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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jul 1, 2011.
I can't wait to read your NBD post. Especially since you've never played one.
Nice. What about colour and finish?
Once I finnish the configuration of the bass in the Sandberg web site how do I proceed with the order?
Save configuration and this will open a PDF of the order sheet.
Then you need to send that to a dealer for final cost and ordering with a 20% Deposit.
Sandberg List of Dealers
You have to order via an authorized dealer, who will take care of it. (no direct sales )
You can find the one, that is the closest to your hometown, on the Sandberg website.
edit: oups someone was faster!
I posted this before, but here it is again...tobacco sunburst matt finish with black hardware.
Yes! I definitely will! There are no dealers in my area and I do not know anyone who has one. So, I have not played one at all!
Does anyone here has a sandberg with ash body? If yes how is it? I'm usually don't worry so much about this things, but since I can't try out any bass before buying I just want some information.
aren't they all ash body?
My California II VM4 is ash, light and very comfortable instrument
You can choose it to be alder or swamp ash also, but costs extra. In my mind ash instruments are usually heavier, not sure if that's true or not, how much does your VM4 weight?
Yes, I find ash is heavier on average - well every Ash bass I have picked up put my back out! . They use ash as a standard on all natural / clear coat finishes. Alder is used as standard on painted basses.
Of course you can request anything you like. You can specify a chambered bass and have a nice figured cap if you want to make things a light as possible.
They will do anything within reason.
But how heavy is a sandberg bass in ash on average? I can't find that information anywhere, just to have an idea and compare with what I have right now. Thank you
Just saw this on FB. 9lb 7oz (4.3kg).
Northern Ash instruments are usually heavier than alder and swamp ash is even lighter than alder. My alder California II Vs4 is 7 and a half pounds. "T" instruments are generally slightly heavier as the body is bigger. Individual instruments vary though.
The first California series are heavier than the new series (again generally). My 2 Umbos are both just under 9 and a half pounds and my VM4 is just over 9lbs. All are alder.
My newest TT4 is lightweight mahogany with birdseye maple cap and is 7lb 4 oz.
Ok, thank you. And what about the sound? Have you found any noticeable differences between the basses regarding the type of wood?
Ok mine is 4.4kg so 9.7lb, I though it was a tad lighter, but it's very well balance and sound amazing (like any Sandberg)
Thanks I like the sound of Fender P's and J'z, and I know the most of the sound comes from the pick ups, but do these sandbergs sound more towards the modern age or can you also get a more vintage tone?
Sandberg and Haussel small pole pickups are more vintage. The large pole Delanos and Sandberg ones are more modern.
But what about the ressonance of the body? Fender's seem to be larger instruments, that can infuence string vibration. Can be my impression.