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Aria Pro II SB1000 electronics?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carl-anton, Oct 17, 2003.


  1. Has anybody any information on the preamp of the legendary Aria Pro II SB1000 with the 6-position switch? I have not used mine for years because the onboard preamp is broken and it doesn't sound good i passive mode, I think. So does anybody know where I could buy a new one, or are there schematics on them somewhere?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Sorry, no information here.

    You could try the Japanese Aria site (http://www.ariaguitars.com/jp/), as they've been producing the SB-1000 reissue model for a few years now. I believe John Taylor is playing one of the reissues these days.

    Mine doesn't sound terrible in passive mode, but it's definitely better active.
     
  3. Don't you think the bass sounds a tad too mid-rangy in passive mode? (Maybe I'm just too fond of my Stingray these days...)
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  5. Haha, I guess we edited our posts at the same time :D

    Thanks David. I don't know why I wasn't able to find it.
    Maybe I could buy a new preamp from the factory. We'll see.