(856) 292-3194
Cart | Wishlist | User Profile









SECURE SHOPPING Our site is tested by TWO services every day to protect your information.

McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams



GENUINE PRODUCTS
GUARANTEED



We are an authorized retailer for everything we sell - we do not use unathorized or "shady" sources.
   

Upright Basses & EUB'sElectric Upright Basses

SPECIAL PURCHASE: NS Design 4 string CR OMNI Bass with Free Bow and Rosin

         Manufactured by: NS Design

Continental US - larger items may carry a partial shipping charge to AK, HI and PR
All shoppers outside the US State of New Jersey pay NO SALES TAX on any purchases at Gollihur Music. (NJ Residents pay NJ State Sales Tax of 7%.) International customers, please visit our "How to Order" Policies page for information concerning VAT and Customs Charges that may be assessed by your country and/or delivery services.
Add to Cart to See Price

   The manufacturer requests that we not display our discounted price.
Add it to your cart to see the price (and easily remove it if you change your mind.)

This Item SHIPS FOR FREE in the USA!
(Note that larger items may carry a partial shipping charge to AK, HI and PR.)
     Outside the USA? Log in, or add this item to your cart to see actual shipping costs to your state or country.
     (You can easily remove it if you change your mind.)

Add to Wishlist      

NS Design
OMNI BASS


Get a four-string NS Design Omni Bass for a RIDICULOUSLY low price. Limited quantities, this is a special buy and won't be duplicated!

LIST PRICE: $3580
REGULAR SELLING PRICE: $3149

SPECIAL SALE PRICE: Add it to your cart - you probably won't believe it (with FREE SHIPPING to the Continental US, no less!)

We're also throwing in a FREE Brazilwood Cello bow (many players find that the smaller bow works well on this cello-sized instrument) and a cake of rosin.


These basses are BRAND NEW and Unused, directly received from NS Design. They are NOT demos, B-Stocks, or showroom floor instruments. They are pristine! And we only have a limited quantity, so jump on this deal now, while it's still available.



Similar in many regards to the full-sized CR electric upright, the OMNI Bass from NS Designs has a few distinct differences which make it uniquely attractive to certain players - particularly those who play mostly electric bass and want a "crossover" instrument which bridges the gap between electric and upright bass. Based on a 34 inch scale, which is familiar to electric bassists, the instrument features an arched fingerboard for bowing, and dot markers on the fingerboard for ease of intonation.

NS Design intends this instrument to appeal to different player objectives. While Bob holds down the low end with my low B model in his blues-rock band and other settings (March 2006 photo on the right), it could very well serve as a melodic instrument in other types of ensembles. The bass features the same Polar™ Pickup System and EMG Magnetic pickups as the CR series. The onboard preamp includes bass and treble controls for EQ tweaking, as well as a mag/piezo balance control and the unique Polar mode control, which allows you to optimize bowed response, and to control attack and decay characteristics for pizzicato playing.

You can play the NS Design OMNI Bass using the very cool Boomerang™ Strap System to "wear" the instrument just like a regular electric bass. It features two articulated arms and a pivoting hub (kind of looks like a "lazy S"); you simply attach a standard guitar strap to the ends of each arm, adjust the arms, and you can place the instrument in virtually any position in relation to your hands and body. You can even rotate the instrument on its hub into a horizontal playing position for playing it like an electric bass. It's a neat arrangement, you can adjust the pivot's tension so that you can quickly and easily rotate it to a vertical or horizontal position -- or anything in between! I used a tripod stand when I played the Bass Cello at a recent performance as I had to quickly switch between it and electric bass, but have practiced it with the strap. I also bowed it for several tunes and was very happy with the results. The photo below shows Mark using the strap system.

I find this instrument to be perfect for a player who primarily plays electric bass but wishes to have a second instrument to capture that "upright vibe" with a modern twist. Obviously, it's a shorter scale instrument with a solid body, so it's not going to fool a purist... but it's a very well-made instrument with lots of tonal flexibility, incredible playability, and distinctive looks. It was especially rewarding to be able to dial in very URB-like sounds as well as a more solid rock flavor.

