• NS Artist Marcos Varela’s 2020 Interview with For Bass Players Only

    NS Design Artist Marcos Varela plays the CR Radius Bass Guitar

    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 […]

  • Laurie Anderson Resident Artistic Director SF Jazz Center

    Phtotograph of NS Design Artist Laurie Anderson playing the NS CR Electric Violin at the SFJazz Concert Series

    NS Artist Laurie Anderson visited San Francisco last week as Resident Artistic Director at SF JAZZ Center for a four-night performance series. Anderson, who plays the NS CR electric violin, shared the stage on night one with her NYC Improvisations Series collaborators – virtuoso bassist Christian McBride and cellist (NS Artist) Rubin Kodheli; night two […]

  • Solo Bass Competition during The NAMM Show week 2020!

    NAMM 2020 Solo Bass Competition Contestants

    The Solo Bass Competition was held on Thursday in Anaheim during the NAMM Show 2020 — NS Design are proud to be co-sponsors of this special event, along with Phil Jones Bass, Warwick, LaBella, Marleux, and others; as well as Bass Magazine and Gizmotron. This was an exciting opportunity to see some of the best […]

  • NS Design Booth at Winter NAMM 2020

    Winter NAMM 2020 Night scene with fountain

    Winter NAMM 2020 at the NS Design Booth has been lively with NS Artists and friends. Stop in to say hello if you’re in the neighborhood. Hall D #4729. We have a number of great players at the Winter NAMM 2020 booth performing and demonstrating NS, including: legendary bassist Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), violinist Daneille […]

  • Lionel Dean Jarvis – Bass Musician Magazine Interview

    Photograph of NS Design Artist Lionel Dean Jarvis playing his CR5M Electric Upright Bass on tour with Alessia Cara.

    NS Artist Lionel Dean Jarvis sat down with Bass Musician Magazine for an intimate interview about his start in music, to his current tour as bassist and Music Director with 2018 Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara. Check out Lionel and his CR5M Upright Bass on Alessia Cara’s North American tour! learn more about Lionel Dean Jarvis…

  • Julie Lyonn Lieberman releases her new tutorial A FESTIVAL of VIOLIN & FIDDLE STYLES

    NS Artist Educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman -Festival-of-Fiddle-Styles-book-cover

    NS Design Educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman releases her new tutorial A FESTIVAL of VIOLIN & FIDDLE STYLES available for Violin, Viola and Cello. Available at: https://julielyonnmusic.ecwid.com/ Julie is Artistic Director of the exciting Strings Without Boundaries seminars and is a storied author and teacher with of 12 Books and 6 DVDs distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation and 24+ String orchestra scores […]

  • Premiere Guitar – Nothing But Bass Volume 5 – Reviews

    Premiere-Guitar-–-Nothing-But-Bass-Volume-5 ebook cover photo

    NS Design is proud to be a sponsor of Nothing But Bass eBook from Premier Guitar.  This new 32 page eBook Vol. 5 – has 11 sub-rattling reviews of gear from Fender, Aguilar, Darkglass, MESA/Boogie, and more! We invite you to download your free copy here:  http://digital.premierguitar.com/digital-press-nothing-but-…

  • NS Design Instrument Registration Form

    Close up photo fo NXTa Violin and NXTa Radius Bass guitar

    NS Design has launched an NS Instrument Registration Form on our website. Registering your NS instrument helps us serve you better if you need to request technical support from us in the future. When you complete your registration, we will issue you an NS ID number for your instrument that you can refer to in […]

  • NS Design welcomes Fiddler Anna Blanton to its roster of Artists

    NS Artist Anna Blanton violinist fiddler

    NS Design Artist Anna Blanton has spent years playing a wide range of musical styles from bluegrass and classic country to Celtic, folk and orchestral pieces. Blanton started her early training in music at her grade school orchestra program under the direction of Catherine Moeller-Cunanan. As a child she particularly enjoyed Irish music which led her […]

  • NS Design at IBMA and World of Bluegrass 2019

    IMBA NS Design Booth 2019

    Here is your IBMA 2019 World of Bluegrass Conference and Awards Recap! NS Design attended and exhibited at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Expo, Booth #315. Many NS Artists, friends and fans stopped in to say hello to NS National Sales Manager Tommy Wilson and NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett, who […]

  • Tony Levin – King Crimson’s 2019 50th Anniversary Celebration American Tour

    Photograph of NS Design Artist Tony Levin playing his CR5M Electric Upright Bass with King Crimson on their 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour.

