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The Valenti Megathread Part IV

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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  2. Chef

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    in! yay!
    Played #46 today at a big outdoor show; love that bass!

    GK MB800>2xNeo212's>Valenti#46:
    Bone crushing awesomeness!

    [​IMG]
  3. mmbongo

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    Valenti NEWS

    Okay, I GOTTA ask...why Lakland pickups? Why not Bartolini or SGD or something like that? Just seems weird using a 'competitors' parts, but what do I know? :)
  4. Chef

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    On that premise:
    what's the diff from using Nordstrand or Sadowsky bits then?

    I'm sure you can ask for Bart, Ag or SGD and get them, if that's what you like.
  5. mmbongo

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    I'm just curious, that's all.

    When most people think of 'Lakland', they don't think of pickups.
  6. madbassplaya

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    There are a lot of people crying out for a 34 inch scale Lakland though. Nino's delivering the goods! :)

    Can't wait for mine to get here. :D
  7. Darkstrike

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    Plus, it's a Lakie vibe but with the MM pickup in the MM position, rather than covering the 60's/70's J positions like Lakland does.
  8. madbassplaya

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    Oh really? Nino's giving the people what they want!
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Wizardry! Supporting Member

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    Dang, I just realized, doesn't Nino offer 18mm, and 17.5mm too? So you could get the Lakie vibe with tighter string spacing....

    There's that GAS.....
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Wizardry! Supporting Member

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    Ooh! Blue and maple, hawt!
  11. madbassplaya

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    Yes sir!
  12. Nino Valenti

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    I've had a few customers ask if I was able to build basses. After I spoke to Lakland and they're willing to sell to builders. I built one for stock.

    I've tried to contact Bartolini a few times over the past few years and unfortunately, they never returned my call.

    No one has inquired about SGD but I can get them.
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    That one sweet bass, :cool: missing it already.:bawl:
  14. madbassplaya

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    I'm really stoked to get it. Any idea what strings are on it?
  15. mmbongo

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    That's cool. I'd like to know how they compare to what you normally use!
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    I made this point over in the Lakland thread when I posted a note on Nino's news. I think it's cool that Nino has this in his arsenal.

    Hanson, the group that acquired Lakland last year, has made their pickups and pre for a number of years. In the two basses I have with that setup, I find that the combo is pretty mellow, compared to the edgier Nordy/Aguilar I have in another bass. I originally was going to swap out the LH3 pre, but it has grown on me. Plus, I get to order a P/J with Nordys...and I am pretty sure Nino is going to get that one. :)
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    In... this beauty used to be Adam's. Thankfully, it wasn't perfect for him, because it is for me! Hope the MM fits the bill for ya though.

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    Love that color combo gruuv!

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