I've been eyeballing this bass in a seedy pawn shop down here in Florida for what seems like years. I finally got a small bonus from work today and went to a journey to seriously see what this bass was all about. It was love at first pluck. Being an OLD Metallica fan I had always wanted an Aria SB 1000, the fact this one is black even adds to that.
Also, when I was in high school, I had a friend who worked in a music store. He would bring me old catalogs to drool over. I remember the one that still to this day made an impression on me was an Aria Pro II bass catalog from the 80's with these in it. It took 25 years but I finally got my SB.
It shows some road wear and whoever owned it liked their belt buckles and bracelets as there's some rash. But the electronics look and perform great and the frets have tons of life left.
Wouldn't it figure that band practice was cancelled for tonight, gonna have to wait to let her rip.
Best part: $400.00!!!!