Sadowsky MetroLine 24-fret Modern Bass, 5-String (with Gig Bag)

When you need fat, punchy tone, reach for this Sadowsky five-string! This model's pair of passive Sadowsky soapbar pickups pair well with its active preamp.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Sadowsky soapbar pickups From modern to vintage tone
Morado fretboard Exceptionally smooth feel and balanced tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range

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 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.


- 24 Fret, 4-String Electric Bass
- Red Alder body with Maple neck
- Morado Fretboard
- Bolt-on Construction
- 34" Long scale Neck
- Passive Sadowsky Soapbar Pickups
- Internal Preamp activated with Push/Pull Pot
- Sadowsky Portabag & Hex Tool included
- Made in Germany

-Series: Sadowsky MetroLine 24-Fret Modern Bass
-Scale Length: 34"" (864 mm) long scale
-Neck/Body Assembly: Bolt-on construction
-Body Wood: American Red Alder
-Neck Wood: Maple
-Fretboard Wood: Morado
-Fretboard Radius: 12"
-Nut: Sadowsky Just-A-Nut III
-Nut Width: 1.5"" (38.1 mm)
-Frets: 24 nickel silver frets (width: 0.094"" (2.4 mm) / height: 0.051"" (1.3 mm))
-Neck Pickup: Passive Sadowsky Soapbar pickup in modern position
-Bridge Pickup: Passive Sadowsky Soapbar pickup in modern 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ocean Blue
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 22 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML24MS5 02 ASH FR
Burgundy Burst
Shipping Weight: 20.8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 22 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SML24MS5 41 ASH FR

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

Ocean Blue

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