Music Store Live is proud to offer up this beautiful Booster bass from our friends over at Sandberg. We are huge fans of every Sandberg instrument we've come across. But when Holger told us that he had found a way to pump out a bass that was price conscious without making any compromises and would come in below the price of most any American-made bass, we were all ears.
This bass is an awesome addition to Sandberg's lineups. It's actually an original design that they started with back at the inception of the company and its sort of making a comeback but with some contemporary tweaks to it. The 3-band EQ, for example, is not something found on many Sandberg basses. Most of them just have 2. Adding the ability to control your mid-range, for this bass, makes a lot of sense. Just look at where those 2 pickups are positioned. While in passive mode, with the preamp disengaged the treble EQ knob doubles as a passive tone control for when you want some sounds that are a bit more vintage.
You can tell, just from looking at it, that this bass is going to have a punchy and growly tone with loads of bark. You can scoop your mids for killer slap or more aggressive rock tones or boost the mids to give your notes more attack. Even with the EQ all flat, there's definitely some serious punch to every note played. It's definitely meant to be noticed even when you're surrounded by screaming guitars, whacky synthesizers, and drummers who think they're Bam Bam from the Flinstones.
The feel is 100% Sandberg through and through. The neck feels amazing and the fretwork allows for very low action. But then again, we've come to expect this level of playability from these guys. Admittedly, we wondered if there would be any compromises made with the more affordable price point (compared to their other German-made offerings) but it really feels incredible and this is a thoroughly professional quality instrument with immense versatility.
The bass was probably designed for the type of player that wants a more aggressive tone and, perhaps, likes to play hard rock and metal with distortion and saturation. However, we're sure this will also appeal to funkers and R&B guys who like that "stand out" sort of bass tone that is punchy, growly, and can be noticed in the mix. It's also got a killer slap tone, too. Simply put, it's going to be hard to find something that feels or sounds better than this at this price point if you're looking for a more modern and aggressive sound.
- Model: Booster
- Color: Orange Burst
- Body: European Ash
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Pau Ferro
- Radius: 14"
- Frets: 24 + Zero Fret
- Fretboard Inlays: Abalone Dots
- Neck Wood: Canadian Hard Rock Maple
- Finish: Satin
- Neck Profile: Thin C-Shape
- Nut: 1.53" (39mm) Graphite
- Neck Depth @ 1st Fret: 0.83" (21mm)
- Headstock: Black
- Pickups: Sandberg Soapbars
- Preamp: Sandberg 3-Band EQ
- Controls: Vol (push/pull for active/passive), Blend, Treble (passive tone), Mid, Bass
- Bridge: Sandberg Single Saddles
- Tuners: Sandberg Ultra Light
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: Sandberg Gig Bag
- Made In Germany
- Serial #: 36204
- Instrument Weight: 8.5 lbs.
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