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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slowburnaz, Apr 7, 2003.
if im not mistaken, i actually saw that zon on ebay. however, i have never seen one like that ever. and who wants a pink neck?
Wow, I like it a lot. I like it when exotic bass makers make a bass with a solid color(especially white). Wal and Warwick did that and it was cool.
Throw a few stickers on it & you'll have a Randy Coven special...
The description says that the whole thing started out pink, then the body was refinished (or something).
Wow, its even got a "string-breaker" on it . . . um . . . er . . . I mean a bass whammy bar . . .
Well...one thing jumps out at me quickly. In the closeup of the headstock, at the top left corner, there is a chip in the finish and underneath it appears to be WOOD.
Now, this may indeed be a prototype or something, but I'm suspicious about that.
Gard, didn't Zon use a light wood core in their necks at one point? I seem to recall having that discussion with "he who shall remain nameless" on that sublect a long while ago, but I don't remember the answer.
....I was just chattin' with Joe Z, and this puppy came up in the discussion...
Here's the deal: The bass was originally all that pearl pink. Joe has no idea why the body is now white, our guess for the neck/headstock remaining pink is that whoever refinished the bass was a bit skittish about refinishing the composite neck.
The wood that caught my eye and made me suspicious is also easily explained: The original Zon 4 and 8 string basses had the same neck, and the headstock would not quite work for both. So, Joe came up with a way to bond "wings" on the side of the headstock (the center of which is composite, the wood is a very small piece according to Joe, about 1/4") to allow for the different tuner configurations.
So, it is an actual Zon bass, although not completely original.