consider a 5 string Zon Legacy (fretted) should i...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. use some of the koa i got in Kauai'i?




  2. Thanks Josh!!!

    i have some pieces for the headstock too


    what's that liquid material that you wipe on wood to make the figure look like its final finish?


  3. water?
  4. Use that third board set in the first pics for the zon! :hyper:

    And wipe a little water on the boards to make the grain show like finished.
  5. thanks for the thoughts!!! i'm kinda partial to the 3rd one too.

    water is what i used in the first set of pics.

    i thought there was some other material that really showed the figure.

    ah well.

  6. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Putting a lot of water on the boards probably isn't good for them. I believe that there are some oil based solvents that can be used for this, they won't change the moisture content of the wood and they dry quite quickly.

  7. Geoff,

    yeah, i was concerned about using to much water too often.

    that's why i wetted them gently and quickly took pics.

    i'm gonna search out that material and report back.

  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    do NOT use water!! it will warp your wood- use NAPHTA- a thinner sold at Home Depot-- it dries qucikly and gives you the wet look to see the grain- ( when we hang out at Carey Nordstands and use all of his up, Jacochops and I , we call it the Juice!)
    the Koa looks great! and on a Zon , it will shine to its fullest- i have been hunting down a fretless, but it looks like I will be bringing the Zons in as a dealer, so I am excited about that! Fred, pm me with your comments and views on Zons as you see ( hear ) them!- and good luck and congrats!- peace, A
  9. Adrian,

    NAPHTA!!! (isn't that some free trade thingy?) THAT's the stuff! will try it.

    as far as Zons are concerned, they are my FAVE fretless.

    i own 2, a lightwave 5 and a 519.



    the last one has the Lightwave to Roland GK converter board. plugs right into my VBass!!! CREAM!

    i've been dying for a Zon fretted for some time now. hoping it will be a Legacy!

  10. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000

    That thing is absolutely gorgeous. Me likey :D
  11. thanks Ty.

    that Lightwave Zon was my Rob Allen replacement. she's a sweety!

    i still want a Rob Allen though.


  12. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Stop posting that 519 !
    Underlined board is the way to go !
    I'd love to get my hands on/own a Legacy...I was actually offered one in a trade. Happened a bit late so I missed out.
    I have a good feeling about the first or third boards for the Legacy. The first has some sweet quilting.
    Either way, It will look great.
  13. Deep


    May 8, 2002
    Gotta go with the 3rd. Looks like some flame/quilt thing happening.
    All these basses are beautiful. And Stachio, good luck with yours, it's a beauty.
    Doesn't Joe Z make great stuff? They're very player friendly. A deceptively simple and classy design. When you pick one up it feels as solid as a Mercedes.
    That will be cool Adrian if you become a dealer for Zon. Looks like we'll be seeing more Zon's on TB. Possibly one day an Access-Bass (Adrian) inspired Zon? :D
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  15. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Good God, man! stop it , he said!!
    you're lucky it is not lined- or I'd have to brush up on my cat burglar chops..

    you know, ever since I heard Trip Wamsley tear up a fretless..
    and Michael Manring's " BUB" bass is surpringly organic and do I dare say Fendery? in tone, which is a good thing for a gigging bassist ... he is getting a pretty Marcusy tone out of it on the Bass 97 video
  16. Adrian,

    Zons have a magical non-sterile quality!!!


    most of the comments to the contrary are posted by people that haven't even HELD a Zon, let alone gigged or recorded with one.

    anyone remember Scott's insane "Space Alien" comments on AGB?

    and how he could feel graphite reinforcing rods?


    i kinda miss those days.



    Aug 13, 2003
    Sulphur LA
    Hey Adrian and Fred! Fred, get that Legacy going! Adrian, behave! :p
  18. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...Adrian behave? :confused:

    Fred is the one getting out of line!!! :p

    Fred, stop taunting poor Stachio like that...or I'll give Adrian your home address and my master cat-burglar suit!!!!


    Fred, you can't miss, perfect combination - beautiful koa, and a Legacy!

  19. i'm a bad bad man.

    yeah, that was uncalled for, BUT SO SWEET! and he was so nice in taking the time to comment on my hardwood!

    that's right, you have my addy from the old Kingston fretless 5 deal. OOPS!

    thanks, plus the Kauai'i trip was pretty special for the wifey and me. how often does one get to commemorate a vacation with a kick butt bass? hope i haven't jinxed it going public here.



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  20. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    For flavin' out loud...what with the head cap and the spalting.
    Adrian and Gard...are you guys going for the black spandex burglar suit ? just to make sure we match...