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*SOLD* Sandberg California TM4 - £875 (reduced)
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You will likely already be very familiar with these high quality German hand-made basses! This one has an ash body with a 6-bolted maple neck. The neck is very playable and has 22 high quality frets and a zero fret underneath the nut.

It features two Delano pickups: one jazz hum-cancelling dual-coil pickup in the neck; and one MM splittable humbucker in the bridge, for a big, clear tone with and the plenty of tonal options.

Comes with a well made, sturdy red and black Sandberg gig-bag.

  • Neck - Bolted x 6 / Maple with vintage tint
  • Fretboard - Maple 22 Frets, 
  • Body - ASH
  • Scale - 34"
  • Finish - High gloss (additional £60 option)
  • Black blocks (additional £159 option)
  • Hardware - Sandberg
  • Pickup - 1 x Delano T style, 1 x MM style
  • Electronics - Sandberg 2 band active/passive bass/treble, passive tone control, pickup coil tap switch
  • The instrument has been fully plek'd

Bought new in May 2014, with additional high gloss and black block finishes (which were additional options costing £219 together). It has been well looked after since then (it's in very good condition with a very small circular ding to the gloss varnish in the 5th picture) and serviced. 

Been pointed out that there's a missing 's' on the logo (which I and my bandmates had somehow missed - guess it hasn't affected how it sounds too much! :)) - I've knocked £50 off to reflect that. Now at £875 collected from central London / meet up half way or plus P&P if you need me to courier.

I'm slowly transitioning from 4 to 5 strings so this previously 'go to' bass for me is now being moved on as part of that.

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30 minutes ago, cLepto-bass said:

If not for the block inlays, I'd be all over this. Its a beaut. 

Thank you! And just to think, the block in-lays were an 'extra' :)

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18 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

Thank you! And just to think, the block in-lays were an 'extra' :)

Apologies, I meant no offence regarding the blocks. I've just never got on with them aesthetically. Good luck.

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7 minutes ago, cLepto-bass said:

Apologies, I meant no offence regarding the blocks. I've just never got on with them aesthetically. Good luck.

None taken :) - I totally agree that you've got to go for what appeals to you.

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I like blocks, but what happened to the 'S'? 

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Yup, I just spotted that on pic too! It's gone...But I've heard these andberg basses are pretty close in sound to the originals :)

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13 hours ago, BreadBin said:

I like blocks, but what happened to the 'S'? 

Given that I didn't spot that missing 's' I should probably knock a bit off the asking price - £50 should cover it?

Done.

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I hear good things about Delano pick ups and Sandberg in general.  Very highly regarded!

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I was lucky enough to give this bass a bit of a road test at the weekend.  I went along to one of @Al Krow 's gigs and during the break I had a little play of the bass and was very impressed, then during the following set I was called up to play a song and got to give it a proper play.  The bass has a lovely feel to it, very nice to play (better than a Fender Jazz I used to use) and has a lot of tone options.  I'm also a fan of block inlays and if I could afford it at the moment I think I would have bought it! It is a gorgeous bass.

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...and it only took just that one song for my band to realise they had been working with the wrong bass player all this time! 

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On 05/05/2018 at 08:49, skidder652003 said:

This is lovely! You like 5's now eh? Hmmmmmmm...

Thanks! And it certainly won't be the end of the world if it hangs around for a bit longer in the Krow herd :) 

Did you have something in mind in terms of a 5er?

 

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...sold, this morning, to a lovely non BCer (yup, they definitely exist!) :)

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