Check out what I just snagged on craigslist! An 9/10 Aria Pro II TSB-650 Thor Sound bass (with a molded Peavy HSC to boot)! I have just been playing it unplugged and it sounds amazing (and that is before I replace the 5+ year old strings that are on there), feels amazing, and looks do amazing. Some questions: 1) Is there any way to tell what year it was made? I can provide a serial if necessary. 2) Was this made in the Matsumoku factory? 3) What type of strings are on this? They are flats, slicker than snot, have no wrappings on either end (save for some very slight wire wrapping on the ball end), and brass ball ends. They are medium low tension. I also just recently got a EBMM Sterling 4H as part of a trade, but it is currently camera shy. Will post pics tomorrow.