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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  • Doom Neck
  • Fusion Bridge
  • Metal Neck-Bridge
  • Rock Neck-Bridge
  • Slap Neck-Bridge

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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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