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Yamaha SLB-200 3/4 Silent Compact Bass
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The Yamaha SLB-200 Silent Electric Compact 3/4 Bass offers bassists a choice of total mobility while featuring the body and pickup system that is designed to bring out the best in tone from this instrument.
Performance-Oriented: The Yamaha SLB200 Silent Compact 3/4 Bass is a performance-oriented bass designed with a compact body that makes transport to and from the gig a breeze. Utilization of a newly developed hollow body design and new internally mounted pickup system deliver pizzicato tone that is solid, rich, and realistic, and fits naturally into any jazz or pop setting.
Plug & Play: Built-in electronics offer plug and play simplicity and a detachable frame gives the instrument a feel and playability that comes close to the real thing.
Outstanding Tone: The SLB200’s outstanding tone can handle a wide range of musical styles, but classical bassists may appreciate its silent characteristics that allow the player to practice silently while enjoying full-bodied tone through a pair of headphones.
Portability: The SLB200 features a detachable frame that provides excellent support and comfort when playing the instrument. The frame removes easily to increase the portability of the instrument. The SLB200 is designed so as to allow the entire instrument to break down and fit into the compact case which can be carried comfortably with the shoulder strap.
Control: Volume, Treble, and Bass controls on the SLB200 provide straightforward control over the instrument’s tone while the instrument’s active electronics offer plug and play operation without the need of external pre-amplification.
Features:
Neck: Maple
Body: Spruce + Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Maple (height is adjustable)
Frame Unit: Beech + Aluminum parts
Tuning Pegs: Custom Worm Gear Type
Tail Piece: Ebony (Reverse type)
Strings: Contra Bass Strings (Ball-end type)
Sensors: Piezo pickup
Connectors/Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, LINE OUT
Power Supply: • S-006P (6F22) battery ×1
Battery Life (Continuous Use): Using Manganese battery: approximately 350 hours; Using Alkaline battery: approximately 500 hours
String Length: 1,040 mm (41”)
Dimensions (with the frame attached and the End Pin fully contracted): 1,692 (L) × 456 (W) × 330 (H) mm 66-5/8” (L) × 17-15/16” (W) × 13” (H)
Weight: approximately 7.2 kg (15 lbs. 14 oz.)
Comes with lightweight compact padded case!

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List Price: $3,899.00

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$3,120.00


 

