SOLD Sadowsky Metroline 5-string Will Lee (8.5 lbs)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by danclaro, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    Price:
    $2395
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New Jersey
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    Sadowsky Metroline 5-string Will Lee

    I bought this bass here on TalkBass about a year ago. It's lightweight and nicely balanced. Sounds great slapped, as you would expect from an ash maple J-bass with single coils. Some minor surface scratches on the body that I couldn't capture with my DSLR. Comes with a few pickguards, Dunlop strap locks, and a Sadowsky Portabag. Selling because I prefer alder/rosewood. Not looking for trades.

    Here are the specs:
    • Black, swamp ash body (solid)
    • 8.5 lbs
    • Maple neck and fingerboard, 1 3/4” nut, 22 frets
    • Sadowsky Single Coil J pickups (60s locations)
    • Sadowsky Will Lee preamp with on/off mid-boost; choice of 500Hz or 800Hz, wide or narrow bandwidth
    • Vintage Pearl pickguard (also included: Tortoise, White Pearl, and Black pickguards)
    • 19mm string spacing at bridge
    • Dunlop dual design strap locks installed
    • Sadowsky Portabag
    $2395 shipped in the US

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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2018
  2. robthebassplaye

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

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    William Franklin "Will" Lee IV signed a Sadowsky Metro ???? Thats cool !!!
     
  3. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    LOL! I think all Will Lee basses have the signature but I believe it's a decal.
     
  4. robthebassplaye

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

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    Oh, that makes sense. Now I feel stupid....
     
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  5. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    Hey, there are no stupid questions here! Seriously, it does not look like a decal.
     
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  6. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
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  7. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    Being mostly a 4-string player, this is the first 5 string bass that felt natural to me. The Will Lee neck profile is noticeably different from other 5 string Metros. The 1.75" nut has a lot to do with it, and overall the feel is really comfortable all around the neck.
     
  8. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    New, MetroLine basses come with a gig bag. This one comes with a Sadowsky Portabag in mint condition.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  9. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    Sold!