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Special Run of Valenti 4 and 5 string basses

Discussion in 'TB Builder's Showcase' started by Nino Valenti, Jan 6, 2017.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    As a small builder, I generally build basses one at a time. Once I receive an order or decide to build a stock bass, I call my suppliers and order what's needed for that bass. This is great since Valenti Basses is a one man operation with limited capital.

    I set aside a little bit capital and placed a larger order of 4 and 5 strings, 13 basses in total. This helped me bring pricing down on the major components of the basses, which in turn, will help me reduce the selling price.

    I am using all the same necks, bodies and electronics as found on my Standard USA made basses along with HipShot Licensed Ultralite tuning gears and HipShot KickAss Bridge. Here is your chance to get one of my basses at an amazing price.

    As an example of the savings for this Special Run, one of my M21-J4 basses starts at $2200. Buying the components in “bulk” helped me bring down the price to $1700. Since TalkBass was an integral part of my initial success, I’m bringing these basses here 1st.

    Currently Available:
    4 String
    V21-J4
    $1750
    Vintage Tint (Ash/Maple)
    Chrome Hardware, BWB pickguard, Aguilar OBP-1 w/AG 4J-60
    225glow.

    M21-J4 $1725
    2 Tone Sunburst (Ash/Maple)
    Black Hardware, Aguilar OBP-1 w/AG 4J-60
    231glow.



    Features:

    Swamp Ash Body w/Maple board
    Alder Body w/Rosewood Board
    Graphite Reinforced Maple Neck
    12” fretboard radius
    Spoke wheel Truss Rod
    1 1/2" nut width (4 string)
    1 7/8" or 1 3/4" nut width (5 string)
    6 bolt neck
    Protec Gold Series GigBag
    Dunlop or Schaller Straplocks
    HipShot Hardware
    UltraLite Licensed Tuning Gears
    KickAss Bridge
    Aguilar Electronics
    -AG 4J-60 pickups (4 string)
    -AG 5J-CL pickups (5 string)
    -OBP-1 preamp w/VTC
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    wow cool news. Ill spread the word
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If any potential buyers want to talk to an Extremely Happy Owner, please feel free to contact me.
    I've commissioned two, and have had several others I purchased used.
    Nino is an outstanding guy, and his product is top notch.
     
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  4. Kevdel

    Kevdel Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Maryland
    I agree with Chef; Nino is great to work with and his builds are excellent. I've commissioned 4 and can't speak highly enough about them. Like Chef, I'm happy to talk with anyone about Valenti basses.
     
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  5. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Wow. Just wow. These basses are incredible. I have a PJ5 that slays. Looks like I need to decide between a 4 or a 5. Possible to add a neck pick guard cover ala Marcus on a fiver?
     
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  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Absolutely.
     
  7. FingerDub

    FingerDub

    Jan 8, 2016
    Just out of curiosity, would you build a jazz bass with a P neck?
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I can but not a part of this Special Run. It would be one of my standard production basses.
     
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  9. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Nino, will all these be 34" scale lengths?
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yes
     
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  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not in the market right now. But your reputation precedes you and thanks for looking out for us!
     
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  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are pics of a few of the bodies that are heading to me. 20170116_135125. 20170116_135510. 20170116_135920. 20170116_140152. 20170116_134403.
     
  13. gflowers

    gflowers Sadowsky Nut Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Nice! I can't wait to see that Fiesta Red beauty sitting in my guitar rack.
     
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  14. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Key West, FL
    Probably not room to mess with fret size and all that right? Just kind of a set of parameters for this price.

    Personally I'd like to thank you for doing this. Most manufacturers continue to up their prices. You don't see them often trying to figure out ways to lower prices. Kudos!
     
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  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    These will have 6230 vintage frets, 12" fretboard radius, rear routed control cavity. I kept the specs the same.

    Thanks.
     
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  16. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I'm in!
     
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  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    What did you order?
     
  18. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Vintage 5 Jazz, maple neck, Celinder style / modern but with a pickguard and a metal neck pickup cover. I was waffling between 4 and 5, but went 5. If the B string only had an Eb note and that's it, I would still find it practical. This is the perfect kind of build for me - fewer choices, but they're all good choices. Should be a fun bass.
     
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    I'm in!
     
  20. gflowers

    gflowers Sadowsky Nut Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Me too!
     
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