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Nino Does It Yet Again!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Brown, Jun 26, 2005.


  1. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I wasn't at all happy with my first Warmoth bass project, so I sunk a little more cash into 'er and sent her to Nino's for a facelift. These are the first pics. I should have it this week... Thanks Nino!

    BEFORE:
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    * EMG-J Pickups
    * Gold Hardware
    * Wenge Neck w/Ebony Board
    * No Preamp

    AFTER:
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    * Nordstrand NJ4 Pickups
    * Aguilar OBP-1 Preamp
    * Black Hipshot Hardware
    * Birdeye Maple Neck w/Black Binding and Blocks

    Can't wait to take it for a spin! :hyper:
     
  2. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    The new neck is money :)

    What's above the neck pup in the first picture?
     
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    That was a slap ramp I made. I ended up not liking it.
     
  4. KInd of liked what it looked like before but I just have some affinity with black headstocks I pretty much like colored headstocks in general nice bass nonetheless.
    fretboards nice
     
  5. The facelift looks ace. I definatly like the Maple/block inlay neck better and the specs all sound killer.

    Is the top birdseye or quilt? It kinda looks like a cross between the two. Looks cool :cool:
     
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Yowsah! That is suh-weet! That slamp ramp looks kind of like a wallet when I first saw it. I figured you were paranoid about getting ripeed off at gigs. :)

    You are going to love the Nordies. Have you had them before?

    -Mike
     
  7. Man that's a loose use of the term "facelift"...what you mean to say is that you managed to salvage the body...

    Great looking axe...but it's not even the same beast. What's your plans with the spare parts? Another Warmoth body and you'll have another complete bass.
     
  8. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    The top is quilt... not a 5A, maybe a 3A. It's blue with green mixed in.
     
  9. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I've got Nordies in my Valenti 5-string... they are killer. :bassist:
     
  10. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    The neck is long gone (sold), the pickups will most likely be for sale when I get them back, and I'm selling the hardware...

    * BadAss II Bridge
    * Schaller Tuners
    * Neck Plate
    * Knobs

    I guess you're right... I managed to salvage a Warmoth body.
     
  11. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Very nice.
     
  12. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    That is NICE!
     
  13. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Nice work Nino!!!!
     
  14. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    That neck gives it much more justice.
     
  15. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    wow amazing after,the black hardware is the best look,the neck is amazing too and maybe feel more comfortable and the bass look just great,congrats. :hyper:
     
  16. Pause

    Pause

    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    Those necks are hot.
     
  17. I like the final product, it's a beautiful looking bass. Can I ask why you sent it away to get re-done? Did you not feel confident enough to wire up the new pickups or pre-amp? I much prefer the black hardware that you used, it gives it a much more Sadowsky look! Plus, that maple neck is sweet... :)
    Good job tho to both of you!
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thank you. :)
     
  19. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I just didn't have the time or patience to do it myself. It would have never gotten done.

    I feel confident in my soldering and wiring abilities, but Nino kicks some serious a** in that department.

    Yeah, I'm really liking the decisions made. Thanks for your comments.
     
  20. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    ohhhh Nino posting here :eek:
    Hi Nino you are a great bass builder :hyper: