The NS Frame Strap System is a moving experience, guaranteed to make you smile!
Complete freedom of mobility — Lightweight, ergonomic design — Fully adjustable
For use with all NS Design Double Bass, Cello & Omni Bass models
The freedom of full mobility, once just a dream for the cellist or upright bassist, is now a reality. The NS Frame Strap System fits over the shoulder like a guitar strap, but holds the instrument out from the body in the ideal position for bow and pizzicato technique whilst allowing full mobility and amazing comfort.
The lightweight frame design has triangulated body contact points to provide a high degree of stability and comfort with convenient height and angle adjustments to allow players to accommodate their own personal styles of play.
In addition to the vertical position, the neck can be angled horizontally like a guitar for picking and strumming.
A single wing nut secures the instrument in place for fast set-up and breakdown. Utlising the NS universal mount mechanism means the Frame Strap System fits all NS Design Cello, Double Bass and Omni Bass models.
Virtually all traditional playing techniques are possible, including thumb position. The instrument neck is tilted back and close to the shoulder, but the body angles out, away from the body for excellent bow access across the full arc of play. This angle also helps traditional cello and bass pizzicato technique to sound and feel natural.