Sandberg unveils the Florence Bass, a small bass with a giant humbucker

Sandberg Florence bass
(Image credit: Sandberg)

German luthier Sandberg has unveiled an appealing small package in the form of a new short-scale, single-pickup passive bass design called the Florence Bass.

It’s a design that is based on Sandberg’s Florence six-string, but it has a retro Gibson-like flavor about it, recalling elements of the guitar’s EB-2 and Ripper models. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.