Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage P/J Electric Bass, 4-String (with Gig Bag)

Made in Germany, this Sadowsky MetroLine bass features a light yet toneful swamp ash body and Sadowsky P- and J-style pickups with on-board boost.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Bolt-on neck Articulate, punchy, and easily modified.
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows

Seven years after beginning his career in building, repairing, and upgrading instruments, a 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 Sadowsky MetroLine basses.

Since its inception, 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.


- 21 Fret, 4-String Electric Bass
- Swamp Ash body with Maple Neck and Fretboard
- Bolt-on Construction
- 34" Long scale Neck
- Passive Sadowsky P-Style pickup
- Passive Sadowsky hum-cancelling J-Style pickup in the bridge position
- Sadowsky Portabag & Hex Tool included
- Made in Germany

-Series: Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage P/J Bass
-Scale Length: 34"" (864 mm) long scale
-Neck Assembly: Bolt-on construction
-Body Wood: American Swamp Ash
-Neck Wood: Maple
-Fretboard Wood: Maple
-Fretboard Radius: 12"
-Nut: Sadowsky Just a Nut III
-Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
-Frets: 21 nickel silver frets (width: 0.094"" (2.4 mm) / height: 0.051"" (1.3 mm))
-Neck Pickup: Passive Sadowsky P-Style pickup
-Bridge Pickup: Passive Sadowsky hum-cancelling J-Style pickup in 60s position
-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)
-Preamp: Push/pull function at VTC knob for preamp bypass
-Machine Heads: Sadowsky light machine heads with open gear
-Locks: Sadowsky S-security locks
-Bridge: Sadowsky bridge with quick string release
-Hardware: Chrome
-Strings: Sadowsky Blue Label 045"" - 105"" strings
-Finish: Antique Tobacco Transparent Satin finish
-Pickguard: Tortoise pickguard
-Weight: ca. 8.9 lbs (4.0 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Nirvana Black
Shipping Weight: 20.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 22 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML21VP4 03 ASH FR
Ocean Blue
Shipping Weight: 20.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 22 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML21VP4 02 ASH FR

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

Nirvana Black

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