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Aria & Aria Pro II Club (Part Four)

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


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  2. Give it to me for free and I'll try restore it.
     
  3. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    A quick wipe down with some polish and new strings and it'll be good to go...

    But seriously, WHAT HAPPENED?

     
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  4. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass

    Feb 4, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    National Reso-Phonic Guitars
    IMG_3055.JPG This old Aria has been bolted to the "guitar wall" for 7 years outside at Matt's Music in Templeton, CA. I just got the pickups and one still works!
     
  5. I think this would be a good learning project. I would definitely give it a go.
     
  6. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass

    Feb 4, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    National Reso-Phonic Guitars
    It's not mine. I only got the pickups
     
  7. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    That's a miracle one of the pickups still works! I can only assume the bass was written off as unplayable/unfixable before they put it up on the wall. Still, NOT something I would do to an SB Series bass!

     
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  8. If the store would let you have it I would pay all the costs to get it here. I have some ideas that would keep the weathered look but possibly make it playable. Sort of keep its history but give it a future. Depending if the neck is salvageable. Most Aria Pro II's are well kept so this would be sooooo different.
     
  9. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass

    Feb 4, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    National Reso-Phonic Guitars
    Thanks but I just don't have time to deal with it. Though you may try calling them directly and asking if you could buy it? It's pretty thrashed.
     
  10. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Banned Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Denmark
  11. yomb

    yomb

    Jun 9, 2017
    Thank you for your answers. I desoldered the pickups, and both pickups have a dead coil. I guess I'll be getting a pair of MB-IIs from Rautia.
     
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  13. Brian D

    Brian D

    Dec 2, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
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  14. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    Wow, that B string anchoring... :wideyed:

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  15. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth

    Sep 3, 2016
    not original Pickup and Wilkinson bridge.....FrankenSB-025
     
  16. Definitely on my to get list.
     
  17. Brian D

    Brian D

    Dec 2, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
    If it was stock I'd be on it. I don't care for the modifications.
     
  18. sears

    sears

    Aug 7, 2005
    ec, md
    How's everyone liking the Rautia pickups? Thinking about a Music Man type for my CSB, corresponded with Mr. Rautia, he seems nice and responsive. Do they drop right in?
     
  19. ClubberDang

    ClubberDang

    Jun 14, 2016
    Would anybody be interested in a trade for a tsb-650?
     

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  20. CSBs don't have a switch so a large part of your tonal options won't be utilized. I have mine going in an Elite I. I'm just deciding weather to go with a two or three position switch.