babyEGO is an upright bass with a solid maple body. It is a travel instrument with ergonomics, string length, and reference points of a regular instrument. It is the most portable and user-friendly instrument of our bass production. It is especially designed to deliver a clean, wooden sound at the highest performance volumes.
Ballade / Figaro
Ballade is our bass with tuners on the tailpiece and reverse scroll.
Figaro is our bass with tuners in the headstock.
Woods & Varnish
Balkan MAPLE: neck, fingerboard core, and tailpiece, shoulders, and knee rest
Natural shellac applied by brush with no base filler applied.Select instrument have French polish finish.
Measures in its waterproof cordura bag:
5.3 kg (11.5 lbs.) – 136 x 23 x 13 cms (53.5 x 9 x 5 in.)
All instruments come with a standard removable neck for extra portability.
The travel bag is 100 cms long (39.5 in.) and easily fits in an aircraft overhead compartment.
The Alter Ego neck system allows to adjust string action by changing the neck angle. No bridge adjusters are needed anymore.
The system is quick and precise and can also be done during a performance.
Built-in shielded ALTER EGO double polymeric active pickup under bridge feet.
Built-in BUFFER PREAMP with Master Volume, Blender control, Master line OUT
Built-in AUX-ready DUAL PREAMP and headphone amplifier with Mix, Blender, Tone shaping controls, Master Volume, Master line OUT, Headphone line OUT.
Despiau Mirecourt bridge in treated maple made on AlterEgo’s specs.
Gotoh tuning pegs with single adjustable torques and easy fine-tuning made on AlterEgo’s specs.
Pinnacle strings by SuperSensitive.
Over the years we have also made the following babyEGOs:
- Hi-C 5-string
- Low-B 5-string
- Well-tempered (reversible, rapid lace system to have frets on an otherwise smooth and well scooped fingerboard)