NS Design NS-CR5 fretless satin black

5-String Fretless Bass

  • Radius series
  • Type: Headless
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Maple neck with carbon core
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale: 35 "(Super Long Scale)
  • String spacing: 18 mm
  • Nut width: 47 mm
  • 24 fretlines
  • With point-like position markers
  • Pickups: 2 Custom EMG humbuckers and preamp and piezo NS system on the bridge
  • Colour: Charcoal black matte
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Further information

Colour Black
Number of strings 5
Body Ahorn
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Scale Super Longscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Surpassingly perfect!

jotgem, 26.03.2018
The instrument looks pretty good for a headless bass. But above all, handling and sound are excellent!

The bass is very well balanced, no wonder without a headstock. The aluminum plate for threading the strings works perfectly and the volute at the upper end of the neck fits comfortably in the hand. The instrument does not look as "sawed off" as some headless. In addition, this mini head strengthens tone and sustain. The sustain of the graphite neck surrounded by wood is very good, deadspots are virtually undetectable.

The five-string version has a 35 "scale, which is very comfortable to play and sounds great tight.The dot markers on the fingerboard are pretty, elegant and sometimes helpful for orientation, well thought-out is the well visible arrangement rising to the thinnest string between the strings.

The tuning mechanisms at the bottom are very fine, very precise and self-locking. No tools needed. Cool and practical. Changing the strings is a breeze ...

The bass is equipped with two custom EMG pickups and the well-known Ned Steinberger Piezo bridge.
The pickup in the neck position provides a strong, dry, deep P-bass-like sound, which in the bridge position also sounds dry, centered and growling and very much like a superb J-Bass bridge-PU. Between these two pickups you switch with a mini-switch, in the middle position both are active, the result is the typical scoop in the middle, which sounds a bit hollow. Very good.

The piezo pickup in the Alu-Klingen-Brücke is a total blast: very impulsive, very deep basses, very good mids across the entire range, fine and brilliantly brilliant highs and presences. An incredibly strong and transparent, very "acoustic" sound. Frequency response like an ironing board and an incredible noise behavior: While the already good EMGs with a fully up-turned Alpha-Omega quietly but loudly rushing, comes from the piezo exactly nothing! Piezos I knew until then rather than thin nasal, sometimes annoying things - this is something completely different. This piezo pickup may even be the key tonal argument for this instrument.

The electronics come from EMG / Steinberger, is operated at 18 V and has a correspondingly high headroom, ie dynamics and signal-to-noise ratio. Controls include Volume, Balance (EMG vs. Piezo), Active Treble, and Bass, both of which give you plenty of power. There is another 3-way mini switch, which filters the piezo in the heights to presences in two stages and takes the shine slightly or significantly more. The balance controller allows you to mix the proportions of the magnetic EMGs and the piezo in any desired way.

This bass is incredibly versatile in sound. I covered it with D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes (flat) and tuned one tone lower than normal (A, D, G, C, F). Sound is awesome, open, "acoustic", gripping sounds are almost zero.

The workmanship is excellent, the CR series is made in the Czech Republic near Prague. The price is more than adequate compared to what the competition offers - or requires.
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Beautiful fretless bass

TomU, 29.03.2015
Wonderful bass, great playability and sound in all situations, the long scale does not bother me despite small hands in any way. (Playing over 30 years of bass) have varied sound setting possibilities. The only drawback: the bridge Pick Up did not work at first, I had to plug in the cable again, had probably solved during transportation.
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