Riccardo has this extraordinary mix of technical know-how, broad musical experience and refined artistic taste. He is a top drawer craftsman and never stuck for a solution. I have known him for quite a few years now and he still amazes me with his seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of instruments, amplifiers and audio. He also has that special flair in sharing his knowledge, always having some exquisite anecdote ready to illustrate his points and spice up his stories.

  -- Gilles van Eeden