus meiner Sicht ein sehr ideales String-Spacing, ohne dabei den Hals zu breit zu machen. Überhaupt habe ich immer das Gefühl gehabt, dass sich der Bongo sehr einfach spielen lässt, was die Greifhand betrifft.

Vom Sound her... Nun, es ist zu diesem Modell sehr oft gesagt worden, dass der EQ kaum Wünsche offen lässt und fast jeden Sound bedienen kann. Das kann ich voll und ganz unterstreichen - hier wurde wirklich eine tolle Klangregelung eingebaut. Einziger Kritikpunkt ist, dass ich persönlich bisher mit Potis gearbeitet habe, die eine Mittelrasterung hatten. Das ist hier nicht der Fall, aber ob das letztendlich wirklich ausschlaggebend ist, sollte jeder für sich entscheiden.

Die Stimmmechaniken sind ebenfalls aus meiner Sicht super - ich hab den Bass sogar schon mehrfach über Wochen nicht nachstimmen müssen.

Zu der Verarbeitung: Ich kann nur sagen, dass das Teil aus meiner Sicht hier keinerlei Abstriche verdient. Mehr kann man nicht mehr sagen.

Ich hatte bisher kein Problem mit dem Gewicht des Instruments, auch über längere Strecken. Zudem hängt der Bass für mich sehr ideal am Körper und pedelt sich genauso ein.

Und ja: Das Modell ist schwarz und das dürfte nicht jedermanns Geschmack sein. Allerdings muss ich sagen, dass die Kombination der Farbe und der Form des Körpers einfach seinen großen Reiz hat.

Unterm Strich kann ich sagen, dass der Bongo eine klare Kaufempfehlung ist. Ja, sicherlich, der Preis mag gerade für einen Hobby-Musiker hoch erscheinen, andererseits bekommt man hier ein Instrument fürs Leben.
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plus haut c'est le soleil!!!!!
Cédric N., 02.01.2012
juste incroyable!!!!
dès que j'ai eu cette basse en main ça été l'extase complète!!!
un son d'une richesse infinie, un manche parfait et une finition superbe.
les cordes ont un écartement idéal et les jeux y est fluide et sublime.
je ne peux que recommander cet instrument!!!
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