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Janaid Princess V Alessandro Bottura Signature “BUCEPHALUS”

Posted in Gear with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by bottabass

Finally the bass realized from the amazing spanish luthier Javier Lopez of Janaid Guitars is ready!

An incredible instrument, both for aestethics, tone and feel!

The only thing I can say is “Thanks J!!”

Specs:

Neck Features:
  • 5 strings with Hi-C
  • Standard scale - 24 frets
  • Hard Maple (4 laminates), Wenge (2 laminates) and Bubinga (1 laminate) with Mukali veneers
  • Neck-Through-Body
  • CocoBolo Fingerboard with Hard Maple insert
  • Fretted (17 frets) and fretless (7 lined frets)
  • Orange LightAid Resine Alessandro Bottura's Logo on fretless part
  • Black Resine Block Inlays
  • Olive Wood Peghead Top with "Bucephalus" Insert
  • Wood Nut
Body Features:
  • Standard JanAid Princess Singlecutaway body shape
  • Buckeye Burl Top
  • Iroko and Cedar Body
  • Olive, Iroko and Tiger Walnut back
  • White Binding (only in the back)
  • High Gloss Laquer finishes
Hardware Features:
  • Redwood Backplate
  • Olive wood knobs
  • Olive wood Pickup covers
  • Three-Way golden bridge
  • Wilkinson gold tuners
  • Marvel golden straplocks
Electronic Features:
  •  Two SounAid soap passive pickups
  • Aguilar OBP-3 SoundAid modified onboard preamp (4 pots) with
    Active/Passive Blend control, Treble/Custom JanAid's Alessandro
    Bottura's sound and stacked Mid/Bass

Perfect for every kind of music, from Jazz to Funk, Pop, Rock, this bass isn’t only an instrument, but a 360° playin’ experience, made by one of the greatest living luthiers.

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New Review by MovimentiProg Magazine

Posted in Cd Release, Morning Grooves, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by bottabass

Brand new “Morning Grooves” review appeared on italian magazine “MovimentiProg”

Enjoy it and stay tuned for more!

“Mind, Passion And Instinct: the triptych “Mind, Passion and Instinct”- the title of one of the songs that make up this disc – seems to be the compass that guides the work of Alessandro Bottura. The little genius of progressive fusion and funky colors, the young musician from Modena is more than a bassist: composer and instrumentalist, has created this intriguing debut album “Morning Grooves” in complete solitude.
After having the experience in groups such as NoLogo and Landslide Ladies, Bottura studied in the USA with Jeff Berlin and returned back to Italy where he received more endorsements. The meeting with the manager Mark A. Forrest back in the States and through Las Vegas they have launched their project to the world. The hard fact is that they are enjoying wide international radio shows and good music reviews.
The secret? The balance between the different components: the technical element is subordinate to the objectives clearly defined, the emotional balance of virtuosity, funk soul and warms the typical jazz-fusion solutions, often diverted into reggae and rock shores. “Out of sight,” the piece quoted at the beginning, the overwhelming “MayDay Mayhem” and “Tropical Night” mixing different influences (from jazz-rock as “flesh” of the ’70s nu-jazz to contemporary, from Weather Report ‘s Jaco goes to Medeski Martin & Wood), the calypso of “Quetzalcoatl” is buzzing as the eclectic funk “Stern Memories” from the vague references to Hendrix.
A fine debut album from a valuable Italian musician, who awaits a second trial, perhaps with a group that can enhance even more its project.”

Donato Zoppo
Movimenti Prog

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