NS Design welcomes cellist Maddy Herdeman to our roster of esteemed Artists. Maddy fronts the unique chamber rock band Mystery Loves Company. Maddy lends her powerful voice and robust cello technique along with Venezuelan born guitarist/songwriter Carlos Machado, clarinetist Alauna Rubin, drummer Danny Patterson and bassist Jeremy Dudman. Based in Houston, Texas , Maddy and […]
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.
With much anticipation from fans and followers, NS Cellist Katie Larson and her Indie Folk-Rock band The Accidentals are celebrating their recent signing as Sony Materworks Artists and the release of a new album, Odyssey.
By Julie Lyonn Lieberman Welcome to the third edition of THE LYONN’S ROAR, “Get The Best Tone On Your Electric,” with highlighting iNSights into Choosing an Electric Instrument, Amplification and Effects, and Strings and things by Julie Lyonn Lieberman.
NS Artist Abi Loutoo is a prodigious cellist and multidisciplinary artist. Her performances combine movement and music with an energy that excites the eye, ear and heart. At only five years old, after piano failed to spark her interest, Abi started playing the cello. Within five years she had played for Robert Cohen and appeared […]
Welcome to the second edition of THE LYONN’S ROAR – “String Drumming” filled with iNSights into how to inject fire into your bow by Julie Lyonn Lieberman. While many bowed string players focus on traditional techniques, Julie will show you how to be iNSpired to take flight, how to move and groove. There’s a world […]
Welcome to the first edition of THE LYONN’S ROAR – “Special Effects” by Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Julie focuses on using effects with electric bowed instruments, including multi-effects processors, and how they can add “spice” to your playing and sound. To see a video demonstration of some of the sounds you can achieve, visit Strings Without […]
Hi all – Last week, I had the pleasure of performing with the Intermediate Jazz Ensemble at Interlochen, under the direction of David Kay, on the David Sanborn/Bob James tune, Maputo. The performance was a ball and the reaction to the NS Design CR4 violin in that setting was magnificent. There were a ton of […]
New for 2014, GHS is proud to introduce the Crossovers, strings designed for any bass made to the NS EUB standard, including our own NXT and CR Series of Electric Upright Basses. Nickel-Iron Alloy 52 is wound over a round core wire and then micro-ground for a smooth, upright bass feel. GHS explains that […]
NS Design founder Ned Steinberger’s early instrument design innovations manifested with his headless Steinberger guitar, and his work is continuing to bring exciting innovations to the market. His latest is the NS Mini Headstock Tuner, manufactured and sold by D’Addario’s Planet Waves division. Small, lightweight, and visually unobtrusive, it received “Best in Show” recognition at […]
NS Design’s 2011 catalog is now available for download as a PDF: NS Design’s 2011 Product Catalog (Of course, you’ll need Adobe Reader, or something like it.)
Getting comfortable with your violin is an important for successful practice and performance. The instrument is cradled intimately against the body, yet we are all shaped differently. In response to this ongoing issue, I’ve developed a new shoulder rest that should bring a higher level of comfort and support to many players. The new “Custom” […]
Skidompha Library concert NS Design – presents “Friends of NS Design” – artist workshop with local violinist Ed Howe. Perhaps you were lucky enough to enjoy Ed Howe’s fantastic fiddling performance at the recent Chocolate Fest benefit for Healthy Kids, or have heard the buzz around his multi-layered solo performance on a Ned Steinberger electric […]
The Boomerang Strap System is now U.S. Patent number 7,485,785. You can check out the patent on the US Patent and Trademark Office’s website