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Brand Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DarkBallad, Apr 29, 2010.


  1. DarkBallad

    DarkBallad

    Apr 29, 2010
    I recently bought a bass from my friend because it had a little paint chipping and he was selling it for cheap. But I've been checking all over and I can't find what brand of bass it is... Could anyone help me out? I figured I'd ask here, before going out to the guitar shop. Thanks :D
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  2. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Well, starts with an A. Sorry I got nothing.
     
  3. DarkBallad

    DarkBallad

    Apr 29, 2010
    That's about all I figured :/
    It has no serial number, no brand name, or anything...
     
  4. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Looks like the A from Agile to me. Could be wrong though.

    What do ya'll think?

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  5. JaySwear

    JaySwear

    Apr 15, 2010
    Gaithersburg, MD
    ^ yep, i thought of agile too. could be a very early model from them? it's worth emailing them with a picture anyway. the couple times i've emailed them with questions i've gotten a response literally within an hour or two. they're really helpful! unfortunately i'm not haha no idea if it's not agile
     
  6. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Not the same typeface as Agile and the headstock is a different shape.
     
  7. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    yea man, Kurt at Rondomusic is a great guy to deal with.
     
  8. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't look like it would be Aria.

    I was going to say Applause but Applause (being owned by Ovation) uses Ovation type headstocks or Fender type (tuning keys are in line) headstocks.

    Doesn't look like Agile either.
     
  9. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Doesn't look like Alvarez or "A" Basses either (there is an "A Bass").
     
  10. I put the pixs of your body up next to the body of an Aria 714 CST - AVB-200 and they are very similar - the neck and head though are different by lightyears.

    Here's a thumbnail of it::: aria_avb-200.

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    Maybe Aria is making another second line for another company?
     
  11. Punkster

    Punkster

    Feb 26, 2010
    Its seems like an Aria, those 4 screw-bridges are from Aria, the STB Series has them... and the A seems like an Aria too
     
  12. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    I don't think it's an STB. The headstock and control layout are different. All the STBs that I Google Image'd were similar to Fender basses (with and without pickguard).

    It might be an older model though. Who knows.
     
  13. DarkBallad

    DarkBallad

    Apr 29, 2010
    Bump
     
  14. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon

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