NS Design Adds CR4 to Radius Bass Guitar Lineup

NS Designs CR4 BG AMS Bass TopFollowing 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:

Overall Length:41.5″
Body:Radiused, Chambered Maple
Neck:Graphite Reinforced Maple
Nut Width:1.60″
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

For more information:
NS Design

Get Bass Gear News in your inbox.

Stay up to date on the latest bass gear news (every Thursday).

Share your thoughts