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Open-Box NS Design WAV 4 Electric Violin

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(Open Box) A remarkably easy-to-play electric violin for the professional and student alike.

Designed and built to deliver great sound; excellent playability; and long, dependable service; the WAV 4 violin from NS design provides an affordable option for the serious professional and student player.

At the heart of every NS bowed electric violin is the Polar pickup system. Sensor and bridge geometry are integrated to translate every nuance to the amplifier and speaker system. The big, bold, and brilliant tone looks to the future, yet the sonic ingredients of the acoustic violin are present and can be tamed to become traditional in character. The Polar pickup has the unique ability to analyze the direction of string vibration to enhance the bowed response and to facilitate bow technique. The unusually powerful piezo crystals do not require onboard power, for maintenance-free performance without the hassle of batteries.

The reserve power of a well-set-up electric violin makes the instrument easier to play than a conventional acoustic. The NS WAV 4 Violin's rock maple bridge is easily adjustable for the playing style and action height you prefer; high and powerful like a traditional violin, low and fast like an electric guitar, or anywhere in between. The ebony fingerboard is graduated for each string to optimize the tone and playability of every note. The neck is smooth and fast, with traditional thumb reference points for the scroll and heel. The removable bout provides accurate position reference for players accustomed to using the traditional body shape for reference.

Accurate, stable tuners are the key to in-tune performance. The patented self-clamping tuning mechanism automatically grips the string ever more tightly as tension is applied, and the micrometer tuning is smooth and precise. This set-it and forget-it tuning is light-years ahead of the friction tuners found on traditional instruments.

Light weight and good balance are the essential comfort factors for any violin. The fully carved interior of the WAV 4 Violin keeps the weight to the minimum, and the body-mounted tuners bring the center of gravity back over the shoulder where it belongs. The shoulder rest is contoured and padded to provide stable support, and it's fully adjustable to accommodate differences in playing styles and body types.

The NS WAV 4 violin comes complete with fabric-covered hard foam case, padded on the inside, with room for 2 bows, shoulder rest, output cable, and extra gear.

FEATURES
Polar pickup system
Easily adjustable maple bridge
Ebony fingerboard
Removable bout for those who prefer a traditional body shape
Patented tuning mechanism

Order an instrument that is made for the future.

SPECIFICATIONS
Model: NS WAV 4 electric violin
Body: maple
Neck: maple
Fingerboard: ebony
Shoulder rest: fully adjustable ergonomic design
Electronics: Polar pickup system
Controls: volume and tone
Tuners: tail-mounted patented precision machines
Other: removable bout
Available colors: amber burst, black, and transparent red

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NS DesignWAV 4 Electric Violin
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing violin

By bob54321boom

from St Paul, MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NS Design WAV 4 Electric Violin:

      I ordered the five string version of this product on backorder, but the date was pushed back to september so i canceled my order and settled for this. this has been an amazing electric violin nevertheless. I play it with a vox tube amp and it handles almost any effect i throw at it perfectly, something that higher end electrics strangely cannot do.I reccomend this to any violinist who wants to try an electric.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Value For The Money

      By Greg

      from South Carolina

      About Me Novice

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about NS Design WAV 4 Electric Violin:

        I took off the plastic strip that represents the top of the bout. It comes loose and would need a dose of Loc-Tite, but it's not necessary and the violin is better looking without it. I trimmed the arch of the bridge, notched string seats, and colored the sanding marks with a permanent black marker. The bridge was just too flat for my playing style. The adjustable bridge is easy to manipulate and a great feature. The tuners are precise and turn smoothly. The chin rest adjustment is somewhat tricky. It comes apart, so that you can manipulate it into many positions. Once you have found the sweet spot, you can tighten down hard on the knobs to fix it in place. I cry everytime I have to put the violin back in the case, because the shoulder rest piece has to be disassembled to get all in. Because of the thin design, I find it more difficult to hold steady, and the extra weight is to the rear bout and is noticeable. I don't believe these issues to be obstacles to playability, since I'm comparing it to my acoustic violins ergonomics. Everything from the amp cord to the design makes this instrument diiferent from an acoustic, and like learning an instrument, takes some time playing to get acquainted with. I tryed it wih different sound effects, like wha-wha and distortion, in a thirty watt tube amp. It will handle anything without any feed back. It plays clean, and it can do dirty. The pick is incredibly sensitive, which is a plus. But it so sensitive I had to work out a amp setting to remove a slight popping sound caused by the pulling of the bow, when you're sawing at it. The tone is violin like, but what is lost is the high frequency harmonics and the ringing tones. Again, this is me comparing it to my acoustic. These are two different instruments, comparing apples to oranges. Overall, the instrument should give me the potential to play to be heard, with a durable design.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excelent Electric violin

        By Liber

        from Miami, Fl

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pop and Jazz bands

          Comments about NS Design WAV 4 Electric Violin:

          Great violin, easy to play, very light compared to others, the shoulder rest its a little bit tricky to adjust at the beginning and take some times to get used to it, I had to adjust the bridge for my way of playing but it was very easy.

           
          2.0

          Item arrived broken

          By Mike

          from Michigan

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          Pros

          • Easy To Play
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Item not inspected before shipping.
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about NS Design WAV 4 Electric Violin:

            I suspect this is a nice violin but it was hard to tell since it arrived broken. The rep was nice and professional even though i was a bit peeved. I suspect the hand rest screw and pin may be a point of failure on this instrument. It does not look very sturdy.

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