Doublebass TECHNO

The RES TECHNO Bass maintains the same traditional construction principles as all Alter ego soundboard instruments made in the past. Its main novelty, developed together with its subsidiary AEH-Srl specialized in innovative systems and technologies, is the use of a new aluminum body structure. Among the different alloys we chose AL 6082, which is the most similar to the form of the wood it replaces. What has never changed is its soundboard, always the first quality Italian resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme. Two soundpost (instead of one) act as a natural equalizer. Therefore, the RES Techno maintains the sound quality and richness of harmonics typical of the Hollow Body RES line with maple body. Like all Alter ego instruments, they are designed for an immediate and easy physical approach, with more adjustments than in the past. For an immediate feeling, our luthiers take care to ensuring that each instrument is fine-tuned to obtain maximum performance in every area of the fingerboard and curvature of the bridge, both bowed and pizzicato playing.

 

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Models

RES Techno's maximum modular functionality means that the entire electronic setup can be disassembled with a single wrench (included) for very fast and inexpensive service/upgrade

Technical Specifications

Liutherie

Neck: Balkan maple
Body: Aluminum Alloy 6082
Sound board: red spruce, from Val di Fiemme, Italy
Fingerboard: natural fibers and phenolic resin
Bridge: Despiau
Varnish: Natural shellac applied by brush
Tuners: Gotoh with ebony button
Tailpiece: Afromosia, w/ aramid fiber cord (Carbon version)
String action: adjustable (Alter Ego Neck System)
String set: Thomastick Spirocore / D'Addario Hybrid
Strings: 4

Electronics

RES is offered with an active electronics system, powered with a 9V alkaline battery, and two sound sensors: one polymeric pickup, placed under the bridge, and a bridge-mounted microphone.
The proprietary active system is conceived to enhance the acoustic qualities of the ALTER EGO instruments. The two sound sources each have their own volume control so that a musician can easily shape their own desired sound.
In addition to the volume, a switch control (optional) for the microphone provides a quick adjustable “arco” setting.

The entire electronics is contained in one box that can be removed either for servicing or upgrading.

Portability

Weight: approx. 5 kgs
Full gig bag in cordura, waterproof and padded: 145 x 25 x 13 cms
Travel gig bag in cordura, waterproof and padded: 103 x 22 x 15 cms – to store full instrument witch neck removed

Full gig bag
Travel gig bag

Versions

In addition to our regular RES version, we offer a CARBON version, where we have added a carbon fiber cover with in-board electronics.
On request, we also make left-handed RES upright basses.

Accessories

External headphones preamplifier. 9V powered and internal fine volume trimmer, w/ mono coaxial cable and 6.3 mm on/off jack

Adjustable bass tripod holder (needs to be used with the endpin) with its bag

Travel bag to store the entire bass when neck is removed.

Listen

Demo audio by Andrea Pighi - The Bass Gang
The demos proposed above are courtesy of our friends, visiting our shop. Audio recorded on the Focusrite Solo USB interface, instrument (line 1) connected directly to an amplified speaker (line 2 – Samson CO2 microphone). No preamp added, no equalization, no sound modification. We recommend listening with headphones.

Features

Portability
All RES instruments come with a standard removable neck (thanks to the “Neck System”) for extra portability. The travel bag is 103 cms long and easily fits in an aircraft overhead compartment.

String action
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 used during a performance.

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