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The NXT Series Cello opens up a new horizon for the serious cellist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget.These new instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value. The NXT Cello is passive and does not require a battery.
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Comments about NS Design NXT 4-String Electric Cello:
I've bought NXT4 Cello near a month ago. Its features really meets my expectations. In my band I paly the bass guitar in electric set-up and the cello in acoustic set-up. Before the NXT cello it was a really difficult situation to carry the sound of the cello in live sessions. The microphones I've used were not enough to show all tonal possibilities and all frequencies of the cello. It was hard to control the feedbacks and generally listeners complained that the cello was not heard well. The NXT cello is a great solution for all these problems with an affordable price. I re-comend this instrument for all the cellists looking for this kind of solution and an experimental opportunity. This stuff also works great with the effect pedals and processors.
For me the simplicity and the ease of use is important. Passive electronics with simple volume and tone controls and the arco / pizzicato switch is enough to create any sound you like. In opposition with its strange look (like the other ns design instruments) the sound is really natural. I'm also a bass player and I prefer passive electronics, in the bass too. I think the switch has an effect on the mid frequencies. In the pizzicato position you can create traditional pizzicato sounds and with the help of the tone control you can create sounds like acoustic bass. The neck and the fingerboard is really comfortable, easy to play. The tuners are fantastic. To feel the vibrations on your chest like the acoustic cello I re-comend the end pin stand. It's also a great feature that you can play this instrument with strap free from chairs.
For this price the quality and the craftsmanship is excelent. Mine is flame maple top and sunburst finish. When you look closer you can see the choice of wood, the finish everything is flawless with this instrument. For me the only compliment is, it would be better the neck wasn't painted in black but it doesn't cause a negative effect while playing.
I think the price is fantastic for this quality and the sounds. In this price range there is no alternative for this instrument..
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