The 5 string NXT Omni Bass gives bassists a familiar feel, as it’s constructed with a common 34 inch bass guitar scale. This bass was designed to make it possible for musicians to add a NS Design electric bass to their collection for awesome live performances. This bass is available in a sharp Satin Black finish, and is carefully crafted in the Czech Republic and is offered at an affordable price for the everyday hard working musician.
The Polar Pickup System was created to be self-powered by NS Designs, with its pizz/ arco selector switch; it takes the core of plucked or bowed playing, and turns it into the clearest and lushest playing you’ve ever heard. The Omni Bass reacts to the bow with a natural and sensitive voice, blending powerful bass resonance with vivid harmonics. Those with less bowing experience than they would like need not be worried about not taking full advantage of all the features the NXT Omni has to offer, as the strings are effortlessly driven giving everyone the opportunity 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.