Show me the moddy!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Russell foulkes, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Hello talkland! Have any of you modified your Aria SB series basses? If so, care to share some pics/descriptions for me?
  2. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    Yes, I've modified a couple of SBs when their pickups crapped out. I was able to find Alembic pickups/electronics and dropped them in. Here is an SB-R60 that I also changed to all black hardware...The red LED is a little homage to the SB-1000. It sounds great!

    Second, I had an SB-1000CB modified to look more like Cliff Burton's SB-1000...Mods: Original SB bridge (though not narrow string spacing like a vintage SB1000), original Aria knobs and tuners (taken from the SB-R60!). It also had to have a refret. FYI, I didn't do the work myself, a great shop in Seoul, Korea called MD Guitars did the work (for both basses)....See pics below.




  3. They look great! How does the Alembic pup sound in contrast to the ME50?