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The very 1sr VALENTI Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Jan 24, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I posted about this bass a few times but it's finally finished!!!!! The body & neck are Mighty Mite parts that I bought off of eBay. The pickup's are DiMarzio Ultra-Jazz (I think). The Tuning Machine & Bridge are Sadowsky made by HipShot. I had a little help form my co-worker @ Sadowsky (Frank, Trevor & Mike) Frank made the bridge pick-up route wider to accomodate a normal bridge position pickup, Trevor fit the neck to the body properly & help me determine the bridge placement & Mike drilled the bridge ground hole. I did all the assembly & drilling for the holes for the pick-up's, pickguard, neck, Tuning machines, etc, & I did all the wiring.The neck & body was already finished from Mighty Mite & it's not bad at all.

    Well, the neck feels ALOT BETTER then I expected, the bass, over all, is alittle heavy. I have the bass wired passive & I will be using a Sadowsky Pre-amp/DI when I play it & it sounds really good with it.

    <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819486"><img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819486" width=600></a>
    Click on pic for full size.
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819488">
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819492">
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819494">
     
  5. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I really like the headstock logo ;)

    That looks like a beautiful bass. Simple, elegant, and beautiful. The black control plate is nice. I really like they way the white on the pickguard just gives it an outline, to just accentuate it. Verynice. Congrats on the new bass! Glad to hear you got it all finished. Possible soundclips? :)
     
  6. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    MA
    Very nice looking, Nino! You know I dig black-on-black! Very cool headstock logo!

    Enjoy it!
     
  7. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    That's looks great. I bet it sounds great too with all those Sadowsky parts. I really like the black hardware, especially the tuners.

    Enjoy!
     
  8. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Hey man GREAT job!!! Thats a fine looking bass guitar... *drools*
     
  9. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Nice! So, can we expect to see a full Valenti line at the local music store sometime soon?;)
     
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    so, what's the deal ? are you going to start selling these ?
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Do you do endorsement deals? :D
    Nice bass. How does she sound? Have you taken her to a gig yet?
     
  12. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
  13. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Very nice, great clean lines.
     
  14. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    I'd like a white one with a green pearloid pickguard please. Thanks! :p
     
  15. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Nice! I bet it sound killer;)
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No. I built it for me & instead of putting a Fender Jazz decal on it, I made one with my last name. :)

    Anyone wanna buy a bass I built, I'm open to build it. :)
     
  17. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    cool headstock logo! Like the Sadowsky knobs and black on black classic look.

    How do you rate Mighty Mite to Warmouth parts?

    Good job Nino!

    Let us know how it fairs at your next gig.
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I just finished it & I played it the an Aguilar DB-680 pre-amp (set flat) & DB728 power amp through a Bergantino 112 & 115 & sounded awesome then I clicked on the Sadowksy oyt-board pre amp & the bass ABSOLUTLY came ALIVE!!!!!
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Warmoth parts are without question much better quality!!!!! BUT the body cost 105 shipped & the neck was about $85 so dollar for dollar, I'd say the MM quality is great for that pricetag! But if you're not very good with power tools I'd stay away from MM stuff
    1. The neck heel is larger then a Standard Fender/Warmoth neck pocket & will not fit
    2. as stated in the 1st post there was no hole for the bridge ground
    3. as stated in the 1st post the bridge p/u route was not made for a tsandard bridge p/u
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      Also, to tell you the truth, I don't know if I'll play it at my next gig unless I break a string on my Sadwosky. :) I built it mainly as a back up to one of my Sadwosky's or Lakland (If I feel like gigging with it)