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Sandberg and Overwater basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tiritos, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. tiritos

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    Do you know these basses? What do you think about then?
  2. sbassface

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    where are you located, because that may make a difference in what you get. price wise just guessing... you may have more luck with overwater in Europe, just curious.
  3. tiritos

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    I live in Sweden
  4. sbassface

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    Not personally familiar with either but I like the looks of them
  5. Margus Alviste

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    Sandbergs are quite ok. Kind of European Sadowsky. The quality is always good and they sound ok.
  6. AndroWal

    AndroWal Supporting Member

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    Overwaters are excellent. I have attached pictures of my J5-24 (and its neck-joint). It was built to my specs i.e. 16.5mm spacing, neck dimensions, etc. Construction values are excellent. Martin is a true craftsman and he, Chris and Lawrence work with you to get you what you want. Also, comparatively, I think the pricing is affordable. Lastly...just 3 to 4 months and you have your instrument!

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  7. sbassface

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    I feel foolish what I had thought of was the sandberg California line
  8. theretheyare

    theretheyare Supporting Member

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    Definitely Overwaters are excellent. You should try basschat.co.uk to see what pops up used, I'd say 1000-1700 euro should get you somewhere. And their custom prices are definitely reasonable to begin with, given what you get for it. They are seen as a studio player bass, and sometimes compared to Wal (for half the money). I just obtained a Progress III Elite used here in the States and it plays itself, practically. Very happy with it.
  9. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Really cool! So the heel of the neck extends all the way down to the pickup cavity? That's pretty nifty!
  10. AndroWal

    AndroWal Supporting Member

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    Yes it does...
  11. VifferMike

    VifferMike Registered Four Banger Supporting Member

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    The bolt-on neck of my Elrick Expat NJS also extends all the way to the neck pickup. Nifty? Perhaps, though to detach the neck from the bass requires also removing two of the neck pickup's mounting screws. It does look kinda cool, though.

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