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NS Design Electric Fretless 4-String Omni Bass
The NS Design Electric Fretless 4-String Omni Bass breaks through conventional barriers by integrating phenomenal acoustic and electric bass tones with the familiar 34 inch bass guitar scale. This beautiful 4-string bass uses identical fingering to that of the conventional bass guitar, yet delivers dynamic new plucked and bowed sounds for the serious bass guitarist who wants to expand his expressive range. Tuned to E or down to low B, this radical new electric bass combines the tonal purity of the acoustic upright with the awesome power of the full-blown electric, resulting in the most versatile bass on the market today.
From punchy, percussive attack to smooth, singing sustain, the Omni Bass's exclusive Polar™ piezo pickup is the only system that allows the bassist to control the attack and decay of the plucked string. EMG magnetic pickups add classic electric sounds. The on-board pre-amp, EQ, and mixer allow the player full control of this wide tonal palette right from the instrument.
The Omni Bass responds to the bow with a natural and expressive voice, combining powerful bass resonance with brilliant harmonics. The strings are easily driven making it possible for bassists with little bowing experience to add this beautiful dimension to their music.
Deep, resonant bass response is the essence of this remarkable new instrument. Whether plucked or bowed, the Omni Bass delivers pure, exciting acoustic and electric bass sounds that can be tailored to compliment virtually any musical style or gig.
34" Scale: The 34" scale length of the Omni Bass is the same as a standard electric bass guitar. The Omni Bass can also be tuned in fifths, for fingerings that are more natural for the cellist seeking enhanced bass range.
Arched Fingerboard: The Omni Bass has a highly arched fingerboard and bridge, similar to a cello, to optimize bow articulation. The high arch on the fingerboard fits the human hand, and combines with the round neck profile for a comfortable and natural feel.
Cascading Position Markers: Dots for each semi-tone cascade across the fingerboard, a unique configuration that provides a clear visual fingering reference. The logical dot pattern is of critical value to the novice player, and an invaluable reference guide for the seasoned pro.
Polar Pickup System: The multiple sensor NS Polar bridge pickup system has two modes of operation: "arco" and "pizzicato". This allows the player to optimize bowed response, and to control attack and decay characteristics for plucking. The deep bass and brilliant highs possible with piezo crystal technology give the instrument a beautiful, dynamic, and versatile sound.
EMG™ Magnetic Pickups: Custom designed EMG low impedance magnetic pickups have a smooth response with lots of sweet midrange for the quintessential "electric" tone. Their relatively flat frequency response allows the natural sound of the instrument to project through. Each pickup is individually adjustable and internally shielded an internal preamp system for hum free performance.
Active Controls: Two balance controls allow unlimited mixing options for the magnetic and the dual mode Polar Pickup systems. On-board pre-amplification provides master volume, bass and treble controls. The 18 volt power supply insures plenty of headroom for full dynamics. Polar Pickup systems. On-board pre-amplification provides master volume, bass and treble controls. The 18 volt power supply insures plenty of headroom for full dynamics.
Interchangeable Support Systems: The Boomerang™ Strap System is standard equiptment with the Omni Bass. Two articulated arms and a pivoting hub allow full mobility on stage or in the studio. The comfortable Boomerang strap fits over the shoulder just like a guitar, but the adjustable arms allow the instrument to be placed in virtually any position in relation to the hands and body. The Boomerang Strap System allows full mobility for either bowing or plucking.
Strings: Steel, aluminum, tungsten, and bronze are combined to make strings that are unusually responsive, with singing highs and a deep low register. These polished low-tension flatwound strings are effortless to play and minimize unwanted finger noise. The bright pizzicato growl provides an authentic acoustic tone, yet these strings deliver plenty of sustain and drive when you need it. Developed in collaboration with D'Addario, these strings are also ideal for bowing. They respond much quicker to the bow than traditional bass strings, so expressive bow technique is easier to develop and maintain. The Omni Bass is designed to accommodate any standard bass guitar string, adding unlimited set up options for musicians who want to explore & create their own unique sound.
Handmade: Each instrument is hand-made in the Czech Republic to the highest standard by craftsmen steeped in a long tradition of instrument making.
Specifications:
Length: 44.5"
Weight: 7.2 lbs.
Scale Length: 34"
Construction: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face.
Finish: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.
Fingerboard: Ebony, 27.5" long, radius 2".
Bridge: Phenolic, overall string spacing: 2.75 ", radius 2.2"
Nut: Ebony, overall string spacing: 1.31" , radius 2 inche
Bridge Pickup: 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).
Magnetic Pickup: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.
Electronics: 18 volt active circuit by HAZ Laboratories. Mono output.
Controls: Volume - Blend(counterclockwise-magnetic pickups / clockwise-clockwise for bridge pickup / center-both) - Balance(counterclockwise-pizzicato or vertical vibration / clockwise-arco or bowed and percussive plucked sound / center-both) - Treble - Basss
Truss Rod: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.
Tuning Machines: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
Strings: CR Series Omni Bass strings by D'Addario. The CR Series Omni Bass also accommodates most long scale bass guitar strings.
Gig Bag: Padded gig bag with integrated bow pocket, handle and backpack style strap. External pockets for stands and accessories.
List Price:$4,380.00