    NS Artist and esteemed bassist Tony Levin and his long-time band mates in King Crimson are embarking on their 2019 50th Anniversary Celebration American Tour.   With his CR5M Upright Bass, Tony and the rest of the KC camp will be ploughing through their extensive history of fan favorites. Tour dates at:   https://www.dgmlive.com/tours?liveshow=on Tony will also […]

  • NS Artist Benny Rietveld – For Bass Players Only Interview

    Photograph of NS Design Artist Benny Rietveld playing his CR5M Upright Bass with Santana. Photo by Alan Poulin.

    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. “If they’re not at least […]

  • NS Artist Jamaaladeen Tacuma speaks with Premier Guitar Magazine

    Jamaaladeen Tacuma with the WAV Electric Upright Bass and the WAV Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design Artist Jamaaladeen Tacuma speaks with Premier Guitar in the August, 2019 issue about producing The Last Poets 2019 release Transcending Toxic Times, and his Steinberger and NS Design Basses. Read the full article linked here: Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Grooving Hard, Embracing Risk – Premiere Guitar Magazine Tacuma plays the NS WAV Electric Upright Basses […]

  • Classical crossover trio Simply Three plays music that is anything but simple.

    NS Design Artists Simply Three play the CR Electric Violin, CR Electric Cello and CR Electric Upright Bass

    Classical crossover trio Simply Three plays music that is anything but simple. They have performed covers of artists from Adele to Michael Jackson to Queen, winning the hearts of thousands of concert-goers and millions of YouTube followers. Blending top-notch musicianship with high production value and a dose of good humor, their recent music video—a cover […]

  • 2019 The University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award winner Scott Laird

    Scott Laird, nationally recognized string pedagogue and conductor (and NS Design Artist and Educator), has received The University of North Carolina Board of Governors 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award. Established by the Board in 1993 to highlight the importance of teaching, the award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of faculty members System wide, honoring 17 outstanding […]

  • 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: “It’s not very often I play instruments that make me not want to stop playing… […]

  • NS Design welcomes bad snacks to its roster of violin artists

    Photograph of NS Design Artist bad snacks playing her NXT5a Electric Violin.

    NS Design is pleased to welcome the artist known as bad snacks to its roster of electric violin endorsing artists. Classically trained on the violin, she had a career as a singer-songwriter on the east coast before moving to Los Angeles. Turning her talents to electronic music, bad snacks’ current work encompasses synthesized soundscapes with […]

  • Ned Steinberger’s Keynote at Maine Luthiers Association

    NS Design Founder Ned Steinberger

    NS Design’s founder and leading innovator of electric stringed instruments, Ned Steinberger, was the Keynote Speaker in the 2nd Annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition and Music Showcase this past November, at the City Hall Auditorium in Hallowell, Maine. Speaking candidly about his unique and serendipitous path to instrument design, Ned traced his story from his early […]

  • NS Design welcomes bassist and fiddler Wayne Brewer to our NS Artist roster.

    Gary “Wayne” Brewer Jr.’s deep roots span six generations of the Brewer family musicians performing bluegrass and country music worldwide. As a youngster, Wayne was encouraged to carry on the old-time music tradition that his great grandfather played in the mountains of Tennessee. At just 18 months old, Wayne sang lead vocals and played guitar […]

  • Ned Steinberger, NS Design Founder, Keynote Speaker at 2nd Annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition & Music Showcase

    October 12 – 14, 2018, Hallowell, Maine welcomes you to celebrate the craft of lutherie at the 2nd Annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition and Music Showcase at central Maine’s “New Orleans on the Kennebec”, with a gallery exhibition of Maine made instruments, craft demonstrations, and great live performances at auditoriums, restaurants, and pubs in the most […]

  • NS Design 5-String NXTa Radius Bass Guitar Review

    Bass Musician Magazine NS Design 5-String NXTa Radius Bass Guitar Review Author : Ty Campbell Date : 10-09-2018 New from NS Design is the NXTa Radius Bass Guitar. If you aren’t familiar with NS Design instruments, you should know the NS abbreviation stands for Ned Steinberger. The way I see it, Leo Fender introduced us […]

  • NS Announces New and Improved Adjustable Chin Rest for the NS Violin!

    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 […]

  • 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. In February, Simon announced Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, the final phase of his […]

  • The String Theorist Ned Steinberger Design New England Magazine – May/June 2018

    The String Theorist From his Maine workshop, instrument designer Ned Steinberger is reinventing the tools of music’s superstars WRITTEN BY JIM REILLY • PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIC ROTH       Ned Steinberger’s workshop in Nobleboro, Maine, stands beside the family home he shares with wife, Denise, and their two teenage sons. Originally a barn, the […]

  • NS Artist Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Presenting the Outsiders Festival

    NS Design is proud to co-sponsor the Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival in Philadelphia, PA, with events taking place throughout the month of April and a Grand Finale concert April 29th at the Ibrahim Theater. The festival is curated by renowned bassist and NS endorser Jamaaladeen Tacuma and produced by Jam-All productions. Taking place […]