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Review – Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage M/J Bass

Here’s our review of a Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage M/J bass, featuring…

  • 34″ (864 mm) long scale
  • Bolt-on construction
  • Sleek undersized J-Style body with deep cutaways
  • American Red Alder body
  • Maple neck (C shape)
  • Morado (Pau Ferro) fingerboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 12″ fingerboard radius
  • Sadowsky Just a Nut III
  • 1.75″ (44.5 mm) nut width
  • Sadowsky hum-cancelling J-Style stacked coil pickup (neck)
  • Sadowsky MM-Style humbucker pickup (bridge)
  • 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
  • 2x 3-way toggle switch for pickup configuration (series / parallel / single coil)

Sadowsky says…“Sadowsky MetroLine instruments are manufactured under exclusive license in a climate-neutral production in Germany. To achieve the light weight typical of Sadowsky basses, tonewoods are selected by hand so that all models only weigh 8.9 pounds or less. High-quality features include many of the design improvements Roger Sadowsky introduced for more comfortable playing, as for example sleek undersized bodies. Combined with hum-cancelling pickups and the luthier’s signature active electronics, this leads to the superior Sadowsky tone – characterized by high definition, powerful presence, and super sweetness.”

Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage M/J Bass: UK RRP: £2600.00 (approx.)

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