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SOLD Sadowsky Metro Will Lee 5 in Black Cherry w/matching headstock

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by SCT1422, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    New York
    Sadowsky Metro Will Lee in Black Cherry w/matching headstock and abalone inlays which were done by Pat Wilkens. It also has the NYC preamp installed by Lisa at Sadowsky and USA Hipshot Lollypop tuners.. Weight is 8.13 pounds, 34 " scale, 19mm bridge and 1 3/4 nut width... It's currently loaded with Sadowsky/Seymour Duncans and has an extra set of Sadowsky/Nordstrands that will come with it... This is a killer player and I don't want to sell, but it's not getting enough playing time... Asking $2500.00 with shipping negotiable..

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
  2. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    You may notice a NYC sticker on the headstock.. It was added when refinished, but the bass is a Metro... Also the pics look crappy, but it is in excellent shape...
  3. Antman3820

    Antman3820 Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Toms River, NJ
    SO TEMPTING !!!!
  4. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Beautiful bass, GLWTS.

    Nut width on the WL 5's is 1 3/4" through, rather that 1 1/2", if I am right? Unless this one is different?
  5. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    It is 1 3/4.. Thanks, it's now corrected ..
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  6. Shaun Gotti Calloway

    Shaun Gotti Calloway

    Apr 21, 2015
    I’m interested PM sent
  7. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Who refinished it - was it done at Rogers shop?
  8. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    The headstock and the abalone inlays were done by Pat Wilkens... Also, not looking for any trades at this time..
    I am all set bass and gear wise...
  9. Bassmann79

    Bassmann79 Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    I was about to say, something isn't right because that is definitely a Metro! GLWTS!
  10. huebass


    Oct 29, 2007
    Just curious, what isn’t ‘right’ about it that you knew it was definitely a metro? I’m being serious cause I’d like to learn what subtle or obvious ‘visual’ differences there are.
  11. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    The big giveaway is the "M" at the beginning of the serial number. Also the Metros use Hipshot licensed tuners versus Hipshot USA tuners. I wasn't aware there was a USA preamp vs. a Metro preamp but you learn something new every day.
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  12. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Very interested! Would you have a full body shot?
  13. stringtheory6

    stringtheory6 Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Buena Park, CA

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  14. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    Thanks Will.. The body is in excellent shape minus a few belt marks in the top coat that do not get into the paint.. You have to look close to see them..
  15. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    No trades.. Thank you..
  16. Astroman

    Astroman Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    Winston-Salem, NC
    PM sent!
  17. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    This bass has the USA HipShot Tuners. They were installed as part of the work, that Pat did on the headstock.

    The US and Japanese preamps are schematically the same; but the NYC preamps are hand wired with heavier gauge wiring. Lisa wired this preamp from scratch. Just one more example of the Brooklyn crew bending over backwards for their customers.

    This is an awesome bass.
  18. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    It is an awesome bass !! I wouldn't be selling it, but I have a new build to pay for..
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