Aristides’ New and Unique Arium “050” Bass Now Available

Aristides 050Dutch 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.

Aristides 050 full view

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

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  1. Dh Bennett

    This thing seems pretty pointless, with the pre-amp it has in there, it sounds like ever other Jazz Bass 5. The should have gone with something like an Allumitone. That would have given it more of a sound.

  2. what will they do next? awesome hi-tech design.

  3. awesome hi-tech design…