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Zon sonus 4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by liran, Sep 23, 2001.


  1. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Give me your opinions of the zon sonus 4. Thank you:D
     
  2. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    Get a 5. ;)

    No really, Zon's really shine in the 5 format, due to the composite neck and such. If you drop D-tune, the extra string is helpful as well..

    I love my zon, they're great basses.

    -neal
     
  3. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Please, I would just like opinions on the 4, but thank you.
     
  4. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    The regular zon sonus 4, describe the bass in full detail.
     
  5. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    PLEASE SOMEONE DESCRIBE THE SONUS 4 FOR ME IT IS URGENT!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It has 4 strings, a wood body, a composite neck, a phenolic or phenowood fingerboard, gotoh mini tuners, and an ABM looking bridge that is stamped ZON. The pickups and electronics vary depending on model. And they are very nicely crafted.
     
  7. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    What kind of sound does it have?
     
  8. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    And to add to embellisher's comments about the body..its usually ash and the preamp is usually 2 band.

    They're great basses.

    Editted to say that they sound like a modern J-bass. Really growly, clear and well defined. Notes explode off the fingerboard and everything is VERY clear.
     
  9. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    So do you think a zon sonus, 1-2 year used for around 650 dollars would be a good deal?
     
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I had a Sonus 4 for a while.

    I sold it to get a 5, which I haven't bought yet. I like my Henderson 5 so much I might hold out for a 6.

    It sounds like a *really* great Jazz bass, it's super lightweight and a joy to play. The slap sound is also terrific.

    I know my Zon's out there somewhere. We just need to find each other.
     
  11. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Great sound. I agree that I prefer the 5'er. Also, I have difficulty slapping in my style. The body is very close to the strings.
     
  12. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars

    Hey, it can happen. I only have about $700 cash in my Zon Sonus Special 5 Fretless, which lists at $3375. Ska Freak, get it if it's selling for that price! :D
     
  13. You don't want to buy it. A Zon's only worth a couple hundred bucks. Two of three at the most. They're made in Korea. Of plastic. And the plastic isn't even through-body.

    Why don't you tell me the phone number of the seller and I'll go "check it out" for you? ;)

    Seriously, if it's in good shape it's a great deal.