NS Design NXT 5 String Left Handed Upright Bass

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A very rare LEFT HANDED NS Design NXT5 Upright Bass.

I purchased this at Musikhaus Thomann in Treppendorf, Germany in 2015. It's never been gigged, and has only lived in my smoke-free studio. It has a fresh set of GHS Crossover strings (custom designed for the NXT). 

Includes NS Design gig bag, a Schatten Mini-Pre Preamp (for impedence buffering and increased gain/volume control), and an extra set of GHS Crossover strings. 


THE NXT SERIES DOUBLE BASS, whose electronics are based around the Polar™ Pickup System, shares the classic body design, ergonomics and performance support options of the CR and EU Series. Available in 4 and 5 string configurations, these instruments are produced in the Czech Republic by the same craftsmen who build NS Design's most advanced instruments. Click here for the new NXTa Active Series Double Bass.

Arco and pizzicato techniques have unbounded expressive potential, thanks to the Polar Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Passive electronics deliver unlimited overhead for the ultimate sound without batteries.

The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated fingerboard, deliver a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even 'growl' from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register. The adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to 'dig in' with gusto.

NS Electric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit all NS Double Basses, allowing the player to select from a wide range, each with a unique sound and feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Bass is adaptable to many different styles of music.

Several interchangeable support systems are available for the NXT bass: The NXT Tripod Stand (standard); the heavy-duty CR Tripod Stand; the more conventional Bass End Pin Stand and optional Conversion Kit (used in conjunction with the CR Tripod Stand); or full mobility either the Boomerang™ Strap System or the Frame Strap System.

GIG BAG: The NXT double bass includes a padded gig bag that has a pouch for tripod stand, a bow compartment and room for accessories. The loaded gig bag will fit in the overhead compartment of most commercial aircraft.


  • LENGTH: 132 cm (52")
  • WIDTH: 15 cm (6")
  • THICKNESS: 10 cm (4")
  • WEIGHT: 4.8 kg (10.5 lbs.)
  • SCALE LENGTH: 106 cm (41.73"")
  • STRINGS: 4 or 5 (Low B or high C). Equipped with NS Contemporary Bass Strings by D'Addario™. Compatible with most standard upright bass strings.
  • BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body.
  • FINGERBOARD: Hand-graduated. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers.
  • TRUSS ROD: Single Action, accessible at nut.
  • TUNING HARDWARE: Fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.
  • 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 & CONTROLS: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control, tone control (treble roll off) and a switch to change between arco and pizz. mode.
  • NXT TRIPOD STAND: Standard with the NXT, black painted steel, fully adjustable, self-standing tripod design. Folds for easy storage and fits into the NXT gig bag. Weight is 2.7 kg (6 lbs.).

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
NS Design
NXT 5 String Left Handed Upright Bass
5-String or More, Left-Handed
Made In
Czech Republic

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Bob's Bass Gear
Joined Jul 2018
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Bob's Bass Gear

Steamboat Springs, CO, United States
Joined: Jul 2018