NBD/NGD - Sandberg, Bluesman Vintage & a really nice rack.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tb-player, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Today was a fun day. I got two very special shipments!!

    The first is a Sandberg Marlowe DK 5-string. I’ve been wanting a solid, passive fiver. Such a great vintage jazz vibe! It’s perfect. Sandberg makes great basses (only 8.4lb).

    Also today, I received my Bluesman Vintage Coupe with a Bigsby (their version of a tele-- only 7lb!!). I had this made with the intention of flipping, but after plugging it in, I’m not so sure. It’s really (REALLY) nice! I’ll probably list it in the usual places & see what interest there is. But if it doesn’t move, I won’t mind... lol.

    But for now, my guitar rack is full!!! :thumbsup:
    (Wait! What kind of rack did you think I was talking about??? :laugh:)

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  2. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    When I get a new guitar, after setup, I put it through an informal photo session. Here’s a couple of better photos of each:

    I love that I was able to adjust the string spacing from 18mm to 19mm. It plays so nice.

    This Bluesman has a gorgeous wood grain. John at BMV even let me pick out the woods he used. Pretty cool! FCAA4620-FD25-45C8-ACAC-1B528A5574EA.jpeg
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Black and tort with some mojo is ALWAYS a good look. Congrats!
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i like the look of your bass! cool on the adjustable bridge, too. the other piece looks like a guitar to me ( :wideyed: ) so i won't comment. :laugh:

    seriously: they both look great. congrats on your big, double-whammy day, and congratulations on your new instrument(s)! :thumbsup:

    FWIW: i've seen better racks. :D
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  5. k31bassman

    k31bassman Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    What are the four dots by the upper horn of the Sandberg?
  6. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    The four dots are the Sandberg logo. They do that on all their basses.
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  7. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Wait! That’s not a 6-string bass? I told him to build me a sixer. I guess it’s true... if you’re gonna play six string, just buy a guitar???

    Yeah, it’s not a huge rack. But hey, I’ve only got 2 hands... ;)
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  8. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I like that 5 string Sandberg - real natural vintage look and feeling. Cool !!! Gives You great emotions.
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  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi tb-player :)

    Nice rack! :D

    Yep! The four dots symbolize the four tuners of a bass.

    (the only thing that is wrong on my Sandbergs too :D I play 5ers)

    Happy NBD! :hyper::hyper::hyper:


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  10. SunByrne

    SunByrne opinionated intellectual Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    Dang, not what I was expecting when I read "a really nice rack."

    I guess this is the wrong site for that. ;)
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  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Look, that Sandberg is really sweet and I get that you're a bass player and this is TB and all that.

    But what the hey-all are you doing leaving that guitar on the rack? That Bluesman's been very naughty, it needs a spanking. I hope you have an extra set of strings, man. Whew.
  12. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Yeah, that Bluesman has a real spanky tone too!
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