Bass of the Week: Rinaldis Custom Basses EVO-FX4
Alberto Rinaldis shared his recently finished EVO-FX4 bass with us, which seems like part sports car with its sleek lines and attractive yellow finish. The Luxembourg-based luthier made sure it plays as well as it looks.
“Rather than offer an instrument from an a la carte menu, or assemble a random menagerie of off-the-shelf parts, I carefully select and match components, most of which are custom made for / or by me,” Rinaldis writes on his Facebook page. “The result is a bass with a tone that is balanced and unique to that model. I think it makes more sense for a player to be able to choose a good bass, selecting one with a particular tone that suits his or her musical and/or playing style, rather than adapting their musical or playing style to some randomly voiced instrument.”
Although it has a bit of a headstock, this bass is fitted with a headless tuning system by DB Steinberger. Its German ash body is matched to a five-piece laminated maple and rosewood fingerboard, which is then topped with a rosewood fingerboard. For electronics, Rinaldis opted for a set of Aguilar DCB pickups and an 18-volt Audere Pro Z preamp. All in all, it weighs just under eight pounds.
Rinaldis Custom Basses EVO-FX4 Headless Bass Specs:
|Construction:||6 Bolt-on with Threaded inserts|
|Neck:||5-Piece Maple/ Rosewood|
|Frets:||22 frets + Zero fret|
|Pickups:||Aguilar - DCB 4 String G3 Set|
|Preamp:||Audere Pro Z / 18 Volt battery box|
|Strap button:||Dunlop Dual Design Straplok|
|Bridge:||Steinberger DB Headless Tuner|