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New Valenti Jazz Bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick man, Sep 20, 2003.


  1. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
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    Check out my brand new Valenti Jazz bass!

    • Warmoth ShoreLine Gold Alder body
    • Warmoth Birdseye Maple neck w/Pau Ferro fretboard with no face dots
    • EMG active Vinatge J pick-ups
    • Aguilar OBP-1 pre-amp
    • Fishman Voltage Doubler-only one 9V powers the 18V pre-amp
    • Schaller Tuning Keys
    • Gotoh 201 bridge

    I havent had much time to play it but in the little time I have had Ive found that it feels and sounds awesome!

    More info tomorrow after I jam with a band and give it a real workout.

    Nino has been great to deal with. He included a really nice case, strings and his CD among great packing. I even have a five day trial period to ensure the bas gives me the right vibe Im hopeing for.

    Ill be back!

    Peace
    Nick
     
  2. Nice...I'm glad someone that appreciates this bass has it now:)

    It's so nice looking...I'm sure it plays as good as it looks...I mean,did you read the guts that thing has?!

    Well...have fun:)

    Nice work Nino.
     
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I had a chance to really gave the bass a test spin today and I loved it!

    I played it through my Nemesis 2-10 combo and it sounded great. For the majority of the time I had the EQ on the Nemesis set nearly flat with a slight bit of boost around 800Hz and the bass set with the trebble near full and the lows near flat or cut a bit. It sounded so fat and bassy even with the EQ set like this. It might be partly because of the acoustics of the room, but I doubt that can acount for such a huge low end. I had no problems cutting through and I got a lot of compliments on the bass.

    The playability was awesome too. The action was set just how I like it and the neck was really fast. It felt a little awkward playing since I have been playing five almost exclusively and I tried playing in drop D for the first time in a while so the notes werent always where I expected, but on the plus side, the neck was so comfortable that adjusting to the new playing style, positions, and paterns was easy as pie.

    One other nice plus is that it came with Schaller strap lock style buttons so I didnt need to take my strap locks off my strap to use it with the new bass and I dont have to worry about the new bass falling. The case was a lot nicer than I expected too.

    Ill probably be jamming again next weekend, but I might take it for another spin durring my luch break tomorrow.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm really glad you like the bass!!!!!
     
  5. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Look out Rog, there's a new jazz bass man in town! ;) :D

    So when does the apprentice leave the master and stike out on his own? :p
     
  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Today I was trying all the basses at the store out with the SansAmp BDDI to see if its something Id like to pick up and while doing this I realized that none of the basseseven came close to giving off the same killer vibe as my new Valenti.

    Sure some were really nice, but none made me want to play as much as my new bass.....





    Then again the idea of a new American P bass for $568 will make you feel nice too. Maybe a Valenti P is in my future ;).

    Peace
    Nick
     
  7. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    what are valenti basses?

    I mean who are they made by and what is this about using warmoth parts. How much do they cost?
     
  8. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    As far as I know they are made by the man himself, Nino Brown. Nino also helps Roger in the Sadowsky shop under his "real" name Anthony Valenti. Don't know if he sells them!
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Valenti basses are basses that I build. I build them for myself so instead of putting a Warmopth Decal on the headstock, I made a decal of my name.

    This bass I originally built for a back up to my Sadwosky or a main bass w/the Geddy Lee as a backup then I deceided to built the red Jazz bass & I deceiede to dell the gold one.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1118643">
     
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Nick, congrats...


    Nino, another fine job !

    Keep 'em coming...

    D
     
  11. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    how much did the red one run you?
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The red bass would of cost me ~$1200 but a lot of the hardware I bought at cost, I got the p/u's for free & I didn't have to pay anyone to assemble it cause I did it myself.

    No time soon. :)
     
  13. jieshi

    jieshi

    Mar 26, 2002
    woah . what a beauty . :eek: loss for words./
     
  14. Aww,that'd be so bad ass if Nino made his own bass company...it'd be up there with JP:)

    aww man,that'd be sick(good thing)
     
  15. jieshi

    jieshi

    Mar 26, 2002
    i totally agree with u . and i know where i would want to build my custom bass ! what a beauty . black tuners . block inlays . jazz . woahhhh..
     
  16. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Yes, I am a lucky man!

    This is my first jazz and it doesnt even compare to the other ones Ive played. It totally blows them away!

    I spent most of my lunch break playing this bass through every amp in the store (the SVT CL and 810 cab were my fav!) but I forgot to try it with the Sansamp BDDI. I love it!

    Hey Nino, are these 45-105 Sadowsky strings on this bass? They feel and sound great!

    If you ever decide to make a P or PJ that doest quite suit you, let me know! ;)

    Peace
    Nick
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I did build a PJ & I sold it to MikeN:

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=858094" width=700>
     
  18. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Sorry but Im not sure.

    The OPB-1 is slightly longer and wider than a 9 volt batery but it is significantly shallower.

    I do know that it is a killer combo with a Jazz bass.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No, ot dosen't. IIRC, the OBP-3 does. I've never installed on in one of my basses but I put one in GrooveCenter's bass & it was TINY.

    I had to route out a cayity in the back of the bass:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1054218">
     
  20. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Here it is. Only thing I've done sine I've owned it is put Slowound strings on.

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