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BY Bg
#772797
New smelly old bass day - not new son of a bitch day!.... Randombob (Vern) was kind enough to drop this into me this afternoon. Not taken any pics yet, but its this one.

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Aria - another one slowy!

Not sure of exact age, but the model designation changed in 1971, so late 60's maybe? From the Matsumoku factory.

Cracking condition, really tip top. Had to raise up the bridge as no break angle = wolf/overtones. Sounds bloody awesome now, and exactly how I was hoping!

Short scale which suits my office, I keep knocking glasses of rough red over with the longscale ;)

Might make a new bridge so I can sort out the break angle properly, maybe even intonate it! eek!
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BY GrantB
#772799
Set neck?could look at a reset if so?
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BY Bg
#772801
GrantB wrote:Set neck? We could look at a reset if so?

No thankfully not, I can shim if need be :) and its not like I spend that much time at the dusty end ;)
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BY GrantB
#772802
I love this design. Short scale makes heaps of sense.
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BY GrantB
#772803
Bg wrote:
GrantB wrote:Set neck? We could look at a reset if so?

No thankfully not, I can shim if need be :) and its not like I spend that much time at the dusty end ;)

Note i removed the “we” just in case....phew.
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BY Single coil
#772804
Huh, holy shit. Same bridge, and same neck as my aria sg copy. Suspect mine is a 1980.
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BY telefiend
#772806
Very cool bass Bg! I play all my bass bits on a keyboard, but if I didn't, I'd get something like this.
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BY H671
#772815
:thumbup: :clap:
Definitely my style.
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BY Bg
#772829
Going to give the frets some attention as there is some flat tops there, could be contributing to the wolftones/sitaring. Have still just spent a happy 3 hours jamming away.
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BY Single coil
#772836
Frets on my one barely exist anymore lel
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BY mrmofo
#772857
I can hear the sound of that EB pickup in my head
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BY Bg
#773246
chrome flats obtained :D
BY foal30
#773247
telefiend wrote:Very cool bass Bg! I play all my bass bits on a keyboard, but if I didn't, I'd get something like this.


Dangerous talk there

Nice bass Graham.
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BY telefiend
#773250
foal30 wrote:
telefiend wrote:Very cool bass Bg! I play all my bass bits on a keyboard, but if I didn't, I'd get something like this.


Dangerous talk there

Nice bass Graham.


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