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Sandberg California VS4 Passive.

 

They tend to peek just over £1K, and about two thirds of that used. The ones you might see at £1200+ new will be the active ones or with the aged finish.

 

Sandberg necks are lovely. The stock pickup can be a bit modern so maybe look for a used one and use the balance to stick in a nice Aguilar 60s wind pickup or a Fender custom shop one.

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A friend of mine who plays precision’s all the time has spoken very highly about the  , Bass collection P basses, I’m not sure but I don’t think they are active, might be worth taking a look at them 

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The Lakland 44-64 GZ is in that price range. Jazz nut width, if that's your thing, and comes with the Geezer signature EMGs which seem to be highly rated. It has a J pickup too, but you don't have to turn it up 😉

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… and @Dov65 has a great price on one available…!

1 minute ago, Doctor J said:

 

The Lakland 44-64 GZ is in that price range. Jazz nut width, if that's your thing, and comes with the Geezer signature EMGs which seem to be highly rated. It has a J pickup too, but you don't have to turn it up 😉

 

 

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1 minute ago, gareth said:

G&L passive basses including the L1000 and SB1 

 

Plenty of basschaters have had experience of these basses including me and @ped

 

Don't forget the LB-100, if you don't want the heat of the MFD pickup (but why wouldn't you?)

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1 minute ago, gareth said:

Yes of course - forgot that one which I’ve yet to try 

 

Also, you can add me to team G&L in your post above.  Currently have a CLF L-1000, in the past had Tribute L-2000, Tribute SB-2, El Toro.

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4 hours ago, fretmeister said:

Sandberg California VS4 Passive.

 

They tend to peek just over £1K, and about two thirds of that used. The ones you might see at £1200+ new will be the active ones or with the aged finish.

Or if you want to save more cash. Get the Sandberg Electra and disengage the preamp. Fantastic basses for £400

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1 minute ago, BassApprentice said:

Or if you want to save more cash. Get the Sandberg Electra and disengage the preamp. Fantastic basses for £400

 

Good point - but they do tend to be quite a bit heavier.

That's important to me, but the OP might be young! :D 

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