Sadowsky MetroLine 22-Fret Will Lee Signature Bass, 4-String (with Gig Bag)

A classic-style body crafted in Germany, Sadowsky's MetroLine Will Lee bass features a chambered Swamp Ash body and passive J-Style bass pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
12-inch fretboard radius Flatter feel for more comfort
Chambered ash body Weight-reduced body with open-sounding tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Passive J-style pickups Clear and articulate tone

Roger Sadowsky's goal was always to further improve an already very successful bass design by making a number of detailed improvements. Along with the electronics, which he developed by himself, he succeeded to raise the well-known J/J bass sound to a new level, so today you can speak of a typical Sadowsky tone: Never harsh or shrill sounding, with strong, powerful but never muddy bass, with present, but not too aggressive mids, and a sweet and airy treble range.

All features of this modern bass sound can also be found on the MetroLine artist model of Will Lee, one of the best and most requested bass players in the world (Late Night / Late Show with David Letterman, Horace Silver, George Benson, Bette Middler and many more). The 4-string version – seen here in Natural Transparent Satin finish, features a sleek undersized J-Style red alder body, a J/J pickup configuration, active electronics with true bypass, a custom made preamp according to the specifications of Will Lee with added mid-boost (500 and 800 Hz) to get more punch, Vintage Tone Control, treble and bass boost, ultralight Sadowsky tuners and the special Sadowsky bridge for quick string release. The neck with a smaller profile is fitted with a fingerboard made of Morado - also known as Pau Ferro. This artist model is made exclusively in Germany. All basses are lightweighted with approximately 8.9 lbs (4.0 kg). A good choice for bass players who are looking for a lightweight solution for the stage in addition to read more a modern bass sound.
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- Model: Sadowsky MetroLine 22-Fret Will Lee Artist line Bass
- Dexterity: Right-hand version
- Bass Type: 4-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
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Nut Type: Sadowsky Just a Nut III
- Nut Width: 1.45" (36.8 mm) nut width
- Frets: 22 nickel silver frets (width: 0.094" (2.4 mm) / height: 0.051" (1.3 mm))

- Neck Pickup: Passive Sadowsky J-Style pickup (neck)
- Bridge Pickup: Passive Sadowsky J-Style pickup in 60s position (bridge)

- Preamp: Custom Will Lee Preamp (on/off mid-boost, choice of 500 Hz or 800 Hz, wide or narrow bandwidth)
- Controls: Controls for Volume / Balance / Vintage Tone Control (P/P) / Treble and Bass (stacked), Mid-boost switch
- 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 - 105 strings
- Finish: Natural Transparent Satin finish

- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Weight: 8.9 lbs (4.0 kg)
- Additional: hex key tools, individual Certificate of Authenticity, Sadowsky Fretboard Protector
- Case Type: Sadowsky Portabag (SAC BAG BASS PORTA)
- Country of production: Made in Germany
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural Satin
Shipping Weight: 20.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 22 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML22WL4 90 ASH FR

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

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