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Does anyone know what the body wood is these days for a gloss finish TM4?  I placed a custom order a couple of months ago and didn't specify a wood type.  I figure they know what they're doing and it's all good but I wonder what it'll be?  Ash perhaps?

Also wondering if anyone out there has a TM with the 3-band EQ (not the Grand Dark) rather than the standard 2-band with the Delanos?  I ordered mine with the 3-band because I want the mid control but haven't seen any out there with it.

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I think it’s generally Alder if I remember right as a default, happy to be corrected

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They of course have exotics for woods and tops etc. But standard is Alder, and loads of fingerboard options 

 

It will probably say on your email order confirmation?

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1 minute ago, Cuzzie said:

They of course have exotics for woods and tops etc. But standard is Alder, and loads of fingerboard options 

It will probably say on your email order confirmation?

Yeah, one would think!  I ordered through Music Store Live and only saw it listed as a "custom order" on their invoice.  Didn't include all of the details but they've been very accommodating.  I'll ask the rep there and let you know what I hear back.  :)

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On 23/10/2014 at 09:00, CamdenRob said:

I've always liked the TM5.. Bassdirect had a bright yellow one in for a while I kept going back to look at.

How is the sound with these? Is it more modern and hifi with the active preamp than a standard Fender? I always imagined these would sound like a Fender jazz with a J retro....

 

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1 minute ago, Eugene Fender said:

I think you’re talking about the TM5 I own.  It’s amazing. 

I’ve no idea what I was talking about, that post was 5 years ago... 😕

Any pics of the bass though? Sounds like I was a fan 😊

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3 hours ago, Urban Bassman said:

Just a quick pic of my new (2016) VM4.  Loving it!  

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Sweet!!  How are you finding it compares to other P-Basses you've played?

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1 hour ago, SirMoxie said:

Sweet!!  How are you finding it compares to other P-Basses you've played?

Easily as good as the best I've had, which includes two vintage 61's.  The neck is more comfortable for me, between a P and a J and the build quality is spot on.  Can't fault it on any level.

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And there was me thinking that the pups were upside down when in fact that's exactly how they have to be on a left handed bass! 

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18 minutes ago, Bonin-in-the boneyard said:

Thanks great basses Sandberg's

 

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Yep i have the VM4 but that colour combination with white pup covers is quite eye catching.

Dave

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2 hours ago, DoubleOhStephan said:

Any pics Dave? 

Here's me in my 70's Glam Rock covers band so excuse the stage gear as its all part of the show.

 

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3 hours ago, Bonin-in-the boneyard said:

Thanks great basses Sandberg's

 

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Really loving this colour combo. 

I've just picked up a MiM Precision in lake placid blue which I'm putting a brown tort plate on. Seeing your sandberg has inspired me to get some white (well, ivory) pickup covers too. 

Very cool, thanks man! 

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Its great fun and always a good laugh during gigs. Our singer gets very involved with an audience.

Dave

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Hello Sandberg friends

If anyone has a VS4 and is willing, would you mind opening the control cavity and take a quick picture of where the pickups are soldered to the pre-amp please?  I'm trying to find a buzz I introduced since changing the stock split coils and want to ensure I've not done something stupid like solder the hot wire to the ground connection.

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Hey gang!

How Precision-y would a VM4 neck pickup in passive mode be? Very Precision-y, or kinda Precision-y?

Asking for a friend...

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Well it’s reverse config, depends which P pick up you have in there, but defo in the ball park

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Assuming it still has the stock pickups you're not going to get that classic 60's tone if that is what your friend is after but as Cuzzie says in the mix it gives a reasonable P bass tone.

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As the good man says above. 
Stock pick ups found on a Sandy- Delano’s, Sandberg, Sandberg Black labels, Haussel all very good but different before you do which strings either flats or rounds.

Everyone’s precision tone preference  differs slightly, but it will be there.

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