NS Design Omni NXT5 3/4 Electric Bass, Polar Pickup, Black

| Mfg # NXT5DBBK
| UPC # 857923000613
Our Price: $1,649.00
Retail: $2,349.00 | You Save: 29%

The NXT Series Double Bass opens up a new horizon for the seriousbassist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget. Theseinstruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renownedCR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.

TheNXT 5-String Electric Double Bass has a ¾ sized solid maple body andneck, and a graduated ebony fingerboard for a rich, full tone that ringstrue for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates aneven 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lowerregister. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fastaction, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditionalacoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.

The on-board Polar PickupSystem is an exciting new dimension in string instrument performancethat offers powerful dynamics and rich full sound. Two separate mountedtransducers beneath the adjustable bridge offer unlimited expressivepotential. Each pickup is specialized for a specific task. A convenientswitch gives you the choice to select a traditional arco mode forpercussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for asmooth, sustained tone. Equipped with single volume and tone controls,the passive electronics provide plenty of overhead for the ultimatesound without cumbersome batteries.

NXT Double Basses can bestrung with electric or traditional acoustic strings, allowing theplayer to select from a wide range of set-up options, each with a uniquesound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-upparameters, the NXT Series Bass is adaptable to many different stylesof music.

Includes a self-supporting tripod stand with fulladjustments for height and angle, and a padded gig bag that holds thestand and also has a pocket for a bow.

The NXT 5-string DoubleBasses can be strung with electric or traditional acoustic strings,allowing the player to select from a wide range of set-up options, eachwith a unique sound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment ofbasic set-up parameters, this versatile bass is adaptable to manydifferent styles of music. In addition, this amazing 5-string bass canbe tuned in standard B,E,A,D,G tuning or can be tunes in E,A,D,G,C also.Includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments forheight and angle, and a padded gig bag that holds the stand and also hasa pocket for a bow.


  • 5-string acoustic-electric bass
  • 3/4 size
  • 41.73" (106 cm) scale length
  • Solid maple body and neck
  • Amberburst or Black satin finishes
  • 52" (132cm) body length
  • Ebony fingerboard with asymmetrical fingerboard relief
  • Offset dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fingerboard width: 1.87" (47.6mm) wide at nut; 4.0" (89.0mm) maximum width
  • Ebony Nut
  • Polar Pickup System
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Rock maple bridge (dyed black); radius 3.1" (7.9cm); string spacing 3.14" (80 mm)
  • Black hardware
  • Fully encased worm gear tuners
  • Designed to accommodate full-scale acoustic bass strings
  • Made in Czech Republic
  • Padded gig bag that holds the stand with pocket for a bow
  • Includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle
  • Optional endpin stand and shoulder strap system (sold separately)

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All instruments in our catalogs and on our shopping site carry the manufacturers' warranties against defects in parts and workmanship. Should a defect occur within the manufacturer's warranty period, contact us immediately.

We will be glad to help facilitate the repair or replacement as specified by the manufacturer. The manufacturer will determine whether the defect is covered under their warranty; we do not make that determination.

Please note: U.S.-based manufacturers WILL NOT honor warranties for items sold and shipped outside the U.S. Also, if a school, school district, or board of education purchases an instrument and resells it to an individual, the manufacturer considers the warranty to be void. Warranties are extended only to the original purchaser!

All warranties, stated or implied are held with the product manufacturer and they vary from item to item. Consult the documentation that came with your product for details in addition to the information below.
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NS Design was founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger to develop electric string instruments. The primary focus is on bowed instruments - the violin, viola, cello and double bass. Ned explains, "Bowed electric instruments have been made since the mid-thirties. Unfortunately, most of these instruments are the victims of the misplaced idea that an electric instrument should soun...
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