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.

Feature Comparison

All NS RADIUS Bass Guitars Have:

  • Adjustable string action and intonation
  • Maple Neck/Body
  • Concave Diradial™ Body Design
  • Headless, bolt-on neck with volute thumb reference at the nut.
  • Adjustable 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"
  • 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

CR Series

Electronics
EMG™/NS Integral system with EMG Radius custom magnetic pickups and NS Polar™ pickup system, 18-volt active onboard preamp

Controls
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

Fingerboard
Ebony

Weight
CR4 - 8.4 lbs.; CR5 - 8.6 lbs.

Finish
Flame maple with a polymer top coat: Amber Satin, Charcoal Satin, Natural Satin

Model Options
4-String, 5-String; fretted or fretless

Origin
Czech Republic

NXTa Series

Electronics
EMG™/NS Radius custom magnetic pickups, battery-free dual-mode Active / Passive output electronics

Controls
Individual rotary volume control for neck and bridge pickup, master tone control.

Fingerboard
Richlite™

Weight
NXT4a - 7.8 lbs.; NXT5a - 8.6 lbs.

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

Other
Includes NXTa AC charger

Model Options
4-String, 5-String; fretted or fretless

Origin
Czech Republic

WAV Series

Electronics
EMG™/NS Integral system with EMG Radius custom magnetic pickup and NS Polar™ pickup system, 9-volt active onboard preamp

Controls
Rotary Volume, Pickup Balance, Magnetic Tone, Piezo Pickup Tone

Fingerboard
Ebony

Weight
WAV4 - 8 lbs.; WAV5 - 8.2 lbs.

Finish
Solid, straight grain maple: Matte Black, high gloss Metallic Crimson, high gloss Metallic White

Model Options
4-String, 5-String; fretted

Origin
Indonesia

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