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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Jan 22, 2010.
YOu guys know the deal, no pics... no bass!!!!!
will get pics later. Nino: I am sorry i got addicted to your basses it's not even funny!!!
#08, #23 and now the Geddy I know... I got no cure
Here's some snaps I took before it went of to Jorge:
Love the blocks!
thanks Brother Chef!!!
yeah it is an awesome bass.
not the best photo but still. Bass sounds great!
I remember seeing the pics on the older thread while it was being made!! congrats man!!!
Yeah, yeah, she's all purdy and such, but CAN SHE SHAG IT!?
Dyin' to hear clips of that bass Jared.
Chef, that Geddy 5 is slick man, real slick. ( wrong pups for me, I would have wheeled it too!)
I don't know why this popped in my head, but does someone here still own #008?
I only owned it for about six months, but it still makes me sad that it was just a little bit too big for me to be able to play frequently without hand pain, and that the album I recorded on it never came out. What a killer bass...
Nino, I see that you can do 18mm spacing five-strings now, can you also do 1.75" nut widths?
Hey all. I am most likely going to be ordering a Valenti in the next couple of weeks. As far as specs go, here is what I'm thinking.
Vintage J 4
Maple Neck/Maple Fretboard w/Light Vintage Tint
Abalone Dot Inlays
1.5" Nut Width
Hipshot HB-1 Tuners w/D-tuner on E string
Hipshot Vintage Bridge w/ 19mm String Spacing
70's pickup position
Fiesta Red Finish w/Matching Headstock
Hopefully it will weigh in about 8.5lbs, but we will have to see.
As far as electronics go, I am having trouble deciding between Nordstrand NJ4's and Basslines SJB-1 pickups paired with either an Aguilar OBP-1 or Sadowsky Preamp, both having a VTC.
So, what say you on the pickups? Nordstrands or Basslines? If Nordstrands, should I go with the 70's wind? Also, what is your preamp suggestion with whatever pickups you suggest?
I am looking for a fat, full, punchy, and even J Bass tone.
PS-Nino recommends NJ4's with the Aggie, but I haven't asked him about the 70's wind.
Jason, I picked up #008 from you, gigged it for a bit and wheeled it to Russel.( Trujo 777) WE ALL got a deal on that one. While the neck was contoured by Mike Dolan ( I think), it wasnt as comfortable as my Lakland. It also was humidity sensitive, maybe due to the shaving done. Russel won't have a problem in TX!
Nino must have changed neck suppliers as #067 is even more comfortable than the Lakland.
As for 34" vs 35", man I think dudes like to split hairs to split hairs, as the Bs are identical on the two basses. I do sometimes miss the fret while playing blind in the 1-5 range due to muscle memory playing the 35" for years.
Although I would say for 24 frets, I'd prefer the longer scale. I have a hard time with mandolin spacing in the higher registers.
Acoustically, 067 has an interesting , loud, almost upright sound as opposed to the Lakland. I dig it. To enhance its natural quality, I ordered up some AERO type I's, which will also eliminate the Nordy's mid "bump", which I am now dialing out on the preamp. I prefer my pups to be "flat" as a board, especially if the acoustic sound of the instrument is to my liking.
Valenti 067 deserves the best pups made.
Well, I had #51 for sale for a while. Then I happened to go back and listen to a recording we made at the 2008 Rock Bottom Music Festival in Denver where I played it all night. It killed. No way I'm giving it up. I'll sell my Stingray instead if I have to...
I've never liked Stingrays. The only Leo product I've never bonded with.
Love playing them; they feel great.
Their tone has just never worked for me.
Lotsa guys love 'em, YMMV, etc.
I got #008 and love it.
I have the Geddy, the 023 and 008 now.
I love that bass, and the 23 and the Geddy... well.. in other words I love all my Valentis.
I do nto think it is hunmidity sensitive and I like the neck of it even more than my 55-94 Lakland
I like 34 " scale basses. the Lakland is the ONLY 35" I like. no other ones.
Also my name is not Rusell is it George
I like their tone a lot, I like the way they look less. I'm not a real big guy - 5'10"/165 - and big-bodied basses like 'Rays make me look scrawny. More so than I really am, that is.
Anyhow, #51 has won me back. I may experiment with strings to de-brighten it just a touch.
Another one's done!!!
wow Nino! well done...that's beautiful!
And it's heading my way on Monday.
Congrats Jared, your bass has come out beastly, perfect in every way, appearancewise.
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