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NBD.. Sandberg Electra

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Beautiful bass, collected this week, bought from @Mickeyboro.

Hoped I might hate the strings as they're blooming expensive, but I love them. I also love the sound. No eq needed on the amp at it's first outing today. 

Only fault I can find is the jack socket doesn't hold the plug, keeps on falling  out. 

But the neck, balance and sound are perfect 

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I like Sandbergs the jack socket is a problem area on them though I have changed a few easy cheap fix enjoy your new bass mate

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That is weird! The first Sandberg I owned - a VM - had that problem, but this one held my lead and my wireless bug. Try a different lead? 

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2 hours ago, Mickeyboro said:

That is weird! The first Sandberg I owned - a VM - had that problem, but this one held my lead and my wireless bug. Try a different lead? 

I opened it up before we started rehearsal and squeezed its private parts together hoping that would help, but no. The lead works fine in all my other basses, anyway, not a difficult fix and did not spoil my enjoyment of the bass.

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3 hours ago, ezbass said:

What strings are these that you wanted to dislike @stewblack?

Labella Deep Talkin flatwounds, no less.

Smooth, responsive, articulate, almost addictive to play. If a teenage boy was given a bass with these on he'd never discover masturbation.

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57 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Labella Deep Talkin flatwounds, no less.

Smooth, responsive, articulate, almost addictive to play. If a teenage boy was given a bass with these on he'd never discover masturbation.

 

1 minute ago, BassApprentice said:

Good thing about the LaBellas, as expensive as they seem, you might have to replace them in about 10 years! 

If ever.

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Jack socket problem sorted.

The design doesn't allow a right angled jack to quite go in quite far enough. So the top contact, instead of fitting neatly into the recess at the end of the plug is actually pressing on the end, thus easing it out of the socket. A straight jack = no problem.

 

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Congrats, very nice  bass stew , and you’ll never need to change the  LaBellas, they just get better and better.

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1 hour ago, stewblack said:

Jack socket problem sorted.

A straight jack = no problem.

 

Straight jacks every time!

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I see you were so excited to pick it up that you unboxed it right there by the socially distancing queue at Parcel Farce. Not quite the regulation 2m, but understandable given the circumstances. 

Happy NBD! 😄

 

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12 hours ago, stewblack said:

Jack socket problem sorted.

The design doesn't allow a right angled jack to quite go in quite far enough. So the top contact, instead of fitting neatly into the recess at the end of the plug is actually pressing on the end, thus easing it out of the socket. A straight jack = no problem.

 

Same on my MM Cutlass - nice looking bass!

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19 hours ago, stewblack said:

Beautiful bass, collected this week, bought from @Mickeyboro.

Hoped I might hate the strings as they're blooming expensive, but I love them. I also love the sound. No eq needed on the amp at it's first outing today. 

Only fault I can find is the jack socket doesn't hold the plug, keeps on falling  out. 

But the neck, balance and sound are perfect 

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Congratulations on your Electra - a lot of bass for the pennies, enjoy! 

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Congrats.  Picked up a black one myself on Friday.  Planning some cool mods to make in into a passive tone monster...

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3 hours ago, ead said:

Congrats.  Picked up a black one myself on Friday.  Planning some cool mods to make in into a passive tone monster...

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Aguilar 60s wind - the AG 4P-60 is a fantastic pickup.

Proper old pickup that isn't boomy like many new "upgrades" with lovely mids.

Love them!

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42 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Mmmm, that looks nice @ead.

What do you have in mind? 

Stew

 

38 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

Aguilar 60s wind - the AG 4P-60 is a fantastic pickup.

Proper old pickup that isn't boomy like many new "upgrades" with lovely mids.

Love them!

Going for a modestly overwound '58 P bass pickup from Martin Herrick, with a V/T/T passive harness from our very own KiOgon

38 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

What's the weight like on the Electra models?

Mine is very heli-portable at 8lbs 3oz

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1 hour ago, Mickeyboro said:

Heck, Stew, we didn’t know what we started!

 

It was the picture of my evident joy on unboxing the bass! 

Let's fan the flames... 

 

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Congrats, Sandbergs are loverly. I'm a recent convert, own a VM, would love a VT /TT as well.

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