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WAV Electric Upright Bass

$1,374.00$1,539.00

The instrument purchase includes a deluxe gig bag, owner’s manual and tool kit.

For the bassist entering the world of the pure electric upright, this instrument offers the combination of design, performance and affordability exceeding any other instrument in its class. True to the NS tradition, the WAV readily captures the essence of an acoustic, yet opens up a wide range of new possibilities.

With electronics are fully based around the NS patented Polar™ Pickup System, the WAV upright bass is available in 4 or 5 string models with several color choices to please the eye as well. The WAV proudly shares the same elegant, modern body design, ergonomics and performance support options of its companions in the NS line.

The WAV’s Polar pickup system includes a convenient toggle switch between Arco and Pizzicato mode. Use the Arco mode for a traditional acoustic response for either bowing and a percussive plucked sound, or switch to the Pizzicato mode for uniquely even and sustained plucked sound, opening up new dimensions to the sound pallet. The piezo-powered passive electronics deliver an amazingly natural tone with unlimited overhead for extraordinary performance without the need or hassle of batteries.

 

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For all specifications for this instrument please visit this link: The WAV Electric Upright Bass

LENGTH: 132 cm (52″)

WIDTH: 15 cm (6″)

THICKNESS: 10 cm (4″)

WEIGHT: 4-String 8lbs 12.8oz (4.0 kg); 5-String 9lbs (4.1 kg)

SCALE LENGTH: 106 cm (41.73″)

STRINGS: 4 or 5 (Low B). Compatible with most standard ¾ size double bass strings.

BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple neck and body. Flame maple face on the Amberburst, Transparent Red, and Black models; Brilliant White model has solid maple.

FINGERBOARD: Asymmetric relief for easy playability in every position. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers. Coform™.

TRUSS ROD: Two-way truss rod, accessible at neck.

TUNING HARDWARE: Fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.

BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar 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).

ELECTRONICS & CONTROLS: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control, tone control (treble roll off) and a switch to select between Arco and Pizzicato mode.

Optional NS accessories include: German or French Bass Bow, CR Stand Conversion Kit (works with CR Tripod Stand and CR Bass End Pin Stand), Bass Neck Heel (Thumbstop), Frame Strap System, Boomerang™Strap System, Flight Case, CR stand accepted (NXT stand is included with purchase).

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