Limited Edition of 10 Units
Included extras: Personally Autographed Photo of Alberto, Certificate of Authenticity, more to come…
Base Price USD $4750
Body Wood: Lightweight Swamp Ash or medium weight Alder
Neck Wood: Quartersawn, straight grain Maple with 2 graphite reinforcement bars
Fingerboard: Rosewood or Birdseye Maple
Body Finish: All available colors, Wilkins “Thin Skin” Poly or Nitro Cellulose (not as perfect as poly – grain can show through the finish) Add $300
Neck Finish: Oil (to recreate the feel of a vintage bass with the finish worn through – recommended), High Gloss (add $150)
Fingerboard Nut Width: 1.80″
Scale Length: 34” or 35″
Truss adjustment: Allen key at body
Fret Size: Medium / Vintage-Style (recommended) or Jumbo
Tuners: Hipshot Reverse Gear Open Back w/ Taper Shafts
Bridge: Hipshot Custom designed dual access (string through body or string through bridge), .750” spacing
Hardware: Chrome, Gold available by request
Strap Buttons: Dunlop dual design
Pickups: Thunder Bucker T-Bird 5 string style
Strings: D.Lakin by Dunlop Roundwound (040-.100) or (.045-.105), Pyramid Gold Flatwound (040-.100) or (.045-.105)
Case: G&G Traditional Fender Style Hardshell Cream with Orange Interior, Mono Vertigo Gig Bag
Warranty: Lifetime to the original owner
Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal band BAD As, The Italians, Lady & THE BASS, co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project and member of progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more active).
Between 2008 and 2018 Alberto has released worldwide 7 solo album (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded, BASSORAMA, Duality, EvoRevolution), spanning from progressive rock metal to fusion. It’s albums also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (the Aristocrats), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazine such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, on March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”.
Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and is now playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (Nelly Furtado) and The Italians, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parsons, Suzanne Vega, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and others.
In 2016 founded a new metal band called BADASS (now called BAD As) featuring singer Titta Tani (CS’s Goblin, ex DGM), guitarist Alessio “Lex” Tricarico and drummer Denis “Denzy” Novello. Their debut album “More Pain, More Gain” has been released on April 15th 2017 (Lion Music / Cargo Records UK). In 2018 the line-up changed and on November 31 BAD AS released their second album “Midnight Curse” through Rockshot Records and toured in Europe opening for Vinnie Moore (UFO).
On December 15th 2017, Rigoni together with bassist Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under) released a new studio project called Bassists Alliance. The first album “Crush” will feature top notch bassists such as Michael Manring, Adam Nitti, Steve di Giorgio, Colin Edwin, Mark Mitchell, Scott Reeder, Dmitry Lisenko, Brandino BassMaster, Ryan Martini, Leonid Maksimov, Tony Grey.
In 2019 BAD As produced its third album “Crucified Society” (released by Sliptrick records on March 17 2020) and Alberto composed his eight solo album featuring Thomas Lang on drums, released on June 7 2019 under the name “Prog Injection”.
In 2020 signs with prestigious label Marquee/Belle Antique and Sliptrick Records for the release of his ninth instrumental prog solo album “Odd Times” featuring Marco Minnemann on drums and Alexandra Zerner on guitars and keyboards (release date: June 28th 2020 in Japan, July 7 rest of the world)
Alberto is now working on a new AOR band called “Natural Born Machine”