noob bassist , Aria Pro II FB Series HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Caesar_16, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Caesar_16

    Caesar_16

    Jun 23, 2017
    Hi,
    not sure if i'm posting this in the section.

    So I'm "new" bass player, used to play in a double-bass as a amateur. But now I want to learn how to really play bass and I have the opportunity to buy a Japanese Aria Pro II FB-Series (1990) for 150€ (167 USD). The seller made a recent setup, I already played on it and it seems fine on every aspect, only has some scratches, but well is a used bass.

    I'm making this thread because I'm still not sure if it is a good deal, because of how old it is and am comparing with a brand new Epiphone Toby deluxe IV that costs 220€ (for example).

    So I'm open to suggestions and opinions.
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    You could definitely do worse.
     
  3. Caesar_16

    Caesar_16

    Jun 23, 2017
    sorry, my english is not very good. does the means is a good deal?
     
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yes sorry I was not more clear, that seems like a good deal to me.
     
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  5. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    How good were you on the DB? You might feel more at home on a fretless if you were fairly proficient,
     
  6. Caesar_16

    Caesar_16

    Jun 23, 2017
    pretty amateur, almost self-learn. i will probably need the frets, just because the frets will help me a lot in terms of how to explore he neck, which is a big difference between the two instruments
     
  7. J.D. Detroit

    J.D. Detroit

    Nov 12, 2015
    Detroit
    If it all checks out and you were comfortable with it, go for it.
    I've seem them in Pawn / Music shops from time to time for $200-$225 usd on average, so I'd say the price is right.

    I'd play it.
     
  8. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC
    All of the Aria Pro II made in Japan basses I have played have been good quality instruments that hold up well. I think the price is good and you may find it is all the bass you ever need.