I have bought and sold a lot of basses over the past 10 years and if I go through with this it will by far be the most difficult bass for me to part with yet. Having played countless gigs with it in both Florida and Mass, it has NEVER let me down, so I do have a somewhat emotional attachment to it as well, especially since it is one of the only custom made basses I have left.
With that said, I do want to thin the herd down a bit further and finance some other musical ventures. Since I still have two other Jazz basses being my Sadowsky Metro and Fender Deluxe Active, both with maple necks which I now prefer, I am going to put this Valenti out here in TB land to gauge the interest.
The specs on this beauty are as follows:
Black finish (with matching headstock)
Black pearl pickguard
Graphite reinforced neck
Ebony fingerboard (no dot inlays)
Sadowsky HCJ4 pickups
Sadowsky preamp with vintage tone control
Like I already mentioned, I've played a lot of gigs with this bass, so naturally it has a few dings here and there. The finish is starting to show a bit of wear with the hairline scratches, swirl marks from extensive polishing, etc., most of which would not show up in these pics that I took just before posting this ad. However, the bass is still in great shape and has the potential to easily outlive it's next owner. Considering it has the Sadowsky pickups and preamp, it sounds EXACTLY like my Metro, which is the tone I was going for when I placed my order with Nino. I generally play with an aggressive attack, so I have the action set a bit higher than most others probably prefer. Therefore you may need to give the bass a proper set up to your liking. $1100 shipped
. Lower 48 only.
Includes a Sadowsky softcase and I will also throw in a new pack of Sadowsky Nickel Round (Blue label) standard size strings.
More detailed pics available upon request for serious inquiries only. Feel free to contact me with any questions.