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3/4 light maple $3,149.00



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NS Design CR-4M Electric 4-String Bass with Magnetic Pickup
The NS Design CR-4M Electric 4-String 3/4 Bass with Magnetic Pickup, with its exceptional versatility and tone quality, is fast becoming an indispensable tool for the serious bassist. The lean, solid-body CR Series bass takes its place in a long history of fine instruments crafted in the Czech Republic. The CR 4M Series is made from select maple and ebony. 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. The EMG magnetic pickups expand the range to include classic electric bass sounds. According to Bass Player magazine, the Czech made CR 4M Series "boasts impeccable craftsmanship from a country with a reputation for quality upright bass building. It's clean aesthetics, excellent playability, and great sound put it ahead of the pack."
Solid Maple Body & 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.
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.
Tripod Stand: Supplied as standard equipment, the Tripod Stand provides stable support, with full height and tilt adjustment. The stand folds down to fit in the gig bag.
Portability: The padded tubular gig bag is only 137 cm (54") long and 18 cm (7") in diameter, and weighs 8.2 kg (18 lbs) with the instrument and stand. A storage area inside the gig bag has 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: The CR 4M is compatible with most standard upright bass strings. D'Addario stainless steel flatwound strings are standard equiptment.
Construction: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face
Finish: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony; 43.1mm (1.7") wide at nut; 89.0mm (3.5") max. width.
Bridge: Black phenolic; radius 7.9cm (3.1") string spacing 81mm (3.19").
Nut: Macassar Ebony; radius 7.9cm (3.1"); string spacing 30mm (1.19").
Bridge Pickup: 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).
Magnetic Pickup: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.
Electronics: 18 volt active circuit by HAZ Laboratories. Mono output.
Controls:
Volume - Blend(counterclockwise-magnetic pickups/clockwise-polar pickup) - Treble EQ - Bass EQ - Switch for Polar pickup(up-pizzicato/center-both/down position-arco)
Truss Rod: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.
Tuning Machines: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
Tripod Stand: Chrome-plated steel, fully adjustable, standing tripod design. Weight 3.2 kg (7 lbs.) Standard Equiptment.
Gig Bag: Padded tube with handle and shoulder strap, 137 cm (54") long; 18 cm (7") in diameter. Loaded weight is 8.2 kg (18 Ibs.), including stand. Fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft. Standard Equiptment.
List Price:$4,740.00

Size Color Price Qty
3/4 light maple $3,599.00



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NS Design Electric Fretless 5-String Omni Bass
The NS Design Electric Fretless 5-String Omni Bass breaks through conventional barriers by integrating phenomenal acoustic and electric bass tones with the familiar 34 inch bass guitar scale. This beautiful 5-string bass uses identical fingering to that of the conventional bass guitar, yet delivers dynamic new plucked and bowed sounds for the serious bass guitarist who wants to expand his expressive range. Tuned to E or down to low B, this radical new electric bass combines the tonal purity of the acoustic upright with the awesome power of the full-blown electric, resulting in the most versatile bass on the market today.
From punchy, percussive attack to smooth, singing sustain, the Omni Bass's exclusive Polar™ piezo pickup is the only system that allows the bassist to control the attack and decay of the plucked string. EMG magnetic pickups add classic electric sounds. The on-board pre-amp, EQ, and mixer allow the player full control of this wide tonal palette right from the instrument.
The Omni Bass responds to the bow with a natural and expressive voice, combining powerful bass resonance with brilliant harmonics. The strings are easily driven making it possible for bassists with little bowing experience to add this beautiful dimension to their music.
Deep, resonant bass response is the essence of this remarkable new instrument. Whether plucked or bowed, the Omni Bass delivers pure, exciting acoustic and electric bass sounds that can be tailored to compliment virtually any musical style or gig.
34" Scale: The 34" scale length of the Omni Bass is the same as a standard electric bass guitar. The Omni Bass can also be tuned in fifths, for fingerings that are more natural for the cellist seeking enhanced bass range.
Arched Fingerboard: The Omni Bass has a highly arched fingerboard and bridge, similar to a cello, to optimize bow articulation. The high arch on the fingerboard fits the human hand, and combines with the round neck profile for a comfortable and natural feel.
Cascading Position Markers: Dots for each semi-tone cascade across the fingerboard, a unique configuration that provides a clear visual fingering reference. The logical dot pattern is of critical value to the novice player, and an invaluable reference guide for the seasoned pro.
Polar Pickup System: The multiple sensor NS Polar bridge pickup system has two modes of operation: "arco" and "pizzicato". This allows the player to optimize bowed response, and to control attack and decay characteristics for plucking. The deep bass and brilliant highs possible with piezo crystal technology give the instrument a beautiful, dynamic, and versatile sound.
EMG™ Magnetic Pickups: Custom designed EMG low impedance magnetic pickups have a smooth response with lots of sweet midrange for the quintessential "electric" tone. Their relatively flat frequency response allows the natural sound of the instrument to project through. Each pickup is individually adjustable and internally shielded an internal preamp system for hum free performance.
Active Controls: Two balance controls allow unlimited mixing options for the magnetic and the dual mode Polar Pickup systems. On-board pre-amplification provides master volume, bass and treble controls. The 18 volt power supply insures plenty of headroom for full dynamics. Polar Pickup systems. On-board pre-amplification provides master volume, bass and treble controls. The 18 volt power supply insures plenty of headroom for full dynamics.
Interchangeable Support Systems: The Boomerang™ Strap System is standard equiptment with the Omni Bass. Two articulated arms and a pivoting hub allow full mobility on stage or in the studio. The comfortable Boomerang strap fits over the shoulder just like a guitar, but the adjustable arms allow the instrument to be placed in virtually any position in relation to the hands and body. The Boomerang Strap System allows full mobility for either bowing or plucking.
Strings: Steel, aluminum, tungsten, and bronze are combined to make strings that are unusually responsive, with singing highs and a deep low register. These polished low-tension flatwound strings are effortless to play and minimize unwanted finger noise. The bright pizzicato growl provides an authentic acoustic tone, yet these strings deliver plenty of sustain and drive when you need it. Developed in collaboration with D'Addario, these strings are also ideal for bowing. They respond much quicker to the bow than traditional bass strings, so expressive bow technique is easier to develop and maintain. The Omni Bass is designed to accommodate any standard bass guitar string, adding unlimited set up options for musicians who want to explore & create their own unique sound.
Handmade: Each instrument is hand-made in the Czech Republic to the highest standard by craftsmen steeped in a long tradition of instrument making.
Specifications:
Length: 44.5"
Weight: 7.2 lbs.
Scale Length: 34"
Strings: 5 (E-C)
Construction: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face.
Finish: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.
Fingerboard: Ebony, 27.5" long, radius 2".
Bridge: Phenolic, overall string spacing: 2.75 ", radius 2.2"
Nut: Ebony, overall string spacing: 1.31" , radius 2 inche
Bridge Pickup: 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).
Magnetic Pickup: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.
Electronics: 18 volt active circuit by HAZ Laboratories. Mono output.
Controls: Volume - Blend(counterclockwise-magnetic pickups / clockwise-clockwise for bridge pickup / center-both) - Balance(counterclockwise-pizzicato or vertical vibration / clockwise-arco or bowed and percussive plucked sound / center-both) - Treble - Basss
Truss Rod: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.
Tuning Machines: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
Strings: CR Series Omni Bass strings by D'Addario. The CR Series Omni Bass also accommodates most long scale bass guitar strings.
Gig Bag: Padded gig bag with integrated bow pocket, handle and backpack style strap. External pockets for stands and accessories.
List Price:$4,640.00

