NS Design NXT 4 String Electric Upright Double Bass Flat Black & Stand
DESIGNED BY NED STEINBERGER
With a sleek visual appearance as balanced and extraordinary as its sound, the NXT Upright Bass embodies world-class performance, features, design and craftsmanship. Versatile and roadworthy, this exciting instrument is made expressly for the plugged-in world, with new ways to connect with your music, other musicians, and new audiences. This instrument is produced in the Czech Republic by the same craftsmen who build NS Design's renowned CR Upright Basses.
TONE AND PERFORMANCE - Thanks to the NS Polar Pickup System, pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone.
The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.
NS Electric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit the NXT, allowing you to select from a wide range, each with a unique sound a feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Upright Bass is adaptable to every style of music.
SUPPORT OPTIONS - A wide array of interchangeable support systems make the NXT Double Bass adaptable to virtually any situation. Standard equipment includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle. A more traditional end pin stand is available, as well as shoulder strap options that allow for full mobility. The End Pin Stand conversion kit attaches to the tripod stand to hold the instrument upright for on-stand performance or when not in use.
BODY/NECK - Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Black) or flame maple face (Sunburst) on body.
FINGERBOARD - Hand-graduated. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers.
TRUSS ROD - Single Action, accessible at nut.
TUNING HARDWARE - 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.
POLAR PICKUP - The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to lateral string vibration, for bowing and for the percussive plucked response of a traditional acoustic instrument, or to vertical string vibration, for remarkable even and sustained plucked sound more like a guitar. A switch allows the player to choose the desired response.
ELECTRONICS & CONTROLS - Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control and Tone control (treble roll off).