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What Did a Recent Trip To Valenti Bass Guitars Bring Me (part 1 of 3)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Johnny Fila, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Thanks to Nino Valenti, I was finally able to get my Tobacco Burst PJ4 completed.
    While technically not a Valenti Bass, Nino did do an amazing job of wiring the electronics for me, as well as cleaning and polishing the frets. He was also kind enough to pop on a couple of small hardware items (string tree and straplocks) which I could have done, but, Nino took the time to do it for me.
    Thanks Nino! I appreciate it.
    Nino's got a nice shop together and a more than several on-going projects, which I think is a great thing. And from what I saw in his shop, his work is second to none. Well organized, efficient, knowledgeable, skilled and affordable.

    This bass is:
    Quilt maple over hard ash
    Tobacco Burst Finish
    P shape maple/maple (birdseye) neck
    Schaller tuners
    Gotoh 206
    Bartolini Pups P/J configuration
    Aguilar OBP-3 Pre-amp
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    The bass sounds great. Clean notes thru-out, excellent P bass sound. This bass is nailing the sound that I love for me (I'm more of a P bass type of guy). Very versatile, easy to play.
    Someday I'll play out again :rolleyes:
     
  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very Nice John and Nino , did you get my hat its cold :bag:
     
  3. RoVaughn

    RoVaughn

    Oct 8, 2005
    You know what they say at talkbass unless you post soundclips it doesnt exist......Well that not what they say but it would be nice......I really have been gassing for a PJ bass could you at least tell me about the sound? what bass would you compare it too?
     
  4. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I don't use the bridge pup to much, barely really, unless I'm using a pick and strumming chords.
    Sometimes I'll use a 50/50 mix. anyway, i digress.............
    It's pretty close in sound to my modded 79 P bass, which still has the best E string thump I've ever heard (79 has a rosewood board/alder body). But this PJ configuration is much more versatile, for when and if i need it. a bit brighter for sure, more 'growl' shall we say?
    Me? post sound clips? I'm lucky I can post pics.
     
  5. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    i got your hat, well, my wife remembered to grab it. you know, my memory and all.
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Much thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Filakovsky :) , you know those senior moments come and go with me all the time maybe i need a wife ;) :D .
     
  7. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    maybe you could permanently forget your sadowsky 5 at my house one day?
     
  8. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Congrats he was telling me how much he enjoyed playing it. Nino's work is amazing I have 2 of his master pieces now.
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  10. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    You know what? for the price you absolutely can't go wrong. For a little more than what it would cost you to do it yourself, it can be done by a pro. But, as we all know it's not just about price: it's quality features, comfortability, reliability and credibility, et al. it's whatever makes you want that specific bass. Nino has found a way of rolling all of those together.
    That's why one of the next Valenti's, I think it will be anyway, will be this:
     

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  11. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Somone got bit by the Green Bug , thats Hot ! :bassist: