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New Valenti in the works!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by west*coast*bass, Mar 4, 2006.


  1. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Well, I decided in December to pull the trigger on a new Valenti 5. The bass will be ready in about a month. Here are the specs:

    Ash Body w/Quilt Maple Top 5 String tuned E-C
    Black Dye face w/solid black back
    21 fret Maple neck with Ebony board
    Black hardware
    HipShot Ultra Lite Tuning gears
    HipShot B Style Bridge
    Nordstrand Fat Stacks
    Aguilar OBP-1 preamp
    The Control layout of the bass would be in the "Poon" style:
    -Volume with push/pull for preamp bypass
    -Volume
    -Treble Boost with push/pull for Stack/Single Coil on neck pickup
    -Bass Boost with push/pull for Stack/Single Coil on bridge pickup
    -Passive Tone Control

    Here are some preliminary pictures from Nino...

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  2. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    It's gonna be a great looking bass!!!
     
  3. lbpark

    lbpark Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Mobile, Al.
    mmmm...black quilt maple...[​IMG]
     
  4. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Looks killer so far! I can't wait to see it when she's finished.
     
  5. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    +1

    The black quilt is striking!


     
  6. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    At first I was wondering why you didn't go for the OBP-3 preamp, but then I saw the electronics configuration. Thats really quite interesting... I'm sure its going to the be a ridiculous bass. Congrats!
     
  7. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    Thank you, I am excited. As for the preamp choice, I am not a fan of midrange boost...
     
  8. That black-dye quilt is incredibly beautiful. I'm always in awe of Nino's work. I'm sure it'll sound even better, too!
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am sure it will be worth the wait.
     
  10. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    That looks great so far and the specs sound very nice.

    Take it easy.
     
  11. looks like a great bass!
     
  12. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Out of curiosity, would it have been possible to put a blend knob in there? Im looking to put some new electronics into my old bass (am learning about wiring etc as we ... i .... speak), and like this configuration a lot, but am curious as to whether it would be possible to throw in a balance/blend knob.
     
  13. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    WCB,

    That is going to be an awesome bass.
    I'm lovin the top ebony board and the headstock.
    Stunning. If you get antsie, maybe we can hook up and you can play mine.
     
  14. bassthumpa

    bassthumpa

    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Kinda reminds me of the stealth Vanelti. That's gonna be one tasty axe!
     
  15. At first sight I literally gasped. That's beautiful
     
  16. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    didn't you just buy an alleva-copollo? you are a damned heathen, my friend- and i love it. :D
     
  17. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The more valentis the better.
     
  18. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    My preference is volume, volume. I think I can get a better range of tones with this configuration.
     
  19. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    I think we should. I'll let you know when it comes.
     
  20. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Thanks Midnight and Hamzter, I agree!