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WANTED: Someone to build my Dream Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gbass75, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Truth be told; I'm not in any position to make this a reality, at the moment... in fact, I'm needing to sell a bass or two; due to the recent death of my father-in-law, and my family's need for funds.

    That said, I'm wondering if there's someone from within our TB community who is recommended as "THE GO-TO GUY" for putting together your custom bass (in my case, the P-Bass I've always wanted; that doesn't exist).

    Should I be asking this in the "Luthier's Corner?"
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Valenti would be where I'd go.
  3. bungletrpg


    Aug 8, 2013
    Redlands, CA
  4. stacker

    stacker Banned

    Feb 24, 2010
  5. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    Fellow TBer Johnk_10 builds some of the nicest looking Fender style basses I've seen. I hear he's great to work with and his pricing is very fair. Check him out.
  6. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

  7. Jepus


    Apr 1, 2004
    Nino Valenti. Amazing builder.
  8. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    If you want a "Fender style" bass the list of luthiers is endless who will put together a nice parts bass. But if you want something that is closer to a real P Bass I know a guy in Eastern Europe that has dissected preCBS guitars and basses and builds them to exact specs. Keller Custom Handmade Guitars. I've had some of his work in the past and he's building a couple of Jazz basses for me now. His prices are very reasonable.

  9. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    So many make P basses, its up to what you mean by YOUR dream P

    Carvin is making P basses now, I just ordered mine...
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    You can put together you're own dream P with the amount of aftermarket stuff now.
  11. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    warmoth too... you're right. That would be the most "licensed" replica
  12. mybassisalemom


    Jan 3, 2014
    Ask Darrin Huff
  13. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Not from within the TB community, but...
    I'd sure go to this builder;

    Great sounding instruments!
  14. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr "Play I Some Music" Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    Valenti if you don't mind spending a few extra bucks and getting exactly everthing you want down to the last screw.

    Gamma if you want a great bass for under $1000.

    GODSBASSMAN Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina

  16. I know... I just don't trust myself to do a good enough job. I'm a pretty good player, but I'm no craftsman!!!

    I've heard good things about Gamma... I'll check out the others, too!!!

    Thanks y'all!!! Keep 'em coming!
  17. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Sittin' In Limbo Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2011
    Cool, CA
    Ditto John K. Here's his homepage http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/index.html

  18. Does Valenti have a site?
  19. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA