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Sandberg Superlight TT5, 3.3kg, £975
£1050
Bristol/London

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Sandberg California II Superlight TT5 

Original price £1050; now £975.

Bought new by me in August 2019.

Bass is in Bristol if you want to collect, or I can possibly deliver, or meet you halfway, or can post in a Hiscox hard case.

This Superlight weighs only 3.3kg, or 7lb 3oz.  It balances nicely as the neck is also made from a lighter wood, as well as the body.

It was originally active but converted to passive with a KiOgon loom, with series mode push/pull on the tone knob; good range from bright to dark.  The original side-mount jack socket is disconnected.

The cedar body is softer and there are some imperfections but they're not that visible unless you go looking for them, and quite hard to photograph.  Couple of small dings on the edge (see photos).

Details of bass:

  • Made in Germany.
  • Weight: 3.3kg
  • Body: cedar, tobacco sunburst.
  • Neck: maple
  • Fingerboard: pau ferro, 14" radius
  • Nut width: 45mm
  • Scale: 34"
  • Pickups: Sandberg
  • Controls: neck volume, bridge volume, passive tone (push/pull for series mode)

Includes a Sandberg gig bag (very good condition), or a Hiscox hard case (used condition).
 

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Here are the photos showing a small ding on the lower horn, and another near the side jack socket.

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I am not able to make the expected move, but I would still love to know the spacing in the bridge.

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2 minutes ago, itu said:

I am not able to make the expected move, but I would still love to know the spacing in the bridge.

I don't have the bass to hand, but the specs say adjustable from 18 to 19.5mm.

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I can now post this within UK in a hardcase, included in the same price of £1050.

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Price lowered to £975.

Bass is in Bristol if you want to collect, or I can possibly deliver/meet halfway, or can post in a Hiscox hard case. 

Some clips attached.  The first half of each clip is playing along to a backing track; then the second half is just the isolated bass.
 

both-pickups.mp3 bridge-pickup.mp3 neck-pickup.mp3 series-mode.mp3

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