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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deathblade Eric, Aug 23, 2013.
It is a good price. Not quite a steal but definitely on the better side!
The pickup is an MB-II. That is essentially a P-bass style sensing pattern so should sound warmer. Not sure about the MM sound, but I think I know what you mean.
well i mean by MM is that it has that music man punch just seems punchier not as trebbly.. if that makes since.. I like also that the serial number is close to cliffs. is there a case aftermarket that fits it or which case would be best? Definitely going to keep this in a case.
it doesnt sound as muddy as a P bass this has more DEfinition in the tone which I LOVE and it is warm I can tell it will be fun to play.
That might be due to the odd way that the pickup is constructed internally. From what I have been told this would result in a brighter pickup. Whatever makes them what they are is irrelevant I guess. They're pretty damn great pickups!
TOTALLY AGREE there.. and IM digging the BLACK AND GOLD ... im glad i could get one and of the same era as Cliff had one.
What do you make of this serial number? Starting with "IC", it does not follow the pattern expected on a vintage MIJ Aria Pro II ...
Sure that isn't a 10? It's a 6-digit serial, just like my 1981 SB, which starts with 10. Could just be the printing or a smudge.
Yeah, I'll have to have a closer look for traces of missing parts in the first two digits. The bass is not in my possession yet.
Exciting! What did you get?
I'll check as soon as I got it in my hands
Cant wait to see.. HOws the Aria lovers today?
Has anyone seen those new SB1000's....ST series I think they're called?
I have not but I am new here.
I might have seen them, but I doubt they stack up against the originals. It is very likely that the pickups have been completely re-engineered too, since maintaining the original weird bobbins is not cost-effective. Hell, we don't see it so why should we care? *sarcasm*
In my unscientific opinion I say leave the string alone and use the string "as-is" with the "exposed" skinny end over the saddle. Obviously you will need to raise that saddle up to compensate for the height. I used GHS Progressives for a while and they are completely exposed at the end. I know there are Rotosounds like that as well. I don't see that affecting your tone much. Most of my playing on the B string is a light touch in the middle or near the neck. I don't dig in for that "Jaco" tone on the B string much.
In my experience (not with Arias, but I've had this on other basses) it is only a problem if the skinny end is over a pickup (it gets weird overtones that way) as long as the fat part of the string is over the pickup it will play and sound fine, you just have to adjust the height and intonation to fit with the skinny part being on the saddle.
I AM ITCHING TO PLAY MY ARIA!!!!!
Going to pic k it up soon will get picks up this weekend
Seems like the bridge proposition has gone somewhat cold. I perceived that it might be like gathering cats in a bag....I know that the numbers are out there but getting everybody in on this at one time is a task of monumental difficulty! The minimum number that might be tenable would be maybe 40, 30 at the very least. We have about twelve-fifteen so far? I don't know whether we need to put feelers out to bring numbers in or call this a day for the moment.