Music Man Bongo 4
Music Man Bongo 4

Bongo 4, 4-string bass guitar from Music Man in the Bongo series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Joe-Rhys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a low phenomenal!"

Music Man Bongo 4
This is a Made in san luis obispo, therefore, the united states.
it has a basswood body, a fixed bridge musicman, 24 frets maple neck with rosewood fingerboard with benchmarks half moon.
the pickups are duplicates as we know them.
the settings are very sophisticated; volume, balance, bass boost and treble boost and midrange-treble and mid-bass.
with here, if you think its not a good ...


the handle is really very good; much better elsewhere than a stingray classic.
ergonomics is very good, and the BMW design is really great and I love it!
access to acute is exemplary, hard to beat except on Fodera ...
it all sounds really, those of accuracy, jazz bass, the stingray, the sterling and other ...


it is suitable for all styles!
I plugged in a Genz-Benz NEO-PAK 3.5 and it really is ecstasy!
I say more except that has all the sounds of creation!
for short, I loved all the sounds!


I have tried only 1 hour and I already won!
I had a wal mach 3 4 strings, I tried to ZON, I had a TRB-6 of 1996, I tried the stingray, the sterling, the sterling by music man ray 34 (this is true copy of the stingray in a little better!), the American special precision, and others who deserve to write a novel so I have loved and hated!
I think it is too expensive! € 2500 is the ruin!
is its only downside, and possibly the shape of the body that repels some, this is what I read in here and there ...
but I liked ...
Moreover, I hesitated to take the 6 strings to my school jazz ..
finally, I think it's certainly one of the best bass I've had hands .... and when we play the blues on it .... aïeaïeaïe!
really sound!

LeMusicienElectronique's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Bongo 4
U.S. Manufacturing
24 frets, 2 humbucker humbucker countrv, prampli 18V
Musicman bridge standard
Rglages volume, balance microphones, EQ: bass, lo-med, med-hi, acute
Bolt (5vis)


The handle is a dconcertante ease, but watch out for bread that agree trs well ;-) It is quite thin and rounded.
Access in acute poses no problem.
In terms of ergonomics is the bass balance, I find lgre (I also have a Stingray 5 of the beginning of the 90s, much heavier!)
To get a good sound, you just plug it ;-)


Configuration 2 microphones is more versatile than the Stingray. It goes by without a problem its warm sound groovy slamming (Musicman sound, what!) Only using the legalization of pots on the bass.
I play on a mini Markbass 121P combo, legalization flat on the amp because it rglages the same low trs are effective.
I use it in balance with gnral microphones in the middle, lower back and some hi-med and treble. Thurs fingers and slap only
Musicman sound is rput to be fairly typical. We keep the sound fairly typical granular Stingray but this configuration two microphones adds much more versatility.
J'tais a little skeptical about setting dpart two microphones, afraid that the sound has not dnature but it is not. In short, for those who love the sound Musicman is a joy!


I've had two weeks now and what strikes me most is the power of sound. Good god, adcoiffe! I never jou a powerful instrument before, even my Stingray is ple figure ct.
I do dcolle that only the gain on the amp if not a peak right now!
I love the look even if purists may cry foul = P As I finish is Dargie Delight (martini olive green back and shaped cocktail glasses on the handle )
If c'tait again I repeat the same!

Snew's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Bongo 4
- In what country does she makes?
- How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration?
24 frets, pickups in HH (2 Hambuckers)

- What are the rglages?
Many rglages possible (volume, balance micro, medium and severe acute, bass, treble)

In short, versatile configuration trs.


- The handle is it enjoyable?
One of the best I've experienced, really enjoyable trs.
As against the fact that the neck pickup is closer to the TRS sleeve is a little Drouant dpart for the slap. But you get done quickly and does not prevent anything.

- Access in acute (dernires freight) is it easy?
no acute problem with your checks.

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
I find the bass really heavy (4.2 kg) is its weak point. So I think investing in a wide strap for comfort. As against it fits perfectly and is playable trs.

- Gets it easy to sound good?
Yes! The very first time I test the low c'tait on my PC (I did not have my amp on hand). And by connecting directly to the sound card: wow!


- Appropriate are your style of music?
I play a little bit of everything except metal. I've mostly funk, blues, rock ... No problem to find one that suits her every time.

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I use a bass amp and a Vamp Warwick Sweet 15.

- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
Almost everything can get. This is especially apparent slap the sound!

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
The sound is a real slap in rgal.


- How long have you use it?
Since October 2006

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
What I love most: playing comfort and above all the sound possibilities. Y a potato!

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Indeed not. This made me lower the eye and I came across a good offer trs opportunity on the Internet, I jump on it without even trying, but I have no regrets!

- How do you report qualitprix?
Nine, the report quality / price ratio is pretty bad. I think it is better to STUDY the lower left of instrument maker to more than 2000
on the other hand I had occasion in 1200 (perfect state, flight case included). And has worth.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, hsiter.

Stanleyclark's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Music Man Bongo 4
Size 4-String 12-3/4 "wide, 1-5/8" thick, 46 "long

Selected Basswood Wood
Finish High Gloss Polyester

Bridge MusicMan chrome plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
Piezo bridge white Pickguards

Headstock 8-1/8 "(4-String) 9 3 / 4" (5-String)
Width 1-5/8 "(4-String) 1 3 / 4" (5-String) at nut
2-9/16 "(4-String) 2 13/16" (5-String) at last cargo

Wood Selected Maple
Fingerboard Fretted - Rosewood
Opaque Finish Satin Finish - Color matches body
Tuners Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
Scale Length 34 inches
Radius 11 inches

Pickups & Controls:

Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets (4-band EQ: volume, bridge / neck pickup balance, low-mid/high-mid, bass, treble)


It's a plane. Super simple to play.
24 cases with acute ACCS impeccable.
Outstanding ergonomics, the design is doing by BMW. We like it or not but it is enjoyable to wear.
SOUND !!!!!! It's Music Man in all its glory, two microphones with a lot of super precise roundness, and the possibility to mix the two mics rglages. Nothing said is probably low in the most versatile Music Man (Rock, Funck, Bossa, Jazz, Metal ...)


The bongo combined with an Ampeg head transistor (B2) is madness!
Trs an answer fast with big bass that does not drool.
Whether it's at mdiator finger, tapping in the slap this bass fits relement well.

After a few try's house, it took me all of 15 mins break for big sound. Both composed of rock that jam on the slap sound is pure. I board not even taking low compress it blends perfectly into my dja mix. Sincerely I do not regret this purchase at this time no visible default.


I for a week, and I do not couraging my chance. For me it is really beautiful and I always come back no sound!!
Music man it's expensive, but it's good. No pb I would do the same choice.