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NS EUB megathread

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by FretNoMore, Jan 27, 2002.


  1. depalm

    depalm

    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Nice hard case. I bought a custom flight case to travel with mine some years ago. But I hardly use it now.
     
  2. Hi I've just bought a 2nd hand NS Design CR4T. It's yet to be delivered but it seems in excellent condition apart from a problem with the blend, which I posted about on another thread here. I've spoken to the people at NS Design and they were very helpful. The bass uses the older HAZ circuitry, is there any significant difference between the older and newer models and when did NS introduce their new circuits?
     
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  3. Whippet

    Whippet

    Aug 30, 2014
    Has anyone tried the NS EU6? I am thinking of picking up a EUB 6 string and this one seems like a good choice.

    I have rather short fingers and was wondering how the concave neck feel.

    Also, some people have mentioned USA version. I can not find the site for the USA made basses, although once in a while someone will mention this. Where is this site?

    Thank you for all information in advance.
     
  4. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    It's one of the few 6-string options that I'm aware of. I've played a 5-string EU, and the concave neck is two things, IMHO:
    1. very comfortable to play
    2. absolutely nothing like a "real" upright bass
    The six string spacing is almost certain to be rather tight, and the bass will be close to impossible to bow, I'd bet. Don't know if that is a consideration.

    NS Design's site is at www.thinkNS.com - you should be able to contact them about US custom versions through their contact page.
     
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  5. Whippet

    Whippet

    Aug 30, 2014
    Thank you very much for the information. I am not considering bowing at all so I guess I can cross that out. But the rather tight spacing is very enticing for me. Also the description of the neck you gave me makes me very curious! especially when some people have told me that a double bass neck is always fat, ugly and cumbersome if you come from an electric bass. I am sure it is nothing like my slim necks on the electric bass but at the same time, NS designs have always been ergonomic so I am sure it is excellent.

    Anyway, I will contact them at their site for information on the USA model.

    Once again, Thank you very much for the information.
     
  6. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    traditional DB necks are big and beefy, top to bottom.
    Kay (and Englehardt that replaced them) DB necks are on the slimmer side, which helped me at first in my transition to the DB from BG.
    I think that's largely due to the fact that they were geared towards students, younger players.
    The NS neck profile (for CR, CRM, NXT, don't know about Omni) is closer, if not the same as a traditional DB neck, and is not slim like a Kay/Englehardt.
     
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  7. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    The EU Series, however, is a completely different kettle of fish.
    I'm very intrigued by the EU-6...
     
  8. Whippet

    Whippet

    Aug 30, 2014
    A six string EUB. It is so amazing. Quite frankly after buying the FBass AC6, I just can't fathom getting any fretless without the high C. It just sounds so good, the tone is addictive!!
     
  9. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    I know - I have a fretless Roscoe 6. My NXT-5 will have to hold my EUB cravings for a while. I can live without a high-C, but not a low-B.

    Pretty sure Mark's arco observation is spot-on, but 6-string players are (or better be...) pretty good at muting adjacent strings. Probably be a good incentive to perfect double-stops... I don't play much arco anyway.
     
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  10. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    With a bit of concentration and taute bowhair, the EU6 can be successfully bowed. Lower than typical DB string height helps, and the C really sings under the bow, but sometimes gets lost with pizz. Rolling in a bit of mag pups can help with this. Granted Im no arco maestro.
     
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  11. depalm

    depalm

    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Pirastro Flexocors installed on my CR4M and…Wow! This is a really nice set.
    The G string is specially good.
    I had a set of Thomastic Weich, which I really liked but Flexocors… way better for my taste.
    Thank you Francois Blais, for the tip.
     
  12. Thanks! :)
     
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