NS Design CR4M Upright Bass - Amber

4-string Upright Fretless Electric Bass with Maple Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, EMG Pickups, Piezo Pickup, and Active Electronics - Amber
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NS Design CR4M Upright Bass - Amber
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Traditional Upright Tone and Feel in a Compact Package

When you need real upright bass tones few instruments sound as good as the real thing. The 4-string NS Design CR4M Double Bass offers the traditional feel and sound of an upright with the modern electronics of an electric bass. This electric upright bass is meticulously crafted in the Czech Republic using premium materials. The passive Polar Pickup System and custom-design EMG pickups deliver the tone and growl that you love from double basses. Add killer upright tones, plucked or bowed, to your sound with the 4-string NS Design CR4M Double Bass.

NS Design CR4M Double Bass 4-string Upright Bass at a Glance:
  • Innovative design and meticulous construction
  • Custom-designed electronics deliver the sounds you need
  • The latest Steinberger masterpiece
Innovative design and meticulous construction

At Sweetwater, we know that gigging musicians are looking for maximum flexibility out of their gear. The CR4M Double Bass is tuned just a traditional upright bass and even has the same finger spacing. The innovative pickup system offer phenomenal string-to-string articulation with the bow that is still comfortable for plucked and picked playing styles. Crafted in the Czech Republic, the NS Design CR4M Double Bass has a solid maple body and neck with an asymmetrical ebony fingerboard.

Custom-designed electronics deliver the sounds you need

The NS Design CR4M Double Bass sports a self-powered, custom Polar Pickup System. A pizz/arco switch optimizes the pickup's response for plucked or bowed playing, it gives you the control, clarity, and richness you want from a bass, no matter your playing style. Custom EMG magnetic pickups deliver classic electric sounds to the CR4M. The 18V preamp offers tons of headroom and powerful EQ and mix tools to sculpt your perfect sound. You get all the output you need and a full range of tone that works with any system.

The latest Steinberger masterpiece

Ned Steinberger breathed new vision and life into stringed instruments when he introduced the L2 bass at Summer NAMM in 1979. Innovatively designed without headstocks, the L2s astonished the music world and prototypes were quickly sold to such esteemed players as John Entwistle of The Who, Tony Levin of King Crimson, and Andy West of The Dregs. Since then, Steinberger basses and guitars have continued to impress musicians - and engineers! - the world over. Their cutting-edge Headless Tuning systems make way for stability never thought possible, while their Radius body shape, Fusion necks, and EMG humbucking pickup systems allow for an extensive range of tonal possibilities.

NS Design CR4M Double Bass 4-string Upright Bass Features:
  • Authentic bowed and pizzicato upright sounds in a portable package
  • Meticulously crafted and built in the Czech Republic
  • Authentic upright bass 41.73" scale length
  • Solid maple body and neck with asymmetrical ebony fingerboard
  • Polar Pickup System with pizz/arco selector switch for authentic upright sound
  • Custom-designed low-impedance EMG pickups deliver classic electric sounds
  • Sculpt the sounds you need with powerful active electronics
  • Comes with the NS Design tripod stand
  • End pin stand is optional
  • Deluxe gig bag included
Get big upright sounds in an ultra-portable package with the NS Design CR4M Double Bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Upright
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Amber
Body Material Maple
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 41.73"
Tuners 12:1 Fully Encased Worm Gear
Number of Pickups 1
Middle Pickup EMG Pickups
Bridge Pickup Polar Bridge Pickup System
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Blend (Piezo/EMG), 2 x EQ (Bass, Treble), Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario stainless steel flatwound
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number CRDB-4A

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