Alusonic Basses are Part Alder, Part Aluminum, All Cop

Alberto Rigoni was a dedicated officer on the Detroit police force until he was brutally gunned down by criminals. But they brought him back as a machine of justice. As an instrument that’s part wood, part metal, and all cop bass.


Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has released the Alberto Rigoni signature bass, which has an alder body and an aluminum top. The aluminum increases the attack and clarity, and manages to look sleek as hell in the process. The bass is rounded out with a maple neck, hipshot tuners, and Aguilar single coil pickups that connect to a bypassable preamp with 3-band eq.

Take a listen in the video below. Funny how it sounds way better on the Rush cover than the Counting Crows one. You’d think the latter would sound way more metal since that band’s lyrics provided Between the Buried and Me with their band’s name.


  • Construction: Patent Pending “Hybrid” Technology
  • Body Material: Alder + Aircraft Grade Aluminium Top
  • Body Finish: Epoxy Lacquer
  • Top Finish: Mirror Finish
  • Neck Material: Hard Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Matching Headstock
  • Neck Shape: Custom “C”
  • Neck Thickness: 20 mm at 1st fret, 22 mm at 12th fret
  • Scale Lenght: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (304 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Graphite
  • Nut Width: 44,5mm
  • Position Inlays: Side Dot + Face Dot
  • Truss Rods: Double Action
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt
  • Pickups: Aguilar Super Singles
  • Controls: Volume (active/passive), Mid, Bass/Treble, 3-way Selector
  • Bridge: Alusonic brass bridge with quick release system
  • Tuning Machines: Hipshot Ultralight + Hipshot Xtender
  • Pickguard: Aluminium
  • Hardware: Aluminium
  • Strings: DR 45-125 Gauges
  • Weight: 4,3 kg
  • Included Accessories: Gigbag, Hex Key Set, Certificate of Authenticity, Lifetime Warranty
  • Price List: 2.200 €

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.