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My Familt Portrait (for those of you keeping count)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Apr 18, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here they are all in one picture!!!!

    There is one new bass I have on order that I'll let you know about when I get it!!!!:D :bag:

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/photopost/data/501/14993Family_Portrait.jpg">
     
  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nino

    How much 5 string to you play in your music and any advice from making the switch of 4 to 5.
     
  3. The bass on the left is blacker than the Unholy Crypt of IxPahz.

    Metal on.

    Nice stable, show off. :p
     
  4. As a health care professional I do declare that you have a disease. :D ;)

    Of course, that's coming from a guy with 4 Sadowsky instruments on his wall.
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That's right, Nino, fuel the hatred! :D
     
  6. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    Nice stable Nino-Brown.

    If you could only keep one and why?
     
  7. jcadmus

    jcadmus

    Apr 2, 2000
    I'll take the Sadowsky five all the way to the right.

    To go.
     
  8. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    and why 4 jazz basses? how are they different?
     
  9. Two of the jazz are not Sadowsky. Maybe alder and one ash alternating fingerboard materials? Only the bass addict himself knows for sure.
     
  10. Staten Island,NYC...eh?

    *evil muttering* guys...ATTACK! :mad:

    :p

    I envy you and your Sadowsky's....

    Nice collection dude...i mean really...


    Nice chair too,why is it that Bassists have the best furniture? :p


    Say...which is your Favorite Mr.Brown?


    -Jon:oops:
     
  11. You know, Nino, you are my 4 string god :p

    JT could learn a thing or two, or maybe.. 4? :eek:


    :cool: :D
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Actually, 7 are Jazz basses. The Warmoth has EMG 40J's as does the Sadowsky & the Lakland has Jazz P/u's. They all feel totally different.

    The 4's all look like Jazz basses but:

    the Valenti neck is my least fav. It sounds really nice with the Dimarzio Ultra Jazz that are in it & the Sadowsky Out-Board Pre-amp that I play it thru. It sounds alittle better then the Geddy Lee.


    The Geddy's neck takes the cake. I can play that bass till the cows come home. It's my least favorite sounding bass but it's not bad, better then most any other bass around. :)

    The Sadowsky Vintage 4 is my main 4 string. It's the bass that I feel comfortable gigging with cause it's already got dings, sctrached & play wear. The neck fits my hand like a glove but the Geddy fits better.

    The Standard 4 just blows me away every time I hear it. I don't like to play it too much cause it's still MINT. I really don't want it to start looking like the Vintage 4 cause it's TOO DAMN PURTY!!!!!!! this bass is the superior, all around, 4 string bass in my collection.

    The Gecko, I don't play. It might be the next to go.

    The Lakland is the newest & it sounds, feels & played great. It's a little too nasal sounding but it sounds very nice in the band setting.

    The 24 fret 5 is the best sounding, playing & feeling bass I've every played/owned so far in my journey.

    I'm a fan of the Jazz Bass. Their are no reasons like one is alder wmaple board & one is Ash, bla bla. I just like Jazz Basses & I'm a nut.
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Usually, I go thru phases. I'll play the 4's for an extended period of time & then I'll swich to the 5's for a few months. The thing is, for me, it takes a few rehearsals with a 5 to get re-used to it. Remembering the B is a B & not an E & not to go looking for the D-Tuner. LOL. And when I'm playng the songs that I use the D-Tuner for I have to realize that I'm playing it on the B string in a Different position. Tuesday was fun cause I brought the 55-63 & 24 fret 5 to rehearsal & I messed up a few times. :cool:
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The 24 fret 5 string. It is the best sounding, playing & feeling basses I've ever played!!!! (so far)
     
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    LAMOROTF!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That was my wife. She picks out the furniture & I pick out the musical instruments.
     
  17. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    Yeah Nino, I hear ya on the Standard. I played a Sadowsky standard 4 at bassnw a while back and was absolutely blown away - it almost made me sad to go home and play my vintage 5.

    what makes the standards so damn fine??
     
  18. ??
     
  19. Man that lakland fingerboard is outrageous!
     
  20. Too many nice basses!! Very nice, Nino. If you ever need to get rid of that Lakland, give me a holler!!:D :D

    jtbp