THE NS OMNI BASS

The NS Omni Bass combines the feel and tonal character of an electric upright bass with the ease and familiarity of the 34" scale, bridging the divide between an EUB and a bass guitar. This innovative and exhilarating instrument is one of the clearest examples of the raw conceptual energy which Ned Steinberger brings to his work. Explore the CR Series with EMG™ magnetic pickups, active electronics and advanced tone shaping capabilities. Learn about the straight-ahead pro level NXTa Omni Bass featuring the new battery-free active output electronics, and our most affordable high performance WAV Series. Note the various 4 string and 5 string models, fretted and fretless, and the smart range of 4ths or 5ths tuning options. Find out about the TransRadius™ fingerboard, which provides a familiar large radius feel for the left hand but which is arched for the option to bow at the bridge. Finally, check out the remarkable freedom of movement and instrument positioning which the Boomerang™ Strap System provides.

Feature Comparison

All NS Omni Basses Have:

CR Series

Electronics
18-volt active circuit; Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pickup system, with individually adjustable
coils, neodymium magnets and low noise, hum-canceling preamp.

Controls
Rotary for Volume, Balance pickups, Balance Polar, Treble EQ, Bass EQ; 3-way toggle switch for Polar Pickup System and Electronics

Tuning Machines
Premium grade, heavy-duty, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

Fingerboard
Richlite™

Finish
Flame maple, traditional Amber satin finish. Custom finish also available: Quilted Maple, Poplar Burl, Zebrawood, Slate Gray.

Weight
3.23 kg (7.2 lbs.)

Model Options
Fretted or fretless. 4-string EADG; 5-string BEADG or EADGC. Fifths tuning available: CGDA (low to high in 5ths) for 4-string, or CGDAE for 5-string. Left-handed available as Special Order.

Origin
Czech Republic

NXTa Series

Electronics
Battery-Free Dual Mode Active / Passive

Controls
Rotary for Volume, Tone (Treble roll off); Push Pull for Active/Passive Mode; 2-way toggle switch for Polar Pickup System

Tuning Machines
Heavy-duty, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

Fingerboard
Richlite™

Finish
Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Satin Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body

Other
Includes NXTa AC charger.

Weight
3.2 kg (7 lbs.)

Model Options
4-string EADG; 5-string BEADG or EADGC. Fifths tuning available: CGDA (low to high in 5ths) for 4-string, or CGDAE for 5-string. Left-handed available as Special Order.

Origin
Czech Republic

WAV Series

Electronics
Passive, high impedance output

Controls
Rotary for Volume, Tone (Treble roll off), 2-way toggle switch for Polar Pickup System

Tuning Machines
Heavy-duty, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

Fingerboard
Rosewood or Coform™

Finish
Flame Maple face with transparent high gloss lacquer, colored stain undercoating for Amberburst, Transparent Red, Transparent Black.

Weight
3.23 kg (7.2 lbs.)

Model Options
4-string EADG; 5-string BEADG or EADGC

Origin
India

A printable .pdf version of the NS Omni Bass Feature Comparison Guide is linked here.