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Hey Nino! Was this one of yours?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sheepdog, Apr 2, 2005.


  1. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    Saw a bass on Conan O'Brien. Didn't get a good look. Mainly saw the headstock. Looked like yours.

    Couldn't see the details other than a red body, rosewood (or dark wood) fingerboard, and matching red headstock.

    Was this one you built? Wouldn't have surprised me if it were.
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I dont think Nino has built that many basses to have the bassist for the Max Weinberg 7 using one, but i could be wrong :p
     
  3. BassFiddle63

    BassFiddle63

    Oct 4, 2002
    Oklahoma
    I don't know if your talking about Mike Merritt's (house band bass player) bass or a guest band you saw on the show, but Mike Merritt plays a Candy Apple Red Mike Lull Jazz with matching headstock.
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That makes sense, it fits what he descirbed and i can see how the headstock can be mistaken for a valenti.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have seen that one i think it is a Lull.
     
  6. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    Yep, I'm betting that's what he saw.

    You can see the headstock/neck of it in this pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    Yeah, I guess that is a Lull. Just caught it for a second. Oh well, Mike's Merritt's loss. :D

    Figured he might have had a connection up there in NYC. I've seen connections between people I know that I never would have suspected, so nothing surprises me anymore.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That would be nice if it were one of mine, but :( it's not.



    :)
     
  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Maybe if you offer him the use of one of yours? Make him an endorser!