My Valenti just arrived !! and I am at work

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pedroims, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    OK. This thread is back, I have had this bass for 6 days and this what I can tell:

    a) Construction flawless, every thing is perfect in this bass.

    b) Finish , amwesome , I was not expecting something like this, when I opened up the case , my jaw hitted the floor.

    c) I asked Nino to set it up with low action , and the action is really LOW, the lowest action I have ever played, not fret buzz at all.

    d) Weight , I dont have a scale at home but I think weigth is almost the same as a Fender aerodyne that is the lighest bass I have played, something in the 7.5 - 8 pounds

    e) Neck: excellent fret work, playability is great.

    f) Sound, This baby will sing if you gently touch it and if you want to dig in it the beast will wake up and a loud GROWL will shake your soul. This bass has a very hot signal.

    I have a Sadowsky and I can tell you that the quality is the same in all aspects, Nino builts high quality instruments within a razonable price. Also he offers all kind of options , basically you only need to tell to Nino what you want, the only thing that Nino did not offer and that I wanted to add to the bass is Brazilian rosewood fretboard.

    Conclusion: This bass rocks , I got much more that I was expecting, very happy with the decision I made.

    5A Flamed Spalt Maple top
    Burgundy burst
    Swamp Ash Body
    Maple Neck w/3A Birdseye fretboard
    1 1/2" Nut Width
    Nordstrand NJ4SV pickups
    70's pickup placement
    Sadowsky pre amp w/VTC
    Black Hardware
    HipShot B Style Bridge
    HipShot HB-1 Tuning Gears
    Dunlop straplocks

    and pics:
  2. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Lucky you! Please post pics.
  3. Muusers

    Muusers Guest

    haven't we had a thread just like this one like 2 weeks ago?:eyebrow:
  4. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    like 3 weeks ago but it was only for the body, now is finished ... I needed to create a new thread Valenti's work worth it :)
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    I have a Roscoe 6er and a GK head floating around somewhere between me and Florida, so I feel your pain. Having it at home when you are not is even worse!

    P.S. You don't look so well? Are you getting a flu? You really should go home and lie down!;)

    Can't wait to see the final pics!
  6. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Not flu, but I already told my manager that I have an appointment and need to leave early . I just called the guitar player to move the rehearsal to 3 pm, I should be at home by 6 :hyper:
  7. IvanBassist


    Jun 8, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Dingwall & Aguilar Artist
    congratulations :)
    I hope you enjoy that bass
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Ahhhh... the things that GAS causes us to do!:bassist:;)
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You could always quit.LOL
  10. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147

    That is what I did. ;)
  11. Surprise Panda!

    Surprise Panda! Guest

    Mar 18, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    You're in Michigan sooooooooo its 8:49 right now, PICS PICS PICS
  12. RobertPaulson


    Dec 11, 2008
    Des Moines
    I ordered a new bass head a couple years back and it came at 1 in the afternoon, I told my boss and he said something like: "well what the hell are you still doing here, go home and fire that beast up". Gotta love having a musician for a boss, sadly I don't work for him anymore.
  13. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    That's why I ALWAYS have things shipped to my place of work.
  14. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

    That is beautiful and elegant. Niceeeeeee!
  15. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Pedroims never responded to his own thread? He musta been abducted by aliens on the drive home from work.
  16. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Holy shmokes, that's purty!
  17. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001

    What are the specs? :hyper:
  18. holy crap nino.... GAS
  19. It could be worse. You could be like me and have a session at the studio at 1, waiting until 12:30 to leave hoping that the bass arrives before you leave, and then arriving at 12:49. That's what happened to me when mine came. Good thing about my wife though is that she loves me enough to stick it in her car and bring it to the studio for me. I love that woman!!!:bassist:
  20. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    comments added , sorry but I was busy playing her