This Sandberg California VM4 is an impressive bass. Classic design, color and beautiful Hardcore Aged finish complete with MOP block inlays and tortoise guard, P/MMpickup arrangement, etc.
The 2 band EQ is great for adding punch and definition and the good news is that in Passive mode the Treble pot acts like a Passive Tone control. We love that.
The Split pickup sounds just great in passive mode, just like a good old P Bass. The bridge humbucker yields a convincing Stingray tone, especially when you add the EQ in Active mode.
This is actually one of the few basses that actually sounds vintage in passive mode and modern/punchy but still quite 70's in active mode. Test it and you'll be hooked.
To sum up: a bass with THE looks, THE sound and THE performance. Made in Germany with a susprisingly low price tag