Aria Pro 2 BAss questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Strat Hater, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. I saw the 4 string version of this bass in a pawn shop today. However the finished is all scratched up, the hardware is tarnished the pickup poles are starting to rust, missing the buttons. However the neck feels like a dream.

    1. They are asking $200 for it and said they would take $160. However I personally dont think it is worth that price in this condition.
    2. What do you think I would ind if I stripped the finish? Nice wood like teir coffee table models, or just crap wood that should stay painted.

    I want to rescue it for a project, but the price seems too steep.

    Here is a sample pic of a 5 string version I copied from the Aria Club just so you can have an idea for which one I am talking about[​IMG]
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  3. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    plug it in and if it works, get it
  4. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    what does th ehead stock look like?? go to Aria Pro Club and ask they will know for sure
  5. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    the old Arias are GREAT bang for the buck
  6. Duuuuuuuuuude


    Nov 30, 2005
    Dude, if it feels good to you I'd say it's a steel at $160
  7. 4 on a side. and the neck is a bolt on
  8. Steal. :p

    I'd pass. That's just me. You can be patient and find one in better shape for the same or slightly more money. It ain't like it's a Cliff Burton Sig SB-1000.
  9. Here is a pic of the tired old girl.

    The price is actually $200 as is. Think she is worth it.

    I am going to cross post to the Aria Pro club as well

  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Anyone know the model right off hand?
  11. It would have made sense for me to look at the headstock but huh! it never dawned on me untill after I left:rollno:
  12. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I believe its an rsb something. These AriaPros from japan are really good basses . Play it .. There are some used at GC used section for 399 i believe
  13. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    If it plays good id get it
  14. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Actually it is an SB which are more sought after which is super bass series im just not sure which one it is
  15. It's an RSB Special-II. Passive, around 1983-4.

    I doubt the the wood is particularly pretty though. It could be Alder, Basswood or even butcher-block. My RSB-5 (the one in the OP) is solid, but my RSB-I is BB. Doesn't affect the tone from those overwound humbuckers though :D