Size Color Price Qty
3/4 amber $3,349.00



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NS Design
The NS Design CR-5M Electric 5-String 3/4 Bass with Magnetic Pickup, with its exceptional versatility and tone quality, is fast becoming an indispensable tool for the serious bassist. The lean, solid-body CR Series bass takes its place in a long history of fine instruments crafted in the Czech Republic. The CR 5M Series is made from select maple and ebony. 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. The EMG magnetic pickups expand the range to include classic electric bass sounds. According to Bass Player magazine, the Czech made CR 5M Series "boasts impeccable craftsmanship from a country with a reputation for quality upright bass building. It's clean aesthetics, excellent playability, and great sound put it ahead of the pack."
Solid Maple Body & 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.
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.
Tripod Stand: Supplied as standard equipment, the Tripod Stand provides stable support, with full height and tilt adjustment. The stand folds down to fit in the gig bag.
Portability: The padded tubular gig bag is only 137 cm (54") long and 18 cm (7") in diameter, and weighs 8.2 kg (18 lbs) with the instrument and stand. A storage area inside the gig bag has 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: The CR 4M is compatible with most standard upright bass strings. D'Addario stainless steel flatwound strings are standard equiptment.
Construction: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face
Finish: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony; 43.1mm (1.7") wide at nut; 89.0mm (3.5") max. width.
Bridge: Black phenolic; radius 7.9cm (3.1") string spacing 81mm (3.19").
Nut: Macassar Ebony; radius 7.9cm (3.1"); string spacing 30mm (1.19").
Bridge Pickup: 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).
Magnetic Pickup: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.
Electronics: 18 volt active circuit by HAZ Laboratories. Mono output.
Controls:
Volume - Blend(counterclockwise-magnetic pickups/clockwise-polar pickup) - Treble EQ - Bass EQ - Switch for Polar pickup(up-pizzicato/center-both/down position-arco)
Truss Rod: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.
Tuning Machines: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
Tripod Stand: Chrome-plated steel, fully adjustable, standing tripod design. Weight 3.2 kg (7 lbs.) Standard Equiptment.
Gig Bag: Padded tube with handle and shoulder strap, 137 cm (54") long; 18 cm (7") in diameter. Loaded weight is 8.2 kg (18 Ibs.), including stand. Fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft. Standard Equiptment.
List Price:$5,220.00

