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NS Design WAV4 upright bass, Brilliant White

Regular price $1,479.00 USD
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  • Estimated delivery: Jul 18 - Jul 22
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The NS Design WAV upright bass offers good tone and visual appeal at an incredibly affordable price. Lightweight and compact, it’s a great entry-level road instrument for the gigging bassist.

Just because you blend perfectly with the groove doesn’t mean you have to disappear into the background. The Brilliant White WAV bass finish will tell your audience where to look when you take that long-awaited bass solo. Leave the station wagon at home for your next gig; not only does the sleek and fast WAV electric upright bass handle like a sports coupe—it fits in one! The WAV’s compact design is modern and attractive, lightweight and compact. As an added bonus, the combination of the no-bout design with position indicator dots opens up access to the upper register of the instrument without requiring physical contortion or guesswork to get there.

The WAV bass employs NS Design’s patented Polar™ pickup technology and includes a polarity switch that allows you to quickly optimize your pickup for either plucked or bowed playing. Highly adjustable, from truss rod to bridge height to a support stand that tilts, raises and lowers, you’ll play in comfort while you travel in style.


  • Maple neck and body
  • Coform™ fingerboard, a combination maple and high tech acrylic that has an ebony-like appearance, but offers less friction than wood, for an even faster feel.
  • NS Polar™ Pickup System
  • Adjustable Truss Rod and Bridge
  • Interchangeable NS support system options
    • Tripod stand (included)
    • Optional support systems: NS Bass End Pin, CR Tripod Stand, Boomerang™ strap, frame strap system
  • Padded gig bag included

52” long 8.8 lbs


LENGTH: 132 cm (52")

WIDTH: 15 cm (6")

THICKNESS: 10 cm (4")

WEIGHT: 4-String 8lbs 12.8oz (4.0 kg); 5-String 9lbs (4.1 kg)

SCALE LENGTH: 106 cm (41.73")

STRINGS: Compatible with most standard ¾ size double bass strings.

BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple neck and body. Flame maple face on the Amberburst, Transparent Red, and Transparent Black models; Brilliant White model has solid maple.

FINGERBOARD: Asymmetric relief for easy playability in every position. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers. Coform™

TRUSS ROD: Two-way truss rod, accessible at neck.

TUNING HARDWARE: Fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.

BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar 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).

ELECTRONICS & CONTROLS: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control, tone control (treble roll off) and a switch to select between Arco and Pizzicato mode.

DOUBLE BASS TRIPOD STAND: WAV/NXT tripod stand is standard, black painted steel, fully adjustable height and instrument angle. Folds for easy storage and fits into the WAV gig bag. Weight 2.7 kg (6 lbs.).

GIG BAG: A padded gig bag is included as a standard accessory. It 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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