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New Zon imports!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scubaduba, Sep 28, 2010.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Has anybody tried these things? They look great. Wonder about quality, tone, weight/balance etc. These things have wooden necks. I'm not a fan of graphite necks so this really intrigues me.

    http://zonguitars.com/zonguitars/imports/
     
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The thing that would draw me to the imports, is that they have Seymour pickups and not barts! Yay!
     
  3. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Why does the cheapest model have a 3-band EQ and the rest have 2-bands?

    And why no 6-strings?

    C'mon, Zon. Gimme something I can work with here.
     
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    On the Zon site it shows they all have 3-band EQ's.
     
  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I spoke with a retailer who has one of the Sonus Standards in stock. On a digital scale the Sonus weighed in at 9.5 lbs.
     
  6. jarrod cunningham

    jarrod cunningham

    Apr 24, 2007
    sylacauga alabama
    spector basses
    I like !
     
  7. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Ah, the dark color and stacked combinations of the second two threw me off.

    Still $^*)($%^&*^%# about the no 6-strings thing.
     
  8. peledog

    peledog

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Where are they made? Also, I don't think these imports have the graphite necks/fingerboards.
     
  9. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Listing say they have wood necks: 3pc maple with rosewood boards.
     
  10. dubbroc

    dubbroc Guest

    Aug 26, 2010
    California, San Jose
    I believe Zon is in Redwood City California. I played a few and they do sound pretty awesome.
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    You played some of the imports or the American basses?
     
  12. darkstorm

    darkstorm

    Oct 13, 2009
    I dont think Ive ever seen that high list prices for import 4 string basses before. Even if street prices drops them down to $1,200 and up, is still a lot for imports. If they compare favourably to other mfg basses in the $1,500 and up range might be good choice for Zon fans.
     
  13. Chowowbus

    Chowowbus

    Mar 24, 2009
    Olympia WA
    Yah darkstorm those are expensive. I was hoping to see something in under a thousand mark.
    Not saying that imports arent well made, beings my only two basses are imports.
    Those are sweet looking..
     
  14. Nice looking but I agree about the price. Be nice if they had something under $1000.
     
  15. Gintaras

    Gintaras

    Dec 11, 2004
    Kent Island, Md.
    I dream of a Vinny import :crying::crying:
     
  16. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I'm hoping somebody who has actually played one chimes in here. These things look great but how do they sound?
     
  17. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Aren't the Lakland and Sadowsky imports alot more than the price point of this Zon?
     
  18. Time Consumer

    Time Consumer

    Jan 27, 2008
    Joliet Ill.
    Nope
     
  19. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Depends on the model is guess. But I was looking at the Bass Central site and Skyline Laklands with the traditional J/MM pickup setup is still more than a Standard model Zon.
     
  20. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Lakland and Sadowsky are at least on par with the Zons if not more. I have a Lakland 55-02 and it certainly retails new for more than $1200. You can find nice 55-02 models used for around that price.
     
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