he NS Design CR5 Electric Fretless 5-String Omni Bass breaks through conventional barriers by integrating phenomenal acoustic and electric bass tones with the familiar 34 inch bass guitar scale. This beautiful 5-string bass uses identical fingering to that of the conventional bass guitar, yet delivers dynamic new plucked and bowed sounds for the serious bass guitarist who wants to expand his expressive range. Tuned to E or down to low B, this radical new electric bass combines the tonal purity of the acoustic upright with the awesome power of the full-blown electric, resulting in the most versatile bass on the market today. From punchy, percussive attack to smooth, singing sustain, the Omni Bass's exclusive Polar piezo pickup is the only system that allows the bassist to control the attack and decay of the plucked string. EMG magnetic pickups add classic electric sounds. The on-board pre-amp, EQ, and mixer allow the player full control of this wide tonal palette right from the instrument.
The Omni Bass responds to the bow with a natural and expressive voice, combining powerful bass resonance with brilliant harmonics. The strings are easily driven making it possible for bassists with little bowing experience to add this beautiful dimension to their music. Deep, resonant bass response is the essence of this remarkable new instrument. Whether plucked or bowed, the Omni Bass delivers pure, exciting acoustic and electric bass sounds that can be tailored to compliment virtually any musical style or gig. The 34" scale length of the Omni Bass is the same as standard electric bass and spacing is identical to the bass guitar, and therefore immediately familiar to any bass player. The Omni Bass can also be tuned in fifths, for fingerings that are more natural for the cellist seeking enhanced bass range. The Omni Bass has a highly arched fingerboard and bridge, similar to a cello, to optimize bow articulation.
- Authentic bowed and pizzicato upright sounds in a portable package
- Meticulously crafted and built in the Czech Republic
- 34" scale length and TransRadius fretboard shape give this bass an electric-like feel
- Solid maple body and neck, ebony fretboard
- Polar Pickup System with pizz/arco selector switch for authentic upright sound
- Custom-designed low-impedance EMG pickups deliver classic electric sounds
- Sculpt the sounds you need with powerful active electronics
- Strap system makes the CR4 bass easy to hold and play
- Optional tripod stand and end pin stand available
- Deluxe gig bag included