Aries Basses has added a new model to their lineup called the Aman II. The design is brings together elements of two of their existing basses with the front pulling from the Aman I and the semi-acoustic body style of their Conis bass.
The Aman II is built with a chambered Mahogany body and spruce top. Its neck is a 3-piece laminate of flamed and hard rock maple complete with a fretless Macassar ebony fingerboard. Aries fits the bass with a custom made, hand-wound dual coil pickup as well as a custom piezo in the bridge, which matches the fingerboard. Onboard electronics include the Aries 528 booster with passive and active operations, a piezo/pickup mix pot, a passive tone blend, and a pickup switch. The package also includes an outboard s528 preamp with a 3-band EQ.
The Aries Aman II is hand made in Croatia. A price hasn’t been finalized, but the company says it projects it to be between $4,500 and $5,000, including the outboard preamp.
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Aries Aman II Bass Specs:
|Neck:||3 piece flamed maple/hard maple|
|Fingerboard:||Fretless Macassar ebony|
|Bridge:||Aries custom made wooden piezo bridge – Macassar ebony|
|Pickup:||Aries custom made hand wound dual coil|
|Electronics (onboard):||Aries 528 booster, push/pull volume (passive/active), piezo/pickup mix pot with middle stop, passive ton blend, pickup switch (series/parallel/single coil)|
|Electronics (outboard):||Aries external s528 preamp custom, bass, middle, treble, volume|
|Finish:||thin nitro mat finish|
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