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SKU SDG-TM4-REDBRST

Sandberg California TM-4 Bass, Red Burst Matte, Rosewood Fretboard, Delano Pickups

$2,012.64
  • Sandberg California TM-4
  • Matte Redburst Finish
  • European Ash Body
  • Canadian Hard Rock Maple Neck - Satin Finish
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Zero Fret
  • 34" Scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Thin D-Shape Neck
  • Nut Width @ Zero Fret: 39mm (1.53")
  • Neck Thickness: 21mm @ 1st Fret
  • Graphite Nut
  • White Pearloid Pickguard
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Delano JMVC4FE and MC4FE Pickups
  • Glockenklang/Sandberg Custom 2-Band Preamp (9V)
  • Controls: Volume (push/pull for active/passive), Blend, Bass, Treble
  • Mini-Toggle: For Single-Coil and Humbucking Bridge Modes
  • Sandberg Custom Bridge: 18.5 mm - 20 mm Adjustable String Spacing
  • Sandberg Gig Bag Included
  • Made In Germany
  • Serial #: 31809
  • Instrument Weight: 9.8 lbs

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to be an official Sandberg dealer! Made in Europe, with the finest German engineering, this bass will slap a smile on your face that you just can't shake. 

Sandberg basses are already very well known over in Europe and are now gaining popularity here in the U.S. for being some of the finest hand-made boutique basses available. The playability is just simply off the charts and the matte black finish, which allows you to see and feel the wood grain, is a really cool touch.

As well as being effortless to play, this Sandberg TM-4 comes loaded with some powerful and thoroughly kickass electronics. The first thing you're likely to notice are the huge pole pieces on the Delano JMVC J-style pickup. This is a brilliant adaptation of a tried and true design. The resulting tone is one that will sit perfectly in a mix, no matter how many other instruments are playing along with you, and will never be muddy or indistinct. It's got a bit more mid-range punch to it than traditional vintage single coils as well as being hum-cancelling. Right behind that is a Music Man style humbucker (also made by Delano) that allows you to get a growly and thick tone or you can split it to turn the bass into a more traditional J bass vibe. The two pickups combine for a huge array of tonal versatility. Add to that, the zero fret, and you truly have a bass with even tonal and playing response across all strings AND fretted as well as open strings. 

Rest assured, you can still achieve traditional J bass tones with this as well. In passive mode, this bass achieves more some more vintage J bass sounds, while still maintaining that characteristic of a slightly more prevalent and punchy mid-range. Along with tightening up the bass response and providing fuller treble response, the giant pole pieces on the pickups help produce a powerful tone that is rich with harmonics and responds well to dynamics in your playing syle. A simple 2-band boost/cut EQ allows you to tweak your sound on the fly without ever having to turn around and fiddle with your amp knobs. The mini-toggle switch puts the bridge pickup in either single-coil or humbucking mode. From round and thumpy, to bright and poppy, there really aren't too many J-bass, 'Ray, and modern hi-fi tones that you can't achieve with this combination of pickups. Add to that the expert craftsmanship that all Sandberg basses share and you've got a true winner here!

Special Features

Sandberg Guitars was founded back in 1986 by Holger Stonjek and Gerd Gorzelke. Since then, they have been producing hand-made instruments at the highest quality. This bass features Sandberg's California body shape. The body is made out of alder and the neck is Canadian hard rock maple. Delano pickups and a custom wound Glockenklang 2-band preamp, made just for Sandberg, round out the electronics. 

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Sandberg Guitars dealer. Along with our amazing inventory, we can custom order any Sandberg bass or guitar you'd like.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sandberg. This TM-4 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

  • Sandberg California TM-4
  • Matte Redburst Finish
  • European Ash Body
  • Canadian Hard Rock Maple Neck - Satin Finish
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Zero Fret
  • 34" Scale
  • 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Thin D-Shape Neck
  • Nut Width @ Zero Fret: 39mm (1.53")
  • Neck Thickness: 21mm @ 1st Fret
  • Graphite Nut
  • White Pearloid Pickguard
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Delano JMVC4FE and MC4FE Pickups
  • Glockenklang/Sandberg Custom 2-Band Preamp (9V)
  • Controls: Volume (push/pull for active/passive), Blend, Bass, Treble
  • Mini-Toggle: For Single-Coil and Humbucking Bridge Modes
  • Sandberg Custom Bridge: 18.5 mm - 20 mm Adjustable String Spacing
  • Sandberg Gig Bag Included
  • Made In Germany
  • Serial #: 31809
  • Instrument Weight: 9.8 lbs

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to be an official Sandberg dealer! Made in Europe, with the finest German engineering, this bass will slap a smile on your face that you just can't shake. 

Sandberg basses are already very well known over in Europe and are now gaining popularity here in the U.S. for being some of the finest hand-made boutique basses available. The playability is just simply off the charts and the matte black finish, which allows you to see and feel the wood grain, is a really cool touch.

As well as being effortless to play, this Sandberg TM-4 comes loaded with some powerful and thoroughly kickass electronics. The first thing you're likely to notice are the huge pole pieces on the Delano JMVC J-style pickup. This is a brilliant adaptation of a tried and true design. The resulting tone is one that will sit perfectly in a mix, no matter how many other instruments are playing along with you, and will never be muddy or indistinct. It's got a bit more mid-range punch to it than traditional vintage single coils as well as being hum-cancelling. Right behind that is a Music Man style humbucker (also made by Delano) that allows you to get a growly and thick tone or you can split it to turn the bass into a more traditional J bass vibe. The two pickups combine for a huge array of tonal versatility. Add to that, the zero fret, and you truly have a bass with even tonal and playing response across all strings AND fretted as well as open strings. 

Rest assured, you can still achieve traditional J bass tones with this as well. In passive mode, this bass achieves more some more vintage J bass sounds, while still maintaining that characteristic of a slightly more prevalent and punchy mid-range. Along with tightening up the bass response and providing fuller treble response, the giant pole pieces on the pickups help produce a powerful tone that is rich with harmonics and responds well to dynamics in your playing syle. A simple 2-band boost/cut EQ allows you to tweak your sound on the fly without ever having to turn around and fiddle with your amp knobs. The mini-toggle switch puts the bridge pickup in either single-coil or humbucking mode. From round and thumpy, to bright and poppy, there really aren't too many J-bass, 'Ray, and modern hi-fi tones that you can't achieve with this combination of pickups. Add to that the expert craftsmanship that all Sandberg basses share and you've got a true winner here!

Special Features

Sandberg Guitars was founded back in 1986 by Holger Stonjek and Gerd Gorzelke. Since then, they have been producing hand-made instruments at the highest quality. This bass features Sandberg's California body shape. The body is made out of alder and the neck is Canadian hard rock maple. Delano pickups and a custom wound Glockenklang 2-band preamp, made just for Sandberg, round out the electronics. 

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Sandberg Guitars dealer. Along with our amazing inventory, we can custom order any Sandberg bass or guitar you'd like.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sandberg. This TM-4 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.