Dutch instrument maker Aristides has released their newest bass, the 050. The 050 is a 5-string bass with a unique design which sets it apart from most: it is made of Arium, a synthetic tone material created for maximum sustain and resonance. The body and neck are all one piece molded from the material.
The 34″ scale instrument features a rosewood fingerboard with pearl inlays and a 12″ radius. For hardware, Aristides utilized Hipshot Ultralights for the tuners and an ABM Aluminum bridge.
A pair of Seymour Duncan Bassline Quarter Pounders and a 2-band active active tone control round out the functioning electronics, but the company implants a microchip in the body that carries a unique, scannable code for security purposes.
The 050 is made at the Aristides factory in Amsterdam, and is available direct for €3,450 (approx. $4,647 USD). For more info, visit the manufacturer’s website.
Aristides 050 Demo:
Aristides 050 Specs:
- Model O5O: Body & neck one piece construction, Integrally molded with Arium
- Fretboard: First grade rosewood with pearl inlays and a 12” radius.
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Frets: Dunlop frets
- Machine Heads: Hipshot Ultralight
- Neck Width: 1.85” (47mm) width at the nut to 2.56” (65mm) at the 12th fret
- Neck Profile: C-Shaped, 0.87” (22mm) thickness at the nut to 0.98” (25mm) at the 12th fret
- Scale: 34” (863,6mm)
- Weight: 9,26 Lb (4,2 Kg)
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders (Basslines)
- Controls: 2-band active tone control 2 push/pull volumes (1 slapcontour & 1 true bypass)
- Bridge: ABM Aluminum Bridge
- Straplocs: Schaller
- Finished: Matt Black
- Case: Gator GC Bass ABS Case
- Accesories: Leather strap with Aristides logo
- Special Feature: Microchip with unique scannable code inside body