I am reluctantly selling my gorgeous Sandberg California TM5 in Gold High Gloss, Rosewood with Block inlays.
It's only a few months old and looks virtually as new, only one small dink on the back that I can see.
Very light for a 5'er only 9lbs, 4.1kg.
Only selling this as I have another spec Sandberg 5 on it's way this week and 2 other Sandbergs.
It looks and plays the nuts and comes with 2 scratchplates, the original one being White Pearl but I preferred the Tort.
Sandberg quality padded soft case and Allen keys. Active/Passive 2 band eq, coil tap on the Humbucker.
Try out welcome in Poole, can courier at cost in soft case and box.
No trades, just looking to sell.
Here's the Sandberg blurb on a similar model with different finish:
Sandberg basses are fast-becoming a favourite here at PMT, and with good reason. Just look at this Sandberg California TM5 Goldburst Block Inlays for instance: a hand-finished marvel of a 5-string bass, with a familiar body shape, gorgeous Goldburst finish, and a powerfully versatile electronics system. What's not to love?
Sandberg California TM5 Highgloss Goldburst Highlights
Premium-grade, 5-String bass guitar
Single Coil and Humbucker (TM) pickup configuration, with Sandberg Active/Passive preamp
Comfortable to play - suitable for every playstyle
Chrome hardware, plexi pickguard and white pearl block inlays make for classy finishing touches
Includes Sandberg deluxe padded gig bag
Premium-Quality 5-String Bass
Renowned the world over for their incredible craftsmanship, Sandberg's range of basses are simply phenomenal.
With this particular Sandberg California TM5 you get a hand-built bass guitar with a high gloss Goldburst finish, gold hardware, TM pickup configuration, maple neck and fingerboard, block inlays, and even a gig bag to keep it safe.
These Delano pickups in a TM (Single Coil/Humbucker) configuration give you a vast array of tones to play around with.
With the T-series neck single coil you get a reconstruction of those vintage Jazz Bass pickups from the 1960's and 1970's. This pickup grants you a nice blend of woody low-mid growls and warm articulate midrange as well as that trademark funky "twang" that they were renowned for.
Then there's the awesome M series bridge humbucker. This pickup is based heavily around the popular Stingray style humbucker, with a very wide string sensing area to pick up as much tonal colour as possible.
You get that fat and grinding tone when in humbucker mode, but at the flick of a switch can be converted into a bright and clear sounding single-coil instead. With a warm bass and low-mid response, and extra voice on the mids, as well as a bright percussive top end, this pickup is as versatile as you could want or need it to be.
The preamp circuitry on the California TM5 is simply perfect for the modern bassplayer. What initially looks like a standard setup has a clever little surprise in store, in the shape of a push/pull Volume control knob that allows you to set the preamp to Active or Passive.
Next to the Volume control you have the Balance control, which acts as a nice pickup selector "Blend" option where you can determine the level of each pickup in the mix (centre position has both pickups running at 100%, or turn the control in the direction of the pickup you want to be at the forefront to make it so).
The Treble control allows you to either boost the Treble or cut the tone, which works even in passive mode!
Finally there's the Bass control, which works in the same way as the Treble control (without the passive cut) but for your low-end frequencies. Exciting stuff!