Just got my Aria IGB 35-5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grifo, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. grifo


    May 4, 2008
    Perugia, Italy
    Well not more than an hour ago I got the bass, took her out of the box and got a nice feeling for her: she looks nice, a well done bass (pretty light), with a nice sound (kind of Fender-ish) and she has a tremendous B string.
    The 24 frets neck feels very good, beeing that long it makes think of the neck of an MTD KZ that I had, only 34" and not as big. The nut measures 45mm and at the 24th fret 75mm. I payed 259 € and I´m very satisfied. The only think that I would change is the brdige as the spacing is quite narrow, only 15mm.
    If anybody knows a bridge that could directly replace mine please give me shout.
    On this video you can check out the bass and the sound.


  2. Ah, the very picture of a modern bass. Nice lookin hardware. What do the tuners look like on the back?

    The mid-range and low-priced instruments you can get these days are phenomenal compared to even 15 years ago.

    What kind of electronics? Passive option?

    Can't suggest anything for the bridge. The string spacing does look narrow. Any wider and it might be tough to play the G and B strings.
  3. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    I like the look of aria's IGB series especially the IGB 50/5 they are apparently very good basses for the price
  4. grifo


    May 4, 2008
    Perugia, Italy
    The tuners are satin chrome, she has no passive swhitch and for the electronics I think it´s some Aria preamp, but I haven´t checked inside yet. For the bridge I think a 17mm could fit, but it´s just my guess, will have to try.
    As for the quality of mid-range low-priced instruments I totally agree :hyper:
  5. jukefox


    Jun 17, 2009
    I also have it it's awesome!
  6. Fritzzz666


    Jul 25, 2012
    Thank you for the string spacing measurements: I just found my next bass :) I have been looking high and low for a 5 string with a 15mm bridge...that is the closest spacing that the Hipshot (or copies) Triple Lock Down individual bridges will allow...so far I have converted all my bass's to Hipshots or copies depending on whether or not I want string thru…awesome…and thanks
  7. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    Hipshot offers A-style bridges in several spacing widths for four strings- maybe for fives also. All Hipshot "A"s also adjust each string side-to-side so you may be able to get the width you're looking for. Your neck looks like there's plenty of room before the B and G fret fall.

    Is the bridge countersunk? That makes a difference.
  8. impiernonaito


    Sep 2, 2013
    Is it good enough to match the Ibanez SR 305?