Following up on the introduction of the NS Radius Bass Guitar last year, NS Design has announced the CR4 Radius bass. The newest addition to the line is a 4-string version of the Czech Republic-made headless model.
Similar to the CR5 Radius, the CR4 features bolt-on construction with the company’s Fusion one-piece maple neck, which features an embedded continuous carbon fiber core and adjustable truss rod. It’s matched with a Diradial body, which has is radiused on the front and back for comfort and playability. The fingerboard is ebony.
The tuning system is also carried over with a special aluminum headplate with ball end mounting slots and a self-clamping tuning system on the bridge end of the bass. The system accepts regular ball-end strings and does not require special tools.
The CR4’s pickups were made in collaboration with EMG and include a pair of magnetic pickups and a piezo. They’re paired with an 18V on-board preamp with a master volume control, Bass and Treble controls, a magnetic/piezo pickup blend, a 3-position magnetic pickup selector switch, and a 3-position EQ for the piezo.
The NS Design CR4 Radius Bass Guitar will be available fretted or fretless with a retail price of $3,600. It begins shipping in March 2014.
NS Design CR4 Radius Bass Guitar Photos:
NS Design CR4 Radius Bass Guitar Specs:
|Body:||Radiused, Chambered Maple|
|Neck:||Graphite Reinforced Maple|
|12th Fret Width:||2.19″|
|Frets:||24 Medium-Jumbo or Fretless|
|Pickups:||EMG Magnetic Pickups with NS Design Bridge-Mounted Piezo System|
|Electronics:||Volume, Treble Cut/Boost, Bass Cut/Boost, 3-way Magnetic Pickup Toggle Switch, 3-way Magnetic Pickup/Piezo Toggle Switch|
|Bridge:||Adjustable Height Bridge With Anodized Aluminum Saddle|
|Tuning System:||Patented Headless|
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