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Sound of Sonus 5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Nov 2, 2005.


  1. RealBK

    RealBK

    Feb 8, 2002
    Just before i buy can anyone send me a sound sample link to a ZON sonus 5 before buying? One last thing are these basses versitile? for example can play Rock & Funk. A lot of graphite basses i have played (Modulus etc) sound a tad harsh how does zon compare?
     
  2. ShantiCat

    ShantiCat Supporting Member

    Sorry I do not have a sound clip but you can find some here:http://altguitarbass.com/sounds.asp#ZON.
    As for sounding harsh, well in the right hands it could :)
    I play heavier type rock and I really like the sound, it cuts through nice and has a heavy low end. But the best of all for me is a neck that never moves and is always in tune.
     
  3. Soulfinger

    Soulfinger

    Sep 20, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I don't know if "harsh" is the right word. I have a Sonus 5 Custom, which has different electronics than the regular Sonus 5. It's got a lot of edge without a doubt, and really sounds that way when played by itself. However, I've found that it really fits into a band well. I've done a lot of blues and R&B gigs with it, and all I've ever heard out of it is big, round bass.

    I can also tell you that my Sonus 5 has the best action I've ever played on any bass ever. It's ridiculously low and still plays clean.
     
  4. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Warmer and less harsh than a modulus, and also less extended in frequency response. A little more traditional sounding. Solid, punchy, versitile, and slightly compressed sounding (simmilar to a Wenge neck in that way). Great basses all around, especially for fretless.