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Who's got a Valenti in the works????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jja412, Apr 13, 2005.


  1. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Seems like there are a lot TBers mentioning Nino's work, and I'm just wondering who has taken the plunge??

    Post your specs, please... I'm curious who else has Nino working on the bass of their dreams???

    Mine :
    Warmoth Showcase body:
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    Emerald dye front, trans green back.

    Neck off my Geddy Lee:
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    Hipshot A chrome bridge
    Hipshot American Classic Cloverleaf tuners
    Nordstrand NJ4SE's
    Sadowsky onboard pre with VTC

    I can't wait!!!! :hyper:

    Who else is in line???
     
  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool, we will need pics of that. :bassist:
     
  3. Question: What will you be putting on your Geddy Lee body?
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

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

    I just speced out a Pimp P5 funk bass with Nino but won't be able to swing it for a long while.... priorities are a b***h!

     
  5. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Mated it up with a Moses neck, and all black pg/hardware for a stealth bass, now I'm just waiting for the strings to wear down so I can put some Dr Black Beauties on her.
    OBP-1 preamp, Bart 9j's for the electronics.
     
  6. Poon

    Poon

    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just took the plunge last month. I'm in that "I'm waiting and going crazy phase". I can't wait to see the result though.

    Ash Body
    Flamed Maple (Natural colored with black accent line)
    22 Fret Ebony Board with mother of pearl dots
    Nordstrand dual Coil pickups
    Aguilar OBP-3 (5 Knobs and 2 switches)
    Black Hipshot A Style Bridge with Black Ultra-lites
    Frets are the smallest flattest you can get 6130's.
    sadowsky knobs

    I can't wait - If and when i get pictures, you guys will know.
    Nino's really great to work with. Very helpful.
     
  7. [​IMG]

    Nino just finished mine recently. The specs are...

    Alder body
    Rosewood neck
    Nordstrand NP4 pickups
    BA 2 bridge
    Hipshot Dtuner
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

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

    NICE!
     
  9. Thanks :hyper:
     
  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    You will be rockin with that bass!. Enjoy :bassist:
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    When Warmoth completes the prototype for the DLX V neck with Blocks and Binding, I'm going to build myself a 5 string version of one of these 2 basses, as of right now, I'm leaning towards the red one:

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  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    How do you like this body http://www.warmoth.com/showcase/sc_...bp176&menuItem=1&subMenuItem=1&subMenuItem2=2 ?
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Hey MM, that's a NICE looking body but, IMO, it's TOO heavy. That will end up weighing about 11.5-12LBS with a Warmoth neck.
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Wow i missed the weight on that one, yeah that would be on the heavy side of things.
     
  15. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Nino that red finish is the most full and deep I've seen in a long time. Every time I see that bass.. I want it.
     
  16. Hey Nino, damn you for taking that idea... :crying: I wanted to build a five string Geddy bass in Red. Now I guess I'll just have to go with blue or some other color. Anyone ever see a mary kaye or antique white with black blocks and binding or are they usually only matched with the pearloid blocks and white binding? Also does anyone have a guesstimate of the price of the deluxe five neck with blocks and binding?
     
  17. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
  18. I wish Warmoth would offer blocks and binding as a custom option, like Rosewood with Mother of Pearl blocks, as I think the cream looks kind of cheap.

    By the way, beautiful P GreendayJustin!