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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. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm not in (unfortunately) but I'm thinking more and more that the next time I'm in the market for a Fender-style bass Nino is the guy I will go to.
     
  2. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Even though this is a special run with fewer options, these are some of my most favorite Valenti basses ever.
     
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Gigged my new 4 string last night. Wasn't going to use it because we tune a half step down in this particular band plus I wanted to put the strings I use on the bass and didn't have the time. Brought it anyways along with my Sandberg mm/j. Was also doing my full first gig my my new bergantino amp so I was a bit anxious overall. Strapped on both basses and tuned them up. The Valenti had low action and with the tune down was super low. The neck profile on this bass is thinner front to back than the Sandberg which has a more rounder feel. Got the gain on the new amp where I wanted it and adjusted the eq. Bass has a nice bottom with the Nordstrand big singles. I used very little boost on the bass preamp, maybe 5% on the bass knob. New amp sounds killer already. Used it all three sets. Nice and light, neck felt great, killer tone. Soundman said outfront was awesome and onstage for me was also awesome. Overall, it's a hit!!

    Don't hesitate people. I've owned most hyper Fender type basses. This bass hangs with the best of them. Fretwork killer, looks killer, plays killer
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
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  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Very cool! I always wondered how you were able to get the ultra clean wiring. So you solder it all up on the jig and then install it in the bass as a whole?
     
  5. gflowers

    gflowers Sadowsky Nut Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Looking good. Can't wait!
     
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    IMG_3575.JPG IMG_3576.JPG A couple of lousy pics. Great bass btw
     
  7. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    please, no one else post pics of theirs until I get mine! You're killing me! :)
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    One needs a set up, the other needs strings and a set up... and some knobs.

    IMG_2004.JPG IMG_2009.JPG
     
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  9. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Very nice!!
     
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  10. gflowers

    gflowers Sadowsky Nut Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    That Fiesta red baby is all mine. Come to Butthead.
     
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  11. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Slidell, LA
    I can't wait to see sneak peaks of my bass.
     
  12. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Pretty excited!
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are the 2 completed basses that will be shipping Monday. IMG_0147.JPG IMG_0149.JPG IMG_0165.JPG IMG_0168.JPG
     
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  14. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Michigan
    Nice work. Someone will be very happy.
     
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  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Happy Valenti-times Day to the lucky people!
     
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  16. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    The black fiver is mine. I'm really looking forward to getting it.
     
  17. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    So four are completely done? I just would love to see pics of all of them make it to this thread.
     
  18. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Oh, those magic words!

    "On FedEx vehicle for delivery"
     
  19. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    Really sorry I missed this thread until today, I've been wanting to try one of these. Congrats to everyone who bagged one.
     
  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    There are still a few available.
     
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