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I finally did it! 1st custom bass from Valenti Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kdogg, Jan 16, 2006.


  1. kdogg

    kdogg

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    I finally did it! I just ordered my first ever custom bass. It's a Geddy Lee style jazz bass from Nino Valenti Basses.

    Features:
    Maple neck w/maple fretboard
    Black Block Inlays and Binding
    Alder Body
    Aguilar OBP-1 preamp
    Nordstrand NJ4 single coil pickups
    White/Black/White pickguard
    Chrome Hardware
    BadAss II bridge
    HipShot UltraLite Tuners with Vintage style Clover keys
    Hardshell case

    I went with the classic black for the color. I can't wait to get my hands on this thing. 1 day down, and 89 to 119 to go. I'm thinking about having myself placed in a medically induced coma to keep from going crazy with anticipation. :hyper:

    Pictures and a review will be forthcoming upon its arrival.
     
  2. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby! Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Huntersville, NC
    Yeah, waiting for a custom bass is hard thing to do, waiting for my Roscoe drove me nuts but in the end it is all worth it. You can't rush quality and having seen some of Nino's work that is exactly what you will be getting.

    Shawn
     
  3. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Count yourself lucky only having to wait 3-4 months. I think Fodera's are close to a year now, and to order a new Warrior is like 6-8 months.:hyper:
     
  4. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Having played several of Nino's incredible basses at the NYC GTG last September, let me assure you that you have every reason to be making yourself nuts during the wait ;)

    I played that amazing Geddy V side-by-side with a couple of Sadowsky's and it absolutely crushed the sad's, both in feel and tone ...... great choice ....... :cool:
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Sweet, he does the geddy look well :)
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Your going to have one fine bass at the end of your wait !:bassist:
     
  7. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I placed my order about a month ago - good choice!
     
  8. mobis.fr

    mobis.fr

    Jun 2, 2005
    germany
    good choice :)


    well, i going to order my first custom bass in summer.

    valenti or sandberg
    i'm not sure which i will choose. it depends on shipping-costs and taxes.
     
  9. kdogg

    kdogg

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    You guys haven't helped! I'm even more excited now! :hyper: All kidding aside, I really don't mind the wait tooooo much. I guess I'll actually have to sit down and... yikes! PRACTICE :bassist:
     
  10. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    Kdogg,

    Congradulations!
    I am still waiting for my Valenti I ordered in late October.
    Getting close though got some pictures this week.
    This is what I have on order with Nino...
    Swamp Ash body
    Finish: Natural Ash body with a high gloss clear finish
    Wenge Neck with black laminate headstock face (alla Gibson Les Paul)
    Wenge Board (no inlays?)
    Nordstrand DC5’s Dual Coil pickups - Series Parallel Coil Tap for Each located in the knobs
    Aguilar OBP-3 w/ Active/Passive Bypass with mid selector switch located in mid knob
    Hipshot Type A Bridge Satin Black
    Hipshot Ultralites Satin Black
    Schaller Strap Locks
    Strings Sadowsky Bright Nickel
     

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  11. kdogg

    kdogg

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    That looks beautiful! You must be getting pretty stoked about getting your hands on the thing.:hyper: I certainly would be.

    Late
     
  12. Yeah, 3-4 months is definitely not a bad wait.

    And last I heard, Fodera is over two years now. Some have waited longer than that.

    Jean Baudin is waiting on a Conklin that he ordered in September of 03!!
     
  13. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    Thanks, I got an F Bass during the wait to help me with my gas, but buying a custom and seeing it come together can cause you to feel like a kid anticipating Christmas when they know what they have asked for is under the tree.
     
  14. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Yeah Nino is great with his waiting times it's next to nothing compared to other builders, I'm yet to play something better than either of my valenti's

    You'll love it
     
  15. kdogg

    kdogg

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    Hey ptidwell, what's that bass in your avatar? It looks pretty sweet! Any bigger pics?
     
  16. I have to say, his basses look really well made, and probably sound awesome, but I can't get over the design of the headstock. Does he let you change that if you will ?
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No. :bassist:
     
  18. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Why do so many people dislike that headstock :confused: I find it way more attractive than most designs, and the way those basses play, who cares about the headstock ..... :cool:
     
  19. I guess I've been told.

    Too bad. Really, it would honestly prevent me from getting one I think.
     
  20. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Your loss, I have two valenti's and the headstocks look amazing against a fender, far less bulky and more streamlined very very nice, but hey if you don't wanna order one just means I'll get my next one quicker

    Maybe WishBass can make you the headstock of your dreams