Sadowsky MetroLine 22-Fret Will Lee Signature Bass, Maple Fingerboard, 5-String (with Gig Bag)

A German-made, professional, workhorse bass! Sadowsky's MetroLine Will Lee signature offers a long-scale design, maple neck, and a custom preamp.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain
Bolt-on neck Articulate, punchy, and easily modified.
Sadowsky J-Style pickups Vintage J punch with modern edge; hum-cancelling

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 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 supervision read more of Roger Sadowsky.


- Chambered Swamp Ash Body
- Passive Hum-canceling J Style pickups
- Active Sadowsky 2-way electronics with Vintage Tone Control
- Sadowsky bridge with quick string release
- Gig Bag included
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- Model: Sadowsky MetroLine 22-Fret Will Lee Artistline 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
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Nut Type: Sadowsky Just a Nut III
- Nut Width: 1 3/4" (44.5 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
- Bridge Pickup: Passive Sadowsky J-Style pickup in 60s position

- 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 - 130 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 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 23 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML22WL5 90 ASH FR

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

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