THE NS RADIUS BASS GUITAR
While the NS RADIUS Bass Guitar carries forward the heritage of the headless design which was pioneered by Ned Steinberger, it also takes the bass guitar to an entirely new level of performance, playability and aesthetic appeal. Integrated magnetic and piezo pickup systems expand the tonal palette, delivering incredibly powerful lows, exceptional high end clarity, and expressive dynamics, making the Radius one of the most musically versatile basses ever built. Outwardly, everything about this instrument is sculpted, curved and comfortable. The concave Diradial™ body design provides enhanced contact and stability against the torso. The reduction and redistribution of weight made possible with headless construction reduces the constant burden on your left shoulder, arm, and hand for greatly enhanced ease and comfort. The patented “self-clamping” tuning system provides phenomenal tuning precision and stability with conventional strings, and it makes the process of changing strings remarkably fast and simple. We invite you to explore the Radius lineup, including the sophisticated CR Series, the new NXTa Series with a familiar Volume-Volume-Tone configuration and featuring the new battery-free active output electronics, and the amazingly versatile and high performance WAV Series.
All NS RADIUS Bass Guitars Have:
- Adjustable string action and intonation
- Concave Diradial™ Body Design
- Headless, bolt-on neck with volute thumb reference at the nut.
- Adjustable steel truss rod for precise fingerboard relief adjustment.
- Patented Self-Clamping Tuning System
- 4 String: Scale Length: 34". Neck Radius: 15"
- 5 String: Scale Length: 35". Neck Radius: 15"
- 6 String: Scale Length: 34". Neck Radius 15"
- D'Addario™ EXL 170 Nickel Round Wound Bass Guitar strings are standard. Compatible with any standard single-ball end, full-scale bass guitar strings.
- Padded gig bag standard with handle, backpack straps and gear pouch
- Tool kit, Owners Manual
EMG™/NS Integral system with EMG Radius custom magnetic pickups and NS Polar™ pickup system, 18-volt active onboard preamp
Rotary for volume, active Treble cut/boost, active Bass cut/boost, magnetic/piezo pickup blend, 3-position magnetic pickup selector switch, and 3-position piezo EQ switch
CR4 - 8.4 lbs.; CR5 - 8.6 lbs.; CR6 - 9.5 lbs.
Solid maple; flame maple face with a polymer top coat: Amber Satin, Charcoal Satin, Natural Satin
4-String, 5-String, 6-String; fretted or fretless
EMG™/NS Radius custom magnetic pickups, battery-free dual-mode Active / Passive output electronics
Individual rotary volume control for neck and bridge pickup, master tone control.
NXT4a - 7.8 lbs.; NXT5a - 8.6 lbs.
Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Satin Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model)
Includes NXTa AC charger
4-String, 5-String; fretted or fretless
EMG™/NS Integral system with EMG Radius custom magnetic pickup and NS Polar™ pickup system, 9-volt active onboard preamp
Rotary Volume, Pickup Balance, Magnetic Tone, Piezo Pickup Tone
WAV4 - 8 lbs.; WAV5 - 8.2 lbs.
Solid meranti: Matte Black, high gloss Metallic Crimson, high gloss Metallic White
4-String, 5-String; fretted