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FS: Sandberg Electra VS4 - Black/Maple + Upgrades
£500
Leeds


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Hi all,

 

I'm selling this lovely Sandberg Electra bass as I will have a Maruszczyk incoming soon, so I need to free up some funds. I got this last year from @Raslee who had it from new, and it's still in excellent condition!

 

It has a jazz width (37mm) neck which is incredibly comfortable to play, zero fret and can easily get a lovely low action. Since I've had the bass, I've made a couple of upgrades - I added some of Sandberg's own super light tuners which are incredibly smooth and have knocked the weight down to just under 8 lbs on my luggage scales and great balance on a strap or seated. The preamp now has active/ passive bypass, with a passive tone control that works in active and passive mode. The original 2 band bass and treble from the preamp have been moved to a stacked knob.

 

It has Sandberg's own P pickup which is great, I felt no need to upgrade this at all! I 3D printed my own thumb rest which can be easily removed if desired.

 

This is an insane instrument for the money, I was blown away by how good it is at this price point!

 

I'm looking for £500 inc. UK postage. Happy to drive up to an hour away from Leeds to meet a potential buyer. Comes with a padded gig bag.

 

Let me know if you have any questions :)

 

I'll include the link to the original listing (condition is the same!).

 

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Can you describe what the tone control does when it is in active mode, as I'm assuming the B & T controls are both working at the same time.  My head can't quite figure out what effect the tone control would have if you maxxed the bass, zero treble and then rolled off the tone (or vice versa).  Cheers

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1 hour ago, warwickhunt said:

Can you describe what the tone control does when it is in active mode, as I'm assuming the B & T controls are both working at the same time.  My head can't quite figure out what effect the tone control would have if you maxxed the bass, zero treble and then rolled off the tone (or vice versa).  Cheers

 

It works much like the 'vintage tone control' that Sadowsky have in their preamps. The treble of the preamp cuts (or boosts) at a certain frequency, whereas the tone knob will just roll off anything above a frequency. In practice, you could roll off the treble knob to get a mild treble cut and retain more mids (to my ears), or use the tone knob to get a 'deeper' more traditional treble roll off, both while allowing the bass to be boosted if you wanted. I hope that makes sense!

 

 

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