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For Sale NS Design CR4 Omni EUB - mint condition!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Richard Simon, Nov 25, 2018.


  1. Richard Simon

    Richard Simon Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Price:
    $2150
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    California
    (Additional details posted on Upright Bass side of TalkBass.com)

    One of two basses remaining from the estate of the late bassist, Herb Mickman.

    This NS Design CR4 Omni is an electric bass player's choice for compatibility (same 34" string length as an electric bass), top-shelf sound (both piezo and magnetic pickups under each string), and craftsmanship (rock maple construction, built in Czech Republic).

    This instrument is flawless: no road wear, no repairs, no issues.

    Comes with standard tripod stand and new gig bag.

    --

    Compare pricing with other NS Design Omni basses:

    NS website - $4650; Amazon - $3799; Sweetwater - $3399

    Note: Buyer pays shipping: to Continental US, please add $150 to your offer.

    Suggested offer: $2000 + $150 for shipping = you pay a total of $2150.


    Here is some description from the manufacturer:
    • LENGTH: 44.5 inches
    • WEIGHT: 7.2 LB
    • SCALE LENGTH: 34”
    • STRINGS: 4
    • CONSTRUCTION: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face
    • FINISH: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.
    • FINGERBOARD: Ebony, 27.5 inches long, radius 2 inches
    • BRIDGE: Phenolic, overall string spacing: 2 ¾ inches, radius 2.2 inches
    • NUT: Ebony, overall string spacing: 1 5/16 inch, radius 2 inches
    • BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system responds selectively to either vertical vibration (for the sustained plucked sound, like an electric bass guitar), or lateral vibration (for dynamic bowing, and a percussive plucked sound).
    • MAGNETIC PICKUP: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.
    • ELECTRONICS: 18 volt active circuit. Mono output.
    • TRUSS ROD: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.
    • TUNING MACHINES: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
    • STRINGS: NS Bass Cello strings by D’Addario. The NS Bass Cello also accommodates most long scale bass guitar strings.
    • GIG BAG: (standard) Padded gig bag with integrated bow pocket, handle and backpack style strap. External pockets for stands and accessories.
     

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  2. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    That looks more like a full blown (pre Omni ) CR4M to me. I’ve got the same in a 5.

    Excellent bass at a fair price. GLWTS!
     
  3. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Edit. I am wrong, about the Omni part. Still a great instrument!
     
  4. Richard Simon

    Richard Simon Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks.
    Never having played or owned one, and lacking any definitive ID on the bass itself, I compared it with pix of of other NS types and came up with Omni.

    One salient difference seems to be the string length: the CR4M stretches out to 41.5" - like the conventional upright bass - while the Omni is the typical length of a slab played horizontally - 34".

    If you know of other aspects that peg this one as a CR4M, please advise; I wouldn't want to advertise it incorrectly.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Richard Simon

    Richard Simon Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks for correcting your previous take.
    If you know of someone who's looking, please let them know.
    This is the second-to-last bass of many (mostly uprights) being disposed of by the administrator of the estate.
    (The remaining one is also an NS Design, but it was discovered without its tripod stand or cover. It could be an early WAV - there are no pickups mounted where yours are, so there must be a pickup built into the bridge. There are two control knobs on the bass side, and the letters "NXT" stamped on the back.
    Any idea what model this one could be? Thanks again.)
     
  6. monkeyland

    monkeyland

    Jul 1, 2008
    Ft Myers, Florida
    Endorsing artist: Curt Mangan Strings, JH Audio
    That would be an NXT. The stamp on the back of the head of the NS basses is the model.
     
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  7. Richard Simon

    Richard Simon Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you.
    It's called simply "NXT," without suffixes, then?
    It's been suggested here to obtain a stand and bag and list it all for $600.
    Would there be any interest/market for the bass by itself, without the accessories?
     
  8. monkeyland

    monkeyland

    Jul 1, 2008
    Ft Myers, Florida
    Endorsing artist: Curt Mangan Strings, JH Audio
    Yes. The NXTa just came about in the last 2 years or so.
     
  9. Richard Simon

    Richard Simon Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    The CR 4 Omni just sold.
    A new ad for the NXT is brewing. Stay tuned.
     

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