#2
So much brass and gold. It's nice to see that his family and friends approve of this.
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#3
i'm honestly surprised it took this long.
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#4
Headstock
I'd love to hear some clips of it.
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#7
Yes, but the Tribute model had an ebony fretboard and this one has a rosewood fretboard. On that point alone, I'd take the Tribute. And given that the Tribute sold for about US$3,000.00, I wonder what kind of nosebleed price they'll stick on this one?
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#8
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Yes, but the Tribute model had an ebony fretboard and this one has a rosewood fretboard. On that point alone, I'd take the Tribute. And given that the Tribute sold for about US$3,000.00, I wonder what kind of nosebleed price they'll stick on this one?

I've heard 2400, no telling what it'll actually go for though
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#9
Seems a decent bass by the specs. You'll probably have to pay ridiculous amounts for it because of Burton's name on it though. Normally that bass would be about 1000$? Still, it's better than the John Entwistle signatures that Dean started making a few years back...
#11
RRP is £3999, which is $6,329.74. Maybe slightly less in the US since most states pay less tax.
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#14
Gold is not a useful metal.

I'm assuming this is only aimed at the kind of Metallica tribute bands that have the cash to buy such junk. Think the Bootleg Beatles.
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#15
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Gold is not a useful metal.

Its shiny. It conducts electricity and it's resistant to corrosion. But more importantly, it's shiny.

That said that price is ridiculous when you can just get an old used Aria for like 1/6 of the cost.
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#16
It is especially shitty for bridge saddles.
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#17
That is ugly and a ridculous amount of money for what you get. I would not consider it a sig bass, Cliff has been dead for years. he had nothing to do with this bass at all. This would be a tribute aswell.
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#18
Goodness, Aria must really be struggling. That price is just stupid. Jeez, the body is alder for goodness sake. It appears to be about a $300 bass to me. They can keep it.
#20
There are plenty of replacement parts around. It's probably possible to adapt a regular Aria to look like one for 3 or 400.
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#21
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Goodness, Aria must really be struggling. That price is just stupid. Jeez, the body is alder for goodness sake. It appears to be about a $300 bass to me. They can keep it.


And what's wrong with alder? Look at the Musicman Bongo, that's made of basswood. Alder is a high end wood if you get a good cut of it.
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#22
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And what's wrong with alder? Look at the Musicman Bongo, that's made of basswood. Alder is a high end wood if you get a good cut of it.


There's nothing wrong with alder. But for that price, I want a bass made of solid diamond with a plutonium headstock and the electronics should contain parts of the pope's ipad.

Actually, no plutonium headstock, it'd neck dive terribly....
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#23
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And what's wrong with alder? Look at the Musicman Bongo, that's made of basswood. Alder is a high end wood if you get a good cut of it.

Alder is not a high end wood (imho). It is one of the least expensive acceptable body woods. Go have a look at Gilmerwood.com for one example. Alder is the cheapest body blank across the board. It's not because they don't have nice wood there either.
If you were to find a cut of alder that had been sunken in a lake for 10000 years, yes. A regular cut, not so much.
Also, since you threw it out there: The Bongos sound (and look) terrible to me. They even feel cheap. Again, that's my opinion. You might like one and might make one sing. Cool! Not my cup 'o tea.
I feel that the price that Aria is asking is silly. I would NEVER pay that for that instrument. Heck, you could get really nice Spector Euro for that price... or a used Alembic. Something hand made, with really nice woods and electronics and still have enough left over for dinner I'd bet.
#24
I like the ostrich case though lol. That probably cost more than the body wood.
#25
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you could get really nice Spector Euro for that price... or a used Alembic. Something hand made, with really nice woods and electronics and still have enough left over for dinner I'd bet.

I know this is completely missing the point, but you do realize all the current Spector Euro models utilize alder in some capacity or another right?
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#26
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I know this is completely missing the point, but you do realize all the current Spector Euro models utilize alder in some capacity or another right?

Perhaps the new ones do... I've not looked into it. Mine does not. As you can imagine, since I already have one, I'm not really looking at the specs of the new ones.

OK, how about this: everyone go buy one now. I, however will not. I feel that they are grossly overpriced.
#27
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Alder is not a high end wood (imho). It is one of the least expensive acceptable body woods. Go have a look at Gilmerwood.com for one example. Alder is the cheapest body blank across the board. It's not because they don't have nice wood there either.


Sorry, but the most expensive basses/guitars you can buy use alder bodies. It is not a "cheap" wood, because it is used in some of the most sought after tones out there.
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