NS Design WAV4 Radius Bass • Matte Black

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Product Description

The WAV Radius Bass is all about the experience, every time you pick it up. It’s in the feel of the instrument before you plug it in, and it’s embodied in the tone, performance and the limitless possibilities when the house lights go down.

Among the major advantages of the headless Radius concept are its weight and balance. Extraordinarily secure and comfortable, the WAV Radius features a unique body design which contours to your torso, allowing your hands to fall naturally into a perfect playing position and eliminating neck dive.

Available in 4 and 5 string models, the Radius has an expansive, practical tone palette, performance-ready for any stage or recording suite. A tight, rock-solid low end underpins the exceptional clarity and harmonic integrity carried throughout its range. The WAV Radius’ state-of-the-art NS/EMG pickup combo offers unparalleled definition, sustain and versatility with plenty of dynamic headroom.

The intonation is spot-on, through to the 24th fret and when you need it, quick, precision tuning is at your right-hand fingertips, readily adjustable even while you’re playing.

Finally, an intuitive, straightforward control setup lets you find your voice (no matter what you play), or shift gears with freedom to explore the broad sonic territory provided by the WAV Radius Bass.

NS RADIUS NECK
The headless, one-piece, bolt-on maple neck has 24 frets, a 34″ scale and a familiar 15″ radius. A volute provides thumb reference at the nut. String slots in the aluminum headplate eliminate the need for a headstock with heavy tuning machines. Conveniently accessed from the top of the neck, the heavy-duty aluminium double-action reinforcing truss rod, with its patented differential thread drive, gives both rigidity and precise relief control.

NS DIRADIAL™ BODY
The concave back profile provides a sense of comfort and stability against the torso. The front of the instrument is more tightly radiused, which, in combination with the general wedge shape of the body, creates a more comfortable orientation to the right hand. The configuration of the body cutaway provides easy access to the highest frets.

NS PATENTED TUNING SYSTEM
Fast and simple, this brilliant, self-clamping precision tuning system (US Patent 6,528,710) is integrated into the body of the Radius Bass and accepts any standard single-ball end, full-scale bass guitar string. No tools are required — simply rotate the knurled knob to change a string or tune the instrument.

NS POLAR™/ EMG HIGH IMPEDANCE DUAL PICKUP SYSTEM
Active electronics, including the 9 volt on-board preamp and EQ, integrate a magnetic custom EMG Radius pickup and the NS bridge-mounted Polar™ pickup. The EMG pickup has a radiused top and magnetic structure to optimize the tone and harmonics from every string. The NS Polar pickup is a unique piezo design, combining a tight and powerful low end with exceptional clarity. The WAV offers master volume and balance controls, along with separate tone controls for each pickup.

NS BRIDGE & SADDLE
The aluminium one-piece bridge and saddle assembly provide a broad range of height and angle adjustment, allowing the player to precisely tailor the action and adjust the intonation.

NS GIG BAG
The WAV Radius bass guitar includes a padded gig bag with a handle, adjustable backpack straps and a large front zipper pocket with room for cables and gear. The loaded gig bag will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.

Product Specs/Additional Information

BODYSolid, straight grain maple NS Diradial™ body
FINISHChoice of high gloss Metallic Crimson, Metallic White, Metallic Cobalt or Matte Black
NECKHeadless, bolt-on, one-piece maple NS Radius neck with volute thumb reference at nut
TRUSS RODHeavy-duty aluminum, double action rod for precise fingerboard relief adjustment
FINGERBOARD24 fret ebony with traditional dot markers
MODEL OPTIONS4 string / 5 string with fretted fingerboards
BRIDGE PICKUPNS Polar™ bridge-mounted piezo pickup system
MAGNETIC PICKUPEMG™ Radius custom pickup
ELECTRONICS9 volt NS/EMG active on-board preamp
CONTROLSMaster volume / Pickup balance / Individual pickup tone controls
TUNING SYSTEMNS patented self-clamping precision tuning mechanism built into the body
OVERALL LENGTHWAV4 105.4cm (41.5″) — WAV5 107.3cm (42.25″)
BODY LENGTH52.83cm (20.8″)
NECK SCALEWAV4 34″ — WAV5 35″
NECK RADIUS15″
NECK WIDTH AT NUTWAV4 40.6mm (1.60″) — WAV5 47mm (1.85″)
NECK WIDTH AT 12TH FRETWAV4 55.6mm (2.19″) — WAV5 64.5mm (2.54″)
BRIDGE SPACINGWAV4 19mm — WAV5 18mm
WEIGHTWAV4 3.63kg (8.0lb) — WAV5 3.72g (8.2lb)
STRINGSD’Addario™ EXL170 nickel round wound regular light gauge .045 .065 .080 .100
GIG BAG INCLUDEDCustom design NS padded gig-bag with handle, adjustable backpack straps and large front zipper pocket
COUNTRY OF ORIGINIndonesia

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Product Description

The WAV Radius Bass is all about the experience, every time you pick it up. It’s in the feel of the instrument before you plug it in, and it’s embodied in the tone, performance and the limitless possibilities when the house lights go down.

