Happens to belong to me, now. Please don't steal it, I like it!
I thought about titling this The Greatest Valenti Ever Made
or The Greatest Jazz Bass Ever Made
but after playing the bass more this morning, I have come to the conclusion that this is indeed the greatest bass ever made.
Here's the back story. I like basses...all different kinds of basses. Look through my feedback, I've bought and sold a lot. I have found no bass sounds bad
to me, I just prefer the tone of some over others and a jazz bass reigns supreme.
After graduating from my masters program and finding a job I knew I was going to order a custom J from Nino. I have owned two of his basses before: #89
. Both were great basses but not exactly what I was wanting.
I commissioned Nino to build a custom J bass that was modern looking, passive, and had different tonal applications (similar to a Roscoe Beck V). Here are the specs:
Full size J body (Candy Apple Red)
Maple neck/fingerboard (no inlays)
Nordstrand Dual Coil Pickups with series/paralel/single coil switching for each pickup
Weight between 9-10 lbs.
Countersunk neck attachment
Nino out did himself on this one. It came to me with Sadowsky Blue Labels on it (my request) but they honestly didn't suit this bass as well as I thought. A balanced set of D'Addarios did though.
Nino really outdid himself on this one. I priced several other makers and for the money, no one could touch Nino. The bass is solid and I am very happy with it so far!
Without further ado, I present to you Valenti STJ5 #154 Thank you again Nino!