I just got this Valenti yesterday but I think it needs to go and this is the story behind:
I bough this bass back in May but when I got the bass I found that Fedex caused some damage to it. The seller offer me to send the bass to Kevin Kaufman for repair. He did his job but we did not like the finished product so I decided to send the bass to Pat Wilkins for pro finish. I have some idea of the color I wanted and he nailed it !! He also did the assembly of the bass including electronics. Either Kevin and Pat confirmed that no damage was caused to the wood-neck, damage was only on finish, so no issues here. This is a tone monster with so many available options.
The things is that when I bought the bass I had three kids and now I have four! meaning I also have some hospital bills to paid. I told my wife that I should sell the bass to paid the remaining bill balance and she did not agreed , she wants to me call the hospital and request a payment plan but honestly I would like to stop receiving these bills, so for sale:
-4 string, J-Bass style
-Swamp ash wood
-Quilted Maple top
-Custom : orange-redish/brownish finish by Pat Wilkins
-1 1/2" wide at the nut
-Satin finish on back and on peghead
-Mother of Pearl dot inlays
Hardware and Electronics:
-All Gold Hipshot hardware
--B Style Bridge
--UltraLite Tuning Gears with Clover Leaf Pegs
-Nordstrand dual coil pickups (bridge and neck position)
1. Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull for active/passive selection
2. Bridge Pickup Volume
3. Treble with push/pull for single coil selection for Neck p/u
4. Midrange with push/pull for frequency selection
5. Bass with push/pull for single coil selection for Bridge p/u
WEIGHT 8.0 POUNDS on my bathroom scale.
Bass was finished last week so it looks like brand new.. Flawless finish!
I'm asking $1550 shipping included to the continental USA only.
I can take a partial trade or full trade if you have a nice jazz bass
( in that case I will make a payment plan arregment with the hospital.)