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Valenti Silver PJ Five In Progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KayCee, Feb 25, 2006.


  1. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Yabba Dabbo Do!

    Nino Valenti has been kind enough to send a few photos of the parts which have just arrived for my five-string.

    The specs:

    5-string (4+1 tuners)
    Alder J Style Body
    Inca Silver finish
    Maple/Maple neck
    White Block inlays and binding

    Nordstrand NP5 neck pickup (18mm spacing)
    Nordstrand Hum Canceling Fat Stack bridge pickup (18 mm spacing)

    Aguilar OBP-3 preamp

    Chrome Hardware
    White/Black/White pickguard
    No pickup covers

    Hipshot B style bridge (18mm), chrome

    HipShot Ultra Lite Tuning Keys
    Schaller Straplocks


    I prefer a narrower spacing, thus the 18mm, which should also keep the outer strings a little further from the edges of the fingerboard.

    Thanks Nino!

    Andy
     
  2. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    I really like the white neck binding with the white pickguard.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Should be Wild :bassist: ! When do you hope to have it by?
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    That looks GOOOOOOOOOoooooooood!

    I like the maple/pearloid blocks sooooo much better than the black.
     
  5. WOW! that's my fave Valenti so far! I hope to eventually get that bass except a 4 string and jazz pickups
     
  6. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Looking great!

    Cheers,
    Jim
     
  7. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Not quite sure when it will be done...I have the feeling that Nino's got a lot of business these days!


     
  8. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I need to go change pants...

    :bag:

    That's going to be absolutely gorgeous when it's done. Heck, it already is!
     
  9. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    That's beautiful.

    Nicely done Nino!

    Great looking bass.... love the Inca Silver.
     
  10. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Nice bass, yet again Nino.

    I fully support Nino's ventures. He is quite wise.
     
  11. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    ditto.

    Marshall
     
  12. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Very nice. Someday, I will have me one of those. Hopefully next year.
     
  13. mgmadian

    mgmadian

    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Outstanding! Does Warmoth now offer white and/dor pearloid blocks and binding, or was that done separately?
     
  14. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Yes, this is a fairly new Warmoth feature.


     
  15. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    KayCee,

    Very Nice!
    Like your wood selections and you can't miss with the Nords & aggie setup.

    Keep em' coming Nino.
     
  16. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    That looks awesome!
     
  17. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    Looks amazing, I bet It'll melt some faces off with amazing tone. I always dug the pearl blocks more than the black blocks. Then again I dig Marcus more than rush :D

    Please order a black pickguard with it for kicks, and so I could see a picture..........I think that would be hot!
     
  18. Piedro

    Piedro

    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    Wow.. beautiful..
    i need to talk to Nino about is work!

    i reaaaally dig his headstock design...
     
  19. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Wooooooooooooow! I never realized how insanely good silver and white looked together untill now. Great choices and congrats!!!
     
  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are a couple of more pics:
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