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NS Design launches the Radius bass series

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Electric double bass specialist NS Design debuts the new Radius series of guitar basses, with 4 and 5-string models.

The Radius basses are available in 4 (CR4) or 5 (CR5) string versions, both with fretted and fretless options. All models feature a headless bolt-on neck.

On these models, NS Design introduces a new Diradial double cutaway body design, with convex back radius for improved ergonomics.

The maple bolt-on neck features a carbon fiber core and an adjustable truss rod and NS replaced the tuners with an aluminum plate on the “head”, the tuners are transferred to the bridge part with a patented design.

As for electronics, ND Design partnered with EMG to create two custom electro-magnetic pickups and a Polar piezo, and added active electronics with a 18V preamp, master volume, cut/boost for highs and lows, EMG pickups and piezo blend knobs, as well as a 3-way switch for the pickup selection and another 3-way switch for piezo EQ options.

 

Specifications:

  • Maple body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Bolt-on 1-piece maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with 15” radius and Dot inlays
  • Nut width: 1.60” on the CR4 and 1.85” on the CR5
  • Scale length: 34” on the CR4 and 35” on the CR5
  • 2 EMG Custom magnetic pickups and a piezo
  • 2-band active electronics
  • Aluminum bridge with string thru body and NS Design tuning system

EU street price for the CR5 is 2589€, no information regarding the CR4. Full details are available at www.nedsteinberger.com.

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