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Club Sandberg (part 2)

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


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  1. I find that the Delanos work really well with flatwounds. The highs are still there, and lots of warmth from the flats.
     
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  2. Obrad Lacarac

    Obrad Lacarac

    Feb 22, 2011
    EU wanna be
    Hi redwood,
    Cool looking bass indeed. Is that rosewood or ebony fingerboard ?
     
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  3. redwood

    redwood Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    It's ebony. Looks and feels wonderful. I'm in love. Don't tell my wife. ;)
    Initially I thought about changing out the pickguard for a white pearloid to match the inlays, but I think I'll stick with the tort. It gives the bass a certain...something. I love the aesthetics of it....and the feel.......I'm not sure I'm worthy.
     
  4. Benko

    Benko

    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
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  5. Dean Dalton

    Dean Dalton

    May 30, 2017
    Anybody know anything about this Sandberg bass? I've been looking for info on it for 2 years and have never seen one like it. Sandburg Fretless.
     
  6. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Dean :)

    This is a "Classic" Booster (formerly " Bullet" Booster)

    (They changed the name, when they started to sell basses in the U.S., to avoid trouble with Fender' s lawyers)

    You can find it on this link!

    Sandberg Configurator

    upload_2019-6-11_17-54-38.

    Have fun!

    may the bass be with you

    Wise(b)ass

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  7. Dean Dalton

    Dean Dalton

    May 30, 2017
    That is awesome! Thank you so much Wisebass.
     
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  8. nitrobrother

    nitrobrother Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Here's my Booster. I don't play it much anymore and thinking about letting it go.
    20170920_165957.
     
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  9. Dean Dalton

    Dean Dalton

    May 30, 2017
    Oh no. A Fiver. Don't tempt me. That's nice.
     
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  10. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    :p :laugh:

    19052011121.

    greetings

    Wise
     
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  11. Dean Dalton

    Dean Dalton

    May 30, 2017
    That's a beauty!
     
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  12. TB24

    TB24

    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    @redwood Welcome to the Sandberg Club! Your number is #151 :)
     

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  13. Orlan

    Orlan Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hi, Sandberg guys.

    I'm about to order my first custom Sandberg ( MV4 hardcore aged alder) and will be sending my first payment soon... I'm still decidng between RW or ebony for the fretboard.

    In your experience with Sandberg basses: is it ebony maybe too bright? Or any difference compared to RW is minimal soundwise ?

    I love both RW and ebony... I think the latter would look cooler on the color combo I'll order, but have never played a Sandberg with an ebony board to A/B

    Any info/experience is highly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  14. What pickups are you ordering? That may be as important as the wood selection.
     
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  15. Orlan

    Orlan Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Sandberg pickups since I like that vintage vibe as compared to the others
     
  16. I haven't played a Sandberg with an ebony fretboard, but I do have two basses with ebony fretboards and love the way they feel and look. IMHO it is hard to tell if they sound any different to my basses with rosewood fretboard. If it was my decision, I'd go with what looks best.

    Are you going to get a Masterpiece with aged fretboard?

    Can't wait to see your NBD post. Can you post a picture from the configurator to wet our appetites?
     
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  17. Orlan

    Orlan Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Sure. These are my two options:

    Screenshot_2019-06-20-10-12-23-1.
    Screenshot_2019-06-20-11-29-15-1.
     
  18. Orlan

    Orlan Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    I like the hardcore aged finish and even I like the feel and look of an used neck. But I'm not into aged fretboards...

    The vibration treatment can be done on the bass and still show a regular fretboard, right? (But I would have to ask another quote on that and I guess it might be too much)


     
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  19. kasbrey

    kasbrey

    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    Have you considered the fumed oak option?

    The fingerboards on Sandbergs are quite thick and, in my experience, have a appreciable influence on tone. The fumed oak is apparently somewhere between rosewood and maple and looks great (at least, in my opinion).
    I've not owned or tried an ebony f/b Sandberg though.
     
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  20. Gold gold gold...! Please get the gold one! Seriously good looking bass right there.
     
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