Designed with every detail respecting traditional construction principles, BASSO is an acoustic instrument with a vibrating sound board, hollow body, and sound post. Each instrument is individually made and fine-tuned for a variety of playing styles and performers.
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.
AlterEGO's multi-source, active multi-modal pickup system gives its basses an unparalleled tonal versatility. The sound created by a vibrating carved spruce top responding to traditional bridge and strings is picked up under both bridge feet by a polymeric film and by an electrostatic transducer at the bridge hole. BASSO is easy to use and performance-ready thanks to its build-in preamp, headphones amplifier, and balanced buffered output.
BASSO weights about 13 lbs. and comes with a padded, water-proof cordura bag. All instruments are built with removable neck for increased portability. An optional carry-on bag 39½ in. long can be used when the neck is removed.
BASSO comes with many options. Standardly available are an adjustable tripod w/ bag, a travel bag for carrying the bass when the neck is removed, an adjustable knee-rest removable part, and the Hipshot Ultralite Bass tuning machines.