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Poppa's got a new Zon!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Oct 19, 2001.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I took the plunge. I love the bite on it. I still love Warwicks, but you still need a variety of tones. This puppy will do the trick!
     
  2. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    warwicknut: nice!! it looks like a Zon Sonus 5/1! Hopefully I'll be getting my Sonus soon :D
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It is. I remember seeing Nick Fyffe and Jamiroquai @ the Tabernacle in Atlanta. He played one, and it REALLY cut through! Very dominate tone.
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Is there a secret handshake?:)
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I was really shocked at how well the Sonus 5/1 cut through. I'll be getting another one in the future.
     
  6. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT!!!:D
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    How well do the j/j pickup Zons cut through?
     
  8. You can't be bored with that custom bass yet. You hit the lottery or something?

    BTW, nice bass.
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Not bad... but you have a couple of J/J configurations. The basic Sonus which has the pickups spread far apart and the Special, which has both near the bridge.

    Your Custom comes closest to the sound of my Legacy Standard, with the Special coming in second. I didn't like the base Sonus.

    Welcome to the club... it's a strange bunch;)
     
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Congrats! :)
    It looks nice. I haven't had the chance to try any graphite necked basses yet, although I'm trying to find one. We had a Modulus in a local store near me, I went accross the street for something to eat, remembered it, came back and it was gone! ARGH! :(
     
  11. Congrat on your new Zon. Joe makes great instruments. What string are you using on it? I always like DR Hi Beams on my Zon Custom.

    I bet you'll enjoy it!

    Jeff
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I like DR's too, but I just put a set of Diadario's on her. Sounds pretty bright.
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The moment I thought seriously about Zons.
     
  14. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    me too!

    i saw Nick Fyffe on the woodstock 99 video and fell in love with Zon... (plays the same in the picture)
     
  15. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    ugh...don't get me started on nick fyffe vs. stu.




    stu made that band, IMO.



    jason
     
  16. agreed :)

    i can't bear to listen to nick, no offence to the man, but the role of the bass player in that band has fallen on its head

    JMOP
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He doesn't have Stu's vibe, and far as being as funky as Stu, NO contest! But Nick is an excellent bassist, even as a Stu worshipper, I can't help but admit that. Nick is damn good. What made me look at Zons differently was, even though Jay wanted to go towards this very noisy electro vibe, you could still hear each and every note Nick played. That Zon really cut through EVERYTHING! I am a fan of Nick's, but IMO, he'll never match Stu. Nick is schooled, he has a degree in Jazz Studies, but Stu learned totally by ear, and to me that makes a HUGE difference. There's nothing wrong with being schooled, but I feel that he doesn't have that oomph that Zender had.
     
  18. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I don't care if Nick isn't as funky...he's funky enough AND he has killer, killer tone!!!

    IMO, he made that Woodstock video worth buying. Absolutely killer tone.

    Edit: By the way, congrats! I'm jealous. :( :D
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, wingnut;), welcome to the Zon club.:)

    Man, you've been on a real bass buying spree the last few weeks!:eek: I'm jealous!;)

    And yeah, Zons cut through any musical situation. I feel confident that I could use my fretless Sonus Custom for death metal, were I so inclined, and would have no problem being heard over 2 loud guitarists.
     
  20. Nice bass! It looks just as good as it probably sounds! I really like the body style on that line of Zons. How much did you have to shell out for it?

    jtbp