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SOLD Aries Bovidae 5-string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Adam Wright, May 18, 2011.

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  1. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Roscoe Basses, 64 Audio IEM, GHS Strings
    Excellent condition Aries for sale.

    Mahogany body
    burl top..I believe this may actually be poplar but I'm not totally sure.
    wenge multi-laminate neck with purpleheart and various other woods
    pau ferro board
    I believe the pickups are Aries own proprietary pickups
    Aguilar 3 band pre. Mid pot has been recently replaced and I had Pavel of Pavel MI Basses go through and tidy up the electronics.
    oil finish
    1 3/4" nut
    18mm string spacing
    Gotoh tuners
    8.5 lbs
    comes with an old beat up case that I received the bass in.

    Wonderful tone with great playability and easy access to the upper register.

    SOUNDCLIPS AVAILABLE. Please DO NOT PM me for them if you are not serious about a potential purchase or trade.


    Trades considered but I'm really looking to sell to help pay off 2 customs in progress.

    INFO ABOUT ARIES CAN BE FOUND HERE: Aries basses These are beautiful handmade basses from a luthier in Croatia and typically sell new for $3500 and up. They are pretty much the epitome of the "hippie sandwich" style basses.

    ORIGINAL THREADhttp://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/aries-bovidae-5-string-682747/

  2. slamsinger

    slamsinger Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Coventry RI
  3. brett7276


    Jan 14, 2009
    this used to be my bass...one of the ones I regret letting go..someone buy this you WON'T be disapointed...free bump for a KILLER bass
  4. you up for shipping to Canada?
  5. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Roscoe Basses, 64 Audio IEM, GHS Strings
    I'm sure something could be worked out.
  6. Kevin W Guin

    Kevin W Guin Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    Looks like a nice chunk of Black Poplar Burl. Some of those pieces have a white background with black eyes and splotches and swirls, kind of like Horsechestnut. I asked my current builder about it and he couldn't get it, so I found an awesome piece of Amboyna.

    I piped in on the original thread, but I think that it bears repeating for any potential buyers that I tried many top-shelf basses one day at Luthiers Access Group and the Aries really stood out. It had a great feel and extreme attention to detail was evident everywhere.

    The bass that I tried was an Aries Conus fretless semi-hollow and the memory of it is still strong.

    Bump for a great Croatian builder.

  7. amstudio


    Jul 3, 2010
    Medley, Fl
    pm sent
  8. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Roscoe Basses, 64 Audio IEM, GHS Strings
  9. amstudio


    Jul 3, 2010
    Medley, Fl
    Payment sent

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