Hey guys! I was at a presentation of some Phil Jones equipment and Sandberg basses yesterday. I wanted to see what our experiences where with the basses? I must say that at first I did expect much more, but they also have awesome "Bang for the Buck" value! I played the Panther model and two Caifornia models. The panther surprised me how agressive the bass sounds, awesome tone for rock players, aspecially if you plan on using a pick! On the other hand, the California models where somewhat of a dissapointment. They have the clarity, but I felt the humbuckers (which I usually adore) just didn't cut it soundwise, so I ended up soloing the J/P pickups (dependong on the bass). Still, if you're a fan of the "Vintage" fender-like sound, but want a more playable and slightly more modern sounding bas, this is a great choice within it's pricerange!