ALUSONIC
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BASSIST ALBERTO BIGONI HAS BAGGED A WOOD/ALUMINIUM SIGNATURE MODEL FROM ITALIAN LUTHIEBS
ALUSONIC. JOEL MCIVER PUTS THE PEDAL TO THE METAL
Alusonic
Alberto Rigoni
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lusonic offer a range of bass guitars, with the Hybrid series of
particular interest to bass geeks like us because of the inclusion of
a chunk of aluminium of the instruments in the form of a large top
section. We're keen to see whether this adds much in the way of
tonality, so when bassist Alberto Rigoni sent us his signature model
for a review, we were keen to get it inside the
BGM
command
bunker for a full test. Feeling metal today?Then read on.
BUILD QUALITY
Alberto's signature axe is a beauty, all right, standing out from the
crowd with its eye-catching combination of white, ebony and silver (OK,
aluminium). The metal top is sunk perfectly into the body, the two angled
Aguilar pickups are set firmly into the aluminium, the five-bolt neck join is
solid and everything else seems to be in order, from the Hipshot machine
heads - featuring one of those Marmite, love-or-hate Xtender detuners - to
the amazing Alusonic bridge and controls. The neck is slick and playable
without being slippery, and retains that essential solid feel. In fact, in terms
of build guality, there's little to whine about and everything to like. Well, that
part was easy, eh?
SOUNDS AND PLAYABILITY
The first and most impressive point we noticed about the Alusonic on
plugging in is its low В string, which resonated with great firmness and
solidity Tired of low Bs that flap around and give you aching fingers,
“THIS IS AVERY PLAYABLE BASS INDEED,
ALTHOUGH IT DAMN WELL Я Ш BE
FOR THE THICK END
OF TWO
GRAND”
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