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My New Custom Valenti Progress Pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ptidwell, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    OK I am starting to salivate. This bass is coming together.
    Nino posted pics in the luthier's Corner but the thread got hi-jacked. So here are the specs and pictures of my Valenti #20

    Swamp Ash body
    Swamp Ash body with Natural finish
    Wenge Neck with black laminate headstock face
    Wenge Board
    Nordstrand DC5’s Dual Coil pickups
    Aguilar OBP-3
    Black Hardware
    Hipshot A Style Bridge
    Hipshot Ultralites Tuners
    Schaller Strap Locks
    Strings Sadowsky Bright Nickel

    The bass will have what has become know as the Poon layout:
    1-Volume w/p/p for preamp bypass
    3-Treble w/p/p for Neck position P/U for Humbucker mode to Single Coil mode
    4-Mids with w/p/p for Mid Shift
    5-Bass w/p/p for Bridge position P/U for Humbucker mode to Single Coil mode










    Nino I am smiling right now and will be smiling in my sleep:hyper:
  2. The Reff

    The Reff

    Feb 11, 2004
    Wow that looks awesome - let us know how it turns out :)

    What is the scale length ?
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    THAT is going to be a tone monster! Very classy look too :bassist:
  4. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks absolutely awesome. You'll have to let me know how that Wenge Neck sounds...

    Good choice with the layout ;)
  5. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    Thanks guys,

    I can't wait to get my hands on it. I opted for the dual coils because I love to get a varity of tone, and the wenge neck and FB is from my love for the sound of the MTD I am very curious how that is going to work out. The Poon layout well I only have Poon to thank for that "who doesn't like poon".
    Oh Reff the scale is 34.
    Anyway things seem to be coming along nicely, I plan on be very happy in a few weeks. I will be sure to give a review.
  6. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp


    Sexy Bass
  7. Ptidwell, that's a beauty! I have got to get either Valenti or Skjold to make me something before they start charging Fodera llike prices!
  8. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama


  9. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    VERY nice. Each time I see a Valenti, I come a bit closer to taking the plunge.
  10. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Looks like it will turn out very nice. Those Nordies will sound great with that wood combination, for sure.

    Question, though - maybe for Nino. Couldn't you have routed a separate spot for that battery, so he wouldn't have to unscrew the whole circuitry cover every time?
  11. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Incredible. It looks like the Nordy + Aguilar combo is getting pretty popular!
  12. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    I may be wrong but I thought I read the Carey was using the Aguilar pre in the Nordstrand basses. I believe he is working on his own preamp if
    it 's not already in his new basses. anyway I have heard nothing but good reviews with the Nordy/Aguilar combo.
  13. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    just wondering, do valenti used warmoth body or just this one?
  14. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    Valenti uses Warmoth body and neck
  15. The Reff

    The Reff

    Feb 11, 2004
    Thanks :)

    The combo between swamp ash and wengé is so sweet.
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yes, I've use Warmoth for most of my basses. I'm also using USACG.
  17. Very nice.
  18. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Love the wenge :)
  19. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    +1 I have a swamp ash/wenge MTD with maple top and it's very cool.. it sounds so alive, even when played acoustically. That's going to be a great bass!:bassist:
  20. These basses are absolutely beautiful. That along with the stealth bass that was posted not so long ago are among the two best looking "traditional" basses that i've ever seen.