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3/4 light maple $3,949.00


 
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NS Design
The NS Design NXT Series 4-String Omni Bass, with the familiar 34 inch bass guitar scale, is designed for the bass guitarist interested in adding the character and expressiveness of an acoustic upright bass, or the NS electric upright, to his performance palette. These well-priced instruments are produced in the Czech Republic with the same meticulous care as NS Design's renowned CR Series Omni Bass.
NS Designs self-powered Polar Pickup System, with its pizz/arco selector switch, captures the essence of plucked or bowed playing with stunning richness, control and clarity. The Omni Bass responds to the bow with a natural and expressive voice, combining powerful bass resonance with brilliant harmonics. The strings are easily driven, making it possible for bassists with little bowing experience to add this beautiful dimension to their music.
The NXT Omni Bass also incorporates NS Design's innovative JackPot potentiometer in its volume and tone controls. Conventional passive volume and tone controls work by siphoning a portion of the output signal to ground, and continue to hold back a portion of the pickup's signal even when turned up all the way. The JackPot incorporates a rotary switch that disengages the ground when turned fully clockwise, delivering 100% of the instrument's signal. For stage or studio, the NXT Omni Bass delivers robust output and full-spectrum tone for the ultimate sound with any system.
34" Scale: The 34" scale length of the Omni Bass mirrors a standard electric bass, so when tuned in fourths the fingering positions and spacing are identical to the bass guitar. The fingerboard also features the TransRadius™ profile. For a left-hand feel which is familiar to the experienced bass guitarist, the radius at the nut is ten inches. At the end of the fingerboard near the bridge, however, the radius is just 2.5 inches, large enough to maintain good string-to-string articulation with the bow, yet still comfortable for pizzicato (plucked/picked) style. The asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register.
Body, Neck & Fingerboard: The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.
Strings: NS Electric Omni Bass Strings and standard bass guitar strings fit the Omni Bass, adding unlimited set up options for musicians who want to explore & create their own unique sound.
Interchangeable Support Systems: The Boomerang Strap System is standard equipment with the Omni Bass. Two articulated arms and a pivoting hub allow full mobility on stage or in the studio. The comfortable Boomerang strap fits over the shoulder just like a guitar, but the adjustable arms allow the instrument to be placed in virtually any position in relation to the hands and body. The Boomerang Strap System allows full mobility for either bowing or plucking.
Specifications:
Length: 113 cm (44")
Width: 15 cm (5.7")
Thickness: 10 cm (4")
Weight: 3.2 kg (7 lbs.)
Scale Length: 86 cm (34")
Strings: E,A,D,G
Construction: Solid, straight grain maple.
Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers & side dots.
Truss Rod: Single Action, accessible at nut.
Tuning Hardware: 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.
Polar Pickup: The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to lateral string vibration, for bowing and for the percussive plucked response of a traditional acoustic instrument, or to vertical string vibration, for remarkable even and sustained plucked sound more like a guitar. A switch allows the player to choose the desired response.Supplied with NXT Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap.
List Price:$2,289.00

