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 […]
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.
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!
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.
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, […]
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
Steinberger: A Story of Creativity and Design by Jim Reilly
Pushing the boundaries sonically, ergonomically and aesthetically for over 40 years, Ned’s instruments continue to be played and revered by extraordinary players worldwide.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lionel Dean Jarvis
Congratulations to NS Artist Lionel Dean Jarvis who recently received the Legacy Award from the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) for his work in the Canadian community and with noted artists as Grammy Award recipient Alessia Cara, as well as bassist and music director for the Weeknd, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, George […]
NS Design Artist and Electric Violinist Laurie Anderson has carved one of the most varied and storied careers as a truly unique, disparate and creative artists of the late 20th Century and recently receiving the acclaim and notoriety only a visionary as herself could receive, with her first Grammy Award in 2019 and performing as […]
Laurie Anderson Resident Artistic Director SF Jazz Center
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!
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.
NAMM Show 2020 Ultimate Jam Night
The NAMM Show 2020 Ultimate Jam Night is a concert that brings all the legendary and top musicians of the world to play music together on one stage. This year’s stellar performances included NS Artists Quartet405 with violinists Eliza James and Rebecca Schlappich Charles, violist Jayna Chou, and cellist Danica Pinner rockin’ their NXTa’s! Check out the […]
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.
Ned Steinberger Visits the Worchester Poly Technical Institute Guitar Innovation Lab
Ned Steinberger (center) meeting with Tommy Maloney (left) and V.J. Manzo (right) in the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab at WPI. NS Design Founder and award-winning instrument designer, Ned Steinberger recently spent some time in collaboration on confidential research regarding electric guitar technology, with Tommy Maloney and V.J. Manzo of the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab at […]
Lionel Dean Jarvis – Bass Musician Magazine Interview
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.