Valenti #20 Arrived Today

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ptidwell, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    Well my custom Valenti #20 arrived today. I have been playing it for the last couple of hrs. it has ton, tone and more tone.
    I have however been playing it in single coil mode for the most part. The wenge neck is smooth and fast, a little thick at first but that's compared to my F Bass, which I play 90% of the time. Overall it feel quite comfortable.
    Nino did an excellent job, I think it's absolutely gorgeous.
    I need to go play it some more, but I'll be sure to give a review once I become more familiar with the electronics on it.
    I case you don't know here are the specs:
    Swamp Ash body
    Swamp Ash body with Natural finish
    Wenge Neck with black laminate headstock face
    Wenge Board
    Nordstrand DC5’s Dual Coil pickups
    Aguilar OBP-3
    Black Hardware
    Hipshot A Style Bridge
    Hipshot Ultralites Tuners
    Schaller Strap Locks
    Strings Sadowsky Bright Nickel

    The bass has what has become know as the Poon layout:
    1-Volume w/p/p for preamp bypass
    3-Treble w/p/p for Neck position P/U for Humbucker mode to Single Coil mode
    4-Mids with w/p/p for Mid Shift
    5-Bass w/p/p for Bridge position P/U for Humbucker mode to Single Coil mode

    Here are some pics: [​IMG][/IMG]

    Thanks Nino for a job well done....
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Congratulations! That bass is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It's got to sound gorgeous too.
  3. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Not sure if I like the black headstock but it's still a gorgeous instrument.

    Now step away from the computer and GO PLAY! :)
  4. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    classic and beautiful
  5. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Nino does it again!

    Beautiful bass.

    He does such clean work top to bottom.
  6. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    i may be wrong, but aren't his basses from like, warmoth/usacg parts mainly. does he do any woodworking? or kind of just, assembly?
  7. kirin


    Jan 11, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    It doesn't exist until I hear a sample. :rollno:
  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Very nice!! The Valenti GAS continues to rise. Congrats!
  9. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Like Warmoth? No. Warmoth. And wiring the pickups to meet customer needs seems to me to be a bit more than just assembly.

    Check out his site and see what he has done. He has talent.
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Nino uses both Warmoth and USACG depending on what the customer wants. He assembles to spec, wiring to spec, and one hell of a setup.

    Excellent basses, much better than most could do.
  11. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    One of the nicest basses I've seen in a long time.

    I'd like one just like it but four string and freless.

  12. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    As with all Nino's stuff, it is simply wonderfull. Wenge neck, MMMMmmmmmmm......

    As to the "just the assembly" comment, that's the important part.

    One question:


    what holds the control cover on???
  13. I love its simplicity...And I love Ash :)

  14. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium

    I'm guessing magnets
  15. knew i shouldnt have wondered into the basses forum!!!

    awesome bass!!!
  16. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    My guess would be that Nino took the picture before drilling the holes to hold it on. If it were held on by magnets, you'd see them.

    My favorite Valenti's are the natural ones. They look so clean. Nino goes great work.
  17. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Beautiful instrument! The layout of the knobs and their functions seems very logical. I suspect it sounds as good as it looks...
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  19. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Makes sense, hadn't thought of that.
  20. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Awesome, makes me want to sell my pedulla just so I can get another Valenti.