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Sandberg California VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin

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Sandberg California VM 5 RW Creme Highgloss

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  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: California V
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
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£ 1,398.00

Sandberg California VM5 RW Tobacco Sunburst Highgloss

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  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: California V
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
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£ 1,566.00

Sandberg California VM5 MN Creme Highgloss

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  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: California V
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
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Sandberg California VM5 Aguilar PF Pink Soft Aged

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  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: California V
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
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£ 1,565.00

Sandberg California VM5 35" MN Virgin White Highgloss

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  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: California V
  • Body: Alder
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
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£ 1,713.00
£ 1,450.00
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Product information - SANDBERG California VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin

Five-string electric bass with Sandberg pickups and active 2-band EQ, including gig bag

With the Sandberg California VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin the cult bass company from Braunschweig in Lower Saxony presents a five-string E-Bass for every musical application. Besides the classic wood combination of ash for the body and maple for the neck, the Bass convinces with the powerful Sandberg pickups and an active 2-band tone control.

SANDBERG CALIFORNIA VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin
The Sandberg California VM5 Ash convinces with versatile sounds and classic construction with ash body, whose intense grain remains visible through the transparent finish.
SANDBERG CALIFORNIA VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin Backside
The six-way neck binding enhances the crisp primary tone of the Sandberg California VM5 Ash.

Classically constructed five-string with ash body

For the construction of the Sandberg California VM5 Ash MN, the bass builders at Sandberg rely on traditional specifications and manufacture the body from ash, while the neck is made of hard maple and carries a maple fingerboard. In conjunction with the six-way neck binding, the five-stringer thus has a bright fundamental tone with a striking presence in the trebles, which also integrates the low B-string into the sound with detailed frequency mapping and crisp response. To make sure that every groove on the wide neck comes off easily when playing Bass, it has a comfortable"C" profile and a flat fretboard with a 14" radius.

SANDBERG CALIFORNIA VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin Body
The combination of Sandberg Powerhumbucker and Sandberg Split Coil promises a wide sound spectrum, which can be adjusted via the active tone control.

Versatile sounds from Sandberg pickups and active electronics

For the electrical sound conversion, the Sandberg California VM5 is equipped with two in-house pickups, which give it a wide sound spectrum for every musical style and also reproduce the low B-string with harmonically precise articulation. The Sandberg Powerhumbucker mounted close to the bridge convinces with its powerful sound, whose rich low end is supported by an enormous midrange presence, so that a high assertiveness is given. The Sandberg split-coil in the middle position on the other hand convinces with a fat sound, whose pronounced low end and glassy highs form the perfect basis for pushing bass lines. Thanks to the large steel poles, both pickups also have a natural compression that gives a smooth playing feel. To further customize the sound, a perfectly tuned 2-band tone control is also on board.

SANDBERG CALIFORNIA VM5 Ash MN Natural Satin Headstock
The Sandberg Machine Head on the headstock convinces with high precision and its low weight, which avoids head heaviness.

Hardware from Sandberg

In addition, the Sandberg California VM5 Ash is equipped with high-quality Hardware from our own house. The body is equipped with the Sandberg Bridge 5, whose massive weight contributes to the harmonic sound of the 5-string. furthermore, each string saddle is adjustable in three dimensions, so that not only intonation and string action, but also the string spacing can be perfectly adjusted for every playing style. Five lightweight Sandberg Machine Head tuners on the headstock ensure precise tuning.

The Sandberg California VM5 MN Ash Natural Satin at a glance:

  • 5-string electric bass, made in Brunswick, Germany.
  • Satin finish
  • ash body
  • six-ply maple neck
  • maple fingerboard
  • "C" neck profile
  • One Sandberg split-coil pickup in middle position
  • One Sandberg power humbucker in bridge position
  • Active 2-band tone control with push/pull volume control (active/passive)
  • Sandberg Bridge 5
  • Sandberg Machine Head tuners
  • Including Sandberg gig bag

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: California V
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 20
  • Neck Lacquer: Satin
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 14
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Inlays: none, Side Dots only
  • Nut type: Plastic + Zero Fret
  • Nut width in mm: 45
  • Width at Last Fret: 73
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer pickups: Sandberg
  • Pickup neck: No
  • Pickup middle: Split Coil
  • Pickup bridge: Powerhumbucker
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: active, 2-band equalizer
  • Control: Vol, Bal, Bass, Treble
  • Tuners: Sandberg Machine Head
  • Bridge: Sandberg Bridge 5
  • Number of Strings: 5
  • String spacing (mm): 18
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Colour: Natural
  • Finish: Matte
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • String Gauge: .040 - .128
  • Factory Tuning: Standard H
  • Case included: No
  • Gigbag included: Yes
  • Certificate: No
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