• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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… […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • NS Design Basses Loaded! Get your FREE NS Tee-Shirt today!

    NS Design Basses Loaded! #NSbassesloaded Hey there Bass Players, stop into one of the select retailers participating in our Bass Loaded promotion, take an NS Radius, Upright or Omni bass for a test drive, and get a FREE NS T-SHIRT! Here are some places to go (more to come): Johnson String Instruments – Newton Upper […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • NS Artist Noor Che’ree Joins the Spring 2018 “I Believe You” Tour and Clinic Featuring Emiko

      NS Design Bassist Noor Che’ree is embarking on the “I Believe You 2018 Tour” with Rock-Pop musician Emiko. The National Tour begins on March 21, 2018. Along with drummer Lee Piatelli, the trio will play a series of shows throughout the US. In May 2018, Emiko Asia Tour will play in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bantam […]

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  • Bass Musician Magazine Review NS Design WAV5c Omni Bass

    One of the newest basses from NS Design is the NS WAV5c Omni Bass. By Ty Campbell The NS WAV5c Omni Bass is a 34” scale 5 String electric fretless bass. It is a great fit for bassists wanting to get into the world of electric upright bass but aren’t quite ready for the longer […]

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  • NS Design Unveils the New NXTa RADIUS Bass by Ned Steinberger

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Gary Byers, NS Design 636-579-0908 garyb@nedsteinberger.com NOBLEBORO, MAINE (January 23, 2018) – Ned Steinberger’s approach to the RADIUS series, as with every new instrument, has been to re-explore each facet of a bass guitar, leading to innovations that provide the player with amazing physical comfort, exceptional performance […]

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  • How Ned Steinberger redesigned the bass world. In-depth with bass’s headless horseman -By Jim Reilly

    A generation of musicians has come of age since NS Design founder Ned Steinberger revolutionized the electric bass in the early 1980s. In this in-depth article, MusicRadar.com’s Jim Reilly explores the history of the original “headless” Steinberger basses and guitars, and traces Ned’s journey from those early instruments to NS Design’s innovative product line of […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • The Lyonn’s Roar by Julie Lyonn Lieberman – Edition Five – “Rhythmize Your Bow with Chop”

    Welcome to the fifth edition of The Lyonn’s Roar, “Rhythmize Your Bow with Chop” by NS Violinist and Educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman. For those of you returning to school this September, put fiery bounce in your bow by developing your “chop” percussion techniques on your violin, viola, cello or upright bass. Starting as what was called the […]

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  • 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. ODYSSEY ALBUM RELEASE TOUR Here we go! The ODYSSEY Album Release Tour…Huge props to Ryan Slone New Frontier Touring for […]

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  • Introducing the NS WAV Series Omni Bass

    The NS WAV Omni Bass combines the feel and tonal character of an electric upright bass with the ease and familiarity of the 34” scale, bridging the divide between an EUB and a bass guitar. This innovative and exhilarating instrument is one of the clearest examples of the raw conceptual energy which Ned Steinberger brings […]

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  • NS Artist Margot Lane – Music Director and Violinist ‘Angel’ with Corey Feldman and the Angels

    NS Artist and multi-instrumentalist Margot Lane is an accomplished writer, pianist and is currently violinist, keyboardist and music director for former child actor and musician Corey Feldman’s new outfit Corey Feldman and the Angels.  Corey and the Angels includes Lane and three other musicians.  They made an impact last summer with a unique performance on […]

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  • 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. Whether you’ve just unboxed your new NS Violin, plugged in your acoustic for the first time, or are just ready to unleash into new territory on the instrument you already love […]

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  • NS Design Bassist Bakithi Kumalo with Paul Simon – 2017 U.S. Summer Tour

    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: […]

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  • Introducing the NS WAV Series Electric Cello

    For the cellist venturing into the world of the electric, this instrument offers the combination of design, performance and affordability exceeding any other instrument in its class. Compact and light, the WAV cello is a pleasure to travel with, but in terms of features and performance, this instrument is no lightweight. True to the NS […]

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