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Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH BFR 2019 Bass Wild Cherry Burst

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The Ernie Ball BFR Music Man Bongo 5 represents everything a modern five string bass should be: well balanced, comfortable, resonant and expressive w...Click To Read More About This Product

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Huge, punchy humbucker tone with exquisite tonewoods.

The Ernie Ball BFR Music Man Bongo 5 represents everything a modern five string bass should be: well balanced, comfortable, resonant and expressive with effortless playability. This BFR limited edition features a translucent finish over an ash body (normally Bongos are opaque with basswood bodies).

Other BFR upgrades include a roasted, figured maple neck and fretboard with neck binding (normally Bongos have opaque finishes on the necks and don't feature exquisite woods). Of course it has a 4-band EQ, Neodymium pickups and 18V active preamp that deliver a powerful combination of unparalleled tonal diversity. Limited to just 57 pieces worldwide, the BFR Bongo 5 ships inside a nice hardshell case.

Ball Family Reserve is a celebration of their heritage in instrument craftsmanship, which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare pieces are offered in limited production runs and allow Music Man to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and loyal artists.

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The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.

  • Trans Ash body
  • Figured Flame Roasted Maple Neck with Flame Maple Fingerboard
  • 24 High profile Frets
  • Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
  • Chrome hardware with Matte Black controls
  • Flame Figured Roasted Maple heastock

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  • Wood: Select figured roasted maple neck
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
  • Bridge: Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
  • Brand: Music Man
  • Active preamp: Custom Music Man
  • Material: Figured Roasted Maple
  • Radius: 11"
  • Fret size: High profile, wide
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Half-moons
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.5 mm)
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Control layout: Volume 1, balance, 4-band EQ
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Music Man Chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: USA

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