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I think its about time we have a place where all the Sandberg love on this forum can be focused.

I want to see pictures of all the beautiful Sandberg flavour basses :)

 

ill kick things off with my most recent 5 string purchace... california VM5 in Surf green

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I’m a relatively recent member of the Sandberg club myself. Had this Electra VS4 for a few months and love it. Upgraded with a passive tone knob which works in active or passive. Had the neck sanded down from gloss to satin finish. I invested in some rather nice Delano knobs too. Strung with Labella Black Nylon Tapewounds. Supposedly Sandberg’s “budget” range of basses but my god it’s nice!

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And its soon to arrive sibling:

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36 minutes ago, GisserD said:

I think its about time we have a place where all the Sandberg love on this forum can be focused.

We already have one! But most of the picture links are dead now. :(

 

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I've had 3 and I miss them all

 

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Of the 3, I really wish I hadn't sold the white one. It was superb. At the time I was only gigging 5 strings and playing that only at home.

Should have kept it.

 

Someone on here bought it. Can't remember who though.

 

 

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This is my kind of club!

These are my 2 glorious bases Jon Snow and Donkey Kong:

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They had a sister Shirley, but I had to let her go, great bass, fully passive.

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Pretty unique, cheers.

Passive, Hauessel pick ups, more of a P neck but still 39mm at the nut

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Didn't John snow wear black tho??? 

I'd have called that one "Daenerys Targaryen" 

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He took the black aye lad, being a man of a darker skin tone, I felt it fits! B|

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Although the TT and VM have found new homes I made the crucial error of messing around on the configurator today and now have an irrational hankering for this:

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Sandberg are on my list for if a windfall comes in... Been waiting over a year for one that may never come though! Played one at the bass guitar show a few years back, VM4 I think, nicest playing bass I've ever tried. 

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It you are lucky/vigilant on the second hand market there is great value out there.

Got both of mine for half their new value

 

best money spent

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I came across this a few weeks back when i was looking for a VM5....

It made me melt a little inside when i decided on the surf green. i still dream about this bass!

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24 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

It you are lucky/vigilant on the second hand market there is great value out there.

Got both of mine for half their new value

 

best money spent

This. Deals can be had!

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Here's my JJ4 California Hardcore Aged 2011 model, it has the older ABM bridge, Delanos and 2 band active

its a complete dream to play, sounds amazing ...

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14 hours ago, GisserD said:

I'd have called that one "Daenerys Targaryen" 

:biggrin:

That's really hard to say after several beverages.

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20 hours ago, CameronJ said:

That is a nice flock of Sandys! All of them sold now?

Yup. All gone.

 

Silver one because it was too heavy.

Blue one because of 2 things - my Marleaux has the best B on planet earth so I always gigged that, and because a mate kept begging me to sell it to him.

White - because I'm a massive fecking idiot and need a slap.

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This was once mine and I parted with it as I’d gone all fivers at the time. If I’d known then I’d be back on four, I might still have it. Great P sound as I recall.

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I’ve just realised, @mcnach, part of the reason for my purple wood grain bass GAS was seeing your Maruszczyk “JazzJake” custom. To be fair I was already GASing for that colour/wood combo but you added fuel to the flames xD

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28 minutes ago, CameronJ said:

I’ve just realised, @mcnach, part of the reason for my purple wood grain bass GAS was seeing your Maruszczyk “JazzJake” custom. To be fair I was already GASing for that colour/wood combo but you added fuel to the flames xD

 

I have to say that your bass is much more to my liking. As you may remember, I mis-specced the colours on mine (ended up with a redder purple than intended because of a mistake I made, and I specced the 'vintage tint' when I had in mind the 'yellow tint')... so while yours wasn't either exactly the combination I was after, I think it looks fantastic. 

If it plays just a fraction of how good it looks, it must be amazing :)

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Just now, mcnach said:

 

I have to say that your bass is much more to my liking. As you may remember, I mis-specced the colours on mine (ended up with a redder purple than intended because of a mistake I made, and I specced the 'vintage tint' when I had in mind the 'yellow tint')... so while yours wasn't either exactly the combination I was after, I think it looks fantastic. 

If it plays just a fraction of how good it looks, it must be amazing :)

Ah, yes, I remember you saying about the colour not turning out exactly right! According to the notes on the Sandberg certificate, the colour of mine is “Violett Burst”. Yep, with two t’s.

It definitely plays and sounds as good as it looks. Totally cured my desire for a 5 string P bass and more. Although a 5 string P-loaded Wingbass might be on the horizon at some point down the line. I’m gonna see if they can match the finish to my Sandberg! That would be so cool 😈

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I've not been a fan of any of the VM/TM series based purely on demos I've heard, I always felt the MM pickup was too far south from its natural habitat and it didn't blend well with the P. I'd have to try one out for myself though!

I was always interested in the single pickup Basic model though as a slim necked Stingray alternative:

I picked up a Sandberg Basic from here for an absolute bargain and it's the best sounding bass I've ever had. Just plugged straight into any amp it sounds great even in passive mode, whereas with other basses, I've had I've always been trying different pedals and preamps to make them sound good!

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