Aria Pro II SB600 value (defretted)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the donal, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. the donal

    the donal

    Mar 18, 2020
    Hi all,

    My first post here- have been in and lurked occasionally.

    I have the above bass (1979 as far as I can tell from the serial) that I bought fretless (de-fretted) from a mate in the 90s.

    I'm starting to look at selling it as it has sat in a corner for over a decade.

    Various suggestions from said mate are that these are becoming collectable.

    Could anyone suggest what it might fetch (in GBP) in the non-standard condition (I'm figuring it will not be worth my while to pay for refretting). It's got some dinks from age and use, so won't be 'mint' anyways...

    I tend to see SB900s and 1000s listed but not the 600s so much.


  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    There’s a rule at TB that requesting pricing information or valuations if you’re selling something is restricted to members holding a supporting membership. Per rule #3:
    So best bet would be to either become a supporting member, or just head over to Reverb and eBay and do some price research. :)

    Nice bass BTW! :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
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  3. the donal

    the donal

    Mar 18, 2020
    Aah- I didn't spot. Thanks for the heads up.

    And cheers-I don't like the sound fretless at all on it (kind of lifeless), so it's gonna make way for a modern 5 string for gigging once I work out value/get it advertised etc.
  4. Don't despair.
    I bet there is someone out there that will enjoy it.
    You should be still able to get some fairly serious coin. :laugh:
  5. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    All good advice above^

    I'd add that if it's the original pickup and everything works/sounds good you are already a step ahead.
  6. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Understandable. It's tucked away in the FAQ/Rules section.

    You might want to look at this episode of Trogly's Guitar Show where he walks you through how he does some hunting for gear on Reverb. This is how many knowledgeable shoppers operate even when they're not buying. I tend to cruise Reverb just to keep an ear to the ground so I've got a feel for popularity and pricing trends. That way I'm informed when I do go shopping for something.

    The same approach can also give you an idea of how you might want to price something you're thinking of selling.

  7. the donal

    the donal

    Mar 18, 2020
    Fantastic. Thanks for the help! I'm dreadful at selling stuff, so this might help with getting rid of some other stuff I've got knocking around too (audio and mid interfaces).