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Sadowsky MetroLine 24-Fret Single-Cut Modern 5-String - Natural Ash

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Sadowsky MetroLine SML 24-Fret Single-Cut Modern 5-String  -  Natural Ash

Sadowsky MetroLine basses are now made in Germany, thanks to a recent licensing agreement with Warwick/Framus—and they’re impressive. They’re the answer for bassists who want Sadowsky sound, feel and precision—without the long wait typically associated with Roger Sadowsky’s outstanding custom-made NYC instruments. Not cheap, but MetroLines basses save you almost half of the cost of a New York Sadowsky.

This 2022 MetroLine SML Single-Cut 5-string features a lightweight ash body. Two Sadowsky passive soapbar pickups (modern position) are routed through the famous Sadowsky preamp. This model includes a 4-band mid-range fine tuner on the back cavity cover  (as found on Will Lee models). The maple neck features a matte finish and 24-fret maple fingerboard. The neck joint is cut away to allow easy access to all 24 frets. The feel is outstanding.

Bottomline: Expect the same craftsmanship and quality as a NY Sadowsky at a more affordable price.


  • Sadowsky MetroLine 24-Fret Modern Bass
  • Single cutaway adds depth to B string
  • 5-string, 34" scale
  • American Swamp Ash body
  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard w/ 24 nickel-silver frets
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 1 7/8" Sadowsky Just-A-Nut III nut
  • 2 x passive Sadowsky Soapbar pickup in modern position
  • Active Sadowsky 2-way electronics (bass and treble boost) with Vintage Tone Control (VTC)
  • Controls for Volume / Balance / Vintage Tone Control (P/P) / Treble and Bass (stacked)
  • push/pull function at VTC knob for preamp bypass
  • Sadowsky Light machine heads with open gear
  • Sadowsky S-security locks
  • Sadowsky bridge with quick string release
  • Black hardware
  • Sadowsky Blue Label 045 - 130 strings
  • Weight 7.8 lbs
  • Incl. hex key tools and individual Certificate of Authenticity
  • Sadowsky Portabag included
  • Made in Germany