Thanks for the interest everyone! I guess now is not the good time to try and sell a bass like this and I keep getting pretty low offers so I've decided to withdraw it for now, maybe I'll re-list later in the year if things start to return to normal.
Up for sale is my mint condition NS Design CR5 Radius bass. This is a first class instrument which I've owned from new and probably the most 'pro' instument I've ever owned. Its light, balances perfectly and sounds amazing! Why the sale then? The bands I play with now need a more middle of the road aesthetic and this is definitely a very modern looking and sounding instrument so it doesn't really fit in with the vibe. As a consequence it spends most of its time in the gig bag these days which is breaking my heart so its time someone else had the benefit of it.
Its a 35" inch scale bass and has a super tight low B, I believe the body is chambered so it really is very light but has a solidness about it which gives you absolute confidence in the build quality, this really is a bass which will go on forever! The pickups and electronics are the EMG-X system which was designed specifically for Ned Steinberger for this bass and mix traditional magnetic pickups with piezo to given them a bit of extra bit and growl and slightly more natural response.
There are a couple of very minor marks on the back plus one on the back of the 'headstock' (shown in the pictures below), but the front of the bass is completely clean with no marks at all.
The bass comes with a high quality fitted gig bag with shaped foam. You can find more information about the bass in general here: http://www.basscentre.com/ns-design-radius-bass-guitar/ns-design-cr5-radius-5-string-bass-charcoal-satin.html
I'm happy to arrange shipping within mainland UK at additional cost (usually around £30 uninsured). I'm not currently interested in trades and the price is firm and already very reasonable so no offers please!
There is a video demo I've put together below with direct recorded audio so you hear a little of how it sounds.
Up for grabs is a lovely example of the NS Design WAV4. If you are browsing this forum, you know what it is and I have to say this is a corker of one. I've only been able to compare it to a friends 3/4 acoustic and I have to say I found the NS to be much more playable.
I've owned this from new and it only ever made it to one gig where it was used on a couple of numbers? So long story short, this is probably in mint condition but let's call it near-mint to err on the side of caution. Doesn't even have the "ring of death" where it connects to the stand like I have seen on other basses.
Includes the lovely gig bag, the stand (obviously) and postage to your door!
NS design Low B string only. Brand new, unopened. These seem to retail around £49. I got this one as part of a set, but my EUB only needed E-G.
£20 + p&p, or you can collect from my place in South Wales
For sale. NS Design WAV Electric Upright, in rather fetching Dark Red. Complete with gigbag and stand. In very good gigged condition (a few scratches here & there, eg. on top of the peg box)
I only acquired this recently, and instantly fell for it! So much so, that I went out and got myself an upgrade, in the form of one of the CR models.... So I'm selling this one, which made me an NS convert
For those who want to play upright, or double up on both BG and EUB, but want a portable solution. This is the most compact and portable 3/4 upright I found.
I believe the WAV series was NS "budget" version of their EUB's, and were rather good, and inexpensive compared to their other EUB's - and they have been discontinued for some time.
The additional pickup on the side is a J-Tone addition I have been experimenting with and will be removed before sale
**Additionally, the strings have been changed since the photos and it now sports a brand new set of NS Design Medium tension strings! **
For those bass guitar players who are tempted by the world of upright - this is a better instrument than the Stagg (I know, as I previously owned one - they're a good entry level EUB too) I have included a photo of the bass in its' gigbag, alongside my P bass - so you can see just how compact this EUB is. I got a good tone from this bass, and you will see a piece of foam in the pics - which I think helped "deaden" sustain, and help me get more of an upright tone. This bass is passive, and controls are Volume and Tone, plus it has a switch for Arco & Pizz playing. There are no batteries to worry about either.
No trades please - I need to thin the herd. Collection only, From near Cardiff - I don't like posting basses, and I would always prefer you give it a whirl. However, I could meet somewhere within reasonable distance, and have recently acquired some amplified headphones, which work quite well for testing instruments.
NB: Sorry for the poor quality of the photos - I'll get some better shots when I get chance during daylight (work allowing) The red colour of this instrument is really rather nice, and the pics don't do it justice.