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1981 The Aria Pro II Sb-900 __ $650 Shipped

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sivarTTravis, Dec 15, 2012.

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    the aria pro sb900:episode 2 "The K'Nobs Explained


    His post has pictures that i could never take with my camera phone

    I had the bass Professionally set up and intonation done to fit my playing style by Dana @ Dana b goods. Newer strings im not sure the brand Maybe Mr Crowly knows

    Im looking to do the same deal
    650 shipped CONUS with hard shell case
    Or possible trade for boomerang iii + side car... a boss Gt-10b +Cash... or a fretless +/- cash from me or you
    thanks for looking
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    Batwing Bump!

    I have an SB-900. AWESOME Tones, and Great Price!
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    Here are some pictures of the little rough spots on this bass. Everything is really small.

    looks like someone tried to pry the cover for the truss rod and nicked it a little. Dana be good took it off and adjusted truss rod with no problems.
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    Nick on the Neck of the bass
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    Little nicks on back of the body. Standard size house key for size refrence
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    Speckled tuning peg. The other three are all textured like this. Tunes perfectly. these are the original aria pro ii tuners. I think it adds a unique look to the bass
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    Brass on the bass is a bit tarnished I'm not totally sure but I think this can be cleaned up. Ill do some research and shine the bridge and nut up if I can before sale unless you desire this sort of effect. Like an old ship! Hey I dig it and the bass sounds great. Thanks for looking.
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    What's the weight?
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    These suckers are known for being on the heavy side. I don't have a bathroom scale. looking on the web I have been seeing people saying they are between 10 1/2 lbs and 11 1/2 lbs. but unfortunately I don't want to mislead you by guessing a weight so I won't. Youll probably want to do some research, i would assume they dont fluxuate in weight to much. Sorry
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    Mine is right at 10 Lbs if that helps at all. :cool:
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    any input from the lookers out there if i should polish up the brass for added sexy or keep it the patina look??

    your the man Anthony. Keep that aria love coming
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    Interesting! 1981 was a Transition Year. What are the controls? Yours is the Pre-1981 layout according to the catalogs I've seen
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    I also have an '81 SB-900, which has the "New" control layout, which is missing a knob. These are Stacked Vol/Tone & 3 Position Pickup Selector with Series/Parallel toggles. What is your "Mystery Knob?"
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    the aria pro sb900:episode 2 "The K'Nobs Explained"

    I also show and talk about the bass

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    I wouldn't POLISH the Brass, but there are Brass Cleaners that make the brass look good without going overboard. Alembic has a nice cleaner, and there is a "Trick" where you soak the brass piece in a certain brand of toilet bowl cleaner over night, and it looks good the next morning. Personally, I think yours looks Great! (Mine was Waaay over done!)
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    Gorgeous ash. Someone snag this thing!

    Also wondering about the mystery knob.
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    From what I can tell the Older SB-900 had a Single Vol / Treble / Bass instead of 2 Stacked Vol/Tone's...
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    sold pending payment
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    Payment sent and thankyou
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