Cellist/vocalist/bassist/guitarist Katie Larson with her band The Accidentals are embarking on a Fall tour supporting their fourth record release Vessel. Katie plays the NS NXT5a Electric Cello, adding both bowed melodies and plucked bass lines to her lead vocal along with vocalist/guitarist/violinist Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. “If I had a young musician, […]
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 […]
CONNECTLIVE “Coffee with Ned” ZOOM Chat
NS Design recently hosted another ConnectLIVE event with NS Design Founder and award winning instrument designer Ned Steinberger in a “Coffee with Ned” Zoom chat. Ned was joined by several fans, friends and NS Artists on the call in a lively and informative discussion. Check it out here!
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.
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.
ARKAI’s TED Institute Performance “Letters from COVID”
ARKAI features violinist Jonathan Miron on the CR Violin with cellist Philip Sheegog. Check out their passionate musical performance ‘Letters from COVID’ “our reflection on the unprecedented times we’re living through – full of both difficulty and loss as well beauty and hope.”
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 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 […]
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 […]
Remember the Power of Music in Turbulent Times
On behalf of our worldwide community of NS Artists, Ned and the NS Design team take this moment to recognize all musicians for their power to sustain, transport and heal in tumultuous times. Your music is vital to our well-being, and we are profoundly grateful. Please enjoy, share, and find inspiration in these videos. We’ll […]
NS Artist Marcos Varela’s 2020 Interview with For Bass Players Only
The latest For Bass Players Only interview is with jazz bassist and NS Artist Marcos Varela, who sat down with Jon Leibman at the NS Design booth during the Winter NAMM Show 2020. Among the topics, they talk bass technique, Mingus Big Band in NYC, a new debut record release planned with the Illumination Quartet […]
Noah Sierota – Echosmith new album
NS Artist Noah Sierota, bassist/singer/songwriter for Echosmith, started out with 2013’s Top-40 charting debut Talking Dreams with the single “Cool Kids” followed by 2017’s Inside a Dream and their latest 2020’s Lonely Generation. Echosmith exemplifies the generational voice of contemporary youth through catchy songs of isolation and coming of age, in the midst of the ever-evolving […]
Donald Waugh FBPO Interview NAMM 2020
Here’s For Bass Players Only Interview with NS Artist Donald Waugh at the NS Design booth during Winter NAMM 2020. Donald chats with FBPO’s Jon Liebman about a new album in the works for 2020, and advice about learning to play bass, among other topics.
Carolyn Routh – Bass Musician Magazine Interview
Check out the new interview with Bass Musician Magazine with NS Design Artist Carolyn Routh of Nu-Blu. She talks about her role in Nu-Blu, her recent podcast and VJing with The Bluegrass Ridge TV, among many other projects.
NS Artist Benny Rietveld – For Bass Players Only Interview
Benny Rietveld bassist for Santana, playing the NS CRM Upright. Photo by Alan Poulin NS Design Artist Benny Rietveld, longtime bassist and music director for Santana, sat down for an exclusive interview with Jon Liebman of For Bass Players Only. Benny shares his history and the power of the bass.
Classical crossover trio Simply Three plays music that is anything but simple.
Classical crossover trio Simply Three plays music that is anything but simple.
From Winter NAMM 2019 NS Artist Donald Waugh’s Review of the NS RADIUS Bass Guitar
Donald on the WAV Radius Bass from NS Design! From the NS Design Booth at Winter NAMM 2019, here is NS Artist Donald Waugh’s Review of the NS RADIUS Bass Guitar with NS Design’s founder and award winning designer, Ned Steinberger:
A Conversation with Bakithi Kumalo and Ned Steinberger
Those who have been following his career know that Bakithi Kumalo joined Paul Simon’s band in 1985 and has performed with him ever since. His playing on Simon’s album Graceland became one of the iconic bass performances of all time.
NS Artist Jason Yang – Exploring new modes of violin performance
NS Violinist Jason Yang follows his creative instincts into innovative musical territory. As a young classical violinist growing up in New Jersey, Yang enjoyed performing with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. He broadened his interests beyond classical music while at the University of Southern California, where he met musicians who sparked his interest in composing and […]
Odyssey Boldly with NS Cellist Katie Larson of The Accidentals on tour with a new album release as Sony Masterworks Artists
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.
The Lyonn’s Roar by Julie Lyonn Lieberman – Edition Four – “Electric Technique: The Same . . .or?”
Welcome to the fourth edition of THE LYONN’S ROAR, “Electric Technique: The Same . . .or?” by NS Violinist and Educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman.