sadowsky vs valenti?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mabis2012, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Mabis2012


    Mar 25, 2006
    if you had to choose one?
    p.s. dont bother posting if you cant choose, thanks
  2. lull :D
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I have reoccuring gas to make a valenti with sadowsky electronics. Best bang for the buck if you want a fender styled instrument.
  4. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I can't choose since I've never played either.
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Do a search

  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Why Choose?
  7. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Nino, it's weird, because in the pics, the Valenti seems to suit you better. It just looks more at home hanging there than the Sad does.

    Hmm- coincidence!?
  8. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    That's the way to do it!

  9. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Isn't Nino a smartass:)
  10. Nino is much younger and cuter than Roger....

    But then Roger does have that older, distinguished look going... :ninja:

    Nah, I'd have to go with Nino :smug:
  11. ahkiatt


    Sep 30, 2006
    sadowsky... valenti's got the ugliest head ever.
  12. Mabis2012


    Mar 25, 2006
    yo mothers ugly:ninja:
  13. matt"bass"


    Oct 20, 2005
    ^^ the Valenti head is i think one of the nicest if not the best looking headstock out on the market, plus pull out a valenti at a gig and theres just something personal about it. A bass built for you by a great guy/bass player.

    I haven't got one but im saving :hyper:
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I prefer the Valenti headstock shape.
  15. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The valenti headstock grows on you; I used to dislike it but I dig it now.
  16. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    +1. My Valenti has a Sadowsky preamp and pickups. Sadowsky sound at a Valenti price, can't beat that.
  17. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Both headstock's are fine! Now BTTOT

    If getting the Sadowsky sound was as easy as slapping in a set of pickups and pre into a body, I'd by as SX and be done with it. If you want the Sadowsky sound buy one of Rogers basses, the "Sadowsky thing" is the sum of the parts and workmanship.

    If you want a very good Jazz bass with improved components, call Nino. His workmanship is more consistent then the custom shop, he offers a ton of options. His product is certainly comparable to Mike Lull and at this point his basses are amongst the best values in the world of bass playing especially if you know the pick-up/pre options you want to go with.

    Basses like Celinder and Sadowsky are different beast, they have their own sound and the only way to go if you want THAT sound. Basses like Valenti's, Mike Lull's are basically pro modded Jazz basses and in Nino's case they are at prices (for now) that are almost cheaper then if you did it yourself.
  18. RudeMood

    RudeMood Sadowsky and stuff. Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2004
    Austin, TX
    +1. It looked funny to me at first but now I don't mind it. I like the Sadowsky design a little better but I am thinking of ordering a Valenti so my Metro won't be lonely.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Hofner ! :p
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