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❌SOLD❌ NS CR Series Solidbody Upright Bass Maple, 2012


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We aren’t often treated to instruments like the NS CR Series solidbody upright bass, but they are indeed a treat. Upright basses are often rather awkward, and the CR addresses many of those issues.

NS Design is based on the name of the very influential Ned Steinberger, perhaps best known for his series of headless guitars and basses.

Based in Nobleboro, Maine, NS design instruments include a line of solidbody violins, violas, cellos, and upright bass models built in the Czech Republic in partnership with the NBE Company. NBE is long established and produces a number of brands.

The NS CR Series aims to provide all of the benefits of an upright bass – immense frequency range, particularly in the low registers, dynamic response, and rich, deep tone – but in a compact, easily transportable package. As a side benefit, the solid maple construction is nowhere near as fragile as an acoustic upright instrument.

This NS CR Series Solidbody upright bass, specifically a CR4M with both the new Polar piezo pickup system and EMG active, low impedance magnetic pickups, one individually adjustable coil for each string. The performance stand is included.

This bass is in very good condition, and sounds great even through a small bass amp.

These instruments are available new in the $4950 Canadian range, so this rare used model is a significant savings.

The Performance stand and a gig bag are included. 

NOTE:  Below,  there’s a link reading “View Spec Sheet PDF“.   In this case, it’s the manufacturer’s user manual for the CR series basses.  


Price: $3,400.00 CAD
View Spec Sheet (PDF)
  • Model: CR 4 Series Upright Bass
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Satin
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A
  • Country of Origin: Czech Republic
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 22/11/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 10.5lbs 4.8kg
  • Scale Length: 41.73in 1060mm
  • Nut Width: 1.19in 30mm
NS Design Website View Spec Sheet (PDF)

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