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Valenti #152: hollow JJ5

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


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    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

    FretFree

    Mar 4, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    She's a beauty! Congrats, Chef!
     
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  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I've been following that one on FB. Awesome bass.
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  6. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Wow! Very cool!

    Congrats, Alan!

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

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Cover all that pretty grain?
    I don't think so...;)
     
  9. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
  10. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    :eek:
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    "It's air, on the inside"
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP C.S. Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Endorsing Artist: Kraft Dinner, Michelob Ultra and Herradura Tequila
    7.55? Wow! Helium filled?
     
  14. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
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    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    +1 Looking forward to Chef's review.

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

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    added a few more pix
     
  16. 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 Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    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."
     
  18. 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...
     
  19. Ivan M

    Ivan M

    Aug 2, 2010
    Bronx, NY
    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 Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    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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