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3/4 $1,599.00


 
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NS Design
The NS Design NXT Series 5-String Omni Bass, with the familiar 34 inch bass guitar scale, is designed for the bass guitarist interested in adding the character and expressiveness of an acoustic upright bass, or the NS electric upright, to his performance palette. These well-priced instruments are produced in the Czech Republic with the same meticulous care as NS Design's renowned CR Series Omni Bass.
NS Designs self-powered Polar Pickup System, with its pizz/arco selector switch, captures the essence of plucked or bowed playing with stunning richness, control and clarity. The Omni Bass responds to the bow with a natural and expressive voice, combining powerful bass resonance with brilliant harmonics. The strings are easily driven, making it possible for bassists with little bowing experience to add this beautiful dimension to their music.
The NXT Omni Bass also incorporates NS Design's innovative JackPot potentiometer in its volume and tone controls. Conventional passive volume and tone controls work by siphoning a portion of the output signal to ground, and continue to hold back a portion of the pickup's signal even when turned up all the way. The JackPot incorporates a rotary switch that disengages the ground when turned fully clockwise, delivering 100% of the instrument's signal. For stage or studio, the NXT Omni Bass delivers robust output and full-spectrum tone for the ultimate sound with any system.
34" Scale: The 34" scale length of the Omni Bass mirrors a standard electric bass, so when tuned in fourths the fingering positions and spacing are identical to the bass guitar. The fingerboard also features the TransRadius™ profile. For a left-hand feel which is familiar to the experienced bass guitarist, the radius at the nut is ten inches. At the end of the fingerboard near the bridge, however, the radius is just 2.5 inches, large enough to maintain good string-to-string articulation with the bow, yet still comfortable for pizzicato (plucked/picked) style. The asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register.
Body, Neck & Fingerboard: The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.
Strings: NS Electric Omni Bass Strings and standard bass guitar strings fit the Omni Bass, adding unlimited set up options for musicians who want to explore & create their own unique sound.
Interchangeable Support Systems: The Boomerang Strap System is standard equipment with the Omni Bass. Two articulated arms and a pivoting hub allow full mobility on stage or in the studio. The comfortable Boomerang strap fits over the shoulder just like a guitar, but the adjustable arms allow the instrument to be placed in virtually any position in relation to the hands and body. The Boomerang Strap System allows full mobility for either bowing or plucking.
Specifications:
Length: 113 cm (44")
Width: 15 cm (5.7")
Thickness: 10 cm (4")
Weight: 3.2 kg (7 lbs.)
Scale Length: 86 cm (34")
Construction: Solid, straight grain maple.
Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers & side dots.
Truss Rod: Single Action, accessible at nut.
Tuning Hardware: 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.
Polar Pickup: The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to lateral string vibration, for bowing and for the percussive plucked response of a traditional acoustic instrument, or to vertical string vibration, for remarkable even and sustained plucked sound more like a guitar. A switch allows the player to choose the desired response.Supplied with NXT Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap.
List Price:$2,459.00

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3/4 $1,699.00



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NS Design NXT Electric 4-String
The NS Design NXT Series Electric 4-String 3/4 Bass opens up a new horizon for the serious bassist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget. These instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.
Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the Polar Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Equipped with single volume and tone controls, the passive electronics deliver unlimited overhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.
Solid Maple Body and Neck: The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register.
Adjustable: The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.
Strings: NS Electric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit all NS Design Double Basses, allowing the player to select from a wide range, each with a unique sound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Bass is adaptable to many different styles of music.
Support Systems: A wide array of interchangeable support systems make the NXT Double Bass adaptable to virtually any situation. Standard equipment includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle. A more traditional end pin stand is available, as well as shoulder strap options that allow for full mobility.
World-Class Design: The NXT bass brings world-class design and craftsmanship to a surprisingly affordable price range. With a visual appearance as striking as its sound, the roadworthy NXT is an exciting and reliable partner for the most demanding performance career.
This package comes with a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle and a soft case.
List Price:$2,139.00

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3/4 $1,499.00



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NS Design NXT Electric 5-String
The NS Design NXT Series Electric 5-String 3/4 Bass opens up a new horizon for the serious bassist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget. These instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.
Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the Polar Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Equipped with single volume and tone controls, the passive electronics deliver unlimited overhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.
Solid Maple Body and Neck: The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register.
Adjustable: The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.
Strings: NS Electric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit all NS Design Double Basses, allowing the player to select from a wide range, each with a unique sound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Bass is adaptable to many different styles of music.
Support Systems: A wide array of interchangeable support systems make the NXT Double Bass adaptable to virtually any situation. Standard equipment includes a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle. A more traditional end pin stand is available, as well as shoulder strap options that allow for full mobility.
World-Class Design: The NXT bass brings world-class design and craftsmanship to a surprisingly affordable price range. With a visual appearance as striking as its sound, the roadworthy NXT is an exciting and reliable partner for the most demanding performance career.
This package comes with a self-supporting tripod stand with full adjustments for height and angle and a soft case.
List Price:$2,349.00

