Amazing five string active/passive bass from the German masters Sandberg. Looking to sell, part exchange for another bass plus some cash, or trade outright for a quality four or five string. In great condition, no significant marks other than a few tiny scratches and some wear on the pickups. Comes with Sandberg bag. Has upgraded Glockenklang three band preamp and solid black pick guard. Distanced collection only from my Southside of Glasgow flat when possible please. Price negotiable. Might consider posting as a last resort.
Selling a 2016 Sandberg 48, 5 string, tobacco burst with hardcore ageing.
34" Scale, Rosewood fretboard with block inlays.
Creme hairline pickguard.
Never gigged. Hardly ever played. Would need new strings!
Comes with the original padded gig bag and tools.
Price includes PayPal fees and postage and packaging within the UK.
I am willing to negotiate on the price but I am NOT interested in trades.
Price Drop **£950**
Been dithering on this, but my recent Spector purchase is the sound in my head, and this is too special to be relegated to a back up
Bought new last year, more than a handful of people have told me it's the nicest bass they've ever played... first to see will buy.
In as good condition as a hardcore relic'd bass can be, only wear is the delano logo has worn from the pick ups
Active 2 band EQ incl active/passive switch and pick up blend
Delano PJ pickups (awesome P sound)
Slim super comfortable neck
Low action and shallow neck heel for great access
Easy access battery compartment
Includes padded Sandberg gigbag
Prefer collection or drop off in vicinity of Tyne and wear. Can look to ship at buyers expense
Sandberg California ll MM4 with very rare wood combinations of Mahogany body with Cocobolo top with matching headstock. Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Active/Passive with 3 band eq and 22 frets. The bass is in as new condition, not a mark on it. Comes with a soft and padded Sandberg gig bag, not the hard case in the photo. £1250Uk pounds.
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So, basically, back when I was slightly more deluded than I am today I purchased a number of Fretless Bass Guitars with the notion that I could master a Fretless instrument with little to no actual effort being made on my part...
Needless to say, I was wrong!
Whilst it might not be “Racket-Silence" or “Brian Sturgeon-ary" to learn how to play a Fretless Bass Guitar I will come clean right now and just admit that I am far too lazy to continue with anything that doesn't go my way immediately or pretty soon thereafter... I wouldn't quite go as far to say that I'm a defeatist but let me put it this way;
“If I flip the switch on a kettle and it ain't plugged in... the tea ain't getting made!"
Same goes for if ain't got no water in it...
So anyway, I'm now in possession of an all-round awesome German-made Sandberg California Fretless Bass Guitar that just isn't getting played and even when it is actually getting played it's ACTUALLY NOT getting played; it is just more or less being held by myself whilst I slide a finger up the D string and listen to it go “Mwahhh"... and then back down the D string to hear it go “Mwohhh"...
I will occasionally repeat this three or four times before returning the beautiful piece of German craftsmanship back into its gorgeous Sandberg padded case...
To be honest, I'm a little miffed as the sales person who sold me the instrument told me that “Sandberg's literally play themselves".
I think what they meant to have said was “Sandberg's figuratively play themselves" because, believe me, this particular Sandberg does NOT play itself! Not that I ever tried connecting it to an amp and leaving it in a stand next to my record player whilst I played it classic funky Motown tracks in the hope that it might play along... Ha, ha!! No, that'd be stoopid!!... Ha!!.. ha, ha... Actually, come to think of it, maybe I just didn't have the volume up loud enough... ... I'll try again tomorrow...
So... I'm not making any promises but this instrument might actually play itself!!...
The Sandberg is a passive bass meaning that it is entirely non-violent and fully compliant. It has AlNiCo Jazz Pickups, possibly something to do with Al Pacino...
The fingerboard is Rosewood or possibly a Pau Ferro which I'm assuming is the creator of the material but it looks like Rosewood but apparently it's actually a Pau Ferro which I have no idea what a Pau Ferro is... But it might be the creator but I'm not sure... But it's actually probably Rosewood... Let's go with “Ro Ferro"
The hardware is black and all of it is, so that looks pretty cool... Err, it's also got a pickguard for those of you with really long scratchy “Nosferatu" nails or terrible “punk-like" strumming technique...
Anyway, the finish is rather interesting. That's “finish" not “Finnish" though I'm sure the Finnish are also rather interesting... but in regards to the Sandberg's body finish, this finish is actually a 3 tone matt sunburst finish which is rather close to the tobacco sunburst finish but somewhere in between that finish and the regular sunburst finish. So altogether a pretty unique looking finish...
Anyway, that's the finish!!
Oh!! If you're actually interested in the Sandberg, visiting times are daily between 08:00 - 10:00 & 16:00 - 19:00 unless specifically requested in advance (hard hats to be worn at all times).
*Edit: Enjoy the less grainy pics...
“Ooooohhh.... Look at that tasty, toasty finish & yummy, scrummy grain..."