The NS Designs CR Series electric cello is able to produce the delicate and precise tones of its acoustic parent as well as to create exciting new sounds through the tone shaping geometry of its Polar piezo pickup system.
Available with 4, 5 or 6 strings, the instrument comes with an interchangeable support system that provides new performance options: A fully adjustable tripod stand can be used seated or standing; the Boomerang Strap System and Frame Strap System allows full mobility, while the conventional Cello End Pin Stand provides the traditional points of cello contact and position.
Construction: Straight grain rock maple neck, body, and peg head. Hand graduated fingerboard. Flame maple face on body and peghead.
Bridge Pickup: The Polar directional 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: Volume, balance control for pickup selection, toggle switch for Polar system, bass and treble controls. 18-volt active circuit by EMG with an internal headphone amp / circuit. Mono output.
Controls: (top to bottom)
- Treble EQ
- Switch for Polar pickup:
up – pizzicato (vertical vibration)
center – Pure Preamp Arco – Electric tone
down – arco (lateral vibration)
- Bass EQ
Headphone Jack: 1/8″ headphone jack for silent practice and self-monitoring.
4 string tuning: C G D A
5 string tuning: Low F C G D A; High E tuning also available by request: C G D A E
6 string tuning: F C G D A E
Strings: NS Electric Cello Strings supplied; the NS is designed to fit and is compatible with most standard strings.