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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
NS Artist Greg Byers Featured during ASTA’s 2021 Electric Strings Extravaganza
The Electric Strings Extravaganza from The American String Teachers Association 2021 National Conference is Wednesday, March 3rd from noon to 3PM, EST. with live Q&A and guest appearances from several acclaimed electric violin, viola and cello artists. Are you a music instructor? Make your plan this week to recharge, learn, connect, and make music together […]
The Electric Strings Extravaganza is at ASTA 2021!
Are you a music instructor? Make your plan in March to recharge, learn, connect, and make music together at the American String Teachers Association annual conference. The Electric Strings Extravaganza is Wednesday, March 3rd from noon to 3PM, EST, with live Q&A. You are invited to join NS Artist Julie Lyonn Lieberman and friends […]
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 Derek Menchan’s Interview with For Bass Players Only
NS Artist Educator Derek “The Professor” Menchan is a concert cellist, bassist, composer, and college instructor of the humanities, philosophy, and music. In his recent For Bass Players Only interview with Jon Liebman, Derek describes the ways he performs his musical interests, combining seemingly disparate musical genres in to what he calls mruzick where “all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NS Design Booth at Winter NAMM 2020
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 […]
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.
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.
Julie Lyonn Lieberman releases her new tutorial A FESTIVAL of VIOLIN & FIDDLE STYLES
NS Design Educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman releases her new tutorial A FESTIVAL of VIOLIN & FIDDLE STYLES available for Violin, Viola and Cello. 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 published […]
Premiere Guitar – Nothing But Bass Volume 5 – Reviews
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!