NS Bassist Bakithi Kumalo is back on tour with Paul Simon this summer playing several dates around the country throughout the month of June. The tour kicked off June 1st in St. Augustine, FL and ends at SummerFest in Milwaukee, WI on June 30. Don’t miss it! Tour and ticket information can be found here: […]
James “Hutch” Hutchinson is respected far and wide for his musical versatility and long experience playing with top-tier acts.
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 Design’s founder and instrument designer Ned Steinberger was invited as a featured speaker at the Skidompha Library “Chats With Champions” series this past month in co-sponsorship with Sherman’s Bookstore in Damariscotta, Maine.
The Levin Brothers Band are on tour now. With bassist Tony Levin and his brother Pete Levin on keyboard along with fellow bandmates sax player Erik Lawrence and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel, the band have select dates on the U.S. East Coast and in South America this Spring.
NS Cellist Geoffrey Kartes leads Michigan’s indie-rock outfit Watching for Foxes on the 2017 Spring Tour supporting their debut album “Undone Bird.” “Watching For Foxes make every song feel like it’s that half-triumphant, half-weary, all-around cathartic march up the hilly knoll towards the unknowable-yet-still-hope-splashed horizon, as if every song were the build up to the […]
Congratulations to NS Artist Jacob Collier on his 2017 Grammy Awards. Jacob was awarded 2017 Grammy Awards in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category for “You And I” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) and Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for “Flintstones” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier).
“Dream of Might” is the newest release by Winterhymn from their current album Blood & Shadow. It is a thrilling metal epic that ardent fans of progressive metal will love. Featuring NS Design Violinist Umbriel (aka Kate Liebisch) this driving masterpiece “weaves soaring, epic, majestic progressive pagan folk metal elements with haunting violin and symphonic melodies.” […]
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 […]
by Raul Amador AS WE WRAP UP THE YEAR OF THE LUTHIER CELEBRATIONS, I THINK IT IS ONLY FITTING TO HEAR FROM NED STEINBERGER! Ned worked closely with Stuart Spector (Our January cover) in designing the first Spector bass and has been a pioneer in innovative instrument design. The entire line of stringed instruments, including […]
If you’ve never seen him, this video is a great example of what NS Design Artist Wytold Lebing is all about. Wytold has excited audiences with his unique artistry at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Strathmore Performing Arts Center, and a host of other venues. His recent performance with […]
Watch Robbie pulling out lyrical lines on his NS CR Bass, accompanying indie-folktronic minstrel David Gray on his hit “Sail Away”. Check out more of Robbie on David Gray’s newly released album “Mutineer”. Information about David Gray’s 2014 North American Tour this Fall is at: https://tickets.davidgray.com/.
Featuring cellist Grace Chatto, UK pop sensation Clean Bandit has a hot summer hit “Extraordinary”, reaching #2 on the UK Dance charts and #5 on the UK Single Charts. Grace will appear at festivals, TV and arenas worldwide, playing her Poplar Burl NS CR4 Cello. Interesting background: Grace was “discovered“ while playing in a string […]
A tasteful and refined soloist, Gary’s emotional and thoughtful style always affects listeners on an intimate level. With 130+ TV and Film credits to his name, Gary stands out in the Hollywood scene with his poignant compositions. Stay updated on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for more original tracks and upcoming videos featuring Gary […]
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 […]
If you are ever in Gatlinburg, TN, be sure to check out Firewater Junction and their fiery blend of bluegrass at Davy Crockett’s Tennessee Whiskey Distillery and Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. A great band with some big low end from the NS Omni Bass.
This new video highlights one of the unique features of the RADIUS bass: the tuning system, which features a self-clamping, precision tuning machine, built into the body. As Ned Steinberger demonstrates, this fast, simple system accepts any standard single-ball end, full-scale bass guitar string. No tools are needed: simply rotate the knurled knob to change […]
With a large collection of viral music videos to their credit, Collective Cadenza (CDZA) was invited to help kick off the first annual YouTube Music Awards, which streamed live on November 3rd and have amassed 3.8 million views since. CDZA features violinist and NS artist Charles Yang on the CR-4 violin. Also don’t miss CDZA’s […]
After a year of touring with Madonna, Jason Yang has gotten back to making viral music videos. Check out this fantastic medley of DAFT PUNK covers—awesome combination of CR-4 violin and Talk-Box effects!
Justin Gray has spent the past six years studying Indian classical music with Guru Shantanu Bhattacharryya in Kolkata, India. He first traveled to India with an electric bass guitar, as it was impractical to bring a full-sized upright bass. Discovering the NXT4 double bass gave Justin the opportunity to explore arco (bowed) performance within the […]
Vermont-based cellist Monique Citro just wrote us to say how much she loves performing with her NXT Cello. We’re psyched to have artists like Monique reaping the benefits of electric strings with our instruments! Have a look at her website, http://citrocello.com. Hello! I just wanted to let you know how much I am LOVING and […]
Charles Yang has done it again! “Make You Feel My Love”—one of the great Dylan songs—on the CR Violin. Brilliant arranging, playing, engineering! Watch!!
NS Bassist Robbie Malone and his CR-4 Double Bass got some bigtime airtime last night on the Ellen Degeneris show. Robbie plays with David Gray, a show favorite. They stopped by the show to perform David’s latest single, “Only the Wine”. Check it out!