Sandberg California VM4 Nighthawk Bass Guitar

Sandberg California VM4 Nighthawk Bass Guitar



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If you're looking for a bass and have style, playability, and tone at the forefront of your mind, then the Sandberg California VM4 Nighthawk Bass Guitar is for you.

Sandberg California VM4 Nighthawk Bass Guitar Highlights

  • Premium-Grade, hand-crafted, familiarly-shaped bass guitar
  • Matte Black finish to the body, headstock, and hardware
  • Two Sandberg BlackLabel pickups, in a Split-Coil/Humbucker configuration
  • Sleek hard-rock maple neck, with a "C"-shaped profile
  • 2-band Sandberg Preamp with Active/Passive functionality
  • Includes Sandberg gig bag
  • Home Delivery options available

Lightweight, Comfortable, and Dreamy to Play

With the Sandberg California VM4 Nighthawk you get a bass that's as sleek and stylish as the name suggests.

Featuring a familiar body shape, with an awesome Matte Black finish to the body, hardware, and headstock, this is a no-nonsense instrument, for the no-nonsense bassist.

High-Grade Electronics

As you'd expect with a bass that features this body shape, the California VM4 is sporting a thunderous-sounding Split Coil pickup sitting in the middle position.

However, at the bridge position you'll also find a thick-sounding humbucker, with a fat and grinding tone.

These pickups are both part of the Sandberg Black Label lineup, and are designed with 6mm pole pieces to offer plenty of punch and attack.

Sandberg Preamp

Powering these pickups is a high-grade 2-band Preamp circuit. Each pickup has an independent Volume control knob, and there's also controls for shaping your Bass and Treble frequencies as you see fit.

But that's not all.

In its standard mode the preamp is active, and grants you all the benefits you'd expect from an active preamp (stronger signal etc). However, if you're after a more vintage sound you can simply raise the Volume control into the Up position, and it will set the preamp to Passive mode!

In passive mode the Treble control works as a normal Tone control would too, so you can still shape your sound accordingly.

Order Yours Today

Due to the relatively rare nature of Sandberg instruments, they're usually only available in small numbers at PMT Stores across the country. Contact our Online Sales Team today if you'd like to order your very own custom-built Sandberg bass!

Fully Customisable

If you've seen a Sandberg bass at PMTOnline that you liked, but would like even more if it was a little different - ie, had a Maple fretboard instead of Ebony, sported a tobacco sunburst finish rather 3-tone - then you're in luck.

Sandberg can help you to quite literally create the bass or guitar of your dreams, so contact our Online Sales team today and talk to them about purchasing your very own custom bass.

Sandberg California VM4 Nighthawk Bass Guitar Specs

  • Neck: 6-Bolted, Canadian hardrock maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro, 22 frets
  • Scale: 34“
  • Fretboard Radius: 14"
  • Neck width at Zero Fret: 39.5mm
  • Neck Profile: "C"-Shape
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Finish: Black Matte, Matching Headstock
  • Pickguard: Aluminium, Black
  • Hardware: Sandberg, Black
  • Pickup: 1 Sandberg splitcoil BlackLabel, 1 Sandberg MM-style BlackLabel
  • Preamp: Sandberg 2-band, active/passive, passive tone control
More Information
Manufacturer Sandberg
SKU 175980
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
MPN 35.4.79
Case Included gig bag
Colour black
Warranty 2 years
Series California V Series
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 39.5mm
Neck Wood Hardrock Maple Neck
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


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