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Did Mark King use a Zon bass on "Something about you" video ??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Papersen, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
  2. Thunderthumbs73


    May 5, 2008
    I can't seem to open the video, but Mark has been most often seen and identified with a Jaydee Supernatural bass made by John Diggins in the UK.
  3. phall2112


    Dec 31, 2008
    Looks like a zon to me.
  4. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Claremont, CA.
    Yup...Zon Scepter with a Kahler tremolo.
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  6. Archaeobass


    Dec 12, 2008
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Oh, what lust I have for that bass.
  7. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I got a chance to play that bass years ago. The Bass Centre, back when it was in Wapping in London, had it, complete with Mark King's signature on the back. And it's a Legacy, not a Scepter. Very nice bass. :) Shame I wasn't a good enough player back then to do it any justice.
  8. Addison

    Addison This time, I didn't forget the gravy. Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    Bismarck, ND
    Graphic Designer, Zon Guitars
    Thread resurrection!

    That's a Zon Legacy bass, not a Scepter... old logo on the headstock... probably one of the first that they made.

    And yes, that's a Kahler tremolo.

    KILLER song... one of my favorites from this era.
  9. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    So he was back then the 1st famous player to play a Zon?
  10. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I'm sorry, but Mark King looks so uncomfortable with his bass up like that. It actually looks like it hurts.
  11. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
  12. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Not sure if he was ever an "endorsing artist", he's not mentioned anywhere on that timeline, but John Giblin was using Zon basses in the early 1980s.
    May 1981: ZON GUITARS founded as a custom guitar and repair shop in Buffalo, New York.

    June 1981: Zon exhibits at first NAMM show in Chicago, Illinois. Unveils Signature and Standard model 4- and 8-string basses.

    October 1981: Rick James and the Stone City Band become Zon's first endorsing artist