Sandberg California II TM5 MN NT

5-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Scale: 34" (long scale)
  • Pickups: 1 Delano J-Style and 1 Power humbucker
  • Sandberg 2-band EQ with passive treble blend
  • Active/Passive switch
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Natural, matte
  • Gigbag included
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Further Information

Colour Natural
Body Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JH
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
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An amazing bass!
30.08.2016
WOW! this is an amazing bass!!! I?m very happy!
As soon as I unpacked it I was smiling :-)

I ordered from the UK so took a bit of a chance on what the wood grain would look like (I?m choosy about how the grain looks) but its actually a beautiful body, feels great and looks fantastic - I?m really happy with it.
The bass generally feels really good, its a nice lighter weight, and the control knobs have an really smooth weighty action? they remind me of hi-end hi-fi equipment.
It was playable right out of the box (although I did have to tweak the intonation a little) and was setup with a really low action and no buzzing - I think thats because of the Plek setup. It certainly feels amazing to play and has a nice balance with no neck dive.
The light strings seem to give a much better slap response too (the manual/leaflet say they are guage 40-128).
I?m still experimenting with sounds I can get out of the bass, but I really like the switchable bridge pickup (switches from humbucker to single coil) which greatly increases the range of sounds possible. I play funk/soul/disco genre, but it seems like it has a sound for everything.

The only downside is that the low B is a bit ?dull? sounding. I think this is because it is 34? scale and a light guage string. However this is something that will affect every 34? bass so its not a ?fault? of this particular bass.

The service from Thomann was excellent - good response from the personnel there and the item is tracked all the way, in detail. I?ll definately buy from Thomann again.

I love this bass!
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Incredible "super-jazz" bass!
Scott3406, 13.03.2018
This is my third Sandberg bass. They really are hard to beat. In particular, this model is solid, comfortable very handsome(!) and pretty lightweight (compared to my older California I TM5, but this may just be me...). The range of tones is vast and the entire spectrum is very useable and musical.
It plays brilliantly. The machine-heads are upgraded from the California I (they now have a nut that secures them firmly into the headstock whereas the older model simply had a bushing that seemed to occasionally pop out of position).
Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. All PLEKd up!
Thanks you Sandberg. And thank you Thomann (superb as usual).
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Sandberg California II TM5 MN NT
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Sandberg California II TM5 MN NT
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1.499 €

5-String Electric Bass Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Maple, Scale: 34" (long scale), Pickups: 1 Delano J-Style and 1 Power humbucker, Sandberg 2-band EQ with passive treble blend,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM5 MN BKB
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Sandberg California II TM5 MN BKB
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1.499 €

5-String Electric Bass Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Maple, Scale: 34" (long scale), Pickups: 1 Delano J-Style and 1 Power humbucker, Sandberg 2-band EQ with passive treble blend,...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 BM HCAR LPB
Sandberg California II TM 5 BM HCAR LPB
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2.790 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Alder (thermo-treated), Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Birdseye maple, Black block fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm...

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  • Colour: Blue
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Pickup system: JH
  • Elektronics: Active, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case included: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 EB BK
Sandberg California II TM 5 EB BK
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1.999 €

5-String Electric Bass Body: Alder, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ebony, White Pearl Block fretboard inlays, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard radius: 14", Matching...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Pickup system: JH
  • Elektronics: Active, Passive
  • Case included: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 BM RB
Sandberg California II TM 5 BM RB
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1.929 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Birdseye maple, Black dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard radius:...

  • Colour: Red
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 FO CSB
Sandberg California II TM 5 FO CSB
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1.690 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Smoked oak, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard radius: 14", Pickguard: Black, Pickups:...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Fumed Oak
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 FO BK
Sandberg California II TM 5 FO BK
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1.555 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Smoked oak, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard radius: 14", Pickguard: White, Pickups:...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Fumed Oak
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 RW HCAR MR
Sandberg California II TM 5 RW HCAR MR
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2.590 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Alder (thermo-treated), Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Abalone dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"),...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Red
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Pickup system: JH
  • Elektronics: Active, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case included: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 PF BLB
Sandberg California II TM 5 PF BLB
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1.790 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Abalone dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard radius:...

  • Colour: Blue
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 EB Buckeye
Sandberg California II TM 5 EB Buckeye
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2.222 €

5-String Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Top: Buckeye Burl Maple, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ebony, Mother of pearl dot fretboard inlays, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Buckeye Burl
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Pickup system: JH
  • Elektronics: Active, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case included: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Sandberg California II TM 5 FO BSB
Sandberg California II TM 5 FO BSB
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1.690 €

E-Bass 5-String, Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Screwed, Fretboard: Smoked oak, 22 Frets, Nut width: 45 mm (1.77"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Fretboard radius: 14", Pickguard: Black, Pickups:...

  • Colour: Brown
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Fumed Oak
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JH
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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