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Custom Valenti 5 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AmPb100, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. AmPb100


    Apr 25, 2005
    I just got these pics from Nino. The specs of this bass took a month to work out, and just changed again! :) I decided, at Nino's suggestion, to not put on a matte black pickguard or a control plate, so I can show off that beautiful top. So here are the "original" specs:

    5 String Jazz styles bass
    Bubinga body w/flamed maple top
    Gloss finish w/ clean line and Solid Gloss black back
    Contoured Heel
    Wenge Neck
    24 fret Ebony Fretboard
    Black Lam Veneer on Headstock
    4+1 peghead
    Jumbo SS Frets
    Bone Nut
    black UL tuners
    Black Hipshot B bridge
    EMG 40J PU's
    Sadowsky Pre
    Black Schaller strap locks
    matte black pickguard
    matte black control plate
    knob order: Volume/pan/treble/bass
    jack on side of body

    Tell me what you guys think.

  2. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    That is going to be luvverly...
  3. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    That top is amazing! Good idea to not add a pg or control plate. I can't wait for the finished pics.
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    WOW. Anthony does it again. Maybe a clear half guard?

  5. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    That looks fantastic !
  6. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    OMG that looks beautiful! and HEAVY!

  7. Beautiful!

    Love that top... I say no guard, but if you really want one, go with the clear gaurd like bikeplate suggested so you can see that top.

    Love the neck too :cool:


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...WOW! One better than the next! N is definetly doing some serious killer work...

  9. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Amazing Nino, simply amazing.

    I'd love to own a Valenti, they're so awesomely classy.
  10. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Lookin good :) I still have gas for one.
  11. wow, i really like that body. the new warmoth topped body are soo sexy and one seeing one that isnt just on there site makes me want one even more.

    wow cant wait to see finished pictues
  12. KayCee


    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Looks great! Can't wait to see it with pickups and hardware.
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Soon, but I have this shiney silver bass to finish up, 1st. ;)
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    that looks amazing!
  15. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    What kind of tone are you going for with your body/neck/fb wood selection? I like the view from the rear!
  16. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    If I ever see you playing that on stage, I may have to resort to a life of crime.... :D
  17. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Nino or AmPb100, do you know about how heavy the bass is going to be? I love those woods (had a bubinga-bodied FBB that sounded killer), but I'd be afraid to use them on a large jazz style body.

    I bet that's going to sound incredible and it looks great!

  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    That is going to look killer. I say go for no pickguard also, but it is up to you.
  19. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I'd definitely but a guard and control plate on there, but that's just me.
  20. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Looks great. Every Valenti I see impresses me more and more.