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What do you think of this body shape?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Jan 23, 2004.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It's a Warmoth Dinky P-Bass. This particular one has a carved top.

    Opinions?!?!

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1301430">
     
  2. Wow. I dig it. Love the top too, amazing!:eek:
     
  3. it's not very innovative, but it's nice, nevertheless. for my preferences it's a little angular, and it looks too much like a guitar body, but i like the fender P shape, so how much room do i have? :p

    it's nice.

    robb.
     
  4. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    nice quilt... but still too cheesy for me..
     
  5. It does look quite a bit like a guitar body, but i still love it. Very nice carved top... im currently gassing for one with a cocobola or figured walnut top and an all wenge neck, with MM/J bartolinis and an aguilar OBP-3. Mmm... warmoth. Or maybe a Wal... grrr... bad case of undecisive gas here. :cool:

    Peace.
     
  6. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've always liked the Dinky P body shape, but I don't know if I've ever actually seen one with a neck attached.

    The traditional Fender headstock might be a bit too big for the small body size.

    The Warmoth 2+2 headstock would probably look pretty cool, though.
     
  7. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    Give me a little more offset. Somewhere between this and the jazz will be just about perfect.
    Peace,
    Fo
     
  8. I like it, it reminds me of some of the Aria's out there.

    Its a cool shape though.
     
  9. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    As Mr. Roberts might have said, "Can you say `Carvin?' " :D



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    Not a bad thing.......just tiresome, to me.
     
  10. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    is this another valenti bass in the making nino?
     
  11. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I like it. I've never seen a finished Dinky P body. If you're planning on making another custom I'd love to see it when its done.
     
  12. floydman

    floydman Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    southeast CT
    I like the top but I am not a fan of the body shape. Its looks too stretched out. an the horns are a little too thin and long for me.
     
  13. Looks like a Paul Reed Smith guitar. I like it!
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I currently have 2 in the works that I will be building for sale to try to get "Valenti Basses" going.

    This is not one of the 2.
     
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Me too. I think that's what's drawing me to it. :)
     
  16. Can we get some stats on the 2 you are building Nino? :)
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I sent you an email.

    If anyone else is interested, shoot me an email at ninobrown96@netzero.net
     
  18. Really groovy. :)
     
  19. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I think it looks killer!

    I'd love to see that thing complete. If I got a warmoth it'd be that shape most likely. With a top and finish like that too probably.

    Looks SO much better than Carvin IMO.
     
  20. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I think the dinky P would look killer with the Warmoth 2+2. Either that, or get a paddle headstock and maybe make a reverse 4 inline, of some sort.