Ernie Ball Music Man John Myung Bongo 6 HH - Platinum Silver

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The John Myung artist series Bongo is a sleek, ultra-modern 6 string bass crafted and perfected to John's exacting specifications. With over a decade long refinement process, John and the Ernie Ball Music Man engineering team have addressed a multitude of design features to further enhance comfortability, playability, and overall performance. Some key features include a simplified control layout with preprogrammed equalization, a perfectly balanced compact basswood body mated to a maple neck with 5 string nut width for tighter string spacing, and a golden ratio fretboard utilizing a combination of rosewood and roasted maple for an elegant aesthetic. This instrument is truly an artist inspired design that facilitates John's needs as a performance artist and master technician.

  • 6-string bass with 5-string Bongo dimensions, resulting in a tighter string spacing of 7.5mm at the nut and 14mm at the bridge 
  • Simplified controls: volume and pickup blend
  • 5-way pickup blend knob is notched for precise and easy-to-access pickup blend combos 
  • No visible pole pieces for smooth, sleek aesthetic
  • Rosewood and maple fretboard mathematically divided using the golden ratio
  • Thinner faster neckjust over 1/32" thinner at the 1st fret than the 12th fret

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Control Diagram View PDF
Instrument Size 12-3/4" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 47-5/8" long (32.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 121.0 cm long)
Body Color Platinum Silver
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Wood Basswood
Bridge Music Man® chrome plated, steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
Controls Volume
Fingerboard Rosewood/Roasted Maple
Frets 24 - High profile, wide
Fret Markers White Half moon inlay
Hardware Chrome
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Neck Colors Natural
Neck Finish Oil and Wax
Neck Radius 11" (27.9 cm)
Neck Width 1-3/4" (44.5 mm) at nut 2-13/16" (71.4 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Roasted Maple Neck
Pickguard Black
Pickups Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Strings 32w-45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Cobalt Bass)
Switching 5-way pickup blend knob
Tuning Machines Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic design

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