Sandberg California II Chris Childs Enigma 5

Original price was: £2,199.00.Current price is: £1,699.00. Incl. VAT

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Product Description

The new Chris Child Enigma 5 bass is full of punch and passion, a rock machine built with precision and class. This High quality German Handmade Bass uses resonant Alder for its body and custom hardware.

Holger Stonjek is a man that lives and breathes bass guitars and has been building basses since 1986. He has done it with such massive success that Sandberg is now one of the biggest brands in the bass community.

The focus from Sandberg has always been to produce high-quality instruments at an accessible price point. Hence you get a great and well-balanced bass for the money every single time when you choose Sandberg.

The VM5 is in some ways a very classic instrument where the focus is on a beautiful round and warm sound with a lot of body to it. The body construction is made of ash and the fingerboard is rosewood, which is something most bass players recognize and will immediately feel at home with.

With the Chris Childs signature ENIGMA from Sandberg, you get a stunning, hand-crafted bass guitar, with a sleek hard rock maple neck, a gloss black finish with two cream “racing stripes”, and an ebony fingerboard with a custom 12th fret inlay. Oh yes, and a Sandberg wouldn’t be a Sandberg without a stunning set of pickups and preamp to get the party started, and the ENIGMA is no different!

The shielding over the pickups carefully disguises the fact that the mid-position pickup isn’t a humbucker at all: it is in fact a Sandberg designed Split Coil P-Bass style pickup!

Both pickups house larger-than-usual poles to accurately grab and process all string movements with zero loss. Just imaging: a meaty P-Bass style tone with an in-your-face Stingray type attack and you’ll get an idea of just how awesome the Split coil pickup is. Then there’s the awesome M series bridge humbucker. This humbucker is based heavily around the popular Stingray style humbucker pickup shape, with a fat and grinding tone.

Use both pickups together, or individually, to produce a wide array of excellent tones, and explore their sonic possibilities further with the onboard Preamp

The preamp circuitry on the Sandberg Enigma is just as crafty as the pickups. What initially looks like a standard setup has a clever little surprise in store, in the shape of a push/pull Volume control knob that allows you to set the preamp to Active or Passive.

Next to the Volume control you have the Balance control, which acts as a nice pickup selector “Blend” option, where you can determine the level of each pickup in the mix (centre position has both pickups running at 100%, or turn the control in the direction of the pickup you want to be at the forefront to make it so). The Treble control allows you to either boost the Treble or cut the tone, which works even in passive mode!

Finally there’s the Bass control, which works in the same way as the Treble control (without the passive cut) but for your low-end frequencies. Exciting stuff!

Sandberg’s Enigma is as comfortable to play as its looks would suggest. This combined with the awesome finish, and the solid hard-wood construction makes repeatedly playing this bass for extended periods of time seem like more of a pleasure than a chore. The most difficult thing I’ve found when it comes to Sandberg basses is thinking up a reason NOT to buy one.

Product Specs/Additional Information

•Neck – Bolted x 6 / Canadian Rock Maple

•Fretboard – Ebony, 22 Frets, width at nut 45mm

•Body – Alder

•Scale – 34″

Weight – 9lb/4kg

•Finish – Black gloss with white stripes, matching headstock

•Hardware – Sandberg Lightweight tuners and custom bridge in black

•Pickup – 1 x Humbucking, 1 x Split coil

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

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Product Description

The new Chris Child Enigma 5 bass is full of punch and passion, a rock machine built with precision and class. This High quality German Handmade Bass uses resonant Alder for its body and custom hardware.

Holger Stonjek is a man that lives and breathes bass guitars and has been building basses since 1986. He has done it with such massive success that Sandberg is now one of the biggest brands in the bass community.

The focus from Sandberg has always been to produce high-quality instruments at an accessible price point. Hence you get a great and well-balanced bass for the money every single time when you choose Sandberg.

The VM5 is in some ways a very classic instrument where the focus is on a beautiful round and warm sound with a lot of body to it. The body construction is made of ash and the fingerboard is rosewood, which is something most bass players recognize and will immediately feel at home with.

With the Chris Childs signature ENIGMA from Sandberg, you get a stunning, hand-crafted bass guitar, with a sleek hard rock maple neck, a gloss black finish with two cream “racing stripes”, and an ebony fingerboard with a custom 12th fret inlay. Oh yes, and a Sandberg wouldn’t be a Sandberg without a stunning set of pickups and preamp to get the party started, and the ENIGMA is no different!

The shielding over the pickups carefully disguises the fact that the mid-position pickup isn’t a humbucker at all: it is in fact a Sandberg designed Split Coil P-Bass style pickup!

Both pickups house larger-than-usual poles to accurately grab and process all string movements with zero loss. Just imaging: a meaty P-Bass style tone with an in-your-face Stingray type attack and you’ll get an idea of just how awesome the Split coil pickup is. Then there’s the awesome M series bridge humbucker. This humbucker is based heavily around the popular Stingray style humbucker pickup shape, with a fat and grinding tone.

Use both pickups together, or individually, to produce a wide array of excellent tones, and explore their sonic possibilities further with the onboard Preamp

The preamp circuitry on the Sandberg Enigma is just as crafty as the pickups. What initially looks like a standard setup has a clever little surprise in store, in the shape of a push/pull Volume control knob that allows you to set the preamp to Active or Passive.

Next to the Volume control you have the Balance control, which acts as a nice pickup selector “Blend” option, where you can determine the level of each pickup in the mix (centre position has both pickups running at 100%, or turn the control in the direction of the pickup you want to be at the forefront to make it so). The Treble control allows you to either boost the Treble or cut the tone, which works even in passive mode!

Finally there’s the Bass control, which works in the same way as the Treble control (without the passive cut) but for your low-end frequencies. Exciting stuff!

Sandberg’s Enigma is as comfortable to play as its looks would suggest. This combined with the awesome finish, and the solid hard-wood construction makes repeatedly playing this bass for extended periods of time seem like more of a pleasure than a chore. The most difficult thing I’ve found when it comes to Sandberg basses is thinking up a reason NOT to buy one.

Product Specs

•Neck – Bolted x 6 / Canadian Rock Maple

•Fretboard – Ebony, 22 Frets, width at nut 45mm

•Body – Alder

•Scale – 34″

Weight – 9lb/4kg

•Finish – Black gloss with white stripes, matching headstock

•Hardware – Sandberg Lightweight tuners and custom bridge in black

•Pickup – 1 x Humbucking, 1 x Split coil

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

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