Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has teamed up with Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni to present the Alusonic Alberto Rigoni Hybrid signature bass. The bass is a take on the company’s hybrid blend of aluminum and wood construction and features an alder body topped with aluminum.
“As many bass players, I’m affected by GAS but I’m also pretty eclectic – I’m always looking for innovative and exciting instruments,” Rigoni states. “Based on a new concept, my new Alusonic Hybrid signature bass features an alder body which gives a punchy and full mid-tone, and an Aircraft Grade Aluminium Top that increases the attack of the notes and gives them an incredible clarity.”
Other aluminum features include the pickguard and knobs. The 5-string bass is fitted with Hipshot tuners including a Xtender on the B-string, which allows to reach all the way down to an A. Its hard maple neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard that sports 24 frets. The pickups are a pair of Aguilar Super Single Coils that can be selected via 3-way switch. Rigoni opted for an active/passive preamp with mid, bass, and treble controls.
The Alusonic Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass is available for order with a list price of approximately $3,040.
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Alusonic Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass Specs:
|Construction:||Patent Pending “Hybrid” Technology||Body Material:||Alder + Aircraft Grade Aluminium Top||Body Finish:||Epoxy Lacquer||Top Finish:||Mirror Finish||Neck Material:||Hard Maple||Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane with Matching Headstock||Neck Shape:||Custom “C”||Neck Thickness:||20 mm at 1st fret, 22 mm at 12th fret||Scale Lenght:||34″ (864 mm)||Fingerboard:||Ebony||Fingerboard Radius:||12″ (304 mm)||Number of Frets:||24||Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo||String Nut:||Graphite||Nut Width:||44.5mm||Position Inlays:||Side Dot + Face Dot||Truss Rods:||Double Action||Neck Plate:||5-Bolt||Pickups:||Aguilar Super Singles||Controls:||Volume (active/passive), Mid, Bass/Treble, 3-way Selector||Bridge:||Alusonic brass bridge with quick release system||Tuning Machines:||Hipshot Ultralight + Hipshot Xtender||Pickguard:||Aluminium||Hardware:||Aluminium||Strings:||DR 45-125 Gauges||Weight:||4.3 kg||Included Accessories:||Gigbag, Hex Key Set, Certificate of Authenticity, Lifetime Warranty|
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