NS Design NXT5a Radius Bass Satin Black

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The NTXa Series 5 String Radius Bass is available now from The Bass Centre complete with deluxe padded gig bag in a choice of finishes.

Sunburst Satin Black  

NS Design. Always Innovating.

NED STEINBERGER’S APPROACH TO THE RADIUS SERIES, as with every new instrument, has been to re-explore each facet of a bass guitar, leading to innovations that provide the player with amazing physical comfort, exceptional performance and unparalleled versatility. The new NXTa brings together brilliant ergonomics of the headless neck and body configuration, the NS self-clamping tuning system, custom NS/EMG™ pickups, volume-volume-tone controls, and battery-free Dual Mode Output electronics made for NS by Mi-Si™.

Available fretted or fretless, in 4 or 5 string configurations, the NXTa Radius Bass Guitar is beautifully crafted in the Czech Republic from solid, straight grain maple, with a maple face (Satin Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model).

NS Radius Neck


The headless, one-piece, bolt-on maple neck has 24 frets, a 34" scale and a familiar 15" radius. A volute provides thumb reference at the nut. String slots in the aluminum headplate eliminate the need for a headstock with heavy tuning machines. Conveniently accessed from the top of the neck, the heavy-duty aluminium double-action reinforcing truss rod, with its patented differential thread drive, gives both rigidity and precise relief control.

NS Diradial™ Body


The concave back profile provides a sense of comfort 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, creates a more comfortable orientation to the right hand. The configuration of the body cutaway provides easy access to the highest frets.

NS Patented Tuning System


Fast and simple, this self-clamping precision tuning system (US Patent 6,528,710) is integrated into the body of the Radius Bass. Any standard single-ball end, full-scale bass guitar string can be used. No tools are needed: simply rotate the knurled knob to change a string or tune the instrument.

Dual Mode (Active/Passive) Output Electronics


The NS/EMG Radius features custom magnetic pickups with a radiused top and magnetic structure designed to optimally capture the full richness of tone from every string. The controls are a familiar Volume-Volume-Tone configuration. The Tone control is also a push-pull knob, used to select between the NXTa’s active or passive output modes. The active mode is battery-free; the special supercapacitor-based circuitry charges in 60 seconds to deliver active output for 16 hours from the time of the charge. The instrument is supplied with an AC charger which plugs into the guitar’s output jack.

NS Bridge & Saddle


The aluminium one-piece bridge and saddle assembly provide a broad range of height and angle adjustment, allowing the player to precisely tailor the action and adjust the intonation.

NS Gig Bag


The WAV Radius bass guitar includes a padded gig bag with a handle, adjustable backpack straps and a large front zipper pocket with room for cables and gear. The loaded gig bag will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.

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 NS Design NXTa 5-String Radius Bass

Body Solid, straight grain maple NS Diradial™ Body with satin black maple or Sunburst flame maple face
Neck Bolt-on, one-piece maple NS Radius neck with adjustable, heavy-duty aluminium double action truss-rod
Fingerboard 24 fret Richlite™
Pickups EMG™ / NS Radius custom magnetic pick-up
Electronics Battery-free, dual mode active/passive electronics
Controls Individual pickup volumes + Master tone control with push/pull switch to select active or passive output mode
Tuning System NS patented tuning self-clamping precision tuning mechanism built into the body (accepts single ball end strings)
Overall Length 107.3cm (42.25")
Body Length 52.83cm (20.8")
Neck Scale 35"
Neck Radius 15"
Nut Width 46mm (1.85")
12th Fret Width 55.6mm (2.19")
Bridge Spacing 18mm
Weight 3.9kg (8.6lbs)
Strings D'Addario™ EXL170 Nickel Round Wound
Extras Custom design NS padded gig-bag, NXT Charger

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NS Design NXTa Series


UPGRADED NXT ACTIVE MODELS • Double Bass • Omni Bass • Cello • Violin • Viola

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NS Design WAV Series


A new range of super-affordable passive instruments featuring NS Design's Polar Pickup System

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NS Design CR Series Radius Bass


The ultimate evolution in Ned Steinberger innovative approach to electric bass guitar design

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NS Design NXTa Series Radius Bass


Featuring innovative, custom built, high performance, battery-free active electronics

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NS Design WAV Series Radius Bass


An affordable take on Ned Steinberger's radical new electric bass guitar design

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