WEIGHT: 7.2 lbs.
SCALE LENGTH: 34"
STRINGS: 4-string E,A,D,G; 5-string B,E,A,D,G or E,A,D,G,C. The Omni Bass can also be tuned in fifths, for fingerings that are more natural for the cellist seeking enhanced bass range: C,G,D,A (low to high in 5ths) for 4-string, or C,G,D,A,E for 5-string.
CONSTRUCTION: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face.
FINISH: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating. Custom finish options are available for the CR Omni Bass.
FINGERBOARD: Hand graduated, asymmetric relief, TransRadius profile, with cascading dot pattern for position reference; 27.5" long, radius 2".
BRIDGE: Hard maple, overall string spacing: 2.75 ", radius 2".
NUT: Radius 9.25"; overall string spacing: 1.31".
BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to either vertical vibration (for the sustained plucked sound, like an electric bass guitar), or lateral vibration (for dynamic bowing, and a percussive plucked sound).
MAGNETIC PICKUP: Low impedance EMG magnetic pickup system, with individually adjustable coils, neodymium magnets and low noise, hum-canceling preamp. Produces smooth pizzicato tone not unlike an electric bass guitar. (Magnetic pickups are not recommended for bowing.)
ELECTRONICS: 18-volt active circuit by EMG. Mono output.
CONTROLS: (top to bottom)
- Balance - counterclockwise for magnetic pickup, clockwise for Polar bridge pickup, center for both
- Balance - counterclockwise for optimal pizzicato (plucked, sustained) sound, clockwise for optimal arco (bowed and percussive plucked) sound, center for both
- Treble - boost and cut
- Bass - boost and cut
Note: For bowing, it is best to use the bridge pickup only in arco mode.
TRUSS ROD: Powerful truss rod allows positive relief to provide optimal action.
TUNING MACHINES: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
STRINGS: NS Omni Bass strings by D'Addario™. The CR Series Omni Bass also accommodates most long scale bass guitar strings.
PERFORMANCE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
BOOMERANG STRAP SYSTEM: This standard support system has a pivoting friction hub that holds the instrument firmly in place. Attached with a guitar style strap to its two support arms, the system allows the instrument to be moved into virtually any position in relation to the hands and body as it is played. Weight is .45 kg (1 lbs.).
FRAME STRAP SYSTEM: This optional lightweight frame structure allows the player full mobility to perform in standing or upright positions, holding the bass comfortably for both arco and pizzicato styles. This is supported by a single guitar style strap extending over the left shoulder. The Frame Strap System opens new and exciting performance possibilities releasing the player from traditional constraints of acoustic counterparts. Weight is 0.68kg (1.5 lbs.).
CR TRIPOD STAND: Optional, a fully adjustable steel tripod stand is available for the CR Series Omni Bass. The stand collapses to fit in the gig bag. Weight is 3.6kg (8 lbs.).
BASS END PIN STAND: The optional Bass End Pin Stand offers full freedom of movement. Height, tilt and "right bout" angle are fully adjustable providing a more conventional feel. The stand collapses to fit in the gig bag. Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs).
BASS END PIN STAND CONVERSION KIT: To hold the instrument upright for on-stand performance or when not in use, the Bass End Pin Stand can be attached to the CR Tripod Stand (not compatible with the NXT Tripod Stand) using the optional End Pin Stand Conversion Kit.
GIG BAG: A padded gig bag is included as a standard accessory. It has a stand compartment, bow compartment, accessory pocket, handle and adjustable strap. Loaded weight is 6 kg (15.2 lbs.) including a stand, and it fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft.
FLIGHT CASE (Optional): Aluminum edged plywood measuring 134cm x 25cm x 25cm (53" x 10" x 10") with loaded weight of approximately 22 kg (49 lb) including a tripod stand.