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 he developed by himself, he succeeded to raise the well-known P/J bass sound to a new level, so today you can speak of a typical Sadowsky tone: Never harsh or shrill sounding, with strong, powerful but never muddy bass, with present, but not too aggressive mids, and a sweet and airy treble range. All features of this modern bass sound can also be found in the 21-Fret Hybrid P/J basses of the MetroExpress series. A good choice for bass players who are looking for a lightweight solution for the stage in addition to a modern bass sound. This five-string version of the Sadowsky Hybrid P/J Bass features a Candy Apple Red High Polish finish, a parchment pickguard and a fingerboard made of Maple.
Metro Express Hybrid PJ 5 String
Machineheads Sadowsky Light Open Gear
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Choice of Maple or Morado; Tigerstripe ebony (fretless)
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Scale length 34" (long scale)
Width Nut 47.5 mm / 1.87"
Frets 21 Nickel Silver (width: 2.4 mm / height: 1.3 mm)
Body Shape Standard J
Body Wood Okume
Pickups Passive Sadowsky P (neck), J (bridge)
Electronics Active Sadowsky 2-Way Electronics
Pot layout Volume / Balance / Treble / Bass
Bridge system Sadowsky Bridge w/ Quick Release
Strap system S-Style Security Locks