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FS/FT 2 Aria SB-1000 Basses

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MaddAnthony_59, Jan 10, 2014.

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  1. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    I have a pair of Aria SB-1000 basses from the infamous Matsumoku factory. One has the coveted Bat-Wing headstock, and one has the more familiar headstock. Both are Great players, Both are All original, and both have "THAT" sound!
    1st up the 1981 in Padouk Red.

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    Nice ebony boards!
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    The Traditional Aria Pro II Headstock!
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    Serial number would make this a 1981.
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    Neck Through construction...
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    The Magic Box!
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    And just enough Mojo!
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    Next up is the 1980 BatWing in Walnut finish.
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    XLNT Ebony Boards!
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    The Mighty Bat-Wing Headstock!
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    Serial number makes this a 1980 model. Last year of the Wing!
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    This bass has about 4 nicks on the bottom/treble side of the body. Super Clean otherwise!

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    Both basses are 34" scale, 1.75 at the nut and weigh in at 10 Lbs. Basses will ship in a Road Runner Gig bag or a soft case, your choice.

    Big Red is Sold for $800 shipped, and the Walnut Bat is a cool $1000.

    And there are Trades I am interested in! (Add $100 each for Trade Value)

    Fender American Precision (Standard or Deluxe) V
    Warwick 5er's other than Corvette's
    Valenti/Sadowsky 5er's
    Alembic 5-strings! Epics, Excels, Elan, Essence, Europa, Etc...
    Other boutiques with 5 strings

    A 2 for 1 deal is very possible, and a lined fretless is not out of the question. Please PM your offers & insults, and thanks for stopping by!
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    These are sweet
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    BUMP awesome basses here
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    You know i have an SB700 in maple ('82). I'll keep this is mind. I'm strongly looking to upgrade it.

    What made you decide to get rid of some of the SB's?
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    Wow, nice! Wish I could get one of these. John Taylor is one of my favorites
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    Just not playing 4's anymore, and I have >20 4-string basses. I'll probably be offering a few more in the months to come.
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    You have to take at least one picture of the Aria family you have first! I think, and i may be mistaken, but i think you have the most extensive collection of Aria basses on the forums; therefore, probably one of the most extensive collections there is.

    Also, i asked about the batwing v book style headstocks in the Aria thread in basses, but maybe you can speak on it a little here?
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    Family Aria Shot
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    …like a Warwick Pro1 for example?
    Oh, wait, I have one now. I've asked you so many times that I didn't loose the habit yet :D
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    Bump for a fellow Aria aficionado! I hope you don't sell ALL of your Arias!

    BTW, did you ever get around to Alembic-izing the Aria Integra 5er?
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    To reply to a couple of inquiries about the Selector knob. It has 6 Preset tone settings that range from an EB-0 Tone (Dark & Muddy) to Brighter and Snappier than an Oneders One Hit Wonder. The 4 in between are the ones I lean towards. Very Active, Modern tones along the lines Alembic, Rickenbacker, and Modulus. If you play a Four String, you can't go wrong playing an Aria SB-1000.
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    Big Red is $old for Asking Price and on it's way to the Yukon!

    Or is that U - Conn?

    The Maple Bat will most likely stay in my Select Collection of 4-Bangers.
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    More like Yukon at the moment. :eek: And, wait, I was supposed to talk you down? Gah!

    The maple one looks like a nice keeper.
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    UNBELIEVABLE** Some one has worked hard for this family. Nice photos Madanthony59. Very Beautiful. Mark Renner. Hey Jami...
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    Sudden interest in the Maple Bat!

    PM's answered, Shipping to Canada is possible.

    And Mark, if that BoomSlang Proto-Type is up for Trade would this be of any interest?
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    Another deal in the books!
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