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NBD: Valenti #146

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jepus, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    I waited and I waited. I paid hefty customs fees. But now, now I own this beauty.

    First the (poorly taken) pics;
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    What can I say? This bass is stunning. As soon as I took it out of the case I was surprised at how light it was. The finish allows me to see the beautiful ash grain underneath and the Sadowsky preamp speaks for itself (although I'm still trying to get to grips with it. Less is more it seems). After a quick string change and a slight adjustment to lower the action it's playing pretty nice for a bass that came across the ocean! Only flaw is that the casing of the neck pickup is cracked but it's only noticeable by me when I'm playing it.
     
  2. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Dang, that is stunning! Grats!
     
  3. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    It also came with a tort guard and I'm debating over which one should be on it.
     
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    White pearloid is king, you got gypped. Send it back!
     
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  6. pedroims

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    Beatiful bass you have congratulations ! I have have two Valenti and both were great basses.
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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  8. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    Hmm I'm thinking the tort wins it for the moment.
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  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    I prefer the black, but, it's your bass; :)
     
  10. JB36

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    Nice bass. I'm a big fan or the Sadowsky 2 band pre amp. I like white and tort, but I think the black looks better with the transparent finish.
     
  11. Doctor J

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    Nice. I love trans-white. Not mad on the tort though, I think the black plate looks much better. A clear perspex plate would look even better though, with a finish as nice as that it's a shame to hide a lot of it :)
     
  12. nashman

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    Have them send you a new pickup casing.

    I have a tort guard on my white bass - but somehow the black looks better on yours - maybe due to the shade of white in contrast to the black.

    Congrats!
     
  13. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    Thanks all. It's staying tort for the moment but I think it's only cos I've never had a tort guard before.

    I actually emailed Aguilar to see if I could buy replacement covers and they offered to send me a new set but when they found out I was in the UK it changed things. They're gonna get back to me on Monday and let me know if they can help me out.

    Love having a jazz that has a 21st fret. My stingray has just become obsolete!
     
  14. drippy

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    I like the tort, but it's beautiful either way.
     
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    That is stunning congrats it would look good with any guard or without that is one sexy bass I bet she plays like butter.
     
  16. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    I know I keep bumping this but...

    I think I'm in love. I thought I had it set up perfectly but it seemed like the truss rod only settled today and it plays even better!
     
  17. SlingBass4

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    Give it few more days - after what it's been through...it will be even better.

    BTW: IMO a white pearloid scratch plate would be perfect on that ;)
     
  18. Solarmist

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    Beautiful bass - congrats! Have you thought of getting rid of the pg all together so that beautiful wood shows through?
     
  19. mellowinman

    mellowinman Guaranteed to break the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    What's the matter? You couldn't afford a real Fender?*


    *that's a joke

    Seriously, that looks gorgeous like that. Put me down for "tort" as my vote.

    VERY NICE.
     
  20. inate_hex

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    Needs another coat of paint.
     
  21. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti

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