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3/4 $1,649.00



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Yamaha SLB-100 Silent Electric 3/4 Bass
If you've been looking for an alternative to lugging around that big acoustic bass of yours, or you want a great sounding electric upright to add to your electric instrument arsenal, the Yamaha SLB-100 Silent Electric 3/4 Bass delivers a serious sound that is meant to be heard. A member of Yamaha's Silent String Series, the SLB-100 is designed to offer bassists a compact, easy to transport instrument that feels, plays and sounds as close to the real thing as possible. Played pizzicato or with a bow this 3/4-scale instrument delivers solid full-bodied tone making it an excellent choice for any jazz or pop gig. Internal electronics let you simply plug in and play without the need of any external preamplification. Remove the detachable frame and everything slips into the optional soft case making transport to and from the gig easier than an acoustic.
Solid Body: The solid body of the Yamaha SLB100 Silent 3/4 Bass uses a 3-ply design that virtually eliminates unwanted feedback yet delivers full-bodied tone. A Detachable frame provides the most natural feel and support of the Instrument. Removal is easy and offers added portability of the instrument.
Dual Pickups: Dual piezo pickups located under the bridge deliver the optimum tone quality. The adjustable bridge height and a pickup balance control let you tailor the feel and response of the instrument to individual needs.
Plug & Play: Internal electronics allow plug and play operation without the need of external preamplification. A Headphone/Line Out jack offers versatile connectivity and AUX In Jack allows for the connection of a CD player, MD player or cassette deck.
The SLB-100 operates on either battery power (DC9V) or the optional AC power supply PA-3B.
Support: The BKS1 Knee support (supplied) attaches to the back of the instrument's body to provide added support of the instrument. An optional stand gives you a place to park your Silent Bass when not being played. And the optional soft case, which is equipped with a strap for easy transport, offers space for the knee support.
Features:
Neck: Maple
Body: Spruce + Mahogany
Fingerboared: Ebony
Bridge: Maple (Height is adjustable)
Frame Unit: Beech + Aluminum frame
Tuning Pegs: Custom Worm Gear Type
Tail Piece: Ebony
Strings: Contra Bass Strings (Ball-end type)
Sensors: 2 Piezo pickups
Aux IN (w/level Control)
(Headphone)/LINE OUT output jack for normal use
Volume
Tone Control
AC Adaptor (DC 12 V):
Manganese Battery Life: approximately 12 hours
Alkaline Battery Life: approximately 24 hours
String length: 1,054 mm(41,5'')
Dimensions with the frame attached and the End Pin fully contracted: 1,735(W)x525(W)x453(H)mm or 68,3''(L)x20,7''(W)x17,1''(H)
Weight: approximately 10 kg (22 lbs.3 oz)

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List Price:$4,525.00

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3/4 brown $3,620.00



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Yamaha SLB-200 Silent Electric Compact 3/4 Bass
The Yamaha SLB-200 Silent Electric Compact 3/4 Bass offers bassists a choice of total mobility while featuring the body and pickup system that is designed to bring out the best in tone from this instrument.
Performance-Oriented: The Yamaha SLB200 Silent Compact 3/4 Bass is a performance-oriented bass designed with a compact body that makes transport to and from the gig a breeze. Utilization of a newly developed hollow body design and new internally mounted pickup system deliver pizzicato tone that is solid, rich, and realistic, and fits naturally into any jazz or pop setting.
Plug & Play: Built-in electronics offer plug and play simplicity and a detachable frame gives the instrument a feel and playability that comes close to the real thing.
Outstanding Tone: The SLB200’s outstanding tone can handle a wide range of musical styles, but classical bassists may appreciate its silent characteristics that allow the player to practice silently while enjoying full-bodied tone through a pair of headphones.
Portability: The SLB200 features a detachable frame that provides excellent support and comfort when playing the instrument. The frame removes easily to increase the portability of the instrument. The SLB200 is designed so as to allow the entire instrument to break down and fit into the compact case which can be carried comfortably with the shoulder strap.
Control: Volume, Treble, and Bass controls on the SLB200 provide straightforward control over the instrument’s tone while the instrument’s active electronics offer plug and play operation without the need of external pre-amplification.
Features:
Neck: Maple
Body: Spruce + Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Maple (height is adjustable)
Frame Unit: Beech + Aluminum parts
Tuning Pegs: Custom Worm Gear Type
Tail Piece: Ebony (Reverse type)
Strings: Contra Bass Strings (Ball-end type)
Sensors: Piezo pickup
Connectors/Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, LINE OUT
Power Supply: • S-006P (6F22) battery ×1
Battery Life (Continuous Use): Using Manganese battery: approximately 350 hours; Using Alkaline battery: approximately 500 hours
String Length: 1,040 mm (41”)
Dimensions (with the frame attached and the End Pin fully contracted): 1,692 (L) × 456 (W) × 330 (H) mm 66-5/8” (L) × 17-15/16” (W) × 13” (H)
Weight: approximately 7.2 kg (15 lbs. 14 oz.)
Comes with lightweight compact padded case!

