NS Design NXT4a-CO-SB Cello

4-String Electric Cello

  • With Polar Pickup System
  • Body: Maple
  • Maple neck
  • Richlite composite fingerboard with dot markers
  • Neck reinforced with steel rod
  • Dual mode active output
  • Volume knob and tone knob
  • Scale: 69.5 cm
  • Weight: 1.9 kg
  • Tuning: C - G - D - A
  • Colour: Satin Sunburst
  • Tripod stand and gig bag included

Further Information

Incl. Bag Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bow No
Incl. 4 Fine Tuners Yes
Incl. stand Yes
Incl. Peg No
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Superb mid-range electric cello
blueveek, 30.04.2017
NS Design make great electric cellos. The NXT series are their lower end tier, but with the same comfortable ergonomics like the CR.

Sounds quality is quite fantastic for the price, with great bow response at any volume set via the dedicated knob. However, when the treble knob is set at the highest level, there's definitely some hissing and something that sounds like clipped highs when playing high on the A string. At the other end, no treble results in a muddy sound for my taste. Solution is simple: find a balance somewhere at 80-90% (the treble increase is definitely not linear).

For picking, the second pickup position is frankly incredible. This cello sounds worlds better than most of my guitars. Clean patches on my Axe Fx sound incredible.

If distortion is desired, you can make it happen with the appropriate effects, and while it may sound a bit too thick or noisy for my taste, it's manageable.
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