The 4 string NXT Omni Bass provides bassists with a familiar feel with its 34 inch bass guitar scale, but also gives them the opportunity to add a NS Design electric bass to their array of tools for live performances. This bass is available in a brilliant Sunburst finish, and is meticulously crafted in the Czech Republic and distributed at an affordable price for the working musician.
The self-powered Polar Pickup System created by NS Designs, with its pizz/arco selector switch, seizes the essence of plucked or bowed playing with striking lushness, control and clearness. The Omni Bass responds to the bow with a natural and expressive voice, combining powerful bass resonance with brilliant harmonics. Bassists without much bowing experience need not be worried about not being able take full advantage of the NXT Omni’s features, as the strings are effortlessly driven giving everyone the chance to play up to and above their expectations.
The NXT Omni Bass also incorporates NS Design's groundbreaking JackPot potentiometer in its volume and tone controls. Conventional passive volume and tone controls work by siphoning a portion of the output signal to ground, and continue to hold back a portion of the pickup's signal even when turned up all the way. The JackPot incorporates a rotary switch that disengages the ground when turned fully clockwise, delivering 100 percent of the instrument's signal. For stage or studio, the NXT Omni Bass delivers robust output and full-spectrum tone for the ultimate sound with any system.
The 34 inch scale length of the Omni Bass mirrors a standard electric bass, so when tuned in fourths the fingering positions and spacing are identical to the bass guitar. The fingerboard also features the TransRadius profile. For a left-hand feel which is familiar to the experienced bass guitarist, the radius at the nut is 10 inches. At the end of the fingerboard near the bridge, however, the radius is just 2.5 inches, large enough to maintain good string-to-string articulation with the bow, yet still comfortable for pizzicato (plucked/picked) style. The asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even growl from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register.
The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to dig in with gusto. NS Electric Omni Bass Strings and standard bass guitar strings fit the Omni Bass, adding unlimited set up options for musicians who want to explore and create their own unique sound.