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NS Design CR5 RADIUS Electric Bass, 5-String

An easy-to-play Fusion neck, Di-radial body design, integrated tuning system and the active NS/EMG pickups give you total control over your bass playing. Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Meticulously crafted in the Czech Republic, the NS Design CR5 RADIUS Bass Guitar embodies a breadth of experience, insight, and design brilliance which only Ned Steinberger can bring to the creation of a new classic. His approach to the RADIUS, as with every instrument, was to re-explore each facet of a bass guitar, leading to innovations such as the Fusion neck, the Diradial body design, the NS tuning system, and the NS/EMG pickup system. However, what makes this instrument most remarkable is its seamless integration of feature, form and function. The sensuous lines of the RADIUS are balanced and refreshing, which is exactly how it feels to hold and to play it. Most of all, the RADIUS is, by design, the most sonically dynamic, versatile and exciting bass available today.

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NS Fusion Neck

The RADIUS features a bolt-on one-piece maple neck with an embedded continuous carbon fiber core and adjustable truss rod. This combination has the natural feel of wood, but the core provides enhanced sustain and definition to each note. The fingerboard is ebony, with a 35" scale and familiar 15" radius. Heavy conventional tuning machines are replaced by an aluminum headplate with ball-end string mounting slots, custom produced for NS Design by Hipshot. (The tuning system is integrated into the body.)

NS Di-radial Body

RADIUS's maple body, with flamed maple top, has a convex back radius, which provides enhanced contact and stability against the torso. The front of the instrument is more tightly radiused, which, in combination with the general wedge shape of the body, shifts it into more comfortable orientation with the right hand. The distinctive horn provides a natural grip, and the configuration of the body cutaway provides easy access to the highest frets.

NS/EMG Integral Pickup System

NS Design and EMG have collaborated to create this integrated piezo and magnetic pickup system. It features an 18V onboard preamp, which provides extraordinary dynamic headroom. The active electronics are combined with the NS bridge-mounted Polar? pickup system, the marriage of which puts an exceptionally broad, musically rich spectrum of tone at the player's fingertips.

Controls

The controls on the RADIUS bass give the player full ability to shape and mix the magnetic and piezo output: Master Volume, active Treble cut/boost, active Bass cut/boost, 3-position magnetic pickup selector switch, and 3-position piezo EQ switch.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of NS Design products.
- Dimensions:
-- Overall Length: 43"
-- Body Length: 21"
-- Body Width: 13"
- Weight: 8.3 lbs.
- Bridge Spacing: 18mm"
- Nut Width: 1.85"
- 12th Fret Width: 2.54"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 18 x 7 in
zZounds Expert Review
There are few basses that grab your eye as much as the NS Design Radius 5 string bass. At first glance you think, "Where's the headstock?!?!" Then when I picked it up I said, "Whoa the body is curved." The Radius Bass's tuners are hipshot special design tuners behind the bridge. Even though it has a familiar headless design, it is made to work with normal single ball strings. I have seen this bass online, but didn't truly understand it until I had it in my hands. I found that the ease of playing is one of the strongest features of the Radius bass. The metallic bridge, nut, and maple body make for a bright bass. It's a great choice for someone looking to look and sound like nobody else.

- Martin, Bass Specialist, zZounds Guitar Expert Team

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