1980, Made In Japan serial
The PERFECT 40th birth year bass for a lucky loved one….or yourself
This is the extremely rare to find, Aria Pro II SB-1000 Bass
It was Aria's flagship bass from 1979 until the end of production in Japan
This is the real deal original model, from the 2nd year of production
NOT a reissue from the recent years
High end and unique features made this a bass with a huge reputation
Used by countless players of the era - Marcus Miller, John Taylor, Rudy Sarzo, Jack Bruce
But most notably Cliff Burton of Metallica in the mid 1980
“Super balanced”, neck through, Ashwood body
Finished in “Oak”
The Maple and Walnut 7 ply neck has amazing sustain
A heel less cutaway provides access to the full 24 frets with ease
Smooth playing Ebony fingerboard
9.5” radius, 34” full scale length
The double coil pickup has a HUGE presence and output
6 way attack mode selector rotary switch
Bypass Switch (active to passive)
2 x 9v batteries power the huge tonal possibilities from the 6 way BB-Circuit
The BB-Circuit was THE distinctive feature that made this bass legendary
Each of the six pre-sets change the frequency of a low pass filter
This changes the character of the bass tone
Die cast Integrate bridge tail piece, with a quick hook string replacement
Incredibly it also has the original “Life time warranty” card, with matching serial number
Unique looks, massive tonal range, huge output, rare to find
With the bonus of being a 1980 make, celebrating its 40th vintage year
This is the bass you do NOT want to miss out on!
Includes the ORIGINAL Fitted Hard Case
(This itself is a rare treat to find)
All machinery, electrical, and pickups are without issue. Surface marks, impressions/dings/dimples/dents, paint chips, wear to control cavity plate, one tuner has been replaced with a same style same brand (ARIA PRO II) - as pictured. The hard case functions fine and is strong, however some of the outer black covering has peeled over the years and has been black taped.
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---INFO & TERMS---
--- String-Switch-Noise operates primarily as an online store, there is no dedicated show room. However, when time permits (and by appointment only) we can still offer a test/play and to pick up in person.
(Please note this only applies to guitars and bass guitars. Small items and effect pedals are still postage only, as we simply do not have the time to accommodate everything)
Located in Sunnybank Hills QLD, please call 0422883853 to book an appointment.
--- We do not accept any trade, trade ins, consignment, or direct customer purchases.
--- All payments to be made in full at time of purchase. The are no holds, deposits, layby, or payment plans.
--- Payment can be made by Paypal, Credit Card (through Paypal,) cash on pickup, or Bank Deposit/Online Transfer.
--- If payment is made via Paypal goods and service, the item will ONLY be posted/couriered to your registered Paypal address (NO alternative address). This is to ensure the Paypal buyer and seller insurance protection is valid.
--- All photos are our own and are of the actual item being offered for purchase.
They are NEVER stock photos.
An extensive amount of time and effort is put in to accurately show the items true condition, colour, and shape. Though please realise the limitations of photography. Images and colours can be perceived differently depending of the type and quality of the device it is viewed on.
--- Advertised photos form a large part of the representation of the items condition. Please view the photos carefully as well as reading all item descriptions and/or condition text. Whilst every effort is made to photograph all parts of items, not every little dimple/micro scratch can or will be photographed. We always photograph any and all large cosmetic flaws, such as paint chips/cracks/large dents, that we consider to be significant.
--- Cosmetically, items are as per detailed photos and/or descriptions. Functionally, all pots, jacks, switch and machinery components are working without issue, and serviced upon arrival. Each item is tested and/or serviced/set up before listing. It is also tested again moments before packaging, after purchase, to insure it is 100%.
---Guitars and basses are set up with action at a standard with no playability issues, unless otherwise described. However please understand no one set-up is right for everybody. If you prefer a different action height/tuning/string gauge please adjust at your own liking. Please also realise that almost all items are used, and most are 20-30+ year vintage instruments/effects. They will exhibit some wear and tear. If you need detailed specifics, extra information/on the bench specs can be given about anything you require. Please do not hesitate to ask if this is necessary.
--- No refund will be given for change of mind. There will be no warranty or refund given other than dead on arrival, broken, or faulty that is NOT already described and outlined in the descriptive text and detailed photos. In the HIGHLY unlikely event, there is damage in transit, a postal/courier insurance claim will be made to recover the cost of damage. However, we are always happy to help and work through any issue, in the rare event that one arises.
--- FREE delivery is offered on ALL items – Australia only. International delivery can be arranged at exact cost.
--- We proudly strive to send out all orders within 24 hours of purchase and/or receiving cleared payment (apart from holidays and weekends). However please allow up to 72hrs for packing and courier pickups. Once your item is packed you will receive notification and relevant tracking number and courier/postal details.
--- Small items such as effect pedals and wiring harnesses are sent via Australia Post standard service, with tracking ONLY. No responsibility will be taken from us for the loss or damage of an item by Australia Post. At your request, signature upon delivery or postal insurance can be added for the additional cost.
--- ALL guitars are sent via courier delivery with full insurance, tracking, and signature upon delivery services.
--- As they are courier delivered, guitars can NOT be sent to a PO Box, Parcel Locker, or Parcel Collect service. They must be sent to a physical address, where someone can sign for the item on arrival.
--- International delivery is possible for most items, however there are some restrictions with regions and package size. Please contact us first BEFORE making any purchase to check if an item can be delivered, and to organise the actual delivery costs. Any applicable customs, duties, or taxes that your country may charge is solely the responsibility of you the buyer. Any questions you may have about this should be directed to your local countries authorities.
--- All items are packed to the highest degree for transit. A great amount of pride and detail goes into making sure every item arrives without issue. Pedals and small items are packed in multiple layering of bubble wrap and double corrugated shipping cardboard. Guitars, pending the instrument, have strings de tuned so there is no tension on the neck and headstock. Neck/body /headstock are wrapped separately in multiple bubble wrap layers, high density foam and/or cardboard reinforced. If applicable it is then placed in gig/soft case or hard case. If in gig/soft case it is once again bubble wrapped/foam reinforced before being boxed. Each package/box is custom cut and fit in heavy duty double corrugated shipping cardboard. All voids are padded out and the body edge, base, and top of head stock foam reinforced/padded. Finally, the boxing will have copious amounts of high visibility “Fragile” and “This way up” warning labels. We are also proudly environmentally friendly, recycling as much bubble wrap, foam, and cardboard packaging material as possible with every delivery in and order out.