NS Design EU5 5-String Double Bass Amber
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NS Design EU5double bass is made in the Czech Republic to the exact specifications of the original US Series instrument. The revolutionary design is molded with concentric laminations of graphite and rock maple that run the entire length of the instrument for maximum sonic integrity. The back of the neck is curved inward to follow the arch of the graphite fingerboard, resulting in a slim, easy to play neck with full access to the upper register.
The Polar pickup system, with its ability to respond to lateral and vertical vibration separately or both at once, is uniquely suited to an instrument that is both bowed and plucked. A fabulous bowed response and drum like pizzicato attack are characteristic of the lateral mode, while the sustained pizz. response of the vertical mode creates a new dimension for the upright bass. Magnetic pickups by EMG add a smooth ~Selectric~T option to the sound pallet. With active EQ and full control of pickup selection, the sonic options are virtually unlimited.
Available in 5 stringed model, the EU Series Double Bass, designed by Ned Steinberger, is in a class of its own, offering the bassist unparalleled performance and tonal quality.
Concentric Neck, Body and Peghead
Active EQ and Mixer
Construction: 27 alternating layers of rock maple & graphite fibre laminated in an epoxy matrix
Finish: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss hand polished polymer coating
Fingerboard: Graphite; 50mm (2 ") wide at nut; 93mm (3.7 ") max. width
Bridge: Black phenolic; radius 79mm (3.1"); string spacing 93mm (3.66")
Nut: Black phenolic; radius 61mm (2.4"); string spacing 43mm (1.68")
Bridge Pickup: NS Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system
Magnetic Pickup: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, neodymium magnets and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp
Electronics: 18 volt active circuit by HAZ Laboratories. Mono output.
Controls: Switch for Polar pickup (pizzicato - vertical vibration/arco - lateral vibration modes), Volume, Pickup Blend, Treble EQ, Bass EQ
Truss Rod: Dual Action, removable
Tuning Machines: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish
Length: 132cm (52")
Width: 15cm (6")
Thickness: 10cm (4")
Weight: 4.8kg (10.5lbs)
Scale Length: 106cm (41.73")
Strings: NS Design/D'Addario stainless steel flatwound strings - Low B or High C
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