LeftyBassist.com

The online home for southpaw bassists.
It is currently October 19th, 2019, 12:03 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 15th, 2019, 4:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 9th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Posts: 2827
Location: Boston, MA
I thought you guys like to see this one, I sent the body for a paint job at GPG and upgraded the pickups with a set of Nordstrand Zen Blades.
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 15th, 2019, 6:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: August 1st, 2015, 6:36 pm
Posts: 2220
Location: Cambridge, MA
That's killer!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 15th, 2019, 9:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 6th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Posts: 813
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Wowzah!! :shock:

_________________
In the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 15th, 2019, 10:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 9th, 2009, 1:34 am
Posts: 1729
Location: The Netherlands
Nice! So when are you joining Metallica? 8-)

Image

Or Sepultura or Machine Head 8-)

_________________
My personal Facebook-profile


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 10:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: March 9th, 2008, 7:46 am
Posts: 3264
Location: West Orange, NJ
That's pretty awesome. I remember how disappointed I was with the thin veneer of the original finish on these basses. This is definitely an upgrade!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 12:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 20th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Posts: 949
Location: Cincinnati
Awesome finish, man!

What do you know about those pickups? They have 4 conductors, so I suppose they must be humbuckers of a sort, but I am curious as to how they are wound. The website says, "classic sidewinder-style," but I have never heard of that before.

https://nordstrandaudio.com/collections/4-string-soapbar-bass-pickups/products/zen-blade-4

_________________
Gilmourisgod wrote:
I never really "got" what a Rick is capable of until I ran it stereo a few times in my college band. We used to call it the "Piano of Doom". You get all the bottom and all the top in total a**kicking mode.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 2:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 9th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Posts: 2827
Location: Boston, MA
Jeroen wrote:
Nice! So when are you joining Metallica? 8-)

Image

Or Sepultura or Machine Head 8-)

Sounds like a good gig!
Also Soufly, Faith no More and on and on!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 2:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 9th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Posts: 2827
Location: Boston, MA
superheavydeathmetal wrote:
Awesome finish, man!

What do you know about those pickups? They have 4 conductors, so I suppose they must be humbuckers of a sort, but I am curious as to how they are wound. The website says, "classic sidewinder-style," but I have never heard of that before.

https://nordstrandaudio.com/collections/4-string-soapbar-bass-pickups/products/zen-blade-4

These are humbuckers but instead stack one on top of the other, they're sideways.
I know nothing much about these, got the set used on TB but they do sound great!
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 3:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 20th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Posts: 949
Location: Cincinnati
Oh! Duh! That picture is right there on the site.

Interesting!

_________________
Gilmourisgod wrote:
I never really "got" what a Rick is capable of until I ran it stereo a few times in my college band. We used to call it the "Piano of Doom". You get all the bottom and all the top in total a**kicking mode.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 17th, 2019, 7:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 29th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Posts: 306
Location: Eugene, OR
WOW that is awesome!! They did such a good job with the splatter!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 18th, 2019, 9:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: March 14th, 2008, 10:57 am
Posts: 2768
love the paint job!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 18th, 2019, 8:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 26th, 2008, 6:14 am
Posts: 3173
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
That is one Bitchin' lookin' paint job! And I like that you weren't concerned about painting an expensive bass to your liking, and not worrying about potential re-sale value... in fact, you most likely increased it! :)

_________________
R&B Stretch Bass, Walter Woods 1000w Green-Light Stereo Amp, AccuGroove El Whappo and TR112, assorted axes, amps, cabs...
http://www.myspace.com/thestrangershawaii


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 19th, 2019, 4:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 28th, 2010, 10:59 am
Posts: 737
Location: Dover, NH
Looks awesome! I'm beginning to think that they should rename their business to Guitar Paint GUY.

pete


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 21st, 2019, 11:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 29th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Posts: 306
Location: Eugene, OR
I like this bass more and more every time I look at it. I've never touched a Zon. How does it sound and feel?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Zon Sonus Standard refinished/upgraded
PostPosted: September 21st, 2019, 6:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 9th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Posts: 2827
Location: Boston, MA
It sounded fine with the original pickups but I wanted to try the Nordies, no regret!
The overall feel and sound of this bass is great, I still have the original 3 band preamp installed and it does the job.
I was able to purchase this bass at a great price (no low ball on my end, I paid what the seller asked for), that's why I decided to give it a refin. The veneer made it look horrible like my grandma's furniture.
I believe this was the only one Sonus Legacy sold by Adirondack Guitars as the wood grain matched 100% before the refin.
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits