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NS Design WAV5 Electric Bass
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The WAV RADIUS Bass is completely about the experience, every time you pick it up. It's in the feel of the instrument before you plug it in, and it's...Click To Read More About This Product
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Full NS design at an affordable price.
The WAV RADIUS Bass is completely about the experience, every time you pick it up. It's in the feel of the instrument before you plug it in, and it's embodied in the tone, performance and possibilities when the house lights go down. Among the advantages of a headless bass are weight and balance. The RADIUS body contours to your torso, your hands fall naturally into place, and there is no neck dive. It feels extraordinarily secure and comfortable.
Available in 4 and 5 string models, the WAV RADIUS has an expansive, practical tone palette, stage-ready in any venue. A tight, rock-solid low end underpins the exceptional clarity and harmonic integrity carried throughout its range. It's one of the differences you feel the moment you plug it in. The intonation is spot-on, through to the 24th fret. When you need it, quick, precision tuning is at your right-hand fingertips, readily adjustable even while you're playing. Finally, an intuitive, straightforward control setup lets you find your voice (no matter what you play), or shift gears with freedom to explore the broad sonic territory provided by the NS WAV RADIUS Bass.
NS Diradial body
The concave back profile provides a sense of comfort and stability against the torso. The front of the instrument is more tightly radiused, which, in combination with the general wedge shape of the body, creates a more comfortable orientation to the right hand. The configuration of the body cutaway provides easy access to the highest frets. The tuning system is integrated into the body.
NS radius neck
The headless, one-piece bolt-on maple neck has 24 frets, a 34" scale for the WAV4 and 35" scale for the WAV5, and a familiar 15" radius. A volute provides thumb reference at the nut. String slots in the aluminum headplate eliminate the need for a headstock with heavy tuning machines. Conveniently accessed from the top of the neck, the heavy-duty steel double-action reinforcing truss rod, with its patented differential thread drive, gives both rigidity and precise relief control.
Bridge & saddle
The aluminum one-piece bridge and saddle assembly provide broad height and angle adjustment, allowing the player to precisely tailor the action and adjust the intonation.
NS Polar/EMG high impedance dual pickup system
Active electronics, including the 9-volt onboard preamp and EQ, integrate a magnetic custom EMG RADIUS pickup and the NS bridge-mounted Polar pickup. The EMG pickup has a radiused top and magnetic structure to optimize the tone and harmonics from every string. The Polar pickup is a unique piezo design, combining a tight and powerful low end with exceptional clarity. The WAV offers master volume and balance controls, along with separate tone controls for each pickup.
The WAV RADIUS bass guitar includes a padded gig bag with a handle, adjustable backpack straps and a large front zipper pocket with room for cables and gear. The loaded gig bag will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.
Once you try the WAV5, there's no turning back. Go for it today.
- Overall Length: 42.25"
- Body Length: 20.8"
- Frets: 24
- Neck scale: 35"
- Neck radius: 15"
- Weight: 8.2 lbs
- Bridge Spacing: 18mm
- Nut Width: 1.85"
- 12th Fret Width: 2.54"
- Power Supply: 9V
- Standard strings: D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Round Wound
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.