The NS Design NXTa Electric Upright Bass, whose electronics are fully based around the Polar™ Pickup System, share the classic body design, ergonomics and performance support options of the CR and EU Series.
Available in 4 and 5 string configurations, these instruments are produced in the Czech Republic by the same craftsmen who build NS Design’s most advanced instruments.
Arco and Pizzicato techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the Polar Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone.
Body: solid straight grain maple with maple face (Satin Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body.
Neck: solid hard maple
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
Nut: Macassar Ebony, string spacing 30 mm
Bridge: Rock Maple dyed black, string spacing 61 mm
Pickups: Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system
Preamp: Active Mode – using the supplied charger, the NXTa connects into any AC outlet for 60 seconds, powering the capacitor-powered active circuit for up to 16 hours of performance time. The instrument can then be plugged straight into any low or high impedance device, no direct box necessary. Since there is no signal loss over the full frequency spectrum of the instrument, the fundamentals of every note remain clear and strong, even with extra-long cables.
Preamp: Passive Mode – The NXTa can be played in this mode when using a direct box or an amplifier with high impedance input. (This mode provides performance capabilities identical to the original NXT.)
Controls: Rotary volume control, with push-pull selection between Active and Self-Powered output mode; Tone control (treble roll off); Arco/Pizzicato toggle switch.
Hardware: 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish
Strings: NS Contemporary Bass Strings by D’Addario™
Size: 52″ H x 4″ W x 6″ D
Weight: approximately 10.5 lbs.
Case: padded gig bag (included)
Stand: tripod stand – fully adjustable (included)
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