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Club Sandberg (part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Wow that sounds like a nightmare. I’m hoping since it’s really only one string that’s all it is. I imagine yours was out of tune across all of them. With something that major with an instrument of that cost I would probably lose a lot faith in that brand. Actually I have had a similar(well not that bad) with Rickenbacker. Got a 4003 where the truss rods were not installed properly so they didint work correctly. They corrected it but I later sold it. Left a bad taste.
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  2. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016

    Vol is push pull, in pull it’s passive and it’s vol/blend/tone

    Only thing I may have wrong is the Treble/bass order. But that should be obvious!
  3. Here is my Forty Eight. It's a very nice rockin instrument
  4. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Good looking bass.
    How would you decribed the tone as compared to a PJ?
  5. taught


    Jan 5, 2015
    Guess what!
    I contacted Sandberg about my broken bridge saddle and they were kind enough to send me free replacement! I didn't even ask for it, I asked if I could BUY those separately (and not the whole bridge). I have never experienced this level of customer support in real life.
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  6. They're the best in the business!

    Great news.
  7. Obrad Lacarac

    Obrad Lacarac

    Feb 22, 2011
    EU wanna be
    I got my new Sandberg with slightly twisted machine head from German dealer. After one email to factory, they sent the replacement one immediately to my house address.
    They're really the best in the business!
  8. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    All of this plus a million
  9. Sorry, I've never owned a PJ :D
    But the neck pickup is very p-like and I often use it on its own. The bridge pickup is very thin sounding (even thinner than a bridge pickup on a jazz). Combined they provide a very nice growl and it sounds great with distortion.
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  10. kasbrey


    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    I read somewhere that the 48's are P/MM configuration under the pickup covers.
  11. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    That is correct
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  12. Jamie Hale

    Jamie Hale

    Jul 16, 2019
    This reminds me of support I had from Taylor Guitars, a few years ago. A friend removed and lost my truss rod cover on a guitar that was pretty rare. Fairly plain, but unusual wood combination. I contacted Taylor to ask for a cover, and because they didn't have the exact original type, they sent me six in different woods. Better yet, for a 10 year old guitar, they overnighted the package at no cost! I have now had it for 22 years, and will never part with it.

    So, I was debating between a Sandberg VM5 and a Maruszczyk Jake with a P/MM style combination. I ended up going with the Sandberg, and get it in about a week, and made the decision after reading about your experience.

    Can't wait!
  13. That's the kind of feedback that Sandberg would love to hear! Holger, are you listening?
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  14. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    When you are happy with the guitar, email him and say one of the reasons why - he would love that
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  15. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi taught :)

    I love to quote myself! :D

    Great to see that I was right! :)


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  16. keatz


    Jan 19, 2011
    Woohoo!!! Just purchased myself a Sandberg California II VM5 RedBurst. My Warwick Thumb 5 is getting to heavy for me and the neck dive and thick neck is doing my wrist no favours. I'm so excited. Now the shipping wait begins. Does anybody know what strings and guage it will be shipped with?
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  17. Stainless steel roundwounds come standard. Probably 45-130 but others may know more. Sandberg market them as their own strings, but I am led to believe they're made by GHS.
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  18. Juan Lauda

    Juan Lauda

    Sep 14, 2008
    I had exactly the same problem and our Australian distributor supplied me with one aged nickel saddle to replace my existing one. It was a perfect match!
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  19. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
    Hey guys, this beautiful VM just showed up on Reverb. I really don’t need it at all but love the look. I’m a little skeptical as the price seems awfully low. Any thoughts? Someone go buy it so I can save some $$ :)

    Sandberg California VM 2019 Matte Black
    Sandberg California VM 2019 Matte Black
  20. Number please. :)

    Today my brand new Sandberg California VM5 Supreme finally arrived, in cream white with pearl pickguard. I've been suppressing GAS for this one for ages, playing with Sandberg's configurator until my face turned blue, until I stumbled upon this really good deal and no longer managed to restrain myself. No regrets so far. :)

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    I've just been playing with it for an hour or so, and everything that's been said here about Sandberg basses is absolutely true. I've got a Stingray 5 that I absolutely love, but this one blows it out of the water tonewise. It can do really in-your-face punchy as well as clear singing highs. And probably much more once I get to know it a bit better, which I hope to do later tonight.

    -- Also: first post, hi all! I've been a lurker here for quite some time but decided this was a good opportunity to start mingling. :) Thanks for the various tips and good advices I've already gotten from you all so far (like buying a Sandberg bass)!
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