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Aria & Aria Pro II Club (Part Four)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deathblade Eric, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. I've owned 2 of these basses before and regret having to sell them. I'll hopefully find another one day.
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  2. SexHaver420


    Dec 9, 2016
    I was wondering if any of you guys could tell me what model Aria bass that the bass neck on this is. It's a 30 inch scale and it's incredible. I'd like to buy another without the guitar half if it's an actual model and not just for this double neck.

    Edit: If there are any other 30 inch scale aria basses could one someone please let me know? Thanks.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
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  3. Brian D

    Brian D

    Dec 2, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
    Open to correction but I think it's based on the TS guitar and TSB bass. Nearest in bass form would be an early TSB-350. The scale is 32" and it has a single pickup too.
  4. Aaronk0


    May 25, 2016
    Got this little baby out of storage and gave it a clean up, it's so sad though as I never get a chance to use it, I'm thinking about moving it on.

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  5. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    Man, I love these basses! I always wanted a fretless one like Steve Bailey.
  6. I know the feeling. I have about ten I should get rid of. I was restoring and templating them to help with repairs.
  7. Aaronk0


    May 25, 2016
    It's soul destroying, to see it just hidden away but I never get the chance to pick it up these days.
  8. Yah. I want them all but these ones just don't resonate with me. It would be best to send them to new homes in hopes they will become somebodies favourite.
  9. J.D. Detroit

    J.D. Detroit

    Nov 12, 2015
    Anyone know the min/max winding length on the CSB 450/B&G ?
    I have a CSB Black n Gold on the way. Wanted to get a jump on placing an order if it needs med scale.

    Much appreciated. :)
  10. sears


    Aug 7, 2005
    ec, md
    I use TI short scale flats on my CSB450. The headstock is pretty long. The strings measure ~ 34.5" from the nut to behind the bridge. The top & bottom strings measure 37" to the tuning post, the middle strings almost to 40".
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  11. Jusseppe


    Jun 20, 2017
    Guys I'm new, just wanna show my Aria Pro II, but I don't know what is the exactly model, all I know is that is made in Korea, cheers! WhatsApp Image 2017-06-15 at 9.06.52 PM (1). WhatsApp Image 2017-06-15 at 9.06.52 PM. WhatsApp Image 2017-06-15 at 9.06.53 PM.
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  12. J.D. Detroit

    J.D. Detroit

    Nov 12, 2015
    Thank you for the info, Sears. :thumbsup:
  13. Squittolo


    May 13, 2011
    This is mine: a 1982 Matsumoku Aria Pro II SB-R60.
    All original, except the knobs.
    Still searching for a pair of original knobs: If you could help me to find them, I will appreciate.
    WP_20170622_18_33_54_Pro. WP_20170622_18_33_48_Pro. WP_20170622_18_33_39_Pro. WP_20170622_18_33_59_Pro.
  14. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth

    Sep 3, 2016
    Very similar to the SB-035 from the 90's; but the SB-035 was an Aria Custom Shop model ("AP" logo) made in Japan since 1992-3 with five knobs and classic 5string AriaProII bridge (postMatsumoku anyway). In my opinion this is a 2006 korean reissue of that model. I saw only one on internet many years ago

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  15. Jusseppe


    Jun 20, 2017
    Thanks!! that will help with my search!
  16. This is coming along. Got the body, neck and electronics but nothing else. I had a bridge and tuners from a box of parts I recently got. Just have to find a proper time frame neck plate. I got patience. Lol. The paint on this was almost perfect. In repairing about five minor dings and a scratch. Please talk me into selling it.
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  17. So this one has a few dings in the original paint. This is how I repair them. Now nothing is as comprehensive as a new paint job so this is good for your player or someone like me that doesn't want to be painting everytime I get a ding. I chose an area that has spots that can be identified to prove it is the same area.
    20170624_190543. 20170624_190640. 20170624_215525. 20170624_215603. 20170624_215713. 20170624_215738.
    I get the 25 second crazy glue from the hobby shop. I scrape the area with an exacto blade or a razor. it is important to be delicate here. When I get to the lowest I dare go I put a drop of crazy glue on then work it in with the handle of the exacto blade. Much like burnishing. Just work the crazy glue in. This is the point I am at now. It is drying for a while, maybe a day. From here build up the layers of glue, level, sand and polish. Remember, if you mess up acetone will remove the crazy glue only. Acetone will leave the original clear. Something I may try is the amber tinted crazy glue from Stewmac. Under normal light this will be un-noticeable.
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  18. Brian D

    Brian D

    Dec 2, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
    That's similar to what I did on my BnG. I drop filled the dents with glue, sanded them back when dry and polished it out. I did the whole body though! ha :D

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  19. Yup. My B$G had over a hundred dings and in some of them I needed nail polish because some dings were down to wood.i'm eventually going to repaint when I perfect the headstock script with silk screening.
  20. Prostheta


    Mar 19, 2010
    Pori, Finland
    Very interesting! I'm building a 5-string SB-R150 and Veijo Rautia is making a set of custom 5-string MB pickups for it....the ones you have there look perfect for this already! I'd love to get dimensions of those....