Sunday, 11 August 2013

Aria RSB Deluxe Bass. . . . .

Another Aria Bass!!

This is an Aria RSB Deluxe, in Pearl White.

This, I think, is a more rare colour - I have only ever seen a
handful of others in this colour.

There are a lot of different sounds from this bass.
I used this last Thursday, at rehearsal and set up a sound
that just came easily to hand and during the first number, I
thought to myself, sounds very Ric!
In fact, playing around with the stack controls and selectors,
all sorts of sounds and tones can be had.

This one has been out with me before.

Aria RSB Deluxe

Aria RSB Deluxe Bass

I also have an RSB Special, which is pretty much the same as this
but with two MB III pick-ups, this one has one MB III and one
MB-J1, tapped coil pick-up.

On this Deluxe there are stacked pots, Vol & Tone, a selector and
"Dual Sound" and Coil Tap switches. 

These were very High End basses and 30 odd years ago, would have
cost a lot of money.

Aria Basses of this era, have Endurance! 
They are just as relevant, as they were all those years ago.
Very well built and thought out, great to play, great sounds - what
more could you want - So many Pro Players, used them. 


The decal on the headstock, details "Smooth Joint", which if  you
look at it, sort of describes the way it is.

Graphite nut, smooth and accurate tuners, good solid bridge, not
heavy, nice balance. . . . . need I go on.

Aria RSB Deluxe - A Great Bass!

Cheers. ;) 

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Anonymous said...

I have owned a Aria Pro II RSB Delux in red for 30 years. Bought it new, have gigged with it, studio sound is excellent (in fact unbeaten) and it is still in new original condition after all these years.
Dave B

Flat Eric said...

Dave, Hi. I'm with you - a really great bass. These haven't caught on as much as the SB series. . . . Yet!
You get a great deal of bass, for the money, at the moment. These were used by some big players, in the day. Anyone who has had a go on this one and the Special, I have (twin humbuckers) are surprised at the tones and playability. Thanks for the comment - continue to enjoy yours. Cheers. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these basses and am looking to purchase this exact model and color. Very difficult to find. Beautiful

Flat Eric said...

Aria basses and Guitars, of this period are of great quality - when you find one, you will not be disappointed. Good luck in your search. Cheers. :) PS. Send me a pic, when you have found one. :)