Sandberg California VM5 HG Goldburst 5-String Bass

Sandberg California VM5 HG Goldburst 5-String Bass



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When it comes to high-quality 5-stringed basses, there are few that can match a Sandberg. Check out the Sandberg California VM5 HG Goldburst 5-String Bass for instance - with its comfortable shape, premium-grade hardware, and incredible sound, this 5-string would make a great centrepiece to any players collection.

Sandberg California VM5 HG Goldburst 5-String Bass Highlights

  • Professional-grade 5-string bass guitar
  • Hand-crafted in Germany
  • Split Coil and Humbucker (VM) pickup configuration, with Sandberg Active/Passive 2-band preamp
  • Incredibly comfortable to play, whatever your playstyle
  • Stunning High Gloss Goldburst finish over an Alder body
  • Black Pickguard and Hardware
  • Includes deluxe gig bag
  • Home Delivery options available

Only The Best Is Good Enough

For more than three decades, Sandberg have been developing a well-earned reputation for producing incredibly high-quality instruments. These guitars and basses are hand-made to high specifications, using only the finest materials and top-notch electronics.

With this Sandberg California VM5 HG Goldburst 5-String Bass you get an excellent example of just what the company is capable of.

Featuring a super-sleek "C"-shaped neck, an ergonomically curved body, and a "VM" pickup configuration with active EQ, this gorgeous looking bass is the perfect combination of function and aesthetics.

Sandberg Pickups

Sitting in the Middle and Bridge positions on the California VM5 you'll find two of the key reasons for this instrument's incredible tonal power.

At the bridge there's a powerful "M"-style humbucker pickup, that delivers an incredible attack with plenty of meat. Whereas in the middle position is a familiar looking "V"-style split coil pickup, which produces a thunderous-yet-articulate sound, reminiscent of the famous P-Bass.

Each of these pickups houses larget pole pieces than usual, which accurately grab and process all string movements with no sound loss, ensuring what you amplify is exactly what you play.

Professional-Grade Eletronics

To get the best out of these pickups, Sandberg have included one of their powerful 2-band Active EQ systems. The controls on this preamp allow you to dial-in your perfect tonal mix from both pickups, but don't worry if you'd prefer a more vintage sound - by simply raising the Volume control knob the preamp is set to Passive rather than Active!

Top Notch Construction

Just like the classic bass that this one is heavily inspired by, the California VM5 is designed to offer you an incredible amount of comfort when you play.

Thanks to its relatively lightweight, ergonomically-shaped body, the VM5 rests comfortably against you as you play, making those long hours in the studio or on-stage pass by much more smoothly.

Order Yours Today

Check to see if this bass is in stock at a PMT Store near you, and if so feel free to request a demonstration - our resident Bass Experts are always happy to help out.

Alternatively, if you've already made up your mind and would like to buy it, place your order Online and choose from our fantastic range of Home Delivery options!

Sandberg California VM5 HG Goldburst 5-String Bass Specs

  • Neck: 6-Bolted, Canadian hardrock maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro, 22 frets
  • Scale: 34“
  • Fretboard Radius: 14"
  • Neck width at Zero Fret: 45mm
  • Neck Profile: "C"-Shape
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Finish: Goldburst
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Hardware: Sandberg, Chrome
  • Pickup: 1 Sandberg Split Coil, 1 Sandberg Power Humbucker
  • Preamp: Sandberg 2-band, active/passive, passive tone control
More Information
Manufacturer Sandberg
SKU 175970
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
Case Included gig bag
Colour sunburst
Warranty 2 years
Series California V Series
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 45mm
Neck Wood Canadian Hardrock Maple Neck
Pickup Config 1 x split coil 1 x humbucker
Number Of Strings 5 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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