The Largest Stocks & the Best Prices in Europe

With exclusive UK representation and decades of dedicated brand knowledge, the Bass Centre offers superlative customer service and comprehensive stocks of all NS Design instruments at the best prices in Europe, as well as FREE SHIPPING to the United Kingdom and selected EU mainland destinations.

Classic NS Innovation

The NS Design Omni Bass - formerly known as the NS Bass Cello - is an astonishingly versatile, compact, modern, hybrid instrument with an electric bass guitar's familiar 34" scale length combined with the curved bridge and fingerboard of an upright bass. Using the included NS Boomerang Strap System, the Omni Bass can be switched on the fly between being played vertically like a double bass or cello, or horizontally like a bass guitar with either pizzicato or arco techniques.

The Omni Bass' sonic range is phenomenal, courtesy of NS Design's ingenious Polar™ Pickup System. This pair of bridge mounted transducers can be switched from lateral sensitivity, to match the vibration pattern of bowed strings, to vertical sensitivity for pizzicato playing... delivering either warm, powerful electric tones, the low end growl of a upright bass or piercing arco cello... and everything in between.

Versatility without Compromise

Both the CR Series & NXTa Series Omni Bass models are hand crafted in the Czech Republic and available in 4 & 5 string versions. The CR Range also includes the option of a fretted fingerboard and features EMG pickups as standard. These magnetic pickups, in combination with the Polar Pickup System, offer virtually unlimited tonal possibilities.

The new affordable, Indian-built WAV Series offers flame maple facings, the NS Polar Pickup System, passive electronics and a choice of striking finishes, bringing this beautifully challenging and rewarding instrument to a far wider audience.

Whichever option you choose, the NS Omni Bass is versatile enough to be used for any style of music, and sets a challenge to players to create some brand new ones.

Left handed CR and NTXa Omni Bass models are available to special order


For customers who desire something even more special, all CR Series instruments are available to special order with a choice of gorgeous exotic wood tops or a striking Slate Grey flame finish.

NS Design WAV4 Omni Bass
NS Design WAV Series
UK Price: £1,126.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £938.33
NS Design WAV5 Omni Bass
NS Design WAV Series
UK Price: £1,220.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,016.67
NS Design NXT4a Omni Bass
NS Design NXT Series
UK Price: £1,870.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,558.33
NS Design NXT5a Omni Bass
NS Design NXT Series
UK Price: £1,980.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,650.00
NS Design CR4 Omni Bass
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,270.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,725.00
NS Design CR5 Omni Bass
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,490.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,908.33
NS Design CR4 Omni Bass - Fretted
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,490.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,908.33
NS Design CR5 Omni Bass - Fretted
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,700.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £3,083.33
NS Frame Strap System
NS Design
UK Price: £169.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £140.83
NS Boomerang Strap System
NS Design
UK Price: £125.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £104.17
NS Design Bass Bow
NS Design
UK Price: £229.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £190.83
NS Design Cello Bow
NS Design
UK Price: £165.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £137.50
NS Thumbstop
NS Design
UK Price: £79.00  -  £85.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £65.83  -  £70.83
NS CR Tripod Stand
NS Design
UK Price: £199.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £165.83
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Whilst we endeavour to satisfy orders for standard WAV and NTXa Series instruments directly from stock, customers are advised to allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of high-end CR and EU models and all special order instruments.



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