• NXTa Charger – US

    An AC/DC Mi-Si™ Adapter for use with NXTa Series instruments.

    The NXTa charger is plugged in to the NXTa instrument output jack and connects into any AC outlet; the special supercapacitor-based curcuitry charges for 60 seconds to deliver active output for up to 16 hours of performance time from the time of the charge.

    A complete list of NXTa Chargers for international use is listed in our FAQ Section.

  • Thumbstops for Cello and Bass

    As a position marker, the thumb stop provides accurate intonation and is an aid for fast playing. It is crafted from maple wood and lacquered with an amber satin finish, and includes a 3m adhesive pad for ease in attaching to desired position on the neck of the instrument.

    Thumbstops are available for the NS Upright Bass, Omni Bass and NS Cello

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    Download the NS Design Cello and Upright Bass Thumbstop Installation Instructions

  • The NXT Tripod Stands

    The NXT Double Bass Tripod Stand is made with black painted steel.  It has a self-standing tripod design and is fully adjustable.  The stand folds for easy storage and fits into the WAV, NXT or CR gig bag. Weight is 2.7 kg (6 lbs.).

    The NXT Cello Tripod Stand is made with black painted steel.  It has a self-standing tripod design and is fully adjustable.  The stand folds for easy storage and fits into the WAV, NXT or CR gig bag. Weight is 2 kg (4.5 lbs.).

  • Bows

    Evolved from traditional designs, modern materials allow NS Composite Bows to achieve a new level of performance and practicality that exceed traditional wood construction. Advanced molding techniques with carbon and other performance fibers give these bows superb balance and lightning-quick response.  Formulated for efficient transmission of string vibrations back to the fingertips, the lively action of the bow enhances the tactile connection of the player to the string, facilitating technique and involving the player more fully in the expression of music.

    Composite construction resists the effects of climatic shifts in temperature and humidity, so that the bow will play the same way in a wide range of situations without requiring the musician to compensate for performance changes. Lustrous ebony frogs, pearlescent inlay and nickel-silver fittings make these bows as attractive to look at as they are to play.  The result is a bow that puts no limit on the musician's expression and allows you to realize the full potential of your NS Violin, Cello, or Bass, as well as any acoustic instrument.

    NS Composite Bows are available for Bass, Cello and Violin

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    Violin Bow Frog

  • The Bass End Pin Stand

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    The Bass End Pin Stand offers full freedom of movement. Height, tilt and “right bout” angle are fully adjustable providing a more conventional feel. Weight 3 kg (7 lbs).

    To hold the instrument upright for on-stand performance or when not in use, the Bass End Pin Stand can be attached to the CR Tripod Stand  (not compatible with the NXT Tripod Stand) using the optional End Pin Stand Conversion Kit.

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  • Flight Cases

    Flight cases are available to protect your NS Design instrument in more demanding situations. Aluminum edged plywood construction, foam interior, recessed hardware and handle and lock latches.

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    Upright Bass Flight Case: Aluminum edged plywood, handle at one end with two wheels at opposite end for ease of transport, 145 cm (57″) long; 25 cm (10″) wide; 25 cm (10″) high. Loaded weight is approximately 22 kg (48 lbs.) including stand.

     

     

     

     

     

    Omni Bass & Cello Flight Case (optional): Aluminum edged plywood, 136 cm (53.5″) long; 28 cm (11″) wide; 27 cm (10.5″) high. Loaded weight is approximately 18 kg (40 lbs.) including stand.72dpi Instrument in FlightCase gray

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Viola & Violin Flight Case (optional): Aluminum edged plywood. Outside Dimensions: 88 cm (34.5″) long; 28 cm (11.5″) wide; 20 cm (7.75″) high. Inside Dimensions (from foam edge to foam edge) : 32.25″ long; 9.95″ wide; 5.5″ height (including top cover recess).  Loaded weight is approximately 13 kg (30 lbs.).

