The Valenti Megathread Part IV

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


  1. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
  2. trujo777

    trujo777 Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Central Texas USA
  3. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    #18 on the road again, eh.
     
  4. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    My drummer hated me for selling that bass for a good while.
    That's a nice piece.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Smart drummer. ;)
     
  6. trujo777

    trujo777 Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Central Texas USA
    agree with Nino. Now when this bass was built it had an Aguilar 2 band preamp and now it has a Nordstrand 3 band preamp with vintage tone, mid frequency selector, mid, lows and high eqs so it is more versatile than it used to be with the Aggie. After I heard this preamp I put it on my other Valentis as well.
     
  7. Tslicebass

    Tslicebass

    Jun 12, 2007
    Chicago
    Hey guys
    I too am unfortunately selling my Valenti
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/valenti-vmj-5-string-jazz-bass-fs-841042/

    I know the price isn't much of a break from his new prices but this bass is in amazing shape and barely even used. I took it out for a gig on friday and I still love this bass. I just cannot get used to the feel of the neck. It sounds amazing though!
     
  8. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    OK, I know I haven't really posted any clips of the bass, so.....check it:
    Laura Wilkie on Vimeo

    Valenti #44 the TalkBass/MikeBass J/MM 5
    Not my best performance LOL, some flubs here and there and it was a sub drummer- like it says though, one band- one take.
    But a great overall example of the tone of the bass.

    Signal chain:
    - Bass (passive tone rolled back about 40%, bass boosted maybe 10%, pan dead center between p/ups)
    - Demeter Compulator
    - Radial BassBone DI (set to shape 1 I believe- NOT the more scooped sounding setting- I'll double check when I get home tonight) and right to Protools.
    Don't know what, if anything was done with my tone for the mix, so I can't comment on that. But they were very please with what they were getting.

    There will be other clips from that session as well. When they are posted up I'll post them here. But really, they won't sound much, if any different.
     
  9. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Nice, sounds great, although more like a J than an MM to my ears. You did say the pickups were blended though.

    Looks like Jeff Berlin was there watching...
     
  10. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Thats funny you say that Will, this thing has a massive MM presence even with the pick-ups centered.
    But in the mix, it sits like a tight J-Bass.

    It was a good time that night. Just like a live gig. One shot at getting it right and we moved on to the next tune. There are a few flubs from me in that tune.
    Some came out cool, others....not so much! LOL!!!

    The drummer was a fill in for us. He did pretty good with one rehearsal and "sound/video" check prior to shooting.

    GBS edits all the video, mixes all the audio and releases them. We have no say in the audio mix or the video shots.

    Overall it came out pretty darn good. Plus the bass is hot in the mix! LOL!!
     
  11. trujo777

    trujo777 Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Central Texas USA
    Hey Mike that bass soubds veey nice. Congrats.. There is something with my system that dpes not allow me to watch the whole video but i got like ten seconds ib and sounds pretty cool :)
     
  12. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Nice playing! That thing sits in the mix like a champ (not that I'm surprised)!
     
  13. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Nice playing, Mike - sounds great! Hope all's well with you and the fam!
     
  14. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Still rockin' #46.
    That's about that.
    Consistently solid BMF.
     
  15. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Ditto on #100. If only all trades could work out this beautifully! :cool:

    (Of couse, the offer still stands if you ever decide to move on...)
     
  16. ajwolfcale

    ajwolfcale Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Nashville
    Mines almost done!
     
  17. Kevdel

    Kevdel Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Maryland
    Can't wait for mine to be done....
     
  18. Mendry37

    Mendry37

    Oct 19, 2004
    Albany, New York
    Nothing says Valenti better than a Sunday afternoon Polka gig.
    -Chad
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  19. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Still rockin' #46.
    Last two gigs were 46> MB Fusion> AudioKinesis TC115.
    This works out super well. One trip into the club, and plenty of power.

    Last night, I got to hear another bass player thru the rig, and it was just wonderful.
    Warm, punchy, and driving when just laying time, and brutally wicked modern with the passive tone open a bit and stompin' on it.

    Thanks Nino!
     
  20. ajwolfcale

    ajwolfcale Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Nashville
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    So close
     
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