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Sandberg California II TSBS LY


Add Sandberg Flexstrap - £50

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  2. Export price outside EU £1415

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  1. A super example of these hand built, hand finished basses from Germany. This is the signature Model for Torston Scholt and features custom pickups, 60s neck profile and finish.

  2. Weight: 3.7kg/8lb 2oz

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

Sandberg California TSBS LY


This 4-string bass guitar is the signature model of Torsten Scholz, bass player of the Beatsteaks. The alder body has a letterbox yellow finish, which has been aged and looks quite authentic. It connects with a 6-bolt maple neck. For a quick response and brilliant sound, the fingerboard consists of maple as well. To round off the overall image, it features pearloid block inlays and has a matched headstock on the upper end. The pickups, a pair of Seymour Duncan SJB2, are placed on special spots on the body and create a balanced sound. The California TSBS underwent an uncommon, yet appropriate change: The strings now go through the body, thus making for more pressure at the bridge, allowing the strings' vibrations to be transmitted easily onto the hole body. Regarding both the sound and the looks, this electric bass guitar makes a very good impression. The bass is also very light at under 9lb!


Sandberg California TSBS LY:

  1. Torsten Scholz (Beatsteaks) signature model

  2. Body: alder

  3. Neck: maple

  4. Fingerboard: maple with pearloid block inlays

  5. Frets: 22 - Instrument fully Plek'd - see below

  6. Scale length: 864 mm

  7. Width at nut: 39.5 mm

  8. Pickups: 2 x Seymour Duncan Bassline SJB2N Hot Jazz bass® pickups (special position)

  9. Controls: 2 x volume, 1 x tone

  10. Electronics: Sandberg, passive

  11. Bridge: Sandberg (strings-through-body)

  12. Tuners: Sandberg, open-gear

  13. Hardware: nickel-plated

  14. Colour: letterbox yellow (hardcore aged)

  15. INCLUDING original Sandberg gigbag

What is a Plek?

The Plek is a computer controlled fret leveling 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?

Almost all acoustic and electric instruments, from any manufacturer can be put on the machine.


Tel: 01926 886433

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