• Sadowsky Metro Express 21 Vintage JJ 5 Solid Ocean Blue Metallic
  • Sadowsky Metro Express 21 Vintage JJ 5 Solid Ocean Blue Metallic

The new Metro Express series is the latest member in the Sadowsky family and we dare to say these are the best Super Jazz Basses that we've found below 1000€

As you know, an instrument made by Roger Sadowsky and his team in New York (NYC series) costs around 5000€ and takes months to be built. These are amazing instruments but if you can't afford the expense or need an instrument faster then you have the renewed Metro Line which used to be crafted in Japan and is now made at the Warwick facilities in Germany. These sell for around 3000€ and are basically the same quality as their American brothers but with limited finish options to help producing them faster. No corners are cut so these are a great alternative.

However if your bidget is even tighter or just want to add an inexpensive bass but still need quality and comfort, options were limited until now. That's why we are so thrilled about the new Sadowsky Metroline Express series. These are made in China at the same facilities where the great Warwick Rockbass instruments are built, meaning quality is going to be great.

As you can see, these basses look 100% Sadowsky. Clean lines and design, lightweight, quiet electronics and of course a fantastic 2 band preamp to bring all the punch and character that Sadowsky basses are famous for.

Everything in this bass feels balanced. Playability is great and low action is perfectly possible. Any bass with teh Sadowsky name at the headstock is going to be absolutely clean in the electroncis department. That's why these basses are kings in the studio and live. No hum or strange noises here.

The sound in passive is actually very traditional. When you kick in the active preamp you are rewarded with that familiar punch that will make just about any bassline sound great. Deep and powerful but never muddy. Bright if needed but never too aggressive. Cool.

This is the Metro Express 21 Vintage JJ5 model, that is: Jazz Bass Style with 2 passive Single Coil pickups, pickguard, 21 frets and 5 strings. It comes with a very nice Solid Ocean Blue Metallic finish.

The low B on this bass is amazingly loud and clear, proving that a 34" 5 string bass is perfectly possible if it is well designed and done.

We love the fast and easy access to the tryss rid at the base of the neck. No special tools are needed to tweak it (this is a standard feature on all Sadowsky basses).

This bass comes with Schaller type straplocks, quality padded gigbag and all the neccesary adjustment keys.


Sadowsky Metro Express 21 Vintage JJ 5 Solid Ocean Blue Metallic

Metro Express 21 Vintage JJ 5 Solid Ocean Blue Metallic

Body: Okume
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple
Construction: Bolt On
Frets: 21
Pickups: Passive Sadowsky J-Style pickup x2
Electronics: Sadowsky Active-Passive
Controls: Volume, Balance, Bass, Treble (Boost only EQ).
Weight: 4.1kg
Neck width at nut (mm): 45
String spacing at the bridge (mm): 20
Scale (inches): 34
More: Padded gigbag included. Pull Bass EQ for Passive-Active operation
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Sadowsky Metro Express 21 Vintage JJ 5 Solid Ocean Blue Metallic