Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage M/J Bass, 5-String (with Gig Bag)

Want your own professional workhorse bass guitar? Made in Germany, Sadowsky's Vintage M/J bass offers active Sadowsky electronics and hum-cancelling pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Sadowsky J- and MM-style pickups Hum-free operation; vintage sound
Sadowsky Active 2-way Electronics Bass and treble boost with vintage tone control

Since its inception in the early 2000's, the Sadowsky MetroLine has been at the forefront of player choice. The MetroLine production was moved from Japan to Germany in 2020, and in turn the line has expanded to more models, finishes and configurations than ever before! With chambered bodies made of Swamp Ash or Red Alder and the signature Sadowsky Onboard Boost Only Preamp, you can experience the essence of a Sadowsky NYC with these professional workhorses.

Seven years after beginning his career in building, repairing, and upgrading instruments, a new repair shop is established by Roger Sadowsky in Manhattan, New York City. With a clientele of most of the top NYC session and touring musicians, Roger began building his own electric basses in 1982. Roger soon became a well-known figure in the guitar and bass building community.

With increased demand for Sadowsky Basses in the US, Europe and Japan, Roger partnered with his distributor in Japan to produce a more affordable line of basses. He trained Japanese builder Yoshi Kikuchi for 10 months so he could return to Japan and begin producing the all new Sadowsky MetroLine basses.

As Sadowsky basses grew in popularity, their natural demand in the international market also increased. In 2020, Sadowsky basses entered into a strategic partnership with Warwick basses. This partnership moved the MetroLine to Germany, and the MetroExpress to China. This allowed even more availability and options under the Sadowsky name, all under the read more supervision of Roger Sadowsky.


- Chambered Swamp Ash Body
- Sadowsky hum-cancelling J-Style stacked coil and Sadowsky MM-Style humbucker pickup
- Active Sadowsky 2-way electronics with Vintage Tone Control
- Sadowsky bridge with quick string release
- Gig Bag inlcuded
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- Model: Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage J/J Bass
- Dexterity: Right-hand version
- Bass Type: 5-string electric bass
- Scale: 34" (864 mm) long scale
- Neck Type: Bolt-on construction
- Body Material: American Swamp Ash body
- Neck Material: Maple
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Inlays: Dot inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Nut Type: Sadowsky Just a Nut III
- Nut Width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
- Neck Width at 12th fret: 2.47" (62.7 mm)
- Neck Width at last fret: 2.78" (70.7 mm)
- Neck Thickness at 1st fret: 0.86" (21.8 mm)
- Neck Thickness at 12th fret: 0.93" (23.6 mm)
- Frets: 21 nickel silver frets (width: 0.094" (2.4 mm) / height: 0.051" (1.3 mm))
- Neck Pickup: Sadowsky hum-cancelling J-Style stacked coil
- Bridge: Sadowsky MM-Style humbucker pickup
- Electronics: Active Sadowsky 2-way electronics (bass and treble boost) with Vintage Tone Control (VTC)
- Controls: Volume / Balance / Vintage Tone Control (P/P) / Treble and Bass (stacked), 2x 3-way toggle switch for pickup configuration (series / parallel / single coil)
- Knob Functions: Push/pull function at VTC knob for preamp bypass
- Tuners: Sadowsky light machine heads with open gear
- Locking System: Sadowsky S-security locks
- Bridge: Sadowsky bridge with quick string release
- Hardware: Chrome
- Strings: Sadowsky Blue Label 045" - 130"
- Finish: Black Transparent Satin
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Weight: 8.9 lbs (4.0 kg)
- Additional: hex key tools, individual Certificate of Authenticity, Sadowsky Fretboard Protector, Sadowsky Quick Access Compartment
- Case Type: Sadowsky Portabag (SAC BAG BASS PORTA)
- Country of production: Made in Germany
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Nirvana Black
Shipping Weight: 20.95 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 22 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML21MJ5 03 ASH FR
Ocean Blue
Shipping Weight: 20.85 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 23 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML21MJ5 02 ASH FR
Blemished, Ocean Blue
Shipping Weight: 20.85 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 23 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML21MJ5 02 ASH FR

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 718-433-1990

Ocean Blue, Blemished

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