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Sandberg California II VM4 “Oliver Riedel"


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  1. The Sandberg California VM4 Oliver Riedel is a signature bass model made with the specifications of the Rammstein bassist, who has always been a fan of the Braunschweig-based bass manufacturer and, after his Terra Signature, is now reverting to the proven California V design. The 4-string in black hardcore aged finish, specially composed for Olli, relies on an assertive Sandberg Black Label VM pickup equipment, active 2-band electronics and of course the proven Sandberg construction including in-house hardware.

  2. Weight: 8lb 7oz/3.8kg

  3. Actual instrument show, please click on images to enlarge;

Solid Sandberg Hardware
As one of the few instrument manufacturers, Sandberg can completely dispense with the use of parts from external manufacturers and equip guitars and basses with hardware in its own design. Accordingly, the Oliver Riedel Signature has a solid Sandberg Bass Bridge for the most direct resonance transmission of the string vibration into the body, while solid die-cast tuners work perfectly.

Black Label Pick-Ups
With the classic VM pickup equipment, consisting of a split coil in the middle position and a humbucker on the bridge, the California VM4 Oliver Riedel delivers an extremely flexible sound. The M-Style Humbucker delivers powerful pushing sounds with overtone-rich clarity, while the V-Style Split Coil also suppresses background noise due to its construction, but produces clearly defined single coil sounds. Thanks to active 2-band electronics, bass and treble can be either boosted or reduced via the separate controllers for extended flexibility.

  1. Neck - Bolted x 6 / Canadian Rock Maple with vintage tint

  2. Fretboard - Ebony 22 Frets, width at nut 39mm, width at 22nd fret 63mm, radius 14", thickness at 1st fret 21mm,

  3. Body - Alder

  4. Scale - 34"

  5. Finish - Aged Black

  6. Hardware - Sandberg nickel, new lightweight tuners

  7. Pickup - Black Label V-Style Split Coil & M-Style Humbucker

  8. Electronics - Sandberg 2 band - the treble control becomes a passive tone control when the bass is switched in to passive.

  9. Weight: 8lb 2oz/3.7kg

What is a Plek?

The Plek is a computer controlled fret levelling machine. It can level frets to within .001 mm accuracy. This kind of precision can not be matched by doing the job by hand.

How to get the best playing guitar?

Most players dream of having comfortable, smooth action on a guitar. With the PLEK, the most optimal string action possible for any instrument can be realized. This gives the individual musician an instrument that plays exactly the way he has dreamed of. Optimal playability on a guitar makes it sounds better with notes that ring true and clean. There is no fret buzz under normal playing conditions and the intonation problems that occur because of high string action, are eliminated. You can hear and feel the difference.

Plek scans neck with strings up to pitch?

When we take a look at a guitar neck, it is important that the guitar is under string tension and in playing condition when measured. The Plek measures the instruments neck and fret height with the instrument strung up to pitch. The computer ascertained a 3-D like graph of the fret board surface, including the position and height of the strings. Thanks to the PLEK SCAN the relief of the neck made by the string tension is taken into account while calculating the process-parameters. The operator then has the ability to manipulate the parameters to give the player an optimal playing instrument.

Can any guitar or bass be Plek'd?


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