Made in Germany, I was afraid to receive a bad surprise at the handle, I who am endowed with rather short fingers and disabled. I owned a Warwick Corvette to handle active beam that I quickly resold. It is not so with california, 39 precisely at nut so barely wider than a Jazzbass (38) The thickness is correct. Small detail that interests smallish hands, the string spacing (19 to 18) is adjustable by sliding easel small rollers that support the strings. The bridge is solid, it is not in the piece of folded sheet of Jazzbass.
The handle is quite comfortable, but my finger problems due to accident needed me specific requirements. So I think for the vast majority of bassists, the handle can be described as "very pleasant." The weight of the bass, I weighed and found 3,800 kg, other test report of 4,100 kg, and some 4,800 kg but there is not in reality. Personally I find it a bit heavy, but it remains in the middle of all these types of bass. Access to acute is not my Priory.
I am an "old bassist" more used to the sound of the 60s I'm a musician for 45 years orchestras variety, so play a little every style. When we play, it's almost five hours non-stop, so no room for tweaking the settings constantly. This bass offers a range of interesting tones, making it a versatile bass. For my part, I did not use nearly that passive mode (in addition to the traditional scales of microphones and split, you can also control the tone with the treble knob (not very effective though). The settings are effective in active, very progressive, the electronics are top. Personally and also to conclude, I find to my liking the sounds of this modern too low, probably to DELANO. If we search the grain Jazzbass fender, it is not located in the same register, and since this bass is often compared to Jazzbass fender, say that Sandberg is Sandberg and fender ...
I used 2 months, and I just sold it. I had a lot of bass in 45 years and if I'm not a great bass player, I have a passion for instruments. I had a Leduc among other masterpieces, Jazzbass a fender usa, Luthman a wave, a musicman sterling, and many other brands (arrival, Godin, Ibanez, Yamaha, Schecter Diamond J, warwick corvette, Squier jb sterling SB14 , sterling sub ray 4 and many other models).
I play with two speakers and a head 2X10 eden ebs reidmar 250 watts.
Conclude! good value for money for this bass. It will not disappoint, but if you're a molten 60s 70 this may not be what works for you ...