NS Design WAV4 Radius Bass - Matte Black

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The WAV Series 4 String Radius Bass is available now from The Bass Centre complete with deluxe padded gig bag in a choice of 3 cool finishes.

Crimson Metallic Cobalt Metallic Matte Black

Affordable Inspiration from NS Design.

Discover a new way to play with this new, affordable iteration of Ned Steinberger's revolutionary Radius design.

The WAV4 Radius Bass is all about the experience, every time you pick it up. It's in the feel of the instrument before you plug it in, and it's embodied in the tone, performance and possibilities when the house lights go down. 

Among the major advantages of the headless Radius concept are its weight and balance. Extraordinarily secure and comfortable, the WAV4, weighing in at a flyweight 3.6 Kg (8 pounds), features a unique body design which contours to your torso, allowing your hands to fall naturally into a perfect playing position and eliminating neck dive.

The Radius has an expansive, practical tone palette, performance-ready for any stage or recording suite. A tight, rock-solid low end underpins the exceptional clarity and harmonic integrity carried throughout its range. The WAV4 Radius' state-of-the-art NS/EMG pickup combo offers unparalleled definition, sustain and versatility with plenty of dynamic headroom.

The intonation is spot-on, through to the 24th fret. When you need it, quick, precision tuning is at your right-hand fingertips, readily adjustable even while you're playing.

Finally, an intuitive, straightforward control setup lets you find your voice (no matter what you play), or shift gears with freedom to explore the broad sonic territory provided by the WAV Radius Bass.

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.

NS Polar™/ EMG High Impedance Dual Pickup System

Active electronics, including the 9 volt on-board preamp and EQ, integrate a magnetic custom EMG RADIUS pickup and the NS bridge-mounted Polar™ pickup. The EMG pickup has a radiused top and magnetic structure to optimize the tone and harmonics from every string. The NS Polar pickup is a unique piezo design, combining a tight and powerful low end with exceptional clarity. The WAV offers master volume and balance controls, along with separate tone controls for each pickup.

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 Design WAV Radius Bass User Manual

 NS Design WAV 4-String Radius Bass

Body Meranti NS Diradial™ Body (Choice of Crimson Metallic, Cobalt Metallic or Matte Black Finishes)
Neck Bolt-on, one-piece maple NS Radius neck with adjustable, heavy-duty aluminium double action truss-rod
Fingerboard 24 Fret Rosewood, with Dot Makers
Bridge Pickup NS Polar™ bridge-mounted piezo pick-up system
Magnetic Pickup EMG™ Radius pick-up
Electronics 9 volt NS/EMG on-board preamp circuit
Controls Master Volume / Pickup Balance / Individual Pickup Tone Controls
Tuning System NS patented tuning self-clamping precision tuning mechanism built into the body (accepts single ball end strings)
Overall Length 105.4cm (41.5")
Body Length 53.3cm (20.8")
Neck Scale 34"
Neck Radius 15"
Nut Width 40.6mm (1.60")
12th Fret Width 55.6mm (2.19")
Bridge Spacing 19mm
Weight 3.63kg (8lbs)
Strings D'Addario™ EXL170 Nickel Round Wound
Extras Custom design NS padded gig-bag

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