NS DESIGN WAS FOUNDED in 1990 by award winning instrument designer Ned Steinberger to design and produce modern bowed instruments that truly advance the state of the art; the result is a superior range of unabashed, pure-bred solid body electrics that blