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With electronics fully based around the NS patented Polar™ Pickup System, the WAV provides amazingly natural cello tone, with freedom from feedback and wolf tones. Since 100% of the sound comes via the pickup, using looping and other electronic effects is easy and far more effective than with an amplified acoustic.
The body design allows effortless access to the full range of the fingerboard, and unparalleled freedom of movement on stage. The special asymmetrical fingerboard relief, a hallmark of all NS bowed electrics, provides extraordinary ease of playability from the lowest to the highest positions. To suit individual player preferences, the string heights can be modified via remarkably simple bridge height adjustment, and the fingerboard relief can be modified using the readily accessible two-way truss rod.
NS Electric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit all NS Cellos, allowing the player to select from a wide range, each with a unique sound a feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the WAV cello is adaptable to a nearly limitless range of music styles.
A fully adjustable cello tripod stand can be used seated or standing. An escutcheon pin on the neck, corresponding to the location of the heel on an acoustic cello, is standard.
The WAV electric cello brings unprecedented affordability to the player interested in world-class design, craftsmanship and performance. With a visual appearance a striking as its sound, the roadworthy WAV is an exciting and reliable partner for the most demanding performance career.
LENGTH: 94.2 cm (37″)
WIDTH: 13.9 cm (5.5″)
THICKNESS: 9.4 cm (3.7″)
WEIGHT: 4 string: 2 kg (4.5 lbs.)
SCALE LENGTH: 69.5 cm (27.36″)
BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple neck and body. Flame maple face on all colors
FINGERBOARD: Asymmetrical fingerboard relief. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers. Rosewood or Coform™.
TRUSS ROD: Two-way truss rod, accessible at neck.
TUNING HARDWARE: Fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.
4 string tuning: C G D A
STRINGS: NS Electric Cello Strings supplied; the NS is designed to fit and is compatible with most standard strings.
BRIDGE PICKUP: The NS Cello features the Polar bridge-mounted piezo pickup system which 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. Rotary for Volume, Tone (Treble roll off), 2-way toggle switch for Polar Pickup System.
PERFORMANCE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
CELLO TRIPOD STAND: The WAV/NXT tripod stand is included, black painted steel, fully adjustable height and instrument angle. Folds for easy storage and fits into the cello gig bag. Weight 2.7 kg (6 lbs.).
GIG BAG: The standard gig bag with handle and shoulder strap, has a padded inner case for the instrument and a zipper pouch for the tripod stand. It also has a bow compartment and storage pocket with room for accessories. 99 cm (39″) long; 18 cm (7″) in diameter. Loaded weight is 5 kg (11 lbs.), including stand. Fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft.