Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Check out Dharma's new Valenti

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dharma, Feb 5, 2006.


  1. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    [​IMG]


    And it was a steal. Thanks, Nino. Can't wait to play it.
     
  2. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    Deharma,

    Absolutely gorgeous.

    I can't wait to get mine which is in progress.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Sorry couldn't resist the opportunity to post some pics.

    Congradulations Deharma
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Dharma: That's goregous! Kudos to Nino for building another goregous bass!

    Ptid: That fingerboard is stunning. Wow.


    Congrats, both of you!

    -Mark
     
  4. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Oh my God! Those basses are totally ridiculous. Congrats to both of you. Nino must be so busy...
     
  5. A couple of questions for you guys. Does Nino fill orders for guitars? My guitarist has been looking at a warmoth forever, but couldn't do it himself, and for some reason, I never thought about Nino until just now. Also, if you guys dont mind me asking, how much does Nino ask? I would love to have my own soon, but don't know how much I would be able to pay, and would aslo like to know how much he would charge for the guitar if he would do it.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Unfortunately, I don't build guitars.

    If you have questions about pricing, please email me and/or visit my website.
     
  7. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I think my next will have to be a Geddy V.
     
  8. RLT

    RLT

    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    Very nice! I love the natural finish one.
    Great work Nino.
     

  9. Beautiful bass man. I really want a bass made by Nino. I'm about to email him specs for one just to look at pricings. If the price is right then I may put in an order by this summer. If they're higher then I wanted, then I'll wait a little longer. We'll just see.

    By the way, does your bass have a 24 fret fretboard? None of the pictures had a clear view of the whole board, so I couldn't tell, but thats how it appears.
     
  10. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Those "Big Singles" look pretty interesting, how would you describe their sound? They're humbuckers, right? While I do like the look of Jazz basses I've become so used to humbucking pickups I'm sure the hum of single coils would drive me mad.
     
  11. g00eY

    g00eY

    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    i haven't seen that headstock on a Valenti before (blue one). i like it.
     
  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    What's the word on that all-wenge neck? Does it have the aluminum rods in it? Whats the 'poundage"?!?
     
  13. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    That blueburst finish is really what sold me, and this turned out to be a case of some guys trying to snipe an eBay auction from me, which, especially in this case, was a serious no-no! :rolleyes:

    Sadowsky pickups and pre on a bass that my photographer girlfriend and the graphics designer at the newspaper where I work both said was absolutely beautifully-finished?

    I'm sold, and you couldn't have outbid me if you TRIED!
     
  14. mgrier1

    mgrier1

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    The blueburst is stunning! Beautiful work here! :hyper:
     
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The Blue bass is parts I bought (neck and body) off of jja412 and I put it together.

    It's kinda a "Valenti" (Warmoth neck and body, HipShot, BAII, etc, built by me) but it's not really a "Valenti". In any case, it's a great bass. :)
     
  16. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    I know there were some questions about my Valenti 5.
    However, I don't want to hijack dharma's post.
    hopefully I will get some updated photos, and open a new thread. Mine is about a week from completion. Meanwhile,
    dharma enjoy.
     
  17. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    I'm done basking in the glory of it, now I have to try to keep it off my mind until it gets to my place!
     
  18. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward
    That's gotta be one of my favorite Nino's out there...I'm really diggin' that translucent blue/black burst over the flamed maple...good score man.
     
  19. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    Oh god, 24 fret neck.

    I have been wondering what that looks like, and it looks *good*
     
  20. ptidwell can i ask one thing,
    how bad is the waiting KILLING you???