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Sandberg California Grand Dark-4 Matte Black

Sandberg California Grand Dark-4 Matte Black



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Sandberg California Grand Dark-4, 4-String Electric Bass, Matte Black Finish, Darkglass Tone Capsule Preamp, Includes Deluxe Gig Bag

Ever since the company's conception in 1986, Sandberg has been a by-word for quality and class. Cut to more than thirty years later, and that continues to be the case with them going from strength to strength in the construction of high-quality, hand-crafted, customisable guitars and basses.

When Sandberg Meets Darkglass...

Just when you think that there can't possibly be any new bass guitars to get excited about, Sandberg come together with Darkglass Electronics to prove you wrong. Introducing the Sandberg California Grand Dark - a premium-quality bass that builds upon the success of the California T-series, with that familiar offset waist-design and specially-voiced TM+ pickup configuration, but now with the added power and tone-shaping capabilities of a Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp.

Sandberg Pickups

With the Sandberg California Grand Dark you get a pair of stunning pickups to choose between, in an all-new TM+ setup.

  • The T series neck single coil is a classic reconstruction of the vintage Jazz Bass pickups from the 1960's and 1970's, and grants you a nice blend of woody low-mid growls and warm articulate midrange as well as that trademark funky "twang" that the pickups became famous for. Not only that but this particular Single Coil has been crafted with hum-cancelling properties, meaning you get all of that bright sparkle but without any unwanted noise!
  • Then there's the awesome M series bridge humbucker. This humbucker is based heavily around the popular Stingray style humbucker pickup shape, with a very wide string sensing area to pick up as much tonal colour as possible. This gives you fat and grinding tone when in humbucker mode, but at the flick of a switch can be converted into a bright and clear sounding single-coil instead. With a warm bass and low-mid response, and extra voice on the mids and bright percussive top end, this pickup is as versatile as you could want or need it to be

Darkglass Preamp

Replacing the usual Sandberg preamp on this bass is a stunning Darkglass Tone Capsule, with on-board 3-band EQ and an Active/Passive switch.

Anyone familiar with the Darkglass brand will tell you that their preamps are renowned for their tight, articulate tones and versatility. Despite being usually associated with heavier music styles will equally serve you well if you're playing Pop, Blues and even Jazz music, which makes the pairing with Sandberg a match made in heaven.

35" Scale Length

Usually a 4-String bass guitar will come, as standard, with a 34" scale length. However, the Sandberg California Grand Dark adds an extra inch into the mix, resulting in a much tighter and more articulate low-end, even if you're using the bottom 4 strings off a 5-string bass in place of the more traditiona E A D and G.

Premium Appointments

From the Gun Metal tuning machines and bridge, to the transparent plexi pickguard, White Pearl dot inlays, and the Matte Black finish, every piece of this guitar has been brought together to offer you the very best playing experience. Not only that but you even get a deluxe Sandberg Gig Bag to keep it safe on the road too!

Order Yours Today

If you have any queries regarding the availability of this fantastic bass guitar, then don't hesitate to get in touch with our online sales team directly. Alternatively, order yours online today and make use of our fantastic range of Home Delivery options!

Sandberg California Grand Dark Highlights

  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Canadian Hardrock Maple
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Inlays: None
  • Scale Length: 35"
  • Pickups: 1 x Sandberg T+ Humcancel Single Coil, 1 x Sandberg M+ Humbucker
  • Hardware: Gun metal
  • Pickguard: Transparrent Plexi
  • Preamp: Darkglass Tone Capsule -3-band EQ Mid, Bass and Treble
  • Accessories: Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
More Information
Manufacturer Sandberg
SKU 175981
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
Case Included gig bag
Colour black
Warranty 2 years
Series California T Series
Scale Length 35"
Neck Wood Canadian Hardrock Maple Neck
Pickup Config 1 x humbucker 1 x single coil
Number Of Strings 4 string
Body Material alder body
Body Size full size
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard pau ferro fingerboard
Guitar Style jazz style


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