    (Rectangular Violin/Viola Case fit within its Flight Case)

    (Oblong Violin/Viola Case fit within its Flight Case)

  • Adjustable Chin Rest

    If you could take all the energy you use to hold your violin and apply it to your playing, would you play differently? Optimal chin rest position is crucial for player comfort. Full adjustment allows each player to customize the chin rest to fit vastly different body shapes and playing styles. Using your hand to overcome the friction of the clamp allows you to experiment to find a desirable chin rest angle. The chin rest can tilt forward and back, as well as left and right.

    The clamping screws in the center of each hub can be adjusted to provide the desired amount of friction to insure that the chin rest does not move in use.

    Using the 5/32″ hex wrench (provided) to adjust the level of friction, the chin rest position can also be moved closer or further from the instrument. It can also be rotated more to the center or more to the side.

  • Omni Bass Strings

    omnistringsLight and responsive, with singing highs and a remarkably deep low register, these low-tension strings are effortless to play. The polished finish, smooth and fast to the touch, minimizes unwanted finger noise, allowing the player to concentrate on expression rather than technique. They have a rich pizzicato growl that can be made to sound very much like an acoustic upright, yet they can deliver plenty of sustain and drive when you need it. These same strings, custom made by D’Addario™, are perfectly adapted for bowing. They respond much quicker to the bow than traditional bass strings, so expressive bow technique is easier to develop and maintain.

    Fan Tao, head designer for bowed strings at D’Addario, worked closely with Ned Steinberger to develop this new type of bowed electric string. The key to string design is to optimize each string to perform within its unique frequency range, keeping the low and high strings in balance. Multiple strand wire rope core, traditional for bowed strings, is used on the lower Bass Cello strings to add flexibility, resulting in deeper lows and extended harmonics for brilliance and clarity. Tungsten wrap, much heavier than steel, is used to keep the lowest strings thin and supple. Like the modern cello, thin solid core wire is combined with multiple wraps on the higher strings to add complexity and drive to the upper register. Damping factors are computer controlled for each string to balance the set through its entire range.

    At 34 inches, the Omni Bass scale length is exactly the same as the standard bass guitar, allowing these strings to fit most bass guitars. The construction of these strings is complex, and materials such as tungsten are expensive, so these premium strings cost more than conventional bass guitar strings, but the performance is truly extraordinary. The smooth feel, effortless tension, and depth of tone are unmatched, offering a new level of expression for the bass guitar.

    Standard string sets for Omni Bass are tuned in fourths, exactly the same as the bass guitar. Sets designed to be tuned E, A, D, G, C, low to high, are recommended, while sets that start a fourth down, B, E, A, D, G, are also available.

  • Balanced Shoulder Rest

    What if your violin weighed nothing? Pretend for a minute that you don’t have to grip your violin between your chin and shoulder. Imagine that the violin stays effortlessly in place, your head and hands free to move. Even the most aggressive bowing doesn’t move the instrument. It seems to float lightly but securely next to your body in the perfect playing position.

    The Balanced Shoulder Rest liberates violinists from the limitations of holding the violin. It uses the physics of a simple lever to counterbalance the weight of the instrument. A flexible, weighted aluminum arm wraps gently around the upper torso, lightly but securely spreading the load over the shoulder, chest, and upper back. Adjustable connecting screws allow the musician to maneuver the instrument into optimum playing position and fine-tune it for comfort. The violin stays securely in place without help from the hands or chin, but it remains mobile and responsive to the player’s movements.

    The Balanced Shoulder Rest converts your holding energy to playing energy, freeing you to play better. It fits all models of the NS Violin.

     

  • The Bass End Pin Stand Conversion Kit

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    The Bass End Pin Stand Conversion Kit has a U-shaped head piece that screws into the top of the CR Tripod Stand (not compatible with the NXT Tripod Stand) and uses a large mounting bolt to keep the Bass End Pin Stand in place. The foot piece attaches at the bottom of the tripod stand for support when not in use, as shown here:

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