Owner for 5 years of an Aria Pro II CSB380-Japanese material recovered following a seizure, the owner having carelessly sticking a microphone in her single coil guitar!
Completely distorted bass so ...
Since lift "home" with adjustable truss, installing a humbucker Aria and wholesale firing D'Addario.
No longer speaking of totally original, except with respect to the handle and the violin, both very good.
Use more "forceful" than on most modern basses, especially with large strings.
Lutherie providing a pleasing sound, and with the humbucker, power, what is a metalhead, this is not the basis of intended use for this kind of device.
Questionable aesthetics, significant weight.
For the price (gratos), I'm not complaining and I keep it.
Like I said, a metalhead, it is perfect with the original humbucker Aria Granny potato!
I transferred all the electronics on it, more or knob tone or volume.
Direct entry into a table on a Yamaha AW16G, light parametric equalization, very light chorus + reverb, and compressor / expander carefully calibrated, it crunch on big attacks with a pick, no need for distortion (thank you the mic).
arpeggio for a ride (no pick), his round and warm, but again, not with the original microphone (Aria nevertheless, I do not know the reference).
No breath or parasite, its 25 or 30 years (?, Long live the Recycling ...) have not physically started, the tuning is from bottom to top, even pulling over or taping ...
Brief chance is not too bad things, I tested the newest stuff, but purely sonic, it holds up, Grandma!
Heavy, bulky, unattractive (already at the base, because old-style, over the first owner was poorly maintained, and more in bright red ...), but extremely effective!
I got it for free, but even by paying, I would not have missed.
No idea of its value today, and I a hang! It works very well and I hope it lasts!
Its classic look next installment of my guitar (previously a BC Rich Warlock and now an ESP Explorer, it feels good to my Cort).
To the sound (even at the beginning with a micro inappropriate!), If you find one, try it there, you may be surprised?
Especially since it looks to be rare birds there ...