Among the major advantages of the headless Radius concept are its weight and balance. Extraordinarily secure and comfortable, the WAV Radius features a unique body design which contours to your torso, allowing your hands to fall naturally into a perfect playing position and eliminating neck dive.

Available in 4 and 5 string models, the Radius has an expansive, practical tone palette, performance-ready for any stage or recording suite. A tight, rock-solid low end underpins the exceptional clarity and harmonic integrity carried throughout its range. The WAV Radius’ state-of-the-art NS/EMG pickup combo offers unparalleled definition, sustain and versatility with plenty of dynamic headroom.

The intonation is spot-on, through to the 24th fret and when you need it, quick, precision tuning is at your right-hand fingertips, readily adjustable even while you’re playing.

Finally, an intuitive, straightforward control setup lets you find your voice (no matter what you play), or shift gears with freedom to explore the broad sonic territory provided by the WAV Radius Bass.

NS RADIUS NECK
The headless, one-piece, bolt-on maple neck has 24 frets, a 34″ scale and a familiar 15″ radius. A volute provides thumb reference at the nut. String slots in the aluminum headplate eliminate the need for a headstock with heavy tuning machines. Conveniently accessed from the top of the neck, the heavy-duty aluminium double-action reinforcing truss rod, with its patented differential thread drive, gives both rigidity and precise relief control.

NS DIRADIAL™ BODY
The concave back profile provides a sense of comfort and stability against the torso. The front of the instrument is more tightly radiused, which, in combination with the general wedge shape of the body, creates a more comfortable orientation to the right hand. The configuration of the body cutaway provides easy access to the highest frets.

NS PATENTED TUNING SYSTEM
Fast and simple, this brilliant, self-clamping precision tuning system (US Patent 6,528,710) is integrated into the body of the Radius Bass and accepts any standard single-ball end, full-scale bass guitar string. No tools are required — simply rotate the knurled knob to change a string or tune the instrument.

NS POLAR™/ EMG HIGH IMPEDANCE DUAL PICKUP SYSTEM
Active electronics, including the 9 volt on-board preamp and EQ, integrate a magnetic custom EMG Radius pickup and the NS bridge-mounted Polar™ pickup. The EMG pickup has a radiused top and magnetic structure to optimize the tone and harmonics from every string. The NS Polar pickup is a unique piezo design, combining a tight and powerful low end with exceptional clarity. The WAV offers master volume and balance controls, along with separate tone controls for each pickup.

NS BRIDGE & SADDLE
The aluminium one-piece bridge and saddle assembly provide a broad range of height and angle adjustment, allowing the player to precisely tailor the action and adjust the intonation.

NS GIG BAG
The WAV Radius bass guitar includes a padded gig bag with a handle, adjustable backpack straps and a large front zipper pocket with room for cables and gear. The loaded gig bag will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.

Product Specs

BODYSolid, straight grain maple NS Diradial™ body
FINISHChoice of high gloss Metallic Crimson, Metallic White, Metallic Cobalt or Matte Black
NECKHeadless, bolt-on, one-piece maple NS Radius neck with volute thumb reference at nut
TRUSS RODHeavy-duty aluminum, double action rod for precise fingerboard relief adjustment
FINGERBOARD24 fret ebony with traditional dot markers
MODEL OPTIONS4 string / 5 string with fretted fingerboards
BRIDGE PICKUPNS Polar™ bridge-mounted piezo pickup system
MAGNETIC PICKUPEMG™ Radius custom pickup
ELECTRONICS9 volt NS/EMG active on-board preamp
CONTROLSMaster volume / Pickup balance / Individual pickup tone controls
TUNING SYSTEMNS patented self-clamping precision tuning mechanism built into the body
OVERALL LENGTHWAV4 105.4cm (41.5″) — WAV5 107.3cm (42.25″)
BODY LENGTH52.83cm (20.8″)
NECK SCALEWAV4 34″ — WAV5 35″
NECK RADIUS15″
NECK WIDTH AT NUTWAV4 40.6mm (1.60″) — WAV5 47mm (1.85″)
NECK WIDTH AT 12TH FRETWAV4 55.6mm (2.19″) — WAV5 64.5mm (2.54″)
BRIDGE SPACINGWAV4 19mm — WAV5 18mm
WEIGHTWAV4 3.63kg (8.0lb) — WAV5 3.72g (8.2lb)
STRINGSD’Addario™ EXL170 nickel round wound regular light gauge .045 .065 .080 .100
GIG BAG INCLUDEDCustom design NS padded gig-bag with handle, adjustable backpack straps and large front zipper pocket
COUNTRY OF ORIGINIndonesia

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