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Sadowsky MetroLine RV-4 Will Lee Bass - Walnut/Rosewood

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MetroLine RV-4 Will Lee 

You know Will Lee from his years with David Letterman’s Late Show band. Will has long counted on Sadowsky basses for the sound that has made him one of New York’s most in-demand studio bassists. Now there’s a more-affordable Sadowsky MetroLine bass made to Will’s specifications.

The Sadowsky MetroLine is the answer for bassists who want Sadowsky sound, feel and precision—without the long wait typically associated with Roger Sadowsky’s outstanding custom-made instruments. MetroLines basses also save you almost half of the cost of a New York Sadowsky.

This walnut RV-4 four string features traditional Sadowsky Will Lee model appointments, including alder body, thin nitro finish, Sadowsky single-coil J bass pickups, Sadowsky preamp with adjustable midrange bandwidth. It also features Sadowsky’s custom hardware and a Hipshot D-tuner on the 4th string. The maple neck features a nitro matte-finish and rosewood fingerboard. 

MetroLine basses are made by Roger Sadowsky’s personally trained protégé, Yoshi Kikuchi, in Tokyo. The small shop is standardizing certain options (while the NY shop will continue to make custom instruments). Bottomline: Expect the same craftsmanship and quality as a NY Sadowsky at a more affordable price. 

Features:

  • Alder body
  • Thin nitro sunburst finish
  • Maple neck with thin matte nitro finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ 22 frets, 12” Radius, 1.45” Nut Width
  • Sadowsky single-coil J bass pickups
  • Custom Will Lee preamp w/ on/off mid-boost: choice of 500Hz or 800Hz, wide or narrow bandwidth
  • Controls: Master vol, Pickup blend, Treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, Bass boost/Treble boost (stack knob), Mid-boost switch
  • Rear trimpots for adjusting mid boost gain and overall preamp gain; frequency switch
  • Hipshot D-tuner
  • 3-ply black pickguard
  • Custom Gotoh/Sadowsky tuners
  • Sadowsky bridge w/ quick release, and unique string-tree design
  • 20mm string spacing
  • 22 18% nickel/silver frets .094” wide x .051” high, maximum hardness
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs
  • Small shop construction
  • Case included

Features:

  • Alder body
  • Thin nitro sunburst finish
  • Maple neck with thin matte nitro finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ 22 frets, 12” Radius, 1.45” Nut Width
  • Sadowsky single-coil J bass pickups
  • Custom Will Lee preamp w/ on/off mid-boost: choice of 500Hz or 800Hz, wide or narrow bandwidth
  • Controls: Master vol, Pickup blend, Treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, Bass boost/Treble boost (stack knob), Mid-boost switch
  • Rear trimpots for adjusting mid boost gain and overall preamp gain; frequency switch
  • Hipshot D-tuner
  • 3-ply black pickguard
  • Custom Gotoh/Sadowsky tuners
  • Sadowsky bridge w/ quick release, and unique string-tree design
  • 20mm string spacing
  • 22 18% nickel/silver frets .094” wide x .051” high, maximum hardness
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs
  • Small shop construction
  • Case included