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.
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.