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SOLD Zon Sonus TJ5 Spalted Maple One of a Kind

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by tminus10, Nov 9, 2018.


  1. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    Price:
    3500
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Washington
    Back up for sale Only. I had this on consignment at The Bass Shop but decided to take it off so I could still play it while I sel it myself now that I have the time.

    Here is a one of a kind Zon Todd Johnson 5
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    It's in great shape, Has a couple of nicks by the output jack, a wear spot on the back of the upper horn, on the top edge, and one ding on the top edge of the body that was actually put there by the guys at the Zon shop. I'll include some pics from the previous owner that does a good job of showing them.

    34”
    17mm string spacing
    26 frets
    Alder body
    Spalted flame maple top
    Matching headstock
    Gotoh GB350 ultralight replacement tuners
    9.4lbs
    3 radiused Bartolini pickups with small ramps between them
    3 band polyfusion pre-amp with blend
    3-way switch. In the neck position gives you the neck and middle pickup (you can pan if you want just the middle/sweet spot pickup)
    In the middle gives both outer pickups and towards the bridge gives you the bridge forward tone of the middle and bridge pickup.

    The possible tones with this bass are amazing!
    I've strung it both B-G and E-C with no problem. Chords are beautiful!

    $3500 shipped. U.S.


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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
  2. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Stunning!! GLWTS.
     
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  3. The Basstard

    The Basstard Puttin' the "ass" in "Basstard". Supporting Member

    Nice! What's the string spacing at the bridge (in mm, if possible)?
     
  4. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    17mm
     
  5. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    giphy.
     
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  6. benjobass

    benjobass Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    NYC
    Gah! If this was 33" I'd scoop it up in a flash.
     
  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    What's the fingerboard made of?
     
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Phenowood.

    This was my main bass for years- I only sold it because I went back to only playing 6-strings. It’s a fantastic instrument.
     
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  9. Thummel

    Thummel Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    West Texas
    none
    Beautiful instrument! Are the ramps easily removed?
     
  10. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    It really is fantastic. This would easily be my forever bass if I wasn't heading back to Grad School.
     
  11. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    They're held on by double stick foam. I've never removed them. Would probably be a bit of a pain and definitely leave some residue behind.
     
  12. Chace90

    Chace90 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I've used double-sided foam tape for ramps forever. With something soft to remove them, they should come off cleanly and not leave anything behind that would be difficult to get off. Should be clean, in other words.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
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  13. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    Thanks for the reply Chace!
     
  14. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Does this have a truss rod?
     
  15. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    no
     
  16. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I am pretty positive it does actually. You have to take off the neck to access it.
     
  17. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    That would make sense, the way the FB is. I’ve had this strung B-G, E-C, different gauge strings and it’s been in different climates and temperatures and the neck has always stayed perfect. I REALLY hate to sell this bass
     
  18. sammybass61

    sammybass61 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Kissimme Florida
    Will you consider trading with my bass need a 34 becouse my left arm is having some problems, this bass is a skjold offset 92 is real amazing bass the only reason am saling is 35 . Please reply if you’re interested
     

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  19. tminus10

    tminus10 On a mission from God Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Seattle
    No thank you
     
  20. gwangi

    gwangi Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    I bet this bass is a serious tone monster!!!!
     
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