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Nino Valenti: a stand-up guy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jim Nazium, Aug 11, 2013.


  1. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

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    This is actually about 3 years overdue, but better late than never.

    I bought a used Valenti bass and I had a problem with it. Nino contacted me after reading my post about it here on TB and offered to fix it. It wasn't even really his fault, but he went out of his way to make it right for me.

    I'm being purposely vague about the details because another TB member was involved and I'd like to let bygones be bygones.

    I just want to say that the build quality on that bass was absolutely top notch, and Nino's customer service (or maybe "owner service", since I didn't even buy the bass from him) was exemplary.

    Thank you Nino.
     
  2. BassistForJesus

    BassistForJesus

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    I have never played or hearf a Valenti bass guitar. But that is the bass I will be saving my pennies for. Only because of the spectacular reviews I hear about his instruments.
     
  3. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

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    I can vouch for Nino's work as well as him being a stand up guy. Upfront, honest, and a great builder.
     
  4. zortation

    zortation Supporting Member

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    Never met him, but I heard he's like a sexy Jesus.
     
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  6. awilkie84

    awilkie84

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    I heard he can walk on water...but he'd rather turn it into wine, first.
     
  7. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    I've known Nino for a few yeas now, and he always stands behind his work. Whether you bought it from him or from someone else, he knows his name is on the product. He's an all around good guy.
     
  8. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

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    And then charge you half price... :bassist:
     
  9. Soundchaser11460

    Soundchaser11460 Supporting Member

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    I have never yet owned a Valenti,but hope to some day. I have talked to him on a personal level,and from everything I have to say about him,he is an awesome guy who has great passion for what he does.
     
  10. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Great thread....the man knows how to build a quality bass but also how to build and maintain his great reputation. It is obvious that when his name is on your instrument - it means something to him.

    Compare with Addison's thread about how he has been treated by Coppolo....there is no comparison

    Congrats Niño Valenti!
     
  11. worxforme

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller Supporting Member

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    +1 and he's got a cooler name too!
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti

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    You guys are making me blush!!!
     
  13. BassistForJesus

    BassistForJesus

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    Can't wait to buy a bass from Nino. Wait is it Nino or Niño? Niño is pronounced "kneen-yo"
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti

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  15. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    I couldn't get an instrument from Nino, as I think I can't afford it right now, but he did send me a nice prompt reply and a very reasonable price list for a custom builder!

    His instruments are beautiful too!
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Nino is a sweet heart. :)
     
  17. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    I love hearing about great customer service and quality products. Even though his basses aren't my thing I respect him as a builder and human being.
     
  18. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

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    I've met him at a few GTGs, and had the opportunity to play a few of his basses at them as well. He's a great guy and his work is world-class.
     
  19. vibhas_2310

    vibhas_2310

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    +1
     
  20. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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  21. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Chef's '54-style Valenti P5 is to die for. Chef, can you post that here?
     

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