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Weird NS upright...

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by Hannes, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Hannes


    Mar 28, 2006
    Yes, a topic about the Steinberger again...
    It's about the NS CR4m.
    On the NedS. Homepage this bass is pictured with 4 potentiometers and one switcher for the pickups.
    But the model at my local dealer has five potentionmeters and NO pickup switcher. What does that mean?

    It looks like:


    Is this an older series? I'm a bit scared of buying now...
  2. metalbass.com


    Mar 20, 2006

    Volume, Pickup Blend, Bass and Treble Controls.
    Blend Control Changes Piezo Response From PIzzacato to Arco
  3. Hannes


    Mar 28, 2006
    But why do some have five potentiometers and others only four?
    On the NS homepage the instruments have only four...

    Can somebody explain me that?
  4. Bassoon


    Aug 1, 2003
    probably you're right. I asked my dealer and he also told me, that these are the newer models. I hop that this is true.
  5. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Seeing that they've eliminated the Arco/Arco+Pizz/Pizz switch, I'll have to assume (not neccesarily in order):
    1. Volume.
    2. Blend between Magnetics and Piezos.
    3. Blend between Arco and Pizz Piezos.
    4. Treble +/-.
    5. Bass +/-.


    1. Volume Magnetics.
    2. Volume Piezos.
    3. Blend between Arco and Pizz Piezos.
    4. Treble +/-.
    5. Bass +/-.

    Either of these would make sense to how my old NSCR4M was set up with the three way switch.
  6. Hannes


    Mar 28, 2006
    I think your first suggestion is right.
    When i played the instrument the first knob was the master volume...
  7. Yep, that's the right order. I've got that instrument also.
  8. kewleb


    May 18, 2005
    Liverpool, England
    Yeah, I think mine is the older one too. I got 4 knobs and the selector switch for pizz/blend/arco modes.
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I suppose this is actually an improvement on the newer models - as it would always be more desirable to be able to have a blend - more flexibility, more possibilities - rather than just : on or off ?
  10. kewleb


    May 18, 2005
    Liverpool, England
    yeah, I think you're right Bruce. Especially now my selector switch has started to play up a bit :meh:

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