Designed with every last detail respecting traditional construction principles, BASSO is a hollow body upright bass with a truly acoustic voice. BASSO recreates an exact double bass feel with a well scooped fingerboard, smooth neck, and refined setup of bridge and fingerboard arc. It has a variable string length (40-42½ in.) and adjustable string action/neck angle. Upper bout removable parts adjust to provide personalized ergonomics and preserve the correct body contact points. Each instrument is individually fine-tuned for a variety of playing styles and performers.
Woods & Varnish
Balkan MAPLE: neck, fingerboard core, and tailpiece, shoulders, and knee rest
Red SPRUCE: carved top
Natural shellac applied by brush with no base filler applied.Select instrument have French polish finish.
Weight: approx. 6.5 kg (14.5 lbs.)
Measures of waterproof cordura bag: 145 x 25 x 13 cms (57 x 9¾ x 5 in.)
All instruments come with a standard removable neck for extra portability.
The travel bag is 104 cms long (41 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)