Sadowsky MetroExpress 21-Fret Vintage JJ 5-String Bass, Morado, Tobacco Sunburst High Polish (Manufacturers Refurbished/Used)

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  • Regular price $999.99

Sadowsky basses have long been a favorite in the arsenal of professional players. From touring musicians to Broadway bassists, Sadowsky has been at the forefront of modern low-end innovation, while still maintaining the classic elegance of a traditional Jazz or Precision bass. 

The all new, reimagined MetroExpress basses are a great way to experience Sadowsky tone and quality without boutique prices. Equipped with the original Sadowsky 2 Band, Boost only Preamp and Noise Cancelling passive pickups, these basses compliment every style of player. Featuring the original MetroExpress Logo, updated string retainer and Roasted Maple necks, the playability of these instruments rival those in much higher price points. New features on the basses include the Just-A-Nut III and Easy Access Backplate, making setups a breeze. The Sadowsky MetroExpress basses are a great addition to any collection!




Why do some of the used instruments have a “used” stamp on the back of the headstock?

This step is a long-standing agreement we have had with some of our manufacturing partners taken to protect their interests and to prevent the filing of improper warranty claims.  For many consumers, the “used” stamp is recognized as a sign of quality, giving confidence that an instrument originating from MIRC has been properly set-up and refurbished by a professional tech.



Tech Specs

  • Body

    • Body Wood: Okoume
    • Back Plate: Easy Access Backplate


    • Neck Wood: Maple
    • Joint: Bolt On
    • Profile: Standard
    • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.86" / (21.8mm)
    • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.93" (23.6mm)
    • Truss Rod: Dual Action
    • Finish: Natural Oil
    • Fretboard Wood: Morado
    • Radius: 12"
    • Inlays: Dot
    • Frets: 21 Nickel Silver
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Nut: Sadowsky Just A Nut III
    • Nut Width: 1.875"


    • Finish/Color: Chrome
    • Bridge: Sadowsky Quick Release 19mm
    • Knob Type: Dome
    • Tuning Machines: Sadowsky
    • Electronics
    • Preamp: Sadowsky Onboard 2 Band
    • Bridge Pickup: Sadowsky Passive Single Coil J
    • Neck Pickup: Sadowsky Passive Single Coil J
    • Controls: Volume | Reverse Blend | Bass (P/P for Preamp Bypass) | Treble


    • Strings: Sadowsky OEM
    • Tuning: BEADG
    • Case: Sadowsky PortaBag