Sandberg VS-4 Left-Handed Bass Guitar, Matte Black
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. Lefty bassists of the world, we've got you covered! We got this beauty with an ebony fretboard and black label pickups so it's a real murdered-out rock machine.
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. The flat 14" fretboard radius is a joy to maneuver on and the neck is thin enough to maximize comfort without feeling like you're playing a toothpick.
As well as being effortless to play, this Sandberg VS-4 comes loaded with some powerful and thoroughly kickass electronics. The pickup is Sandberg's proprietary black label split coil which has some serious punch to it and sounds absolutely incredible. It's paired with a 2-band EQ that gives you just the right amount of control over the bass and treble frequencies. The preamp can also be bypassed and the treble EQ knob doubles as a passive tone control when you disengage the preamp. So you can get a real traditional P-bass kind of tone in passive mode or get something a little more modern with the preamp on.
We absolutely adore the build quality of Sandberg basses here at the shop. Heck, a lot of the people that work here play Sandbergs. They are absolutely phenomenal instruments and, in a world where prices for handmade basses are skyrocketing, these punch well above their weight class in the boutique bass world.
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 newest version of the California body shape along with Sandberg pickups and preamp that Glockenklang helped them develop. The reverse-P pickup and MM-style bridge humbucker combine to provide anything from familiar vintage tones to uniquely modern and hi-fi sounds. This is an extraordinarily versatile bass. This bass is made out with an alder body, Canadian hard maple, and an ebony fretboard.
- Model: California II VS-4 Left-Handed
- Color: Matte Black
- Body: European Ash
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Radius: 14"
- Frets: 22 + Zero Fret
- Fretboard Inlays: None (white side dots)
- Neck Wood: Canadian Hard Rock Maple
- Finish: Satin
- Neck Profile: Thin C-Shape
- Nut: 1.56" (39.5mm) Graphite
- Neck Depth @ 1st Fret: 0.79" (20mm)
- Scale: 34"
- Headstock: Matching Black
- Pickups: Sandberg Black Label Split-Coil
- Preamp: Custom 9v 2-Band EQ (designed by Glockenklang)
- Controls: Volume (push/pull for active/passive), Blend, Bass, Treble (acts as tone knob when in passive mode)
- Bridge: Sandberg Custom 18.5mm - 20mm Adjustable String Spacing
- Tuners: Sandberg Ultra Light
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: Sandberg Gig Bag
- Made In Germany
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sandberg. This VS-4 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
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.