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Hey Nino! Was this one of yours?

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

  1. 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


    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


    Oct 4, 2002
    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


    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.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

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


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

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

  7. 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 Supporting Member 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!