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Hot Zon on the 'Bay!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassManPatsFan, Jan 30, 2006.


  1. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    So I was searching evilbay, and I came across this...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ZON-Sonus-custom-lined-fretless-5-string-Bass-1997_W0QQitemZ7386124548QQcategoryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    Absolutely gorgeous zon sonus 5 string fretless in a really pretty purple finish.

    Well, needless to say this purple people eater has been haunting my dreams for the past day or so, so someone please snatch it up!

    I don't have the cash but if I did, I would have been on it in a jiffy.

    The price seems to be verrrry reasonable also.

    any takers?
    -Alex
     
  2. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Great lookin bass imho...
     
  3. A purple flame Zon?

    WHY GOD WHY?

    That bass is the equivalent of wearing a purple ruffled pirate shirt. No Bueno...
     
  4. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    That's cool, i'm going to try and buy it. That'll be great for my Teletubbies tribute band.
     
  5. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    If you like the bass that much, I'd offer the seller a few hundred less to see if he'll take it. I don't think that bass will sell at that price. Had it not been finished in Purple, it probobly sells for $1700+, but the market for such a color reflects a very small percentages of the people in the market for a Zon.
     
  6. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    It's more about the top than the color for me. I already have a red and an amber sonus 5. I've seen that color in person before and really is much darker and richer looking than in those pix. He must have had it in some hellacious bright light when those pix were taken. Somebody buy my Zon in the classifieds, so I can bid on the purple one.
     
  7. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    I'd offer him all the money I have at the moment


    ...but tahts about $100, so I guess he wouldn't take it.
     
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Wow, thats certainly a "striking" bass! Maybe a little too much for some players, but there are some who could pull it off!
     
  9. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I'd play it.

    Marshall
     
  10. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    Yeah i love it; not everyone else does but thats ok with me.

    Even if you don't like the color, it's most likely a great bass made by a great luthier, so if I was you, I'd see if I could take it for 1500 or so and then use the extra $100 to go over to target and buy some manliness.

    Real men play purple basses.





    :D
     
  11. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
    m
    I'm not a big fan of the color purple, but I really like the looks of that bass.
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I love it! If I didn't already have a Zon fretless, I would be tempted to sell something and buy it.
     
  13. love the purple
    love the fretless
    love the bass

    dont have $1600:(

    and i dont really play 5s anyway.
     
  14. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    sell something and buy it for me?:hyper:
     
  15. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I think that was made specifically for Barney...
     
  16. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Saw it earlier today, i think its interestingly attractive.
     
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You're pretty funny!:D
     
  18. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    damn, if i didn't already have a lefay and a spalted spector euro on the way, you can believe that this bass would be in my gear locker...sweet...looks like coyoteboy's zon...
     
  19. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Aww...! it's nice to be remembered.

    ...well it looks a little like the Zon coyoteboy used to have.

    I do believe we are talking about two different purples. Mine was definitely darker, with less red. It actually blacked out readily under stage lighting. I wish I still had a pic to throw up, but they went with my last comp. Yeah, I actually ordered that bass with the amethyst color.
     
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Teletubbies my ass. That's a Barney bass.