Hello, I've got some Aria basses for sale...They are located in Korea and I will ship worldwide, including the US. I might
be able to ship to US buyers at normal US rates...PM me.
First up is a 1981 SB-1000
. The bass plays and sounds great, I recently had the frets leveled at MD Guitars in Seoul. It has almost new Rotosound 66's on now. MD also replaced the bypass switch, the LED, and the output jack. The LED is lit when the BB Circuit is activated and unlit when in bypass mode, the originals blinked all the time. Otherwise, the electronics/pickup are all original. The neck and truss rod are both in great condition. Cosmetically let's just say the bass has 'mojo'.
The finish came off (or was removed by someone) around the output jack and the bottom of the body otherwise it's actually pretty nice. I had MD Guitars smooth it out so it wouldn't flake off anymore. The headstock veneer was also starting to come loose around the edges but it has been glued down. Overall the bass still looks very nice and has a nice grain. My price is $800 plus shipping, likely by EMS, so probably $100-125. Comes with a new padded gig bag. More photos here: http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...SB-1000%20Oak/
Next is a restored 1980 Aria Pro RSB-900
. It is basically an SB-1000 with a 4-in-line headstock and oval inlays. So it will get you the John Taylor sound if you want. Like the SB-1000, this one also has plenty of 'mojo' and then some. The pickup and electronics were dead when I got it so I had some SB-1000RI guts installed instead. They sound great and very close to the original. I had a hole drilled for the LED, too. The main cosmetic defect is that the upper horn is missing a chunk but I had it sanded and refinished. It is now smooth to the touch. Someone also had a thumb rest installed so there are a couple drill holes from that above the E string. It could probably use a setup and some better strings but plays pretty good as is. Neck and truss rod are fine, frets have some wear. Price is $500 plus EMS shipping. Comes with a new padded gig bag by Swing Guitars. Pics: http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...0II%20RSB-900/
Last is a 1991 Aria Pro IGB-600
Integra. This is notable for being the model Billy Gould used on the Faith No More album Angel Dust
and part of the following tour. Here is Billy playing one live
. This bass will get you Billy's tone from that album. It is super light weight and in a navy blue sparkle finish. It has a soft maple body and the usual maple neck/rosewood fingerboard. I had the electronics repaired and cleaned by MD Guitars since the balance and treble pots were both broken when I got it. Now everything works fine, but the tech at MD did recommend a good shielding job as the electronics can be noisy on these Integras. In addition, I put a shim in the bass since the neck isn't perfectly straight, especially near the end of the fingerboard (toward the pickups). Cosmetically, plenty of scratches and a few chips on the headstock, but it still looks very nice. It has some new, 'Olympia' nickel strings on now and is playing quite nicely. A fret level would probably make it play perfectly. Price is $225 plus EMS shipping. Comes with an old, non-padded gig bag (a dust cover, really!). Since it's a bolt-on I could detach the neck and ship for less than the neck-through basses. Rough estimate would be $70 by EMS.
Thanks and PM me any questions!