This Week At Rigel
What's happening this week at Rigel? Pete Langdell brings you up to date and answers questions from players.
Aug. 18, 2011
Thanks to all for your support, questions, and interest. The first several weeks after the initial unveiling of the Rigel Acoustic Bass Guitar (ABG) has been a resounding success!
I would like to take a moment to address the most prevalent questions I've been asked!
- Is it heavy?
- It weighs in at about 8½-9 lbs., depending on attachments and accessories! It can be played for hours with little or no fatigue! Keep in mind that this bass weighs less than most electric basses!
- It sure looks BIG!
- It is big! However, I have taken great pains to make it as light, comfortable, and ergonomic as possible! To try one is the best way to get the feel of how comfortable it really is!
- Can't you make it smaller?
- I would if I could! However, in old drag racing lingo, "There's no substitute for cubic inches." Sonically, to make the Rigel ABG work as well as it does, body volume is an absolute necessity. Most of the comments from players thus far say, "It is amazing after a while — I'm not even aware that it is the size that it is."
- What type of music is the Rigel ABG intended for?
- Well, what type of music isn't it intended for? My original intention was to build a bass that any electric fretted bass player can use in situations where an amp and electricity are not an option. I can see it used for all acoustical situations, such as small venues where a more intimate performance is needed!
Again, these are just a few of the most common questions that I have addressed and I will tackle more each week! So please check back!
I welcome any and all ideas or suggestions in regards to the Rigel ABG.
P.S. There will be more videos and sound bites coming soon, as well as demo models in areas that may be near you.
Thank you all
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