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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by instigata, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Mod out something production (fender, ibanez)

    21 vote(s)

    81 vote(s)
  3. build my own

    28 vote(s)
  1. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    alright. so i think its new bass time. i need a little help from the peanut gallery (you guys :))

    i play in a funk/fusion band, as well as a grunge/alt rock band, who also plays classic rock.

    i currently play an ibanez, and find the neck too thin, the sound too bright, and the weight too much. and the sound isn't 'ME' either.

    the budget is from $0.00 (wishful thinking?) to $1300. so, here are the choices:

    1) Look around for a cool ibanez (like the btb or edb) or other production bass with a larger neck and mod it a bit.

    2) Get a Valenti! (very upper price range, but cool)

    3) Build my own from parts.

    step right up and help me out.
  2. I say go with option numero dos.
    I've never played a Valenti, but it seems that everyone who has raves about them and you might as well support our own Nino! Plus, you get so many great options and judging by the photos, a very clean, good looking, well put together bass.
  3. With all the nice wood out there, why not
    design and build your own?

    It is alot more rewarding and impressive
    to actually make something yourself
    or at least with some help from a luthier...
  4. tiredman9


    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    Definately get a Valenti, he has the experience and will, no offense, do a better job than you or most anyone else could do for that matter. (Assuming that you don't have any building experience.)

    You can still get all the features you want on it.
  5. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    i was close to doing this. but all the time and necessary money to be spent on equipment actually adds up to MORE than a valenti would cost. and if i screw up... ughh..

    but part of me wants this option :)

    i'd want to not do the neck though. if i were to buy the neck. and then just build the body. it'd be feasible.

  6. HiFi


    Apr 20, 2002
    Southern California
    You'll be happier, longer, with a Valenti.
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Another vote for Valenti..

  8. Rich600


    Nov 22, 2004
    I'd either build one, or get a high end Ibanez, the new SR series looks awesome, I'd recommend an EDB600, but the neck is very thin.
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    There are no (new or used) basses being produced right now that would satisfy your needs??

    Building your own, assuming you have little experience doing this, is going to be a big hit-or-miss undertaking. You could very easily end up with an unplayable piece of firewood. No offense to those who think you should do it, but I am trying to add a bit of reality here.
  10. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    o, and reality is a big MUST. thanks.

    seriously, that is my biggest fear.

    and what is making me think valenti. and valenti is basically production with a higher attention to detail and a great price.

    its like having options on a fender and higher quality components. isn't that great?
  11. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey

    i'm enjoying this.

    look forward to a "which body style for my valenti?" thread in like 4 days.

    and then a "which pickups to get?" about 10 minutes after that.

  12. [​IMG]

    Swamp Ash J style Body
    Graphite Reinforced Maple neck
    Maple Fretboard
    12" Radius
    Black Finish
    Vintage Tint Satin on Neck
    Nordstrand NJ4SE pickups
    Chrome Hardware
    HipShot B style bridge
    UltraLite tuning gears
    Schaller Straplocks
    White/Black/White P/G
    Aguilar OBP-2, 2 band Cut/Boost Preamp
    Control Layout
    Volume, Blend, Treble and Bass(with active/passive push/pull)
    This bass weigh's 7-3/4LBS!!!!!

    This bass sell for $1,449.00 with hardshell case. Includes a 1 Year Limited Warranty and a 5 day approval period.
  13. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    pretty sexy.
  14. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    mmmm Valenti....
  15. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    My next bass WILL be a Valenti. He is doing some Killer work.
  16. :cool:
  17. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    im thinking tobacco burst swamp ash body, big tele shape. with black hardware/pup cover (neck) and pickguard/control plate. white or chrome knobs. hipshot b style bridge with chrome saddles. black tuners.

    clean birdseye maple neck.

    and either emg buckers or nordie fatstacks.

    any good?
  18. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    i DIDNOT see that



    i need an ebay account. now.
  19. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I voted Valenti to support a fellow TBer and a quality bass maker.

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