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Help Dating an Aria Pro II SB1000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lamf37, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. lamf37


    Apr 9, 2009
    apologies for bumming info in my very first post, but a friend has a beautiful old SB1000 and I need help to date it, the online info is vague at best from what i can see, the serial number on the rear of the headstock is 7004. it is the earlier type headstock with the more ornate logo, and more pronounced shaped batwing tip.
    any help would be fantastic.
  2. MadMan118


    Jan 10, 2008
    Vallejo, CA
    Eh people date basses all the time. Getting a pic would be mose excelent.
  3. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    Well the first number usually indicates the year it was made. But since the SB-1000s were supposedly only made from 1978-87, I'm a little puzzled by the serial number starting with a "7". That would either mean 1977 or 1987 - and it can't be '87 since you have the older headstock. Are you sure it's not 07004? That would make a lot more sense, meaning a 1980 production year. Otherwise, maybe it's a really early model from 1977? Please post pics if possible, or double check the serial number.
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  5. lamf37


    Apr 9, 2009
    Thanks for that mate, i'll hopefully have some pictures to post on here this evening, your help is really appreciated.
  6. lamf37


    Apr 9, 2009
  7. metdistortion


    Aug 13, 2008
    Damn you, you beat me to it! :D
  8. Gotta be quick!

    And to be polite, if someone had not already provided the OP with useful information I would have held off. I certainly had no idea.
  9. lamf37


    Apr 9, 2009
    Sorry, the serial is actually 007004.
  10. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    Alright, should be a 1980 then!
  11. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Good luck with your date! A birthdate of 1980 will put her at about 29 - perfect.
  12. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006

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