NS Design - The Complete Orchestra Is Here

Founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger, the genius behind the legendary Steinberger headless guitar design and the TransTrem™ System, NS Design has seen the visionary luthier and designer apply his revolutionary techniques to the development of a full range of electric concert instruments - Double Bass, Cello, Violin, Viola and the unique Omni Bass - that provide modern players with the ultimate freedom of expression. 

"Bowed electric instruments have been made since the mid-thirties. Unfortunately, most of these instruments are the victims of the misplaced idea that an electric instrument should sound exactly like its acoustic predecessor. I want to take it a step further... I want to see what these instruments can do when they are set free!" — Ned Steinberger 

All over the World, NS instruments have been set free by a growing number of renowned musicians and envelope-pushing artists including Bakithi Kumalo, Tony Levin, Les Claypool, Doug Wimbish and Laurie Anderson as well as by long term Bass Centre customers Dave Bronze, Trevor Barry, Paul Turner, Geoff Gascoyne, John Thompson and young guns, Adrian Stout, Patrick Wreford, Calum Ingram and George Price.

Dave Bronze
Eric Clapton • A. Fairweather-Low
Geoff Gascoyne
Jamie Cullen • Van Morrison
Trevor Barry
UK Session Legend
Paul Turner
Jamiroquai • Annie Lennox
Adrian Stout
The Tiger Lillies
Calum Ingram
Sandi Thom + Solo
Bakithi Kumalo
Paul Simon • Tedeschi-Trucks
Rob Wasserman
1952 - 2016
John Thompson
Mica Paris • Soul II Soul
Neil Fairclough
Queen + Adam Lambert
Grace Chatto
Clean Bandit
Pat Wreford
Electric Swing Circus
Ezinma Ramsay
Beyoncé • Stevie Wonder
Kersten Stevens
Abi Loutoo
Abi.L.ity • Joni Fatora
Chris Wyse
The Cult • Mick Jagger
Juan Nelson
1958 - 2021
Taylor Simpson
Baroness • Star League
George Price
Emily Faye • Sessions
Solo Artist
Michelle Faehrmann
Four On The Floor String Quartet
Radina Tara Ver
Solo Artist
Daryl Runswick
Laurie Anderson
Solo Artist
Jason Yang
Solo Artist
Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells
Machine Gun • Doom Dogs
James "Hutch" Hutchinson
Bonnie Raitt • Neville Brothers

Tony Levin
King Crimson • Peter Gabriel
Les Claypool
Primus • Oysterhead
Doug Wimbish
Living Colour • Tackhead
Marc Langis
Celine Dion
Chihsuan Yang
ESCP + Solo
Annie Clements
Sugarland • Holly Williams
De Rock
Post Mortem • Temple Veil
Lucine Fyelon
Foo Fighters • Solo

Today at NS Design, Ned's passion and dedication to innovation continue unabated with new developments in construction techniques, tuning systems, pickup technologies, on-board electronics and support structures providing NS instruments with unprecedented versatility in every conceivable performance environment.

Exclusive UK representation and comprehensive stocks of all NS Design instruments and accessories at the Acoustic Centre, with the best prices in Europe.

Whilst we endeavour to satisfy orders for standard WAV and NTXa Series instruments direct from stock, customers are advised to allow 6-8 weeks for delivery for orders of custom and high-end CR and EU models.

NS Design Double Bass

NS Design Omni Bass

NS Design Electric Cello

NS Design Electric Violin & Viola

NS Design Support Systems

NS Design Gig Bags & Cases

NS Design Electric Strings