This bass is named Forty Eight and it is the latest model to come out of the Sandberg shop in Germany. It is based on a classic design but it features some modern appointments and improvements that make it a winner.
First of all, it is a very lightweight bass (just 3.8kg) but neck diving is not an issue. If you've ever tried a similarly shaped famous classic bass, you'll know that neck diving is an issue.
Of course this instrument warranties a very strong stage presence but that's just the start. All the parts and workmanship are really good, from wood selection to construction, hardware, electronics and finish. We love it. The High Gloss Vintage White finish with matching headstock and two black accent lines make this a gorgeous bass.
Apart from the poweful looks, the guys at Sandberg had in mind an instrument that would play effortlessly and that it had a very powerful tone. In passive mode the neck pickup sounds really warm and full. Add the bridge pickup to the mix and you get a very different tone that's more open and slightly hollow. The bridge pickup sounds fuller than usual, and that's something we just love. This is possible because under the covers there is a Split pickup at the neck and a Humbucker at the bridge, and that is a winning combination. Of course there's a very good 2 band EQ on board too in case you need to add edge or punch.
To sum up: this is a bass that not only looks great on stage. It also delivers a monster tone and plays like butter.
1. This is a used bass but it has never been used on stage. It was bought for a project that never actually kicked in so it has only been played for a few hours at home.
2.- It is currently tuned BEADG but if you prefer standard tuning or some other just let us know and we will install the right strings and will set it up for you.