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Sadowsky MetroLine Will Lee 22-Fret Solid Black Satin 5-String Bass 8.36lbs #2941-23 22wl5

Sadowsky MetroLine Will Lee 22-Fret Solid Black Satin 5-String Bass 8.36lbs #2941-23 22wl5

SAD_SML22WL5-93-ALD-FR - 2941-23
Regular price $4,200.00 USD
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Sadowsky MetroLine 22-Fret Will Lee Artist Line:  Red Alder Body 5-String Solid Black Satin

Model Number: SML22WL5 93 ALD FR
Serial Number: SML E 002941-23
Weight: 8.36 Pounds

Team built in Germany! 

Roger Sadowsky's goal was always to further improve an already very successful bass design by making a number of detailed improvements.  Along with the electronics which Roger Sadowsky developed, he succeeded to raise the well known J/J bass sound to a new level.  Today, you can describe the typical Sadowsky tone as never harsh or shrill sounding, with strong powerful but never muddy bass, with present but not too aggressive midrange and a sweet and airy treble range.  All of these features are found on the MetroLine Will Lee artist model.  Will lee is one of the most requested bass players in the world and is known for the David Letterman Show, Horace Silver, George Benson, Bette Middler, and many more!  The 5-String version features a sleek undersized J-Style red alder body, a J/J pickup configuration, active electronic with true bypass, a custom made preamp according to the specifications of Will Lee with added mid-boost (500 and 800 Hz) to get more punch, Vintage Tone Control, treble and bass boost, ultralight Sadowsky branded tuners and special Sadowsky quick string release bridge.  The neck has a smaller profile capped off with a slab of morado (aka Pau Ferro).  The Sadowsky MetroLine Will Lee Artist Line is made exclusively in Germany.  A great bass for bassists looking for a bass for stage, studio, and ready for any gig. 


  • Finish: Solid Black Satin
  • Body: American Red Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Nut: Just-A-Nut Sadowsky Version
  • Fingerboard: Morado (Pau Ferro) w/ 22 Frets
  • Radius: 12" 
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Frets Type: 22 nickel silver frets (0.094"w x 0.051h)
  • Tuners: Sadowsky Light Weight Tuners
  • Bridge: Sadowsky Quick Release
  • Neck Pickup: Sadowsky Single Coil J-Style
  • Bridge Pickup: Sadowsky Single Coil J-Style in 60s Position
  • Black Pickguard
  • Custom Will Lee Preamp Active Pre-Amp:
  • Volume / Balance / Vintage Tone Control (p/p) / Treble/Bass Stack
  • Mid-Boost Switch
  • On-Off Mid-Boost
  • Choice of 500Hz or 800Hz
  • Wide or Narrow Bandwidth
  • Includes Sadowsky Gig-Bag
  • Sadowsky S-Security Locks
  • Sadowsky Blue Label 45-130 Stainless Strings 
  • Certificate of authenticity and digital information card.

We are a full line Sadowsky dealer! We can work with you to build the custom MasterBuilt bass of your dreams or get you anything in the Sadowsky product line. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!  
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