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Sandberg California TSBS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by u84six, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Does anyone here own one? Where can you buy them in the US? The video demos of these things sound amazing!
  2. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    Here are the list of some of the dealers in the US. However, if it's not in their stock then they have to order it which is about a 3 month wait because, from what i'm told, Sandberg makes your bass as your order comes in due the specifics you may ask for. They don't just have basses laying around ready to ship out from what I understand. I believe Alto has a VM5 and Bananas has a Ken Tayor. (They sent me pictures of that...very nice looking)

    Distribution USA:
    Diffusion Audio
    contact: Mike Van Tine St-Sauveur, QC, Canada +1 450 227-3818
    +1 973 980-2621
    skype: mikevantine www.diffusion-audio.com

    Artist Direct Sales Office Clifton, NJ 07011 +1 973 980-2621
    facebook mvt0726@hotmail.com

    Rudy’s Music Broome Street New York, NY 10013 +1 212 625-2557 www.rudysmusic.com

    Rudy’s Music 48th Street New York, NY 10036 +1 212 391-1699 www.rudysmusic.com

    Alto Music of Orange County Middletown, NY 10940 +1 845 692-6922 www.altomusic.com

    Alto Music of Rockland County Airmont, NY 10952 +1 845 352-6717 www.altomusic.com

    Alto Music of Dutchess County Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 +1 845 297-0011 www.altomusic.com

    Atlanta Bass Gallery Smyrna, GA 30080 +1 866 745-9924
    +1 404-745-9924 www.atlantabassgallery.com

    Bass Central Fern Park, FL 32730 +1 407 740-5619 www.basscentral.com

    Rock Block Guitars Nashville, TN 37203 +1 615 321-0317 www.rockblockguitars.net

    Chicago Music Exchange Chicago, IL 60657 +1 888 686-7872 www.chicagomusicexchange.com

    The Amp Shop/Bass Exchange Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 +1 818 817-9566
    eMail direct through website www.bassexchange.com

    Bananas at Large San Rafael, CA 94901 +1 888 900-1959
    eMail direct through website www.bananasmusic.com
  3. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Thanks for the info, aasti3000. These basses seem pretty pricey. Does anyone know if they're really worth it? I haven't picked one up, but the video demos make the sound good. :)
  4. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    Do a sandberg search on talkbook. Lots of thread about them and I have not read any bad comments about them. If you really want to hear how they perform then look on youtube for artist like Ida Nielsen (or Bassida or Ida Funkhouser) Marlowdk, or type in Sandberg bass. And yes, I tested one (VM5), the sound was amazing, the bass was well built, action was already low....but I couldn't pay the price. Now if you go to the sandberg site there is a french dealer that will give you the best price that I came across and even said that they ship it to the US for $80. They quoted me around $1850 US dollars for the bass. I'll try to find that dealer if you're still interested. Too expensive for my pockets...but great basses.
  5. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008
    Actually I would like to know, would love to get a Sandberg soon.
  6. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    The link to their website is www.basscenter.fr.

    The person who I talked to thru email is Clement and his email address is Clement@basscenter.fr. See what prices they offer.
  7. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Thank you for all the info!
  8. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    I got a quote from these people and it's MUCH better than anywhere else. Thanks again!
  9. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    No problem...glad I could help. You gotta post some pictures when you get it. Good luck with that...I'll just sit here and be jealous of you ....ha ha ha ha.
  10. pedulla-2007


    Sep 2, 2008
    Just picked up a California V JJ Road Worn, on the bay. Noone bid against me because they are so unknown!
  11. Sorry guys, but Clement doesn't work at BassCenter anymore...
  12. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    Nice! (Lucky dog!) What price did you get it at?
  13. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    ??? Really? Just talked to him last month....oh well. BassCenter still had the best prices. Give me a year and a half and I'll own my VM5....(and the Ken Taylor)

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