Saturday, March 12, 2011

Aria DMB-380 / The Ventures

Dale Titus demos another Aria bass, this time a DMB-380. Dale demonstrates the various tones and features of this model.
You can also see a DMB-380 being played by Greg Hanna of the Dickies on the Warped Tour in 2010.

The Ventures clearly inspired this design as you can see in this great live video from Japan. It's the Ventures 45th Anniversary show. Bob Bogle is playing his signature Aria. Bob and The Ventures had several signature instruments made by Aria over the years. The 50th Anniversary Ventures bass was limited to 10 instruments.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Aria Pro II SB-CB Demonstration

Here is a nice demonstration of the Aria SB-CB by Dale Titus of Dana B. Goods (US distributors for Aria). For those who don't know, the SB-CB is the Cliff Burton inspired model offered by Aria. It differs from the SB-1000CB models in that it was made in Korea so it's less expensive. Also available is the SB-RI which comes in natural finish. The RI and CB are identical except for the finishes. Remember, the SB-1000RI/CB label means it was made in Japan and costs more. The SB-RI/CB label means made in Korea and is available at a lower cost. Be careful that you don't pay over the retail price on the Korean models! I have seen some sellers selling SB-RIs with SB-1000RI prices. Enjoy the demo: