Sandberg (Bass) California JM 5

Sandberg (Bass) California JM 5

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California JM 5, 5+ string bass guitar from Sandberg (Bass).

3 user reviews
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  • Manufacturer: Sandberg (Bass)
  • Model: California JM 5
  • Category: 5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/15/2008

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Sandberg (Bass) California JM 5 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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blue_bird's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Instrument of impeccable quality, the top"

Sandberg (Bass) California JM 5
Made in Germany

Swamp ash body

22 frets
SCALE 864 mm / 34 "Also available with 889 mm / 35" for 5-string

OPTIONS: matt finish: european ash, mahogany with rarewood top
highgloss finish: alder, swamp ash


Equa: two bands


Channel pleasant

excellent ergonomics

Weight: after 2:30 concert begins to feel tired ..

To make it sound, is weight!

access to acute: easy

Sound: learning pretty fast but requires a little time at the start
and own a quality amp.


All styles really versatile ... from jazz to metal through the slap

sound palette: broad, clear, round, deep and well defined mids, set a condition to know his bass and amp.

WARNING: IF grave is extremely severe can cause damage to your HP
if you let yourself go on the volume, so that HP provide a serious cash on a low IF is a detail that must be known.

Personally I play on a head MOMARK MARK BASS 500 coupled to a Cabinet
MARK BASS Club 600 F32


I play for 1 year and I can not get enough ..

I had a better term Noguera 5 string, a Fender American Deluxe 4 string
neither can compete with this model.

The report: Price / quality is just terrible.

With its vintage look and Jazz bass line, one can only crack

try it buy it.

ian774's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sandberg (Bass) California JM 5
Sandberg my EX5 is a series specially cre Sandberg collaboration between German and a store call Werner, based on a California JM5.

-Handmade in Germany.
-5 Strings.
-Maple neck, 22 frets, rosewood fingerboard.
Ash-body, color Dark Blueburst.
-2 Delano pickups, a humbucker in bridge musicman type, a type jazz bass but inclined to run.
Electronic 3-band Glockenklang, switch active / passive (the treble knob is a tone), switch to switch the microphone MM series or parallel.
-The bridge is stamped Sandberg, he seems solid and easily set trs.


The handle is trs Pleasant over the map of strings at the bridge is 19mm, as a 4-string, which provides playing comfort trs enjoyable.

However, Access in acute trs is using, which does not impede me beyond measure, not the soul of a soloist!

It PSE good weight, you can feel good on the leg when playing seated, but the balance can be improved trs correct.

By fiddling with the electronic well, you get a great sound easy.


This bass fits perfectly what I expect from a bass. The sound is generally round trs, trs hot, with the "growl". If you are looking for a bass slamming her, go your way! I play mostly in active, high and low background, and send the large ca! In slap, you can easily get a well slamming (which ironically it is impossible to have this bass with a classic game with fingers), facilitated by pulling strings Mount mediums of origin.

I head the branch in a Markbass Little Mark 2 and a pregnant Warwick 2 * 10, and with some rglages on the head, I get the easy one I love.

This bass is versatile trs I think, perfect for both rock and metal for the pop or jazz ... The complete electronic trs allows you tons of settings!


I played for two months prs and I like it a lot. I love the sound that I can draw, and the playing comfort gnral, even if weight and balance level, it can be improved ...

Loved Sandberg ds the first test of a MODEL of the mark, and I'm really pleased with my purchase, the price quality ratio is really excellent, I have a 1200 for "Jazz Bass Plus ", a really excellent bass and a pleasure to play. The finish is excellent throughout (except for some details on the head, but those are just details), I'm really happy. I do it again this choice without hsiter!

fandebasse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good compromise Fender Jazz bass and Musicman Stingray"

Sandberg (Bass) California JM 5
Same as other avis.22 boxes, adjustable active or passive, flying + balance + acute + grave + split the bridge pickup, made in Germany, has to settle it by a luthier, play very near the handle


The handle is for all hands, after 3 hours of repeats, still not tired of tendinite.Le exec or sound is quickly obtained but it is the modern type, he gets in a mix very well, for the registration of our model , no breath and very rond.Attention it can easily become aggressive. Heavy but very well balanced, but the ash that weighs it sounds.


I play on SWR Basic 350 + 2 * 10 + speaker cabinet 1 * 15, its got for me in all styles, we do a lot of times and I am satisfied with the matches sound good but I'm not difficult at the time that it is round without drooling, without breath, and that low mean, ah yes without fail at the last moment, I'm fine


for 5 months, after 10 days, comp days and 3 studio, always satisfied.The choice is always personal, but I'm 50, I play since I was 15, I had to possess more than 30 including a dozen bass from Fender, I always return the same sound, bass and jazz stingray.J have had a bass luthier Barillon 6-string that I keep 4 years, the sound was perfect but the round "s been fairly fatiguant.Donc try as much as possible, borrow or rent and made a date with the gear before buying, it can prevent resale précoce.Ma Sandberg is beautiful in ash, maple key inlays and black blocks in a piano bar at 2 o'clock in the morning you do not want to throw everything, compared to less than 1,000 ticket price, I love it. And I think I found my Dulciné with whom I wanted to make a long journey.

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