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Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo

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5-string bass, sandblasted ash body, maple-mahogany neck, 2 Sandberg power humbuckers, active 3-band EQ, Sandberg hardware  All product info

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Product information - SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo

Five-string signature bass with sandblasted ash body, Sandberg power humbuckers and active EQ

  • 5-string electric bass, made in Germany
  • Ken Taylor (Peter Maffay Band) Signature model
  • Zebra Voodoo Finish
  • Bolt-On construction with 34" long scale length (864 mm)
  • Sandblasted ash body
  • Six-bolt, five-piece maple and mahogany neck
  • 24 fret Pau Ferro fingerboard
  • C-neck profile
  • One Sandberg powerhumbucker in middle position
  • One Sandberg powerhumbucker in bridge position
  • Split switch to split the humbuckers
  • Active Sandberg 3-band tone control with active/passive switch in push/pull volume control
  • Sandberg Bridge 5
  • Sandberg Die-Cast Machine Heads
  • Including Sandberg gig bag

Five-string Signature Bass with wide sound spectrum for rich grooves

With the Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo Sandberg presents the signature E-Bass of the bassist of the Peter Maffay Band, who has been playing the instruments of the bass forge from Braunschweig since 1993. Equipped with a sandblasted ash body in the distinctive Zebra Voodoo Finish and a bolt-on maple-mahogany neck in C-profile, the five-string presents itself as a comfortably playable bass guitar, while powerful Sandberg power humbuckers with Split-Switch and active 3-band EQ promise a wide sound spectrum for rich grooves. Indestructible Sandberg Hardware in the form of an optimally adjustable Bridge 5 and precise Die-Cast Machine Heads completes the Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo Signature Bass from Sandberg.

SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo
The Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo convinces as a straightforward 5-string electric bass with exceptional look, versatile sound and high playing comfort.
SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo Back
The maple-mahogany neck in a comfortable "C" profile is six-bolted to the sandblasted ash body of the Basic Ken Taylor 5.

Classically built five-string with high playing comfort.

For his Signature model, Ken Taylor together with the bass builders from Sandberg selected classic tonewoods. The comfortably designed body is made of ash, the grain of which is highlighted by prior sandblasting. On the other hand, maple and mahogany are used for the six-bolt neck. Combined with the traditional 34" long scale length (864 mm), the 5-string Bass delivers a balanced tone with crisp response and even sustain that accurately reproduces even the B string. To ensure that every groove comes off the fingers with ease on the 24-fret Pau Ferro fingerboard, the Bass also features a flat C-neck profile with just 20 mm of wood under the first fret.

SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo Body
Two split Sandberg power humbuckers and the active 3-band tone control of the Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor promise versatile bass sounds.

Fat sound with high variability

For the electric tone conversion of the Basic Ken Taylor 5 E-Bass, Peter Maffay's bassist chose two powerful Sandberg power humbuckers that provide him with the perfect foundation for his virtuoso bass playing. With their punchy sound, smooth response and high assertiveness, the pickups present every note with precision, bringing even the low B string to the fore across all registers with rich punch and defined tonal culture. Thanks to the split switch, the humbuckers can also be split and operated as single coils, so that particularly brilliant sounds of traditional character are available. To further customize the sound, an active 3-band equalizer is also on board.

SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo Headstock
Encapsulated Sandberg Die-Cast Machine Heads guarantee an exact and stable tuning of the Basic Ken Taylor 5.

Indestructible Sandberg Hardware

As Hardware for his Ken Taylor 5 PF Zebra Voodoo Bass Ken Taylor naturally chose indestructible parts from Sandberg. Thanks to the three-dimensionally adjustable tailpieces, the Sandberg Bridge 5 not only guarantees exact intonation and comfortable string position, but also a string spacing that is optimally adjusted to your own playing style. Behind the zero fret and nut, encapsulated Sandberg Die-Cast Machine Heads on the headstock also ensure precise and robust tuning of the electric bass guitar.

Ken Taylor

Born in London in 1952 as the son of Jamaican emigrants, Ken Taylor came into contact with music at an early age. First he played as a rhythm guitarist, before he discovered the still young rock music for himself through Jimi Hendrix. Almost at the same time, Ken Taylor first picked up the electric bass, on which he developed his virtuoso and band-serving style through persistent practice. As a reliable and creative sideman Ken Taylor could immortalize himself on recordings of John Mayall, Brian May, Bruce Springsteen and the Scorpions, among others. In 1993 Peter Maffay hired Ken Taylor as a permanent member of his Peter Maffay Band, with whom he has since completed countless tours and recordings.


  • Manufacturer: Sandberg
  • Design: Basic
  • Body: Ash
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: 5-ply, Maple/Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 20
  • Neck Lacquer: Satin
  • Neck Construction: 6-point, bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 14
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut type: Plastic + Zero Fret
  • Nut width in mm: 45
  • Width at Last Fret: 73
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer pickups: Sandberg
  • Pickup neck: No
  • Pickup middle: Powerhumbucker
  • Pickup bridge: Powerhumbucker
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Active, 3-band equalizer
  • Switch: Split Switch
  • Control: Vol, Bal, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Tuners: Sandberg Diecast Machine Head
  • Bridge: Sandberg Bridge 5
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Number of Strings: 5
  • String spacing (mm): 19
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Zebra Voodoo
  • Finish: Satin
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • String Gauge: .040 - .128
  • Factory Tuning: Standard H
  • Case included: No
  • Gigbag included: Yes
  • Certificate: No
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