2015 NS Design CR4M 4-string Upright Bass




NS Design


CR4M 4-string Upright Bass



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SKU: 13408


The CR series of electric upright basses by NS Design features a lean solid body, full scale fingerboard and an adjustable neck and bridge to suit all players preferences. It covers an array of sounds with 2 pickup systems with multiple controls to sculpt the perfect sound to meet a variety of players needs.It has an adjustable neck and bridge with a full scale fretless fingerboard, and notably a two pickup Polar bridge-mounted piezo and EMG magnetic system. Wired to these pickups is an active 18V hum-canceling preamp with volume, bass, and treble EQ controls. Really great blend and volume control options to dial in every variable of your tone – very versatile. She’s exceptionally clean overall. Packs up nicely in a portable bag for easy transport and sold with the tripod stand.


Specs from NS:

  • LENGTH: 132 cm (52″)
  • WEIGHT: 4.8 kg (10.5 lbs.)
  • SCALE LENGTH: 106 cm (41.73″)
  • STRINGS: 4
  • CONSTRUCTION: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face.
  • FINGERBOARD: Hand graduated, asymmetric relief, cascading dot pattern for position reference; 43.1mm (1.7″) wide at nut; 89.0mm (3.5″) max. width.
  • BRIDGE: Hard maple; radius 7.9cm (3.1″) string spacing 81mm (3.19″).
  • NUT: Radius 7.9cm (3.1″); string spacing 30mm (1.19″).
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to either vertical vibration (for the sustained plucked sound, like an electric bass guitar), or lateral vibration (for dynamic bowing, and a percussive plucked sound).
  • MAGNETIC PICKUP: Low impedance EMG magnetic pickup system, with individually adjustable coils, neodymium magnets and low noise, hum-canceling preamp. Produces smooth pizzicato tone not unlike an electric bass guitar. (Magnetic pickups are not recommended for bowing.)
  • ELECTRONICS: 18-volt active circuit by EMG. Mono output.
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Balance for magnetic pickup and Polar bridge pickup, Balance for optimal pizzicato and optimal arco sound, Treble, and Bass
  • TRUSS ROD: Powerful truss rod allows positive relief to provide optimal action.
  • TUNING MACHINES: Premium grade worm gear tuners; black finish.
  • BAG: Padded gig bag standard with bow holder, handle, strap and accessories pouch