The SIMILARITIES between our NYC and Metro Basses
are much more important than the DIFFERENCES:


NYC Basses
Metro Basses

PICKUPS
Identical in NYC and Metro (Humcancelling Standard, Single Coil Optional)
PREAMP
Identical in NYC and Metro (VTC Standard Both Lines)
BODY
Chambered
Solid
NECK
Two Graphite Strips
Two Graphite Strips
HEADSTOCK
.717 in. (23/32 in.)
.682 in. (11/16 in.)
BUILT IN
NYC
Japan
AVERAGE WEIGHT
7.50 to 8.75 lbs.
8.5 to 10.00 lbs.

HARDWARE
Chrome, Black or Gold
Chrome Only
FIGURED TOPS
Available
Not Available
BLOCKS and BINDING
Blocks Only (no binding)
Available (UV70 models only)

OTHER STATEMENTS REGARDING THE ABOVE:

The body chambering, graphite strips and thicker headstocks in the NYC models began in January 2004 (approx. serial #4000).

Sadowsky Metros are not "mass-produced factory basses" so they afford the player who does not require premium woods or custom options the opportunity to play a Sadowsky at a more attractive price point.

We will try to expand this page as further questions come up.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.

OTHER RESOURCES:

How Our Knob Layout and Preamp Work

What is Vintage Tone Control (VTC)?