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Aria STB-GT5 ????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kenova, Oct 4, 2010.


  1. Kenova

    Kenova

    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Any expiriences with this bass? I play this bass today and I am impressed with price, sound and playability, but I didn´t play it enough, so every comment is usefull!!! Thnx :bassist::bassist::bassist:

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  2. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
  3. Kenova

    Kenova

    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Thnx man, but video is lo-fi, you can´t hear anything!

    Anyone else?
     
  4. Kenova

    Kenova

    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Nobody?! :crying:
     
  5. GreenAlsatian

    GreenAlsatian

    Jul 24, 2008
    Old Blighty
    I had one in sunburst for a bit and the only thing that let it down for me was the electronics - the preamp was really noisy, even with the Treble set flat.

    Pluses:

    - really nice looking, particularly the sunburst model I had
    - quite a fast neck for a 5-string, at least to my hands
    - the low B had enough tension in it
    - the 2-band EQ allowed for a variety of sounds
    - sounded good, a little of the Stingray sound in there
    - it was LOUD!

    Negatives:

    - cheap electronics, very noisy
    - poorly shielded
    - control cavity was VERY packed

    I picked it up cheap on eBay for less than £150 and intended to replace the electronics in it due to the noisy stock electronics, but ended up selling it as I didn't have the cash to upgrade at the time.

    Here's a quick demo I knocked up shortly after getting it and before I raised the action a little as it was really low when I got it.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=48P2PLK9

    I wouldn't be averse to picking up another on the cheap and upgrading the electronics as I really did like the look and feel of it.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. 5string5fingers

    5string5fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Tifton,Georgia
    Whats the price on these things? Super hot looking. Very G&L like.
     
  7. Kenova

    Kenova

    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Thank you very much man, very usefull informations!!!! ;):)
     
  8. amir93smith

    amir93smith

    Apr 17, 2012
    London
    i have that exact bass pictured, amazing piece of gear, neck nice and fast unlike my previous yamaha, gd electronics eventhough i changed them out for seymour duncan MM SMB-5D and my own bass & treble cut circuit with parallel/series switch cause i dont like active but the cavity very small and leaves little room to mess about in
     

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