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Sandberg California VT4 Brownburst Electric Bass #34335  From Sandberg

The Sandberg VT4 starts with the ever popular PJ pickup configuration and adds their unique active preamp, flatter, faster 14" fingerboard radius, and smaller body style to make this a player's dream.

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What We Think

If you love the Precision sound, but just need a little more in the way of tonal options, this VT4 in dusky Brownburst will delight you. Starting out with the balance knob all the way to the neck pickup you'll find the sort of presence and bite we've all come to know and love in a P-bass. Want to round out that sound for a smoother, more tucked in tone? Rolling that balance pot to include both pickups will you give you a tone more similar to a standard Jazz bass, but with more guts and punch thanks to the Delano PMVC neck pickup doing its thing. At just over 7.5 pounds, this bass packs all that low-end wallop with none of that back-breaking weight!

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 VT

Serial: 34335

Weight: 7.6 lbs

Body: Alder

Color: Brownburst

Neck: Canadian Hard Rock Maple

Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

Inlays: White Side Dots

Fingerboard Radius: 14"

Nut Width: 1.5"

Scale: 34"

Pickguard: Black

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

Neck Pickup: Delano PMVC

Bridge Pickup: Delano JMVC

Hardware: Chrome

Aging Level: None

Case: Sandberg Gig-Bag