Handmade in Germany, but frequently used by bassists the world over, the Sandberg California VM4 is a bass to be reckoned with.
With its instantly familiar P-bass body shape, rock-solid construction, gorgeous finish options, and thunderous Split-Coil bass tones, the Sandberg California VM4 both looks and sounds awesome, and is an absolute dream to play.
Sandberg California VM4 Highgloss Goldburst Highlights
- Premium-grade, 4-String P-Style bass guitar
- Split Coil and Humbucker (VM) pickup configuration, with Sandberg Active/Passive preamp
- Comfortable to play - suitable for every playstyle
- Chrome hardware, black pickguard and white abalone dot inlays make for classy finishing touches
- Includes Sandberg deluxe padded gig bag
Looking for a new bass? Make it a Sandberg!
Renowned the world over for their incredible craftsmanship, Sandberg's range of basses are simply phenomenal.
With this particular Sandberg California VM4 you get a hand-finished bass guitar with a high gloss Goldburst finish, chrome hardware, VM (Split Coil/Humbucker) pickup configuration, maple neck, pau ferro fingerboard, dot inlays, and even a gig bag to keep it safe.
As stated earlier, whilst the California VM4 features a familiar looking split coil pickup, it also houses a nice, beefy Sandberg Powerhumbucker. Both pickups house larger-than-usual poles to accurately grab and process all string movements with zero loss. Just imagine: a meaty P-Bass style tone with an in-your-face Stingray type attack and you'll get an idea of just how awesome this pickup configuration is.
Then there's the awesome M series bridge humbucker. This humbucker is based heavily around the popular Stingray style humbucker pickup shape, with a fat and grinding tone.
Use both pickups together, or individually, to produce a wide array of excellent tones, and explore their sonic possibilities further with the onboard Preamp system.
The preamp circuitry on the California VM4 is simply perfect for the modern bassplayer. What initially looks like a standard setup has a clever little surprise in store, in the shape of a push/pull Volume control knob that allows you to set the preamp to Active or Passive.
Next to the Volume control you have the Balance control, which acts as a nice pickup selector "Blend" option where you can determine the level of each pickup in the mix (centre position has both pickups running at 100%, or turn the control in the direction of the pickup you want to be at the forefront to make it so).
The Treble control allows you to either boost the Treble or cut the tone, perfect for helping you cut through or sit back in the mix.
Finally there's the Bass control, which works in the same way as the Treble control but for your low-end frequencies. Exciting stuff!
Contact our Online Sales Team or your Local PMT Store today to discuss the availability of this fantastic bass - maybe even arrange for a demonstration if it's in a store near you!
Don't worry if this particular bass isn't available at your local store though, because we have a huge selection of Sandberg basses for you to browse through should you wish!
Sandberg California VM4 Highgloss Goldburst Technical Specs
- Model: California VM
- Body Material: Alder
- Finish: Highgloss Goldburst
- Scale Length: 34"
- Number of Strings: 4
- Neck Material: 6 x Bolted/Canadian Hardrock Maple
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro, 22 Frets
- Inlays: Dots, Abalone
- Headstock: Standard
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: Black
- Pickups: Sandberg V-style Split Coil, and Sandberg M-Style Humbucker (Coil Split Option)
- Electronics: Sandberg 3-band Preamp and EQ, with Active/Passive Toggle Switch
- Case Included: Padded Gig Bag
|Body Size||Full Size|
|Right / Left Handed||Right Handed|
|Case Included||gig bag|
|Series||California V Series|
|Neck Wood||canadian hardrock maple|
|Pickup Config||1 x split coil 1 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||4 string|
|Body Material||alder body|
|Body Size||full size|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Fingerboard||pau ferro fingerboard|
|Guitar Style||precision style|
October 10, 2018Read Article
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