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Fretless 5's

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MCT, Jul 22, 2005.


  1. MCT

    MCT

    Apr 11, 2005
    I wanna see em. Post em up EM this EM THAT!!! Let me see some fretless 5;s!!!
     
  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Ok, I'll play. Here's my Zon Sonus 5 Special. It's got just one upgrade option on it - the mid switch. The project I originally got it for fell through, but I love it so much I'm sneaking it into the cover band from time to time and also hang on to it to play in a future jazz combo someday.
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  3. iheartbass

    iheartbass

    Jan 19, 2005
    california
    Wow. That is ****ing beautiful, i love the bartolinis you have in there... what kind of woods are on that bass?
     
  4. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Vic, I LOVE that top! Awesome. I need to get back into a Zon (I miss mine now). A fretless would be the perfect excuse! Brilliant!

    {as he starts the diabolical hand rubbing}



     
  5. alembicfive

    alembicfive

    Jan 17, 2003
    USA
    My Carvin B5F, Walnut body and some thick slab of ebony on the neck. The best sounding fretless I have ever owned!

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  6. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Thanks, yeah it's bubinga, which is standard on these, but it is a paticularly nice looking piece. The dealer I got it from actually bought it for himself, but I don't know if he hand selected the top or not.

    Thing is, and maybe you guys can tell me, but it actually has like a foil like sheen to it. It's really impressive under lights. The picture doesn't show it. Does all bubinga have that?
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Me want... :(

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  8. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
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  9. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    Haven't we done this recently?
    But that being said....
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  10. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    That's one of those basses thay you can hear just from looking at it.
     
  11. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That's one of my fave's. What a stunning design. Anything Ken makes is great.
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    a dealer bought that for himself and sold it? what a loser!!!!
     
  13. I only do this because you asked... not because
    I still really, really, really love this bass!!;)


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  14. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Whew, that thing just never ceases to floor me! It looks like it plays like buttah. Glad you found a keeper. I love it when a plan comes together.
     
  15. Thanks... it is amazingly smooth and easy to play, and sounds awesome too. Yeah... it's great when what you hoped for in a final product turns out even better than expected!!
     
  16. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
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    +1
     
  17. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Actually, in my book, he's an unqualified winner. :)

    Psalm 29:11
     

  18. thats a really good looking bass
     
  19. MCT

    MCT

    Apr 11, 2005
    That my friends looks awesome. Do you think that Zon will ever make a 5 string Hyperbass? The three octave neck intrigues me sooooo much, imagine the tension.
     
  20. Soulbanana

    Soulbanana

    May 7, 2004
    Singapore
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    My custom.