Sandberg California VT5 Black Hardcore Reserve
Holger Stonjek is a man that lives and breathes bass guitars and has been building basses since 1986.
He has done it with such massive success that Sandberg is now one of the biggest brands in the bass community.
The focus from Sandberg has always been to produce high-quality instruments at an accessible price point. Hence you get a great and well-balanced bass for the money every single time when you choose Sandberg.
The VT4 is a very organic sounding PJ-bass ! In Active Mode it’s a bass that’s more open and powerful than a normal, but when you play it in Passive Mode the sound turns into the unmistakably classic bass with a beautiful sound that takes you back to the golden age of the 60s and 70s.
The body construction is made of alder and the fingerboard is rosewood, which makes it light and gives a very balanced tone throughout the whole frequency range.
The neck is more narrow than a normal P bass, which makes it very comfortable and the tone just pops out at you with ease.
The bass pickups is a split coil and a single coil from Delano, which brings the bass alive no matter if you play active or passive.
The preamp is Sandberg’s own 2-band EQ Active/Passive, which plays a pivotal part in that classic Sandberg sound.