Qualche mese fa ho ricevuto una chiamata dal mio amico Stefano De Donato, bassista e leader della band Dirotta su Cuba. “Al, vorrei un basso funk…”…mi disse…la soluzione era già nell’aria…per lui non poteva calzare di meglio la nuova serie Supertone “Palladio” in stile Music Man ’70. Un basso ideato e realizzato con la collaborazione di Lello Somma dalle sonorità tipiche di quell’epoca con tante caratteristiche al top: legni con almeno 30 anni di stagionatura, pickup Mama avvolto con filo heavy formvar selezionando il migliore tra i vari utilizzati per i test, replica fedele del circuito a 2 vie con componenti dell’epoca, il tutto sottolineato con una finitura sunburst ad effetto “relic”! 

Specification:

– bolt-on, 34” scale lenght

– hardrock maple neck, graphite bars inside, medium C profile

– proprietary removible truss-rod

– maple fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets with Plek rectification

– black Tusq composite material nut

– alder body (seasoning 30 years private stock)

– 3-ply black pickguard

– custom Mama MM ’70 pickups

– custom Camarota 2 way preamp with original MM 70 components

– Hipshot hardware

– Dunlop straplock dual design 

– custom “relic” finish on sunburst tobacco 

– 042/102 Sansone strings

– lightweight instrument

One of my latest creation! Supertone Lello Somma signature 5 strings Silver rain finish! 

Specs for Supertone Lello Somma signature 5 strings:

  • 5 strings, bolt-on construction, 34” scale, thin neck profile
  • 22 medium jumbo frets, PLEK rectified
  • maple fingerboard with black dots
  • one piece hardrock maple neck, two graphite reinforced bars
  • alder body (30 years aged wood private stock!)
  • Silver rain gloss finish
  • custom Mama single coil neck pickup, Mama Ibrid dual coil bridge pickup
  • Camarota active/passive 3-band preamp with passive tone on high freq pot
  • Hipshot bridge
  • Gotoh Res-o-lite tuners

Note: this bass is warm, yet punchy with deep lows, clear, and sweet mids

My latest creation! Supertone Lello Somma signature5 strings sunburst finish! 

Specs for Supertone Lello Somma signature 5 strings:
– 5 strings, bolt-on construction, 34” scale, thin neck profile
– 22 medium jumbo frets, PLEK rectified
– indian rosewood fingerboard, 12” radius
– one piece hardrock flamed maple neck, two graphite reinforced bars
– alder body (30 years aged wood private stock!)
– three tone sunburst finish
– custom Mama single coil neck pickup, Nordstrand BigMan bridge pickup
– Camarota active/passive 3-band preamp with passive tone on high freq pot
– Hipshot nickel hardware

Note: very lightweight instrument, this bass is warm, yet punchy with deep lows, clear, and sweet mids

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

  • 5 strings, bolt-on construction, 34” scale, thin neck profile
  • 22 frets, medium jumbo, PLEK rectification
  • indian rosewood fingerboard, 12” radius
  • one piece birdseye maple neck, two graphite reinforced bars
  • alder body
  • special crop finish, Tobacco
  • custom Mama/Camarota dual coil pickups
  • active/passive 3-band circuit, passive tone control
  • Hipshot black hardware