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MY NEW VALENTI BASS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassnote6, Jan 11, 2005.


  1. bassnote6

    bassnote6

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    Hello everyone of course you all know Nino Brown. Well i just bought one of his basses a Zebrawood Jazz. let me tell you what a bass, the sound is warm with the rear pickup on like a night in teen town. With the front pickup mixed in it's like a day in Liberty City. The construction of this bass is very high quality the battery compartment was clean. A Zebrawood top over a swamp ash body with maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard keeps this bass tight and compressed. The emg j's and the Aguilar ob1 take this compression and try to bust out like a bull in a rodeo. For those of you who has never had the pleasure of playing one or even talking to Nino your missing out on a hidden treasure right here on talkbass....peace to you Mr. Valenti http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Nino-Brown/4th_of_July_2004_023.jpg[/
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ive seen a pic of that bass. Congrats.
     
  3. bassnote6

    bassnote6

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    Thanks Figjam i'm a happy man!
     
  4. bassnote6

    bassnote6

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    Check this out
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  6. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Great score! That is very nice work Nino. :D
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thank you very much. :)
     
  8. tkarter

    tkarter

    Jan 1, 2003
    kansas
    I like!! Good work mister Brown. Good score mister bassnote


    tk
     
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Nice bass!! I have seen a pic of that bass before also, and thought it was a great looking bass.

    Nino--I am getting closer to making up my mind also. ;)
     
  10. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    i havent seen any EMG jazz V pickups, so i was wondering were did you get those nino?
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They're a set of EMG LJ's. They're both bridge position 4 string picksups. This bass has a Gotoh Quick Release bridge that has 18mm spacing and the pickups work fine. They will not work on a bridge with 19mm spacing.

    I thought I remembered reading somewhere (on the EMG site, I think) about an LJ set with a longer magnet that will accomodate a 19mm 5 string bridge but I can't find it now. :(
     
  12. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    Wow! That fretboard looks TOO comfortable!
     
  13. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    I read that in their site also, but there isnt any major information, i actually need the dimentions of the pickups, Do you know them?
     
  14. bassnote6

    bassnote6

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    OKAY i've stayed out of this conversation too long. I have to truley say i love this bass. It looks,sounds,and feels great i can't ask for any more than that.
    Do i sound like a proud pappa?
     
  15. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I got to see this bass at the NYC GTG and I must say it's a very tasty looking bass. :)
     
  16. bassnote6

    bassnote6

    Oct 15, 2002
    SYRACUSE NEW YORK
    Endorsing Artist:MTD Basses
    Now thats a proud pappa!!!!1
     
  17. Nadav

    Nadav

    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Yes, that one was pretty indeed. :)
     
  18. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    EMG doesn't use pole pieces in their pickups; instead, they use a single magnet that runs all the way from one end of the pickup to the other. That's why EMG J pickups can be used on any 4 or 5 string bass as long as the spacing from the top string to the bottom isn't too wide, as pointed out. The EMG LJs are just bridge pickups, meaning they're each about 3.75" long. A J neck pickup is probably an eighth inch or so shorter. Warwick uses dual bridge pickups in their 5-string JJ configurations (not positive about their 4-string JJs). MIM Fender 4s and 5s use dual bridge Js as well.
     
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Congrats on your bass. Nino, awesome job once again

    Rob
     
  20. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yeah, I played it and was mightily tempted.