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CR4M-BASS-SG

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THE CR SERIES ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS, with its exceptional versatility and tone quality, is an indispensable tool for a wide range of touring professionals and recording artists. The lean, solid-body CR Series bass takes its place in a long history of fine instruments crafted in the Czech Republic.

The CR Series neck and body are made from select maple. The full scale fingerboard is graduated for consistent response from note to note, with adjustable relief and bridge height to suit all playing styles. NS Design's Polar Bridge Pickup System combines great sound with directional sensitivity, for a rich and expressive response to arco and pizzicato technique.

FEATURES

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 design enhances sustain and clarity, and is resistant to the effects of temperature change and humidity.

FINGERBOARD
The fingerboard is expertly graduated with an asymmetric profile 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. A cascading dot pattern across the neck provides an accurate reference for position.

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
A feature of the CR4M and CR5M basses, 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.

ACTIVE EQ AND MIXER
Controls include volume, a blend control for magnetic and piezo pickups, the mode of the Polar pickup direction, and individual treble EQ & bass 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.

GIG BAG
The CR double bass includes a padded gig bag that has a pouch for tripod stand, a bow compartment and room for accessories. The loaded gig bag will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 132 cm (52")
Weight: 4.8 kg (10.5 lbs.)
Scale Length: 106 cm (41.73")

Strings: 4

Construction: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face.

Finish: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating. Custom finish options are available for the CR Double Bass Series including Slate Gray, Quilted Maple, Poplar Burl and Zebrawood. Click here to see examples of these Custom finishes.

Fingerboard: Hand graduated, asymmetric relief, cascading dot pattern for position reference; 43.1mm (1.7") wide at nut; 89.0mm (3.5") max. width.

Bridge: Hard maple; radius 7.9cm (3.1") string spacing 81mm (3.19").

Nut: Radius 7.9cm (3.1"); string spacing 30mm (1.19").

Bridge Pickup: The Polar directional piezo pickup 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).

Magnetic Pickup (for CR4M and CR5M only): Low impedance EMG magnetic pickup system, with individually adjustable coils, neodymium magnets and low noise, hum-canceling preamp. Produces smooth pizzicato tone not unlike an electric bass guitar. (Magnetic pickups are not recommended for bowing.)

Electronics: 18-volt active circuit by EMG. Mono output.

Controls (top to bottom): Volume, Balance(x2), Treble and Bass

Truss Rod: Powerful truss rod allows positive relief to provide optimal action.

Tuning Machines: Premium grade, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

Strings: Equipped with NS Contemporary Bass Strings by D'Addario. Compatible with most standard upright bass strings.

Included Accessories:

CR Tripod Stand - A fully adjustable steel tripod stand comes standard with the CR Series double bass. Weight is 3.6kg (8 lbs.).

Gig bag - A standard accessory, the padded gigbag has a stand compartment, bow compartment, accessory pocket, handle and adjustable shoulder strap. Loaded weight is 11.2 kg (25 lbs.) including stand, and it fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft.
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