This Sandberg California VM5 is an impressive bass. It is a classic design bass and we love the Blueburst finish with matching headstock complete with Black block inlays over the Bird's eye maple fingerboard and black hardware.
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.
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 use the EQ in Active mode.
This bass actually sounds vintage in passive mode and modern/punchy in Active mode but still quite 70's
Of course the low B works just fine with excellent definition and volume.
To sum up: a bass with THE looks, THE sound and THE performance. Made in Germany with a susprisingly low price tag