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SOLD Zon Sonus 8 string - super rare - crazy light!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by IanAllison, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    I know it's a cliche to say this, but . . . it pains me.

    This is a completely original 1999 Zon Sonus 8 string in transparent red (called 'Sienna Red' at the time). I am the original owner. Joe Zon and I had several conversations about this bass back in 98. I wanted something super light and resonant. He delivered. This bass is crazy light - 7.9 pounds on my digital scale! It is also, as promised, incredibly resonant and alive. If you've been looking for an 8 string to play the rock and roll music I hear the kids are into these days, look no further!

    1999 Zon Sonus 8 string
    Sienna Red
    Graphite neck
    Super light ash body
    7.9 pounds
    Bart single coils
    2 band Bart pre (9V)
    Stacked knob setup - vol/vol bass/treble
    Original 'ultralight' hardshell case with cool Zon logo

    $1499 PayPal shipped to your door in CONUSA / no trades

    Here's a little video I did to give you a better idea . . .

    Zon Sonus 8 string bass - YouTube

    Right - and now, without further ado . . . pix. PIX!!






  2. mikeddd


    Nov 12, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    :eek: Now THAT is a cool bass! Nice video too; good selling tool. GLWTS of a unique, good looking bass.
  3. AtomicPunk

    AtomicPunk Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Detroit Metro, MI USA
    Oh that's nice.
  4. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Man do I wish I could.

    That thing is really pretty. Good luck!
  5. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    That is one beautiful bass...
  7. Jason!


    Nov 14, 2008
    GR, MI
    Great video man & the Sonus sounds excellent! Makes me miss my Special....
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Always love 8's and 10's... Why does gas strike every day.
  9. toberoo


    Mar 9, 2007
    Wonderful instrument, who ever gets it is one lucky dude
  10. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Ever since I saw the bassplayer from MIRV play one I've wanted one. Must think about this.
  11. morguedoc71

    morguedoc71 Supporting Member

    May 22, 2009
    Sweet all around, and great vid too!
    GLWS...free Sonus bump for you!
  12. impact_bass


    Sep 15, 2011
    Gurgle gurgle gurgle - that's me doing my best Homer Simpson drool. That is just amazing.
  13. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I've only ever played an eight string once -- it was a used Hamer, a bit of a chore to play, but almost unbelievably fun. This one looks like it would be a good time. Really pretty, too.

    Hard to tell from the pics, but are those independently adjustable saddles for the octave and bass strings?
  14. Gorgeous.
  15. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Yes indeed - each saddle is fully adjustable for intonation and height.

    Thanks for all the kind words guys.

    OK - all PMs answered - still available . . . for now!!
  16. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006

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