Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 1:15 pm: |
I just picked this one up off ebay. After a good cleaning and a setup by someone more competent than I, it is the, hands down, nicest bass I have ever played.
(Message edited by davehouck on February 25, 2008)
Post Number: 847
|Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 4:45 am: |
And what is the green fretless sitting there as well? You can do "Stop and Go" bass lines.
Post Number: 6266
|Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 8:32 pm: |
Very nice Essence!!
Post Number: 50
|Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 4:45 am: |
That red is stunning! Enjoy.
Post Number: 1804
|Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 1:01 am: |
The green thing looks a lot like a Zon.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:44 pm: |
Thanks guys, I am happy to have this bass--I am really quite lucky to own it.
Adriaan is correct, it's a Zon Sonus 4 that I have owned since 1996. I really love to play it but I go back and forth on the color. The composite neck gives it very a precise sound with tons of sustain, but lacks the warmth of a traditional tone wood. It is a good counterpoint to the Essence, very similar in playability (except for weight) but very different in sound.
It was one of the reasons I chose the Essence--the dimensions between the two basses are very close, not much taper, same 34" length and relatively narrow string spacings. My other fretted bass is a 94 Tobias Growler, which despite being a pleasure to play has a 35" scale and very wide string spacings--so each time I switched between that and my Zon I would have a hard time with intonation--always playing sharp