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Valenti Vintage Style 5 String Jazz (in production)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Nino Valenti, Dec 23, 2005.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    This bass is being built for TB's own Dave Wilson. This is essentially a Geddy Vee with a black matching headstock. The bass will have:

    -Swamp Ash Body
    -maple/maple neck (some nice birdseye on the neck)
    -Black Blocks Inlays with Black Binding
    -Nordstrand Big Singles
    -Aguilar OBP-2 2 band preamp (cut and boost)
    -Ultralite Tuning Gears
    -B Style Bridge
    -W/B/W p/g
    -chrome Hardware

    Here are a couple of pictures:
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  2. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Guam
    Another beauty there Nino!

    I always wondered, how do you get your headstock design done? Does warmoth do it from a template you provide, or do they send you an uncut headstock and you cut it?
     
  3. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    That's awesome Nino!

    Love the Geddy Vees.
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Just wait 'til #087, she will be very perty.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very Nice ! I remember when this bass was only Gas to Dave at the NY GTG ! :D
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Warmoth has a template that they use to cut my headstocks.
     
  7. KayCee

    KayCee

    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Very nice, Nino!

    I especially like your 5-string headstock design.

    Now I'm REALLY GAS-ing for that silver Geddy PJ five-string! :hyper:

    Andy
     
  8. why do you have to taunt me like that, nino! eventually I shall have a valenti
     
  9. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    indeed!

    she's looking mighty purty, I'm stoked
     
  10. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Oh boy! This is my Valenti so far....can't wait to see the finished project. Maybe GAS for 2006 :hyper:
     
  11. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    mmm... That's going to be awesome!
     
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    A work in progress, so moved to the Luthier's Corner.

    Nice work, Nino!
     
  13. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Very Slick Nino!

    I love the black on black..... I have its twin, well actually Guitar World Mag does for review, but the Black with black blocks is such a Killer look.

    You going to make it to NAMM next Month?
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are a couple of pics I took for Dave to show what the Stacked Pots Looked Like. He wasen't sure if he was going to like the way they looked but he did:
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  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are a couple of shots right before I finished up the nut:
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  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thanks. Nah, I'm not going to NAMM. One day.
     
  17. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    LORDY!!!

    Nino, that is killer! I really dig the knobs, they are the best looking stacked knobs I've seen.