Any helpful info on Arias?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by strawburyfields, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    one thing I know about arias is that I have played a namedly "aria custom" 5 string which was absolutely faboulous for the price tag on it.

    Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
  2. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    Ya bro Aria's are great. i have been trying to get a steve bailey fretless 6 for awhile now but can't find them anywhere but bass central and have been to lazt to call them.
  3. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    I've been playing on an Aria since my first days on bass. and for a while I despised it. I gave it its first real set up last week. re-filed/polished the frets, some nobs were loose as were some pots, everything was oiled, new strings, the frets/ nut doesnt cut my hand anymore and now I have trouble putting it down. I'll be investing in a new bridge/tuners/pups as well between now and xmas. I have the passive poopier version of that bass, at that price it's a good deal!
    Hope this helped.

    P.S. doesn't the FB look a little dark for rosewood?