Sadowsky MetroExpress four- and five-strings review

The most affordable Sadowsky basses you can buy

Sadowsky MetroExpress basses
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Guitar World Verdict

Sadowsky brings its superb souped-up J-style basses to the masses, and they hit the mark.


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    Expertly constructed; excellent electronics; light weight


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When Leo Fender dreamed up the jazz bass around 1960, he couldn’t have known how enormously influential it would prove to be. Designed as the more svelte and sonically flexible alternative to the Precision Bass, the J-Bass is arguably the more impactful instrument.

Offering two pickups, a contoured body, and a fast neck, the J is the archetype for nearly every two-pickup bass that followed. And there is no place where that’s more obvious than in the over-saturated J-style copy market, a corner of the bass pool where it seems like nearly every manufacturer has at least dipped a toe.

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