Club Sandberg (part 2)

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

  1. _Obra_


    Feb 22, 2011
    Sorry for a late response, just saw Your questions now.

    The main differences is that stock Glock preamp is two band, and Darkglass Tone Capsule is three band EQ.
    Also, stock EQ is Bass and Treble, and Darkglass is Bass, Lo Mids and Hi Mids (70 Hz, 500 Hz, 2.8kHz) - I think only one 3EQ at the market without classic Treble frequency.... I Love it!

    I had a stock Glock preamp in my TM4, but with Darkglass Vintage Ultra V2 pedal I was more happier with the sound then using on board Glock. Then I found that Darkglass makes Tone Capsule preamp with almost the same EQ frequencies like on a Vintage Ultra pedal. About that time Sandberg introduce Grand Dark model with Darkglass Tone Capsule stock on board, so I decided to change mine for a Tone Capsule and have the sound I like from the Vintage Ultra V2 pedal preamp.

    Since mine stock Glock was two band EQ, I contacted nice people from Sandberg, and they sent me the wiring scheme for three band EQ and stacked potentiometer with double knobs for third EQ. Tone Capsule I ordered through Thomann Germany Sandberg dealer, and everything arrived together with the stacked pot, knobs and wiring scheme.

    There was no need to mod anything at the bass itself. Just a little fine soldering. Nothing special if You are familiar with the wiring schemes.

    Hope it helps :thumbsup:

    Here are two pics from outside, one with stock pots and the other one with Darkglass 3EQ.

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  2. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
  3. Are you sure? That's got to be pau ferro.
  4. My dark grey Nighthawk Plus is scheduled to ship this month! :)
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  5. dwellers

    dwellers Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Thank you! Great info!! :)
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  6. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    @direktor Welcome to the Sandberg Club! Your number is 184 :)
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  7. Pantofolaio79


    Oct 4, 2018
    On Tuesday I will finally collect my tt4 masterpiece .. in this regard I wanted to ask you if you think the bridge is working or is it very "uncomfortable" as some say .. thank you very much!
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  8. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Uncomfortable in what way? The bridge is quite nice and does its job on my TM5.
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  9. Shlabotnik

    Shlabotnik Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2019
    If you’re the type of person for whom too many options makes you uncomfortable (not being snarky… some people really don’t like that) then I suppose it could be considered uncomfortable. If you like having lots of options when it comes to your setup then you will find it extremely comfortable. I have hardly needed to touch mine since I received it, but when I did it was no big deal.
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  10. Pantofolaio79


    Oct 4, 2018
    Some say that it is an inconvenient bridge as adjustments .. in that sense .. but in fact I ask for confirmation ..
  11. Pantofolaio79


    Oct 4, 2018
    Great, that's the kind of answer I expected to read .. thank you very much!
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  12. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Hello Sandberg club.
    I have California TM4 Superlight arriving tomorrow.

    Can anyone confirm if they ship from the factory with Stainless Steel strings? From what I see online, I only see Sanberg branded Steel strings.
    I have a Nickel Allergy so I just want to be prepared with a set of Steels if needed.

    Thank you
  13. Terry Farmer

    Terry Farmer Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2020
    The bridge is fine. A little different from most but quite nice when you get used to the adjustments. Just remember to loosen the set screw that locks the saddle in place before making height, string spacing and intonation adjustments. Lock it back down when you're done. Eazy Peazy!
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  14. Pantofolaio79


    Oct 4, 2018
    Thanks man
  15. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    The bridge is absolutely fine - it’s different to others but intuitive once you learn.

    Once you have set up intonation and relief alongside string height to your flavour you will barely need to touch it again
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  16. Stainless steel roundwounds have always been standard with new Bergs. They are very bright. Not everyone's cup of tea.
  17. _Obra_


    Feb 22, 2011
    I used to like them when they arrived with my California. Even used them a year after first set, but they last very short, so I moved to DR.
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  18. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Thank you
  19. Cesar Vortmann

    Cesar Vortmann

    May 5, 2019
    DR’s High Beams and Black Beauties were the best sounding strings in my VM4 and I’ve tried almost every string set there is.
  20. Jarno L

    Jarno L

    Jan 6, 2021

    I'm interested in a sandberg vs4 passive.
    And on the site you can choose the soft aged finish.
    Does anybody knows what type of finish they use on these?
    Nitro or somethinge else?

    Also any thoughts on these basses are welcome

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