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List Price:$3,899.00

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3/4 brown $3,120.00



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Yamaha SLB-200LTD Silent Electric 3/4 Bass Limited Editon PRO
The Yamaha SLB-200LTD Silent Bass Limited Editon PRO elevates the silent bass to a whole new level! This professional electric upright bass is for players who want easy portability and a standard string length of 41 inches. The SLB-200LTD's hollow body design and internally mounted pickup system delivers pizzicato tone that is solid, rich and realistic while fitting naturally into any jazz or pop setting. Built-in electronics offer plug and play simplicity and a detachable frame gives the instrument true feel and playability, as well as excellent support and comfort. Frames remove easily to increase the portability of the instrument. The SLB-200LTD is designed to allow the entire instrument to break down and fit into a compact case, which can be carried comfortably with the shoulder strap.
Beautiful Ebony Used Throughout: Yamaha used ebony in several locations on the instrument such as the fingerboard, reverse style tailpiece, and upper nut. They also changed the saddle material from ABS to ebony, which has had a positive influence on tone.
New Control Section Delivers Essential Sound Tailoring: A new preamp and control section has been designed to deliver superior sound quality. The unit incorporates a passive direct switch that allows direct output of the piezo signal to external equipment. This lets you tap directly into the pure, focused tone of the instrument to send its output to the amp.
Improved Body Structure and Pickup: Redesigning the structure and volume of the instrument’s hollow cavity has reduced the instrument’s weight while delivering greater wood bass tone. Using this design along with the pickup system, the SLB200LTD delivers a more natural acoustic tone that is powerfully rich and expressive whether played pizzicato or with a bow.
Newly Designed Bridge Raises The Bar For Tone: Fine tuning the bridge’s size and thickness gives the SLB200LTD a tone with a quicker response that is clear and well balanced over the instruments entire range. Height adjusters, redesigned with new materials and finish, deliver a purer, more focused tone.
Tuners Offer Beauty And Function: In redesigning our tuners, even changing the way they are manufactured, we’ve created a thicker blade that feels solid in the hand. Using a higher gear ratio delivers delicate and precise adjustment while the gold finish adds a luxurious touch of class.
Crafted With Premium Curly Maple: Crafted from beautifully figured curly maple, the neck on the SLB200LTD feels extremely comfortable and inviting to play, providing an intimate connection between the player and the instrument.
Improved Endpin Rubber Cap: Upright bassists demand stability while playing so we’ve designed a new endpin rubber cap that is thicker, better shaped, and stronger.
Fits Into Compact Soft Case: Using a removable frame that folds up plus additional size reduction through the use of special tailpiece and endpin designs, the SLB200LTD its into a compact case that makes transport easy.
Deep, Rich Finish: The SLB200LTD features an Antique Brown finish that brings out the beauty of the wood’s grain giving it a rich and impressive look. The neck has an oil finish that provides the right amount of smoothness and stability that provide a level of comfort and playability that bassists look for in an instrument. On stage it looks great, standing out underneath the stage lights with its professional look and details.
Features:
Body Color: Antique Brown Color
Width: 456mm
Height: 1698mm
Depth: 330mm
Weight: approx. 6.9 kg (15 lbs. 3 oz.)
Body: Spruce and Mahogany
Side/Frame: Beech and Aluminum
Neck: Maple
Finger Board: Ebony
Bridge: Maple
Tuning Pegs: Custom Worm Gear Type (Gold Color)
Tailpiece: Ebony (Reverse type)
Strings Scale: 1,040 mm (41")
Strings: D'Addario Helicore Hybrid (Light)
Pick Up System: Piezo Pickup
Master Volume: Yes
Other Control: Treble, Bass, Active/Passive Direct Selector Switch
Connectivity: LINE OUT
Power Supply: 9V Battery Included
Battery Life: Manganese battery: approx. 1,000 hours, Alkaline battery: approx. 2,000 hours (Continuous Use)
Case: Soft Case Included

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List Price:$4,995.00

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3/4 brown $3,995.00