The NXT Series Double Bass opens up a new horizon for the seriousbassist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget.Available in four- and five-string configurations, these instruments areproduced in the Czech Republic by the same craftsmen who build NSDesign's renowned CR Series.
Pizzicato and arco techniques havealmost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the Polar PickupSystem. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arcomode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato modefor a smooth, sustained tone. Passive electronics deliver unlimitedoverhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.
TheNXT bass now incorporates NS Design's innovative JackPot potentiometerin its volume and tone controls. Conventional passive volume and tonecontrols work by siphoning a portion of the output signal to ground, andcontinue to hold back a portion of the pickup's signal even when turnedup all the way. The JackPot incorporates a rotary switch thatdisengages the ground when turned fully clockwise, sending 100% of theinstrument's signal to the amplifier. The result is a fuller, richertone, with more power, detail, and overall intensity.
The solidmaple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard,deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetricalfingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher stringsand a clear, powerful lower register. The adjustable bridge and trussrod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings thatencourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.
NSElectric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit all NSDouble Basses, allowing the player to select from a wide range, eachwith a unique sound a feel. In combination with the easy adjustment ofbasic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Bass is adaptable to manydifferent styles of music.
A wide array of interchangeablesupport systems make the NXT Double Bass adaptable to virtually anysituation. Standard equipment includes a self-supporting tripod standwith full adjustments for height and angle. A more traditional end pinstand is available, as well as shoulder strap options that allow forfull mobility. The End Pin Stand conversion kit attaches to the tripodstand to hold the instrument upright for on-stand performance or whennot in use.
The NXT bass brings world-class design andcraftsmanship to a surprisingly affordable price range. With a visualappearance as striking as its sound, the roadworthy NXT is an excitingand reliable partner for the most demanding performance career.
- 5-string model
- Body/Neck: Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body.
- Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony. 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: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control and Tone control (treble roll off).
- Tripod Stand (standard): Black painted steel, fully adjustable, self-standing tripod design. Folds for easy storage and fits into gig bag.
- End Pin Stand (optional): fully adjustable height and balance for stability and ease of play.
- Shoulder Strap Systems (optional): The Boomerang strap allows the instrument to be placed into virtually any position for plucking and bowing. The Frame strap holds the instrument out from the body, providing a more traditional bowing position. Both styles use a single guitar-style shoulder strap for full mobiity.
- Cases Gig Bag standard: Nylon 137 cm (54") long; 8.2 kg (15 lb) loaded weight with handle and shoulder strap