OMNI BASS SPECIFICATIONS:
  • LENGTH: 44.5 inches
  • WEIGHT: 7.0 LB
  • SCALE LENGTH: 34”
  • CONSTRUCTION: Solid rock maple neck and body, flame maple face
  • FINISH: Traditional amber stain with clear semi-gloss polymer coating.
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony, 27.5 inches long, radius 2 inches
  • BRIDGE: Phenolic, overall string spacing: 2 ¾ inches, radius 2.2 inches
  • NUT: Ebony, overall string spacing: 1 5/16 inch, radius 2 inches
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar™ directional piezo pick-up 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).
  • MAGNETIC PICKUP: Low impedance EMG™ magnetic pick-up system, with individually adjustable coils, and low-noise, hum-canceling pre-amp.
  • ELECTRONICS: 18 volt active circuit. Mono output.
  • TRUSS ROD: Double rod design. Accessible at nut.
  • TUNING MACHINES: Schaller 20:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.
  • STRINGS: NS Bass Cello strings by D’Addario. The NS Bass Cello also accommodates most long scale bass guitar strings.
  • GIG BAG: (standard) Padded gig bag with integrated bow pocket, handle and backpack style strap. External pockets for stands and accessories.


Is this product returnable? Click here for our return policy.
Is there a Factory Warranty? Click here to find Warranty Information for all of our manufacturers.
International customer? Click here for important information about ordering from outside the USA, and what to expect concerning taxes, VAT, delivery times, and more.


Related Products

NXTa ACTIVE Omni Bass by NS Design - 4/5 String Short-Scale Electric Upright Bass
NXTa ACTIVE Omni Bass by NS Design - 4/5 String Short-Scale Electric Upright Bass

The Omni Bass, which was once called the "Bass Cello" (because of its shorter scale, while tuned as a bass) is also available in the lower cost -- but still pro-grade -- NXT line. This updated model now includes a FLASH-RECHARGEABLE Active Buffer circuit, which negates the need for an external preamp! Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap, compatible with other stands and straps. Available with 4 or 5 strings.

From $1,699.00

OMNI Bass by NS Design (CR Series) - Compact Electric Upright Bass, 4/5 string
OMNI Bass by NS Design (CR Series) - Compact Electric Upright Bass, 4/5 string

The OMNI Bass (formerly known as the "Bass Cello") from NS Designs is uniquely attractive to players who play mostly electric bass and want a "crossover" instrument. They even make a model with FRETS! Can be played vertically or horizontally, and it's capable of a huge variety of tones. Available in both 4 and 5-string versions. Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap system, and is compatible with all of their stands and strap options.

Super Sensitive Fine Instrument Compact Polishing Kit
Super Sensitive Fine Instrument Compact Polishing Kit

Great for touch-ups, this compact polish kit includes a 1oz. bottle of polish, an application sponge, and a fine cloth to get a clear, attractive finish. Get it for only $5 with any order over $500!

$13.50

String Sets: NS Electric NS710 for Electric Upright OMNI Bass (aka Bass Cello)
String Sets: NS Electric NS710 for Electric Upright OMNI Bass (aka Bass Cello)

This item is made in USA!The NS Electric strings have a 34" scale and are designed for use with the Omni basses from NS Design, and can also be used on many electric basses for a warmer sound. They lean a bit towards an upright-style string, but still have a contemporary "edge: to their tone, making them quite versatile. These are the same strings that are provided on the bass from the factory.
    Extended Strings Available: Low B String Available for this string High C String Available for this string 5ths Tuning String Set Available for this string

From $89.00

GHS Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass
GHS Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

This item is made in USA!After testing a lot of different strings for the Omni Bass, we discovered these strings by GHS. They have a darker sound and a flatwound profile, and are an affordable alternative to the OEM Omni Bass set, with a similar pizz tone - and (for us, at least) better bowability! Nice, flexible feel with full-bodied tone (but not too much brightness, which makes the bass sound "electric.")
    Extended Strings Available: Low B String Available for this string

From $32.00