Aria Pro II TSB-550

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Thrashville, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Hey all! First post to the board from the brand-new owner of an Aria Pro II TSB-550 "Thor Sound" bass. I got this via a trade from a pawn shop owner, and he only did the deal I got because the original pickup has been replaced and the toggle switch is broken. I am here to ask two questions;
    One-Is there a stock over the counter pickup that would do well in the bass, or would someone be kind enough to direct me to someone here in the Midwest that could help? I would like to stay as true to the original look/sound as I possibly can.
    2-Can I replace the toggle switch with something stock, or should I look for an original Fujisoku? I've seen a couple on eBay, just don't know if it matters.
    I'd appreciate any help with this that I can get, thanks for the time. Thanks again, Paul
  2. Look for the Aria Pro II thread in "Basses". The guys there have extremely large brains and a knowledge base that goes beyond Arias. A few of them will have answers for any question you ask. One guy actually clued me in on the meaning of life.
  3. Isotonic

    Isotonic Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    I think I remember seeing a replacement pickup for the Aria Pro II at the Aero Instrument web site. If so, you cannot go wrong with Aero pickups. I have the Jazz model and it is the best pickup I have ever heard.
  4. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    If you want the same look and sound then I think Rautia is the way to go. You can even get them with the exposed pole pieces like the TSB-550 had. The switch is easy to replace since it's just a DPDT switch with On/On positions.

    Good luck!