My new Valenti........... Again

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    This is my second Valenti and I have to say the just keep getting better and better.

    Specs for this are:
    Swamp Ash Body
    Transparent Blue Finish
    Maple neck with Maple fretboard
    Satin Finish on neck
    Nordstrand NP4 Pickup
    Aguilar OBP-1 Preamp w/ VTC
    Hipshot HB-1 Tuning Keys with Hipshot Drop D-tuner
    Gotoh Quick Release Bridge
    Black Pearl Pickguard
    Black Hardware

    I bought this mainly as a backup to my Valenti Jazz and those occassions when you need a P Bass (Most of the time ;))




    I had Nino rewire it so it's Vol, VTC (Push/pull Active/Passive), Stacked Treble and Bass. He also set it up with heavier strings as I play in DGCF, he went out of his way to get special strings for the job and it sounds amazing. He also fitted it with a hipshot drop d-tuner which is now a drop c-tuner :D the tension and sound is great even in C

    He shipped the bass on Monday afternoon from NYC and it got to me on Wednesday all the way over here in the UK, that is very very impressive, again just like the silver jazz it stayed intune.

    I used this bass at practive hardly have to touch the preamp controls I leave the treble off and roll the tone back this is a very bright bass that cuts through the mix perfectly. It doesn't nail that Motown sound mainly due to the woods used in the bass but that NP4 is an amazing pickup just sounds so open, its like bass how you've never heard it before in a P.

    Nino added the pickup cover at my request unfortunatly, no one at all makes a black P cover so he used a jazz one, some of you may notice that the P sticks out both sides, it's more clear in this picture, but I was fine with it and no one I showed it to noticed, but either way Nino is getting a Chrome P one covered black and will send that off to me as soon as he's got it done, which I think is amazing service considering I'm happy with the J cover no one can see the pup but he just wants it perfect.


    So again another amazing bass produced by Nino, I am so happy once I've got my new amp I will be ordering at least one more bass from him they are simply amazing
  2. bartman

    bartman Guest

    that is one sexy bass :eek:
  3. VERY nice. As you can (barely) see from my picture, I have a similar finish on my Celinder. It's a great looking color and finish.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    IIRC, I played that one at the NY GTG. Very nice bass.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Enjoy all the best with it ! :bassist:
  6. Mike McGibney

    Mike McGibney Not impossible ... Inevitable

    Apr 13, 2005
    Essex, UK.
    Looks great. Congrats on the new bass! How much did it cost to get it shipped over (inc customs etc) ?


  7. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Not got the custom bill yet, you'll have to ask nino how much shipping was as he just gave me a price as he already knows my needs.
  8. I love that ash/blue color combination! I'd like to get something in that color one day.

  9. me too and it was one of my favorite basses at the GTG! Congrats!
  10. brianh


    Aug 19, 2005
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    How does Valenti compare to Sadowsky?
  11. Yes, I remember that bass too!

    Lots of luck with it, TaySte.

  12. very favorably considering the price difference! Nino has the eye for detail consistant with the basses I've played that came out of Roger's shop (limited... only a couple from each).

    Only difference that really stands out is the couple of Roger's basses I've played have been a touch lighter than the couple Nino's built... but only marganally.
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Wow, that's a beauty! Congrats to you and Nino.

    (One piece body??)
  14. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I do believe that it is a one piece body
  15. Dude

    Dude Guest Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
  16. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Ste, I hate you... you have given me P gas. I'll order my Nino P today if you make a suitable contribution.

    Wicked looking bass, enjoy!
  17. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I give you gas...... damn you should see what Nino puts me through every time I talk to him, He's trying to convince me Green is my colour :D
  18. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    That thing looks great!
  19. Moog1000

    Moog1000 Guest

    Dec 8, 2005
    I'm curious as to what effect the Pickup cover has on the bass? Do you find it gets in the way?
  20. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I actually request them both my Valenti's were originally built with out the pup cover, but I like it, it makes for the best finger rest and having played a rickenback as my main bass for years doesn't get anywhere near being in the way when I slap. As always though if you don't like them you can take them off :D or if getting a Valenti custom never order it in the first place ;)