The Valenti Megathread Part IV

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 8, 2011.


  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    in! yay!
    Played #46 today at a big outdoor show; love that bass!

    GK MB800>2xNeo212's>Valenti#46:
    Bone crushing awesomeness!

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  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Valenti NEWS

    Okay, I GOTTA ask...why Lakland pickups? Why not Bartolini or SGD or something like that? Just seems weird using a 'competitors' parts, but what do I know? :)
     
  4. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    On that premise:
    what's the diff from using Nordstrand or Sadowsky bits then?

    I'm sure you can ask for Bart, Ag or SGD and get them, if that's what you like.
     
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    I'm just curious, that's all.

    When most people think of 'Lakland', they don't think of pickups.
     
  6. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    There are a lot of people crying out for a 34 inch scale Lakland though. Nino's delivering the goods! :)

    Can't wait for mine to get here. :D
     
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Plus, it's a Lakie vibe but with the MM pickup in the MM position, rather than covering the 60's/70's J positions like Lakland does.
     
  8. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Oh really? Nino's giving the people what they want!
     
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Dang, I just realized, doesn't Nino offer 18mm, and 17.5mm too? So you could get the Lakie vibe with tighter string spacing....

    There's that GAS.....
     
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  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Ooh! Blue and maple, hawt!
     
  11. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Yes sir!
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've had a few customers ask if I was able to build basses. After I spoke to Lakland and they're willing to sell to builders. I built one for stock.

    I've tried to contact Bartolini a few times over the past few years and unfortunately, they never returned my call.

    No one has inquired about SGD but I can get them.
     
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  13. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    That one sweet bass, :cool: missing it already.:bawl:
     
  14. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    I'm really stoked to get it. Any idea what strings are on it?
     
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    That's cool. I'd like to know how they compare to what you normally use!
     
  16. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    In!

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  17. thehess

    thehess

    Jun 15, 2011
    I made this point over in the Lakland thread when I posted a note on Nino's news. I think it's cool that Nino has this in his arsenal.

    Hanson, the group that acquired Lakland last year, has made their pickups and pre for a number of years. In the two basses I have with that setup, I find that the combo is pretty mellow, compared to the edgier Nordy/Aguilar I have in another bass. I originally was going to swap out the LH3 pre, but it has grown on me. Plus, I get to order a P/J with Nordys...and I am pretty sure Nino is going to get that one. :)
     
  18. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    In....
     
  19. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    In... this beauty used to be Adam's. Thankfully, it wasn't perfect for him, because it is for me! Hope the MM fits the bill for ya though.

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  20. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Love that color combo gruuv!
     
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