NS Design CR4M Poplar Electric Upright Upright Bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick Second Hand Bass Guitar Stock :: Birmingham, Manchester, London, Upright bass, Bass Direct


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NS Design CR4M Poplar Burl Electric Upright Upright Bass

£2199 + £12 UK shipping

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  1. A secondhand bass in immaculate condition with tripod stand and gig bag. (List new £3485).

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NS Design CR4M Upright Bass

The full scale fingerboard is graduated for consistent response from note to note, with adjustable relief and bridge height to suit all playing styles. Our Polar bridge pickup system combines great sound with directional sensitivity, for a rich and expressive response to pizzicato and arco technique. 

M suffix includes EMG magnetic pickups expand the range to include classic electric bass sounds.

Product Details
MAPLE BODY AND NECK: The body and neck of the CR Series Double Bass are crafted of solid European hard maple, with a flame maple face. The neck has a traditional upright shape, but with extended access to the upper register of the fingerboard. The solid-body body design enhances sustain and clarity, and is resistant to the effects of temperature change and humidity.

EBONY FINGERBOARD: The seasoned ebony fingerboard is hand graduated to insure that each note is even and buzz free. An adjustable truss rod allows for precise relief adjustment for different strings and playing style. Small dots across the neck provide accurate position markers.

POLAR BRIDGE PICKUP SYSTEM: The Polar pickups can sense either lateral or vertical string vibration - or both! Set in the lateral mode, the pickup has unparalleled sensitivity in the direction of the bow. In the vertical mode, plucked notes are remarkably even and sustained.

EMG MAGNETIC PICKUPS: The low-impedance EMG pickups incorporate individually adjustable coils and neodymium magnets. Each coil is buffered separately for a full sound quality with very low noise. (Magnetic pickups pare optional. Only models marked with the letter M have magnetic coils.)

ACTIVE EQ AND MIXER: Controls include volume, a blend control for magnetic and piezo pickups, a toggle switch to select the mode of the Polar pickup, and individual bass EQ & treble EQ controls. The 18 volt power supply insures plenty of reserve overhead for full dynamics.

ADJUSTABLE BRIDGE: Two screws in the back of the body are used to adjust the bridge up and down. This allows the instrument to be set up to meet the requirements of many different playing styles.


  1. LENGTH: 132 cm (52")

  2. WEIGHT: 4.8 kg (10.5 lbs.)

  3. SCALE LENGTH: 106 cm (41.73")

  4. STRINGS 4 or 5 (Low B or high C)

  5. CONSTRUCTION: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face

  6. FINISH: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.

  7. FINGERBOARD: Macassar Ebony;

    1. 4 string: 43.1mm (1.7") wide at nut; 89.0mm (3.5") max. width

  8. BRIDGE: Black phenolic; radius 7.9cm (3.1") string spacing 81mm (3.19").

  9. NUT: Macassar Ebony; radius 7.9cm (3.1"); string spacing 30mm (1.19").


  11. BRIDGE: The Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system responds selectively to either vertical vibration (for the sustained plucked sound, like an electric bass guitar), or lateral vibration (for dynamic bowing, and a percussive plucked sound).

  12. MAGNETIC (for CR4M and CR5M only): Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.

  13. ELECTRONICS: 18 volt active circuit by HAZ Laboratories. Mono output.

  14. TRUSS ROD: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.

  15. TUNING MACHINES: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

  16. STRINGS: Compatible with most standard upright bass strings.

  17. TRIPOD STAND (standard): Chrome-plated steel, fully adjustable, standing tripod design. Weight 3.2 kg (7 lbs.)

  18. GIG BAG: (standard) Padded tube with handle and shoulder strap, 137 cm (54") long; 18 cm (7") in diameter.


Tel: 01926 886433

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