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Sandberg California TT4 Creme Electric Bass #31879  From Sandberg

This handsome looking Jazz-style bass is the last word in comfort and playability. Throw in Sandberg's own active preamp and a pair of Delano JMVC pickups and you've got yourself a serious workhorse instrument.

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What We Think

If you're in the market for classic looks with modern upgrades, look no further than this Creme TT4 from Sandberg. With a quick pull up on the volume pot to jump into passive mode, you've got a perfectly balanced and playable Jazz bass with all the definition you'd expect. Push back down to activate Sandberg's 2-band preamp for boosted highs for solo playing, boosted lows for holding down the bottom end, push them both for modern slap heaven or cut them both to really emphasize that mid growl of the bridge pickup.

About Manufacturer

Sandberg Guitars is a German-based company that was founded in 1986 by friends Holger Stonjek and Gerd Gorzelke. In the humble beginnings, Holger was training as a piano maker in Braunschweig, Germany (Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik GmbH) and found his passion in building and repairing bass guitars at their small factory located in an old farm building near Wolfsburg — eventually naming the company after the street this factory was located, Am Sandberg. 

After many years of innovation and building custom instruments upon request, the company moved to a larger facility in Braunschweig, expanding their line from stunning 5/6-string exotic basses to a wider selection with a wider market appeal. It was in this time when they attracted the attention of legendary session bassist Ken Taylor, built a signature model for him, and gained significant international appeal for years to come. 

Since 1986, every Sandberg instrument has received individual care and attention; the hand-shaping of each neck, the precise fretwork (which also sees a PLEK!), hand contoured bodies, remarkable finish work, fine sanding, and unique aging processes have formed the company into a powerhouse among string players. 

Special features on select Sandberg instruments will include Vibration Treatment and Thermo Treatment (each designed to increase sustain and emphasize the instruments natural frequency range), and the new In-House Roasting process to maple. 


Model: California II TT

Serial: 31879

Weight: 8.25 lbs

Body: Alder

Color: Creme

Neck: Canadian Hard Rock Maple

Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

Inlays: White Side Dots

Fingerboard Radius: 14"

Nut Width: 1.5"

Scale: 34"

Pickguard: Tortoise

Preamp: Sandberg 2-Band EQ (Bass Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Push-Pull Active/Passive)

Neck Pickup: Delano JMVC

Bridge Pickup: Delano JMVC

Hardware: Chrome

Aging Level: None

Case: Sandberg Gig-Bag