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Valenti #152: hollow JJ5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chef, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    It's not in my hands, yet, but, it sure looks great.
    Nord single coils, Sadowsky preamp, ash hollowbody, maple neck.

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  2. FretFree

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    She's a beauty! Congrats, Chef!
  3. guy n. cognito

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    I've been following that one on FB. Awesome bass.
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    7.55lbs
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    Wow! Very cool!

    Congrats, Alan!

    Looking forward to your review!
  6. baba

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    Are you sticking with no pickguard, or is the control plate there just so it's an option? Great looking bass!
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Cover all that pretty grain?
    I don't think so...;)
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  9. guy n. cognito

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    :eek:
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    "It's air, on the inside"
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    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    7.55? Wow! Helium filled?
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    +1 Looking forward to Chef's review.

    I've played probably five different Valenti basses over the past few years...each one was fantastic.
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    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    added a few more pix
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    Hey man what's the reasoning behind having a hollow body electric? Just wondering. Congratulations on a beautiful bass by the way! :)
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    1) I just dig the vibe
    2) I can't tell you what it does sonically, compared to a same spec solid body, as it's not here yet. I presume it "rounds it off a bit."
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    Right on. Please give us your thoughts on it when you get it. A friend of mine has a couple of these and the one I played sounded and felt great. And, the price is right too... Again, congrats on the new axe...
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    Alan, cant wait to hear some clips of that badboy, that bass is GORGEOUS man! Kudos to you man. Stunning looking bass.
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    I initially spec'd a tort guard.
    Nino sent me several photos of wood choices for both the top, and the body proper.
    I made my choices, but, I didn't think the grain was gonna look as good as it came out....so I dropped the pickguard.

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