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Changed is good.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I did a few mods/changes to a few of my basses. The basses were my Natural Valenti, Geddy Lee Jazz & MIM/AllParts Jazz. Here are some before pics:

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Nino-Brown/Valenti_Standard_4a.jpg">
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Nino-Brown/Valenti011.jpg" width=600>
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Nino-Brown/Gunky_Munky_7-24-4_037.jpg">

    I loved the way the Valenti Jazz looked above but it just looked sooooo naked.

    I've been gassing for a black jazz with a black pickguard & rosewood fretboard for a LONG time. I had this bass & I really regret selling it even though it was a mighty might neck & body:
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Nino-Brown/ValentiBlackJazz1.jpg" width=600>
    I really didn't want to buy ANOTEHR bass (yes I do) so I was happy to see David Wilson Selling a Warmoth P bass neck. Now the bass is basically like Tim Commerford’s Jazz.

    I put the Geddy neck, bridge & neckplate on the White MIM Jazz body. I really wasn't digging the Gold hardware or the pearl block inlays so now the bass is similar to a 72 Jazz I owned a few years ago except with a better (to me) feeling neck.

    So, here they are:

  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Awesome dude. You always make great choices when designing. Hope all is well. Let everyone know I say hello at the shop

  3. That black Jazz looks great. I've been thinking of giving the same treatment to a black MIM Jazz I have at home (bwb pickguard, the board is already rosewood, though a little light).
  4. bwbass


    May 6, 2002
    Does that natural Valenti have our new Dinky J guard? If so, I suspect you have the first one made (it's not on our site yet.)

    Nice looking basses, as always!
  5. troll


    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago area
    Dang, I've been designed a warmoth in my head for awhile, and the all black hardware on black bound and blocked maple neck etc... almost identical to that natural one. At least I know now that it would look all that I expected, and more! good stuff.

  6. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    Nino, it must be hard to sell the basses you make.

    Nice basses!
  7. good things come in three!
  8. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I love the way the black pickguard flows into the black control cover on the natural. Great job! :cool: :bassist:
  9. That black jazz neck was my former neck. Sweet neck, but my p bass was too heavy for gigs, so I sold the neck to david wilson. I hope you like it. It sure looks good on that jazz.

  10. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    I LOVE that new white version of the Geddy/Allparts. I'd hit it in a heartbeat.

    Beware Nino, one of these days I'm gonna set down a huge order. Do you do spalted tops?
  11. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Nino, the SO (who has her Masters and will be moving onto her Doctorate) in Clinical Psychology thinks you have severe commitment issues, and simply shakes her head when I mention a new bass or trade.

    ...that means we'll have to keep it on the down-low when I get the chance to order a Valenti. ;)
  12. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I like the white and black one a lot but I think I would have left that natural one as is.

    Still looks good overall though.
  13. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    NINNOOOOOOOOOOO! i wanted that natural one before, now i'm gassing for a jazz bass, I thought the rapture had cured that!
  14. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    nice, that neck looks great on the black jazz!
  15. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I gotta admit, I prefer the resulting look on all 3 basses MUCH better.