"Valenti Basses" Headstock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Feb 8, 2004.

Do you like the Headstock?

Poll closed Feb 22, 2004.
  1. Yeah, really cool!!!!

    26 vote(s)
  2. Go eat some carrots cause your eyesight is shot!!!!

    48 vote(s)
  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, I've come up with a Headstock that I'm happy with & I wnated to know tour opinion.

    Also, I put in an order to build 2 4 string basses. Here are the features.

    The 1st is a:

    Vintage Full Sized Jazz
    -Alder Body
    -Maple w/Pau Ferro Fretboard
    -Inca Silver w/matching headstock
    -Satin Finish on Neck
    -White/Black/white pickguard
    -BassLines Quarter Pound p/u's (passive)
    -Hipshot Tuning Keys
    -Gotoh Quick Release Bridge
    -Chrome Hardware
    -Countoured heel for easier access to the upper frets

    The 2nd is a:

    Standard Downsized Jazz (no p/g or control plate)
    -Swamp Ash Body
    -Natural finish
    -Maple neck with Maple fretboard
    -Black Binding & Block inlays
    -Satin Finish on neck
    -BassLines Classic Stacks w/STC-2P 2 band preamp
    -Hipshot Tuning Keys
    -Gotoh Quick Release Bridge
    -Black Hardware
    -Countoured heel for easier access to the upper frets

    I can't wait till the necks & bodies come in casue I'm itching to build em!!!

  2. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I like the headstock, but personally, I'd make it just a little bigger.
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I don't know why, but for some reason, I don't like the tip of the headstock. I like the main part of it, but the shape of the tip doesn't jive for some reason. I honestly cannot say why I do not like it, but it just doesn't flow for some reason.
  4. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I think its definetly a solid design!

    As for that first bass.... :cool:

    I have a buddy who had QP pickups in his jazz and it sounded awesome.

    Just give me some time Nino, Im gonna have another Valenti on order real soon.

  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay

    To answer the question I know everyone is asking:
    It sounds and plays as good as it looks

    Yes. Im a proud owner.

  6. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Who builds these for you Nino? I think it's an ok design but I think I would personally prefer it to look more like the regular Fender style headstock. It just looks like one with a small chunk taken out. Not bad, imo but that would be my .02. Hope it helps somehow. :)
  7. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    Looks good. Still, it whispers bongo to me...
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Personally, I think it looks a little too similar to the Austin brand I've seen some pawn shops selling new. I wouldn't really want that confusion if I were you, Nino.
  9. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I just wanted to tell you good job for putting carrots in your poll, but making it make sense to the poll. Plus two cool points :cool::cool:
  10. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I like it, I think it may be better if ya cut off a bigger piece of the bottom though. You doing like basses from parts right? Not fully cutting your own wood n stuff?
  11. Hmm. No offense but it looks like some weird Picasso-like four eyed cow mooing. It must be too late at night.

    What color do you call Nick's bass? - that is nice. It kinda reminds me of the bronze color that was used on cars in the early 50's. Very cool if you ask me.

  12. My only question is how are you going to do 5 strings with that design? That headstock would look wicked with a 4+1 design but the Valenti logo would have to be moved.
  13. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    The color is Shoreline Gold. :)

  14. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    The headstock on your bass kind of remindes me of the headstock on the Valley Arts guitars/basses.
  15. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    nino id say extend the upper part of the tip, so they're not equal
  16. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    It's a harmony headstock if I ever saw one. I used to have a cheap harmony with the same headstock.
  17. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay

    :meh: Est 1892... I think they beat you.

  18. BassFiddle63


    Oct 4, 2002
    I like the downsized idea and the shape of the bottom, but I don't care for the chunk cut out of the end. Reminds me of a "A Bass". I'd stick to a more traditional shaped end .... Fender/Sadowsky/etc.
  19. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hey Nino,

    reminds me too much of an A Basses headstock:


    I second the question ;) who is building those for you?

    Peace, JP