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Vintage Aria ES335 Short Scale Bass

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Its 70's IIRC, I have the actual specs somewhere and I'll dig them out if interest.

But it has a monstrous neck pickup, styled after the Gibson sg basses. I upgraded the bridge to a badass one that can be intonated. Comes with flats installed.

It plays like buttah.

I'm struggling with muscle memory so I need everything to be P-Bass scale, else I hit random notes if I'm not staring directly at the fretboard. Else she is a keeper.

so after a p-bass alike, what have you. I'll take pics if interested, there are some around the forum if you want to dig around.

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wouldnt mind seeing a pic.

i have a westone panterra 750 thats 34 inch scale. looks cool 80`s too

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pics a plenty in here
https://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 94#p833694

and another
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its an Aria 5220. tuners and bridge upgraded. Dunno about the westone - pics?
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Such a cool machine.
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It is but I really need to get one scale length :( I should sell my P basses and go shortscale. That badass bridge turned it from a tuning nightmare to a delight!

The pickups go from clean to dirt and everywhere in between, the neck pup is something like 28k, its scary.
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Oh I'm including the original bits just in case. I'm open to cash too obviously
was hoping for a P-Bass type as an exchange.
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Bg wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:35 pm
I should sell my P basses and go shortscale.
Sounds about right.
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I would but due to farked up shoulder, long scale means 10 mins playing rather than 5 mins. Officially changing docs on monday so looking forward to the prognosis
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Re shoulder, my cortisone injection has worked well. Wasn't quick to take effect but 2-3 weeks later I have a lot more mobility and it doesn't ache all the time. Not 100% but a helluva lot better.
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let me know if you wanna look at the westone pantera

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On tardme now for $1 reserve :eek:
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actually I'm going to pull it, I don't think I can stand the suspense!!!!!
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well that escalated quickly, I put it up for a dollar then thought.... NO!!!!! Have done the whole dollar reserve thing a few times but nah not this time.
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anyway its gone.... could have sold it 3 times over. bugger.
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