Sandberg Guitars—a German brand with
a proud 25-year heritage—announced its
entry into the American market at the show.
The Umbo bass (left) includes Häussel pickups, a 3-position Tone switch, and Volume,
Balance, and Tone knobs, while the 5-string
Custom Thinline has a mahogany-and-wal-nut hollowbody with a flamed-maple top,
as well as a Delano Xtender pickup and a
Sandberg 3-band EQ.
Red Iron Amps’ point-to-point-wired
Bronx heads come in a mesquite cabinet and each features a trio of 6SL7GT
preamp tubes, a simple control scheme
(Volume, Bass, and Treble), and a footswitchable EQ-bypass function. Their 40
watts of 6550-derived power resounded
with surprisingly muscular, harmonically
rich corpulence through the burly 1x12
cab shown here.