Sadowsky Metroline Will Lee 5 vs Sadowsky NYC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wendell DSouza, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Wendell DSouza

    Wendell DSouza

    Jun 17, 2019
    Been scouting the net for an answer. What do ya'll think ? - Will lee 5 or a nyc model (not will lee)...would the mid cut boost on the will lee outweigh the chambered body and passive tone control ?
  2. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    I think the real question is how customized do you want your bass to be. If you A/B'd a Metro and a NYC Will Lee 5, I think it would be challenging to tell much difference sonically. However, you have way more variety in the options that go into the NYC bass. For me, the NYC was the answer. I spec'd out exactly what I wanted in the bass. In your case, if the Will Lee electronics are the determining factor and you are less concerned about options, I would go with the Metro.

  3. A lot of knowledgeable people hang around the Sadowsky club, including Roger Sadowsky himself. I imagine you'll get an answer within minutes.

    Club Sadowsky!!!
  4. Wendell DSouza

    Wendell DSouza

    Jun 17, 2019
    I forgot to mention. The options are a new will lee metroline or a used nyc
  5. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Website and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Do you mean a Will Lee Metroline or a used NYC Will Lee? Or another model used NYC?