Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Artist Series John Myung Bongo 6 HH
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a new model in their Artist Series with the John Myung Bongo 6 HH. The Dream Theater bassist collaborated with the company on his new signature axe to make it his own.
“The John Myung artist series Bongo is a sleek, ultra-modern 6 string bass crafted and perfected to John’s exacting specifications,” Ernie Ball writes. “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.”
The bass starts as a Bongo but has some key differences including a simplified control layout with preprogrammed equalization. The dual humbuckers, which have neodymium magnets, are controlled with just a volume knob and a five-way pickup blend knob to change the selected coils. Its compact basswood body is fitted with a maple neck. EBMM uses a five-string nut width for a tighter string spacing. Another bold feature is its fingerboard, which the company describes as “a golden ratio fretboard utilizing a combination of rosewood and roasted maple for an elegant aesthetic.”
Watch Myung put it to use in this quick demo video:
The Ernie Ball Music Man Artist Series John Myung Bongo Six-String Bass is available to order now for $2,999 and ships within three months.
Ernie Ball Music Man Artist Series John Myung Bongo Six-String Bass Specs:
|Construction:||5-bolt, Sculpted Neck Joint|
|Frets:||24 High Profile, Wide|
|Fret Markers:||White Half Moon Inlay|
|Pickups:||Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets|
|Controls:||Volume, 5-way pickup blend knob|
|Tuners:||Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic design|
|Bridge:||Music Man® chrome plated, steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles|
|Finish:||High Gloss Polyester Black|