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Aria & Aria Pro II Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Introvox, Feb 1, 2007.


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  1. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Might as well make one for us Aria Lovers...right?

    Ok...Post your Aria & Aria Pro II Basses

    ..........and your thoughts.
     
  2. far0n

    far0n

    Apr 28, 2005
    Yorkshire, UK
    Well here's a shameless speed slap solo played on my mate's Aria SB-R80 (I think). Fab bass, sounds crap with the stock PUs but plays like a dream. I'm tempted to buy it off him and mutilate it in every sense. :)

     
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  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    Disclosures:
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    I've got one with Delanos in it, it's my #1
     
  5. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    +1....my Aria is my biggest secret,,,,stay tuned in about 10 mins I'll show you what's goin' on with mine
     
  6. Well I would be in, but sadly I don't own one.:scowl:
     
  7. RWP

    RWP

    Jul 1, 2006
    I bought this SB1000 new in 1983. Awesome sounding bass. It has a tone that is unique to the older SB1000 series. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Here's a pic of the current state of my pride and joy:

    "The Good Girl"

    [​IMG]

    It's killing me to see her like this....but good things are coming.....

    Stay tuned for her new upgrade...

    PS..I have NEVER seen another Aria in her color....does anyone have one???
     
  9. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Very cool my friend !!!!
     
  10. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Do you have the glued on neck....?

    I have an SB600 in here on repair, and the sustain (even unplugged) is simply insane!!!...........goes on forever!

    Amp'd it's like an Organ foot pedal for cryin' out loud!
     
  11. RWP

    RWP

    Jul 1, 2006
    No, the SB1000 is a neck-though with active electronics. The thing has a haunting tone that is hard to describe.
    Yours is sweet man, great color.
    Check out this site for some history.
    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/fyfeholt/bass.htm
     
  12. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    I test drove about 50 basses (mostly Fenders) before buying my Aria Pro II, Magna Series MAB 20/5 - 5 String

    1991

    She's been played on Albums, Jingles, Soundtracks and then some....

    What intrigued me was the angled J Pickups, any of you out there have these?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    That's beautiful and unique! I may have to start looking for one.

    BTW...http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230086724225
     
  14. mr sprocket

    mr sprocket

    Jul 31, 2006
    Dallas
    It makes me cry. I had a matching pair SB Elite II basses. I had one made fretless. One day I decided there were getting too heavy. Now I kick myself everytime I see an Aria thread or an SB on eBay.
     
  15. Introvox

    Introvox

    May 21, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes ...the SB600 I just fixed up, is VERY heavy!!!
     
  16. sargebaker

    sargebaker

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    Disclosures:
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    [​IMG]
    There it is tasteful sticker and all. It has strat knobs on it at the moment which is pretty ugly but more functional than those boxwood ones that were crazy.
     
  17. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
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    I'm just glad I have a job.
    I had a CS-380 back around 1980 or so. Looked and felt kind of cheap but best playing bass I've ever had. Nice tone, too.
     


  18. :bassist:\m/\m/:bassist:

    No, that's not me playing :p
     
  19. [​IMG]

    will probably be getting this in the next two weeks..
     
  20. darkblack99

    darkblack99 Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Calgary, AB
    My 1980 fretless SB 700 (currently awaiting restoration):

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Originally came with chromed humbuckers.
    When the originals finally crapped out I replaced them with EMG Selects and all new pots and such.
    The head has been snapped off at least 3 times and epoxied back on.
    Presently, rebroke the head (on purpose) and am in the process of realigning it and trying to blend in the break for the minimal visual eyesore.
    Only 2 things of any value that I can say about this piece.
    1) It's got the most comfortable neck I've ever whitnessed.
    2) It sounds awsome!
    Thus the reason it's staying in my barn like it has for about 30 yrs. or so.
    (wondering, is it a relic, beater, or piece of crap to others?)

    This is where the lawsuit with Fender came from (really wasn't the Pro like so many think);

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     



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