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World-class design and craftsmanship in an surprisingly affordable price range.

The NXT Series Double Bass opens up a new horizon for the serious bassist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget. These instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.

The NXT 5-String Electric Double Bass has a ¾ sized solid maple body and neck, and a graduated ebony fingerboard for a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.

The on-board Polar Pickup System is an exciting new dimension in string instrument performance that offers powerful dynamics and rich full sound. Two separate mounted transducers beneath the adjustable bridge offer unlimited expressive potential. Each pickup is specialized for a specific task. A convenient switch gives you the choice to select a traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Equipped with single volume and tone controls, the passive electronics provide plenty of overhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.

NXT Double Basses can be strung with electric or traditional acoustic strings, allowing the player to select from a wide range of set-up options, each with a unique sound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Bass is adaptable to many different styles of music.
Includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle, and a padded gig bag that holds the stand and also has a pocket for a bow.

The NXT 5-string Double Basses can be strung with electric or traditional acoustic strings, allowing the player to select from a wide range of set-up options, each with a unique sound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, this versatile bass is adaptable to many different styles of music. In addition, this amazing 5-string bass can be tuned in standard B,E,A,D,G tuning or can be tunes in E,A,D,G,C also. Includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle, and a padded gig bag that holds the stand and also has a pocket for a bow.

NS Design NXT 5-String Electric Double Bass Features:

  • 5-string acoustic-electric bass
    3/4 size
    41.73" (106 cm) scale length
    Solid maple body and neck
    Amberburst or Black satin finishes
    52" (132cm) body length
    Ebony fingerboard with asymmetrical fingerboard relief
    Offset dot fingerboard inlays
    Fingerboard width: 1.87" (47.6mm) wide at nut; 4.0" (89.0mm) maximum width
    Ebony Nut
    Polar Pickup System
    Adjustable truss rod
    Rock maple bridge (dyed black); radius 3.1" (7.9cm); string spacing 3.14" (80 mm)
    Black hardware
    Fully encased worm gear tuners
    Designed to accommodate full-scale acoustic bass strings
    Made in Czech Republic
    Padded gig bag that holds the stand with pocket for a bow
    Includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle
    Optional endpin stand and shoulder strap system (sold separately)




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  • Great Value and Shipping Service!

    As reviewed by Dave Arasim on 11/2/2012

    This is a beautiful instrument! I can hardly take my hands or eyes off it, a work of art... It came set up perfectly. The tuner machines seem to be a good quality too. I haven't tried arco style yet or the toggle setting for arco. Pizz-style Rock/Blues and Jazz thumping is great. Killer sustain and wonderful action. Low B string will shake the paint off the neighbor's house so be careful! I'm a veteran electric bass player and this is my first foray in crossing over to fretless bass, upright bass config., 5-string bass, and longer-scale neck all at once. It has been fairly easy so far; and I'm getting great chops already after only a few weeks with it. I would go 5-star on my rating, except the shipped strings are pretty light gauge and a bit anemic as a result. I hate throwing a new set away, but I must gauge up! I also don't understand why any $1500 instrument would ship in a 'gig bag'. Would it be too much trouble for NS Design to bug someone to make a hard shell case for this thing? But don't worry about all that, this is an awesome instrument, flawless workmanship, sweet eye candy. Shipping was a breeze and delivered in time, and as promised.

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  • NS designs NXT 5 string

    As reviewed by tom on 7/4/2011

    I have owned my bass for two weeks and it is a fine instrument. It arrived adjusted and in great playing condition. I ditched the stock strings and replaced them with Tomastik Spirocore Weich set with a spirocore high C string. After raising the action a bit the bass emulates an upright bass through an amp nicely for live use, and is a lot easier on the hands. In the studio a mix of a direct signal, a mic on the amp, and a small condenser mic on the strings (pointed at the bridge) gives you a great sound, with the condenser supplying a nice string and finger noise. My only dislike is that NS didn't give you a "heel" on the back of the neck for intonation reference, giving you an endless neck kind of feel with no heel or body to refer to. I crafted a plastic strip and glued it to the neck in the right spot and problem solved. Bravo NS!

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