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Bassists Alliance Teams Up For “Crush”
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Bassists Alliance Teams Up For “Crush”

If you’ve felt the ground rumbling late, it’s probably because bassists from all over the world have teamed up for the Bassists Alliance. The project, which features thirteen bassists and one drummer, has released their debut album, Crush. Formed by Alberto Rigoni and Six Feet Under bassist Jeff Hughell, the group’s new album is as varied in style as it...

Alberto Rigoni: Ghostbusters Theme Song
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Alberto Rigoni: Ghostbusters Theme Song

Alberto Rigoni went all out for Halloween this year with a bass arrangement of the theme song to Ghostbusters. Dressed as the Marshmallow Man, Rigoni lays down the iconic bass line as well as the chords and melody on his 5-string Cort. Happy Halloween!

Nordstrand Pickups Announces BigRig Bass Pickups
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Nordstrand Pickups Announces BigRig Bass Pickups

Nordstrand Pickups has introduced the BigRig, a new hum-cancelling bass pickup that grew from a conversation with bassist Alberto Rigoni. “A dual 51 P-style pickup, one pole per string, was the initial concept,” Nordstrand explains, “but offset pole pieces are iconic for Nordstrand. What developed is a hum canceling pickup where the coils sense different parts of the string movement,...

Bassists Galore Featured on Alberto Rigoni’s Latest
New Albums

Bassists Galore Featured on Alberto Rigoni’s Latest

Alberto Rigoni’s new album, which mixes funky, electro, ambient, rock, pop and experimental vibes, is all about the bass – it’s even called Bassorama. Italian bassist Rigoni (TwinSpirits, Kim Bingham, The Italians, and his own solo work) pulled together an extraordinary assortment of bassists for the album, including Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, Divinity Roxx, Stuart Hamm, Steve Lawson, Nik...

Alberto Rigoni and Remco Hendrix: FutureFunk
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Alberto Rigoni and Remco Hendrix: FutureFunk

Bassist Alberto Rigoni is gearing up a new album called Bassorama for an April release, and to hype it up he’s published this video of the track “FutureFunk” featuring Remco Hendrix. The duo blends their own styles and don some creepy masks to really get into it. Bassorama will be released April 15th.

Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy
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Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy

We’ve all had that moment when an unknowing fan asks what’s wrong with our “guitar.” Alberto Rigoni’s latest single, “Bass Guy”, and its video tackle that situation. The song will be on the bassist’s upcoming album Bassorama, due summer 2016.

Alberto Rigoni: “Chron” Playthrough
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Alberto Rigoni: “Chron” Playthrough

Italian prog bassist Alberto Rigoni sent in this great playthrough of “Chron” from his latest album, Overloaded. Rigoni puts on a nice, fuzzy tone to work through the odd-metered song before cooling things off to take a solo at the 3:12 mark. For those of you looking to play along yourself, Rigoni has supplied a detailed PDF with notation and...

Alberto Rigoni Uses Music to Comment on “Overloaded” Society
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Alberto Rigoni Uses Music to Comment on “Overloaded” Society

Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni has released his fourth album, . The album’s title refers to the prog-rock composer’s belief that the contemporary world is overloaded — with information/misinformation, hyper-fast communications and more. The record, which features a range of styles, from prog metal to ambient music, is also dedicated to bassist Randy Coven, who died earlier this year,...

Alusonic Announces the Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass
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Alusonic Announces the Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass

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...

Alberto Rigoni and Enrico Buttol: Jingle Bells
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Alberto Rigoni and Enrico Buttol: Jingle Bells

We’re kicking off the holiday season as we do every year: bass style. Bassist Alberto Rigoni and beatboxer Enrico Buttol help us do just that with this lighthearted version of “Jingle Bells.” Happy holidays!