Turkish composer and bassist Selim Gürcan releases debut album My Music Box. Combining beautifully be-bop lines with his melodic lyrical style, composer and bassist Selim has created a poignant and introspective composition with his CR5 RADIUS Bass Guitar. Set in Izmir Turkey, the first video In Quarantine from My Music Box is available here. […]
Eyvind Axelson and Norwegian Death Metal outfit Diskord release their newest album Degenerations. Bassist and vocalist Eyvind Axelson handles the low end with his NS CR5F Omni Bass, combining complex picked passages along with ominous bowing techniques. Check out Diskord’s newest single The Endless Spiral from the album Degenerations on Transcending Obscurity Records. This play-through […]
Artist Voices: The WAV Series Electric Violin
NS Design’s WAV Series Violins are fully equipped for studio performance and the plugged in world of amplifiers and sound reinforcement. Versatile, traditional in tone and character but able to range into any sonic landscape. Lightweight with widely adjustable chin and shoulder rests, this electric violin frees you to discover new musical ideas.
Artist Voices: The CR Series RADIUS Bass Guitar
Ned Steinberger’s CR Series RADIUS Bass doesn’t just advance the art of headless design, with innovations such as the Fusion neck, the DiradialTM body, the NS/EMGTM Integral Pickup System, and the remarkable NS Tuning System, it elevates the bass guitar to an entirely new level of performance and playability.
NS Artist Jamaaladeen Tacuma “This Room of Love” Solo Free Jazz Performance at moers Festival
NS Artist Jamaaladeen Tacuma is in Germany this weekend at the 50th Anniversary moers festival, where on Sunday May 23 (10am EST) he will premiered “This Room of Love”, a livestream solo performance with the NS WAV Radius Bass Guitar. NS will partnered with the Festival on Sunday to bring the performance live via Facebook.
CONNECTLIVE Electric Strings Educator Edition with NS Artist Educator Scott Laird
NS Artist Educator Scott Laird of North Carolina School Of Science and Mathematics premiered 3 educational videos accompanied by a live roundtable discussion hosted by NS founder Ned Steinberger and NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett.
CONNECTLIVE! Cello Edition with NS Artists Greg Byers and Calum Ingram
NS hosted a CONNECTLIVE- Cello Edition event on Thursday, May 6th. A livestream available from our website, Facebook and YouTube channels featuring NS Artists Greg Byers and Calum Ingram in concert and conversation. thinkNS.com/connect
NS Artist Chance Wilder Onody test drives the CRM Upright with a V-15
We love to see endorsements and partnerships among the NS family of artist with our friends in the music industry! Here’s a recent demo including NS Artist Chance Wilder Onody for the launch of the new Tsunami Cables V-15 preamp.
Tony Levin For Bass Players Only Interview
For Bass Players Only conducted its 700th bass player interview with none other than NS Artist Tony Levin. Congrats to Jon Liebman for many years of wonderful interviews with some of the world’s best bass players! https://forbassplayersonly.com/tony-levin/
NS Artist Brittany Frompovich Finalist in 2021 Virtual Washington DC Area Music Awards 2021
Congratulations to NS Artist Brittany Frompovich who is a finalist in two categories in the 2021 Virtual Washington Area Music Awards, also known as “The Wammies.” Bassist and strings educator, Frompovich is nominated for Educator, and Best Blues Artist/Group, as a part of The Ashleigh Chevalier Band.
NS Artist Xiaolin welcomes Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Self-Portrait “Warrior” to Hong Kong
NS Artist Xiaolin, violinist and DJ, recently collaborated with Christie’s Auction House to create a promotional music video to welcome Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Self-Portrait “Warrior” to Hong Kong for the first time. The video features Xiaolin’s music accompaniment on the CR Violin with the painting in the gallery.
CONNECTLIVE March with The Company Stores and Friends
NS Design just wrapped on it’s first ever CONNECTLIVE hour long online livestreaming event with music and conversation with The Company Stores, from Charleston, West Virginia on Thursday, March 4th at 5pm EST. These indie-roots rockers performed original songs from their upcoming release, featuring NS Artists Michael Micuccui, on CR6 RADIUS bass, and Joeseph Cevallos, […]
NS Artist Greg Byers Featured during ASTA’s 2021 Electric Strings Extravaganza
The Electric Strings Extravaganza from The American String Teachers Association 2021 National Conference is Wednesday, March 3rd from noon to 3PM, EST. with live Q&A and guest appearances from several acclaimed electric violin, viola and cello artists. Are you a music instructor? Make your plan this week to recharge, learn, connect, and make music together […]
The Electric Strings Extravaganza is at ASTA 2021!
Are you a music instructor? Make your plan in March to recharge, learn, connect, and make music together at the American String Teachers Association annual conference. The Electric Strings Extravaganza is Wednesday, March 3rd from noon to 3PM, EST, with live Q&A. You are invited to join NS Artist Julie Lyonn Lieberman and friends […]
CONNECT2021 with NS Design – A Virtual Gathering
NS Design recently showcased an online series of informative and entertaining events including special performances, demonstrations, and live roundtable discussions among NS Artists, and NS founder Ned Steinberger, hosted by NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett. You can see a collection of videos and demonstrations at thinkNS.com/connect. A message from NS Design founder Ned Steinberger
NS Artist Michael Micucci Interview with For Bass Players Only
In the most recent For Bass Players Only interview, NS Artist Michael Micucci talks about his childhood challenges of being homeless, how buying a bass guitar from a friend on a whim changed his life, apprenticeship with Berkelee’s Bruce Gertz while in Boston, the discipline his band The Company Stores brings to his bass playing […]
NS Artist Tony Cimirosi Interview with For Bass Players Only
In the most recent For Bass Players Only interview, NS Artist Tony Cimirosi talks about his 30 plus years in the New York music scene, his early days in Boston at Berklee and later at the Contemporary School of Music; he describes how he first met NS founder Ned Steinberger, and a bit of the […]
NS Artist Noor Che’ree’s Interview with For Bass Players Only
In his recent For Bass Players Only interview, NS Artist Noor Che’ree tells the story of his journey as a musician, how important his family has been on his path as a creative artist, and how his ongoing collaborative project with violinist and producer Jonas Petersen, called Symphonic Planet, has transformed his time in Los […]
NS Artist Derek Menchan’s Interview with For Bass Players Only
NS Artist Educator Derek “The Professor” Menchan is a concert cellist, bassist, composer, and college instructor of the humanities, philosophy, and music. In his recent For Bass Players Only interview with Jon Liebman, Derek describes the ways he performs his musical interests, combining seemingly disparate musical genres in to what he calls mruzick where “all […]
Eugen Friesen – Creative Cello Workshop 2020
Attention all cellists! NS Design Artist and Berklee College of Music professor Eugene Friesen will be conducting his Creative Cello Workshop 2020. Join Eugene with his group of international cellists for this exciting 5-week online course starting Saturday, June 6th. Sign up here Be sure to check out his fun looping improvisation on his NXT […]
NS Artist Bakithi Kumalo’s NAMM Show 2020 Interview with For Bass Players Only
NS Artist Bakithi Kumalo sat down with For Bass Players Only at the NS Design Booth during the NAMM Show 2020 for another fun and insightful interview. Kumalo shares his simple, sage advice about what it takes to be a good bass player, his passion for mentorship, and working with students in The Zoellner Arts […]
Bassist, Concert Cellist, Multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer known by pseudonym “The Griot” – Derek Menchan is, and will always be, a genuine Renaissance man. In addition to his musical endeavors, this college instructor of the humanities, philosophy, and music is working to achieve his doctorate degree. On breaks between semesters and studies, Derek sequesters himself […]
We are pleased to welcome Nick Cañas to our roster of NS Artists! Cañas is a multi-instrumentalist from south Texas. Coming from a background of jazz and metal, Cañas has been able to channel these influences through the WAV RADIUS bass guitar (with his custom pick guard – which we LOVE!). Check out his high-energy metal outfit […]
NS Design Artist Trevor Dick and his friends partnered together to help ease our quarantine blues with “The Quaran-tune” with Trevor Dick – CR5 Electric Violin (electric violin); Johnny Nixon (electric guitar & keys); Rob Brown (drums); Jake Payne (piano) and Tim Ball (bass & keys). Enjoy the music and read the cool story connected […]