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Aria Pro 2 BAss questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Strat Hater, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Strat Hater

    Strat Hater

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    I saw the 4 string version of this bass in a pawn shop today. However the finished is all scratched up, the hardware is tarnished the pickup poles are starting to rust, missing the buttons. However the neck feels like a dream.

    1. They are asking $200 for it and said they would take $160. However I personally dont think it is worth that price in this condition.
    2. What do you think I would ind if I stripped the finish? Nice wood like teir coffee table models, or just crap wood that should stay painted.

    I want to rescue it for a project, but the price seems too steep.

    Here is a sample pic of a 5 string version I copied from the Aria Club just so you can have an idea for which one I am talking about[​IMG]
  2. Strat Hater

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  3. mpdd

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    plug it in and if it works, get it
  4. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

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    what does th ehead stock look like?? go to Aria Pro Club and ask they will know for sure
  5. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

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    the old Arias are GREAT bang for the buck
  6. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Dude, if it feels good to you I'd say it's a steel at $160
  7. Strat Hater

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    4 on a side. and the neck is a bolt on
  8. Immigrant

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    Steal. :p

    I'd pass. That's just me. You can be patient and find one in better shape for the same or slightly more money. It ain't like it's a Cliff Burton Sig SB-1000.
  9. Strat Hater

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    Here is a pic of the tired old girl.

    The price is actually $200 as is. Think she is worth it.


    I am going to cross post to the Aria Pro club as well

    [​IMG]
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Anyone know the model right off hand?
  11. Strat Hater

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    It would have made sense for me to look at the headstock but huh! it never dawned on me untill after I left:rollno:
  12. tomydacat

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    I believe its an rsb something. These AriaPros from japan are really good basses . Play it .. There are some used at GC used section for 399 i believe
  13. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

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    If it plays good id get it
  14. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

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    Actually it is an SB which are more sought after which is super bass series im just not sure which one it is
  15. Deathblade Eric

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    It's an RSB Special-II. Passive, around 1983-4.

    I doubt the the wood is particularly pretty though. It could be Alder, Basswood or even butcher-block. My RSB-5 (the one in the OP) is solid, but my RSB-I is BB. Doesn't affect the tone from those overwound humbuckers though :D

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