NS Design WAV4 Double Bass • Amberburst

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Product Description

For the bassist entering the world of the pure electric upright, the NS Design WAV Series offers a combination of design, performance and affordability exceeding any other instrument in its price point. True to the NS tradition, the WAV readily captures the essence of an acoustic double bass, yet opens up a wide range of new sonic possibilities.

The piezo-powered, passive electronics deliver an amazingly natural tone with unlimited overhead for extraordinary performance without the need or hassle of batteries whilst the NS patented Polar™ Pickup System offers the modern bassist unlimited expressive potential and a range of powerful dynamics.

The WAV upright bass is available in 4 or 5 string models with a choice of stunning color choices.

CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
The WAV Series proudly shares the same elegant, modern body design, ergonomics and performance support options of its NXT and CR companions and delivers the same rich, full tone and clarity you would expect from a Ned Steinberger Instrument.

The WAV Double Bass features a solid straight grain maple neck and body with a gorgeous flame maple face (with a choice of Amberburst, Transparent Red and Transparent Black stained finishes) or a striking Brilliant White solid maple face. The graduated rosewood fingerboard features asymmetric relief for easy playability in every position whilst the adjustable bridge and two-way truss rod allow the player to radically adjust the neck relief and string heights to suit the music and personal playing style.

NS POLAR™ BRIDGE PICKUP SYSTEM
Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the NS Design Polar™ Pickup System. Two separate piezo transducers mounted in the bridge respond selectively to either vertical vibration – a convenient toggle switch gives you the choice to select a traditional arco mode for percussive attack and a dynamic bowed response, or the pizzicato mode for a smooth, uniquely even and sustained plucked sound.

NS DESIGN/D’ADDARIO™ STRINGS
Equipped with NS Contemporary Bass Strings by D’Addario™, the WAV Double Bass is compatible with most standard electric or traditional acoustic upright bass strings. In combination with the easy adjustment of its basic set-up parameters, this versatile instrument is adaptable to suit all styles of music.

ACCESSORIES
Compact and lightweight, the WAV Double Bass is an excellent instrument for musicians on the move. It comes equipped with a self-supporting WAV/NXT tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle and a padded gig bag with a carry handle, adjustable shoulder strap and eparate pouch compartments for stand, bow and accessories. The gig bag with a loaded weight of approximately 11.2kg/25lbs (including stand) will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.

Product Specs/Additional Information

CONSTRUCTIONSolid, straight grain maple
FINISHChoice of Brilliant White with maple face or Amberburst, Transparent Red or Transparent Black with flame maple face
FINGERBOARDHand-graduated ebony or Coform™ intonation referenced with cascading dot markers / Width at nut: 43.1mm (1.7″) / Maximum width: 89mm (3.5″)
BRIDGERock maple (dyed black) / Radius: 79mm (3.1″) / String spacing: 80mm (3.14″)
NUTEbony / Radius: 79mm (3.1″) / String spacing: 30mm (1.19″)
BRIDGE PICKUPNS Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system
ELECTRONICSPassive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required / Toggle switch for Polar Pickup balance (between pizzicato/arco modes) / Rotary volume control / Tone control (treble roll off)
TRUSS RODTwo-way truss rod, accessible at nut
TUNING MACHINES12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish
LENGTH132cm (52″)
WIDTH15cm (6″)
THICKNESS10cm (4″)
WEIGHT4.0kg (8.8lb)
SCALE LENGTH106cm (41.73″)
STRINGSNS Contemporary Bass Strings by D’Addario™ (Also compatible with most standard 3/4 size double bass strings)
STANDNXT/WAV Tripod Stand / Black painted steel, adjustable, folds for storage & fits into supplied gig bag / Weight: 2.7kg (6lb)
GIG BAGNylon padded gig bag, with stand compartment, bow compartment, charger and accessory pocket, handle and adjustable shoulder strap / Loaded weight: 11.2kg (25lb) inc. stand

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Product Description

For the bassist entering the world of the pure electric upright, the NS Design WAV Series offers a combination of design, performance and affordability exceeding any other instrument in its price point. True to the NS tradition, the WAV readily captures the essence of an acoustic double bass, yet opens up a wide range of new sonic possibilities.

The piezo-powered, passive electronics deliver an amazingly natural tone with unlimited overhead for extraordinary performance without the need or hassle of batteries whilst the NS patented Polar™ Pickup System offers the modern bassist unlimited expressive potential and a range of powerful dynamics.

The WAV upright bass is available in 4 or 5 string models with a choice of stunning color choices.

CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
The WAV Series proudly shares the same elegant, modern body design, ergonomics and performance support options of its NXT and CR companions and delivers the same rich, full tone and clarity you would expect from a Ned Steinberger Instrument.

The WAV Double Bass features a solid straight grain maple neck and body with a gorgeous flame maple face (with a choice of Amberburst, Transparent Red and Transparent Black stained finishes) or a striking Brilliant White solid maple face. The graduated rosewood fingerboard features asymmetric relief for easy playability in every position whilst the adjustable bridge and two-way truss rod allow the player to radically adjust the neck relief and string heights to suit the music and personal playing style.

NS POLAR™ BRIDGE PICKUP SYSTEM
Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the NS Design Polar™ Pickup System. Two separate piezo transducers mounted in the bridge respond selectively to either vertical vibration – a convenient toggle switch gives you the choice to select a traditional arco mode for percussive attack and a dynamic bowed response, or the pizzicato mode for a smooth, uniquely even and sustained plucked sound.

NS DESIGN/D’ADDARIO™ STRINGS
Equipped with NS Contemporary Bass Strings by D’Addario™, the WAV Double Bass is compatible with most standard electric or traditional acoustic upright bass strings. In combination with the easy adjustment of its basic set-up parameters, this versatile instrument is adaptable to suit all styles of music.

ACCESSORIES
Compact and lightweight, the WAV Double Bass is an excellent instrument for musicians on the move. It comes equipped with a self-supporting WAV/NXT tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle and a padded gig bag with a carry handle, adjustable shoulder strap and eparate pouch compartments for stand, bow and accessories. The gig bag with a loaded weight of approximately 11.2kg/25lbs (including stand) will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.

Product Specs

CONSTRUCTIONSolid, straight grain maple
FINISHChoice of Brilliant White with maple face or Amberburst, Transparent Red or Transparent Black with flame maple face
FINGERBOARDHand-graduated ebony or Coform™ intonation referenced with cascading dot markers / Width at nut: 43.1mm (1.7″) / Maximum width: 89mm (3.5″)
BRIDGERock maple (dyed black) / Radius: 79mm (3.1″) / String spacing: 80mm (3.14″)
NUTEbony / Radius: 79mm (3.1″) / String spacing: 30mm (1.19″)
BRIDGE PICKUPNS Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system
ELECTRONICSPassive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required / Toggle switch for Polar Pickup balance (between pizzicato/arco modes) / Rotary volume control / Tone control (treble roll off)
TRUSS RODTwo-way truss rod, accessible at nut
TUNING MACHINES12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish
LENGTH132cm (52″)
WIDTH15cm (6″)
THICKNESS10cm (4″)
WEIGHT4.0kg (8.8lb)
SCALE LENGTH106cm (41.73″)
STRINGSNS Contemporary Bass Strings by D’Addario™ (Also compatible with most standard 3/4 size double bass strings)
STANDNXT/WAV Tripod Stand / Black painted steel, adjustable, folds for storage & fits into supplied gig bag / Weight: 2.7kg (6lb)
GIG BAGNylon padded gig bag, with stand compartment, bow compartment, charger and accessory pocket, handle and adjustable shoulder strap / Loaded weight: 11.2kg (25lb) inc. stand

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