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Yet, another new Valenti is born!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Brown, Feb 17, 2005.


  1. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Here are some shots of my new Valenti that should be ready by next week...

    Jazz 5'er
    Nordy Pickups
    Aguilar OBP-3
    Birdseye Neck

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    Thanks Nino!
     
  2. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    That looks so great! 24 fret extension too, I see.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Interesting not many builders offer whole necks for basses in birdseye maple, what is the upcharge for that?.
     
  4. Lackey

    Lackey

    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Sweet, what's the string spacing going to be at bridge? 19 mm or 17.5 or somewhere in between?

    Enjoy it!
     
  5. Now that is cool!! I really like it. The neck has some incredible figure.
     
  6. Nino, Nino, Nino.... the Gas Master....
    Extremely pretty bass.... love the neck and headstock.
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    19mm
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    LOL. Thank you.
     
  9. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    That is AWESOME. I love the birdseye with the blue. Nino rocks. :hyper:
     
  10. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    Looks SWEET! Love the Pearlized PG against the blue body. The birdseye rocks too. Congrats!
     
  11. Hey Nino, I thought warmoth deluxe five necks couldn't accomodate 19mm string spacing at the bridge, was I misinformed?
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I was told it could be done. The other 2 5's I built had 18mm Gotoh Bridges (Nick Man and bassnote6) so this will be the "test".

    I don't think there will be any problems.
     
  13. beautiful bass, congrats; I love birdseye :)
     
  14. That's a very nice bass, love that birdseye neck....

    That blue finish, and with the pickguard like that, wow....
    Congrats

    Vince
     
  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Man, you're gonna have to mass produce that one! That's a hot looking instrument! You're gonna have a lot of folks wanting that one, including myself! Now I have to start saving my pennies! Geez, when will the G.A.S. ever end???!!! :bawl:
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Whats the body wood?. Nino How do you feel about using a figured maple for the use of a whole neck?, have you ever encountered any stability issues?.
     
  17. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Thanks everyone. I'm chomping at the bit to plug it in. Nino's been outstanding to work with throughout the process thusfar... then again, I'm sure you all would know that.

    FYI - I chose Nino to build this because I wanted a quality Jazz to my specs. I was considering Sadowsky, but to get the same EXACT specs probably would have cost twice as much. Of course, Nino knows the quality levels required at Sadowsky, and from what I hear and see from Nino's other builds, it's rubbed off on him.
     
  18. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    That's going to be sweet! Love the neck!
     
  19. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    From the Warmoth site:

    Birdseye is another type of figure found in hard maple. It shows best in flat sawn wood. There is a wide variety of size and shapes in the "eyes" to keep them interesting. There seems to be a recurring rumor that Birdseye maple is unstable and not suited to guitar necks. Having made tens of thousands of Birdseye necks, we can assure you that it is no different in stability than plain maple. AAA grade denotes very heavy figuring.
     
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    another sweet Valenti Bass!