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Sadowsky Vs Valenti

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by noirextra, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. noirextra


    Dec 26, 2007
    please post your opinions on how these 2 great bass builders compare
  2. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    How about Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster instead?


    Just jivin'. :D:D:D
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  3. They both seem to be reputable, skilled instrument builders. I unfortunately haven't been lucky enough to try out either!:meh: I was looking at the Valenti Megathread today....wow I really love those blue spalted maple bodies. Really nice stuff!
  4. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    You DO realize that Nino Valenti worked for (or still does work for) Sadowsky, right?
  5. Maybe that's why he opened this thread.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    There both very sexy men. :)
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  7. mattygbass

    mattygbass Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Stafford Springs, CT
    pretty close in quality and playability. sadowsky makes threir own pickups and preamps, nino uses other brands. ive played about half a dozen of each and favored the valenti slightly.
  8. Oh man... Always so great.:ninja:
  9. Gear


    Jul 10, 2008
    I would take a Valenti! :bassist:
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    And Kevin just made their day!:D:bag:
  11. noirextra


    Dec 26, 2007
    are their tones similiar and feel? could you be more detailed please
  12. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I have owned both and liked both. The only issue with my Valenti was CNS (chunky neck syndrome), I'd love to try one of his newer models.

    As for the Sadowsky I owned, I traded it away for something else (I don't even remember what I traded for) and kick myself for doing so.

    Price is a huge difference, but sound and playability are both excellent.
  13. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    * Both are VERY high quality.
    * Both sound great, play great, and usually make the young girls cry.
    * Valenti is more affordable, and in my opinion has the edge on the dollar-to-quality ratio.
    * Valenti offers more options
    * Sadowsky has higher resale value

    It's a draw.
  14. Coelho


    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    LOL !
  15. Nino is a little younger, so I think he'd have Roger by the 3rd round.
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  16. I wouldn't write Roger out so quickly. He could take Nino!

    :smug: I <3 TalkBass.com
  17. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    I own a Valenti #79

    Both are close in quality and tone.
    As said, Sadowsky has a better re-sale value.
    My Valenti has a Sadowsky pre-amp VTC control.
    And Sadowsky bridge.
    It's so close to a USA Sadowsky it's silly.
    Valenti has more bang for the buck.

    Save $2000.00 and get a Valenti.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    As long as everyone is happy ! :hyper:
  19. Hey Nino, are you feeling healthy these days? Just trying to establish a spread. :ninja::bag::p

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