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NS Design WAV4 Electric Bass

NS Design WAV4 Electric Bass, Solid Maple Body & Neck, Graduated Fingerboard w/ Asymetrical Relief & Cascading Dot Markers, Adjustable Bridge & 2-way Truss Rod, Responsive Polar Piezo Pickup System, No Batteries Required


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MSRP: Old Price $1,870.00 Discounted Price $1,249.00 Save : $621.00 (33%)

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MSRP: Old Price $1,870.00 Discounted Price $1,249.00 Save : $621.00 (33%)
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For the bassist entering the world of the pure electric upright, this instrument offers the combination of design, performance, and affordability exceeding any other instrument in its class. True to the NS tradition, the WAV readily captures the essence of an acoustic, yet opens up a wide range of new possibilities.

With electronics are fully based around the NS patented Polar Pickup System, the WAV upright bass is available in 4 or 5 string models with several color choices to please the eye as well. The WAV proudly shares the same elegant, modern body design, ergonomics and performance support options of its companions in the NS line.

The WAV's Polar pickup system includes a convenient toggle switch between Arco and Pizzicato mode. Use the Arco mode for a traditional acoustic response for either bowing and a percussive plucked sound, or switch to the Pizzicato mode for uniquely even and sustained plucked sound, opening up new dimensions to the sound pallet. The piezo-powered passive electronics deliver an amazingly natural tone with unlimited overhead for extraordinary performance without the need or hassle of batteries.


  • Amberburst - Flame Maple Face
  • Transparent Red - Flame Maple Face
  • Transparent Black - Flame Maple Face
  • White - Solid Maple Face


  • Solid Maple Body & Neck
  • Graduated Fingerboard w/ Asymetrical Relief & Cascading Dot Markers
  • Adjustable Bridge & 2-way Truss Rod
  • Responsive Polar Piezo Pickup System
  • Compact & Lightweight w/ Rich, Full Tone
  • Passive Circuit w/ High Impedance Output - No Batteries Required
  • Volume Control, Tone Control (Treble Roll Off), & Arco/Pizzicato Mode Switch
  • Includes Stand & Padded Gig Bag

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Upright Bass
  • Gig Bag
  • Stand

I am so glad I bought this bass


Awesome bass.!!!! Sounds and plays great. An easy transition from my electric bass to this upright Thank you James at the Clearwater store



Exactly what I was looking for on my budget.


Solved a big problem with tight space venues. Sound is not a whole lot better than a bar quality box bass but what it does have is some nice clear tone, the pickup gives consistent sound across all the strings. So I can play softly and the notes on the G sound as nice as the notes on the D A or E strings , nice and even. I found the high end a bit small and tinny but I'll play with it and see if we can't fix that with some technique. The sound of the bow I tied with it was so so. But I'm terrible with the bow so give it a chance. One of the other guys in my band plays it when I have one of my guitar tunes and he likes the dots so he can stay in tune. I didn't know it had "dots" , now that I do I'm guessing that will just throw me off as I play by listening not looking.



WAV4 Electric Bass

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Wood Type Solid Maple Body & Neck
Size 4/4 Size
Number of Strings 4
Pick Up Type Polar Piezo Pickup System
Bow Included No
Case/Bag Included Gig Bag
Weight 8 lbs, 12.8 oz
Dimensions 52" Length, 6" Width, 4" Thickness, 41.73" Scale Length
Series WAV
Model WAV4 Electric Upright Bass
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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