Age 9, Sanne started her career in music as a drummer, a few years later she picked up the bass guitar and never let go. In 2014 she graduated with the highest honours from the Rotterdam Conservatory Codarts. In 2016 she graduated Cum Laude, and became the first Master of Popular Music at Codarts. Parallel to her master study in Rotterdam she started her master study of Instructional and Educational Sciences at the University of Antwerp. Sanne developed her own music theory method: SV Method. She combines all of this, not only through her own music, but through scientific research and her teachings at Codarts.
Sanne became interested in the concept of microtonality and wanted to explore this further in her music, but quickly hit a very practical obstacle: the regular bass guitar isn’t made for this. A fretless instrument would have been the simplest solution to explore the distance between the frets, but by removing all the frets, the timbre of the instrument changes and a different playing technique is required. Sanne’s Microtonal Futura is the result of a dream to push the boundaries, explore possibilities and to create the unknown. We opted to build a bass with 48 frets instead of the traditional 24, finished in silver for the traditional frets and gold for the new micro-tones. This was stressed by the corresponding brass and aluminium side dots. Her bass is strung with a high C-string for more melodic freedom. The body is made from American Walnut with an Italian Olive wood top. The bass features an inlay at the end of the fingerboard with her initials.