Italian progressive metal bassist, exploring the technical boundaries of extreme metal

Martino Garattoni


Born and raised on the Northeastern Italian coast, Martino Garattoni has been in the metal bass scene for almost two decades. He started playing his first notes at the age of 13, then took it seriously by learning from the best instructional DVDs on the market back at the beginning of the new century.

Most notably known for his work in the Australian Progressive Death Metal band Ne Obliviscaris, which Martino joined in 2017, allowing him to tour globally and write music full-time. Martino is also the co-founder of the Epic Power Metal band, Ancient Bards, which released 4 records over the last decade and has worked as a session player throughout the years. He also has worked as a bass guitar teacher since 2012.

Martino endorses .strandberg* Guitars, Carillion Guitars, Darkglass Electronics, EMG Pick-Ups, and Galli Strings.

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Aggressive and sophisticated with the distinctive .strandberg* sonic character


The Boden Bass Prog model was developed for bass players who seek a more modern and aggressive sound that can be fine-tuned with the utmost precision. Featuring a lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Flame Maple top and Roasted Maple neck with Richlite fretboard, the natural acoustic sound is balanced with plenty of girth but with a bright cutting edge when needed with the bass’s onboard preamp equalization well as the controls on the amplifier. The Richlite fretboard is slick and fast to play, while also providing a lot of highs that help you cut through the mix.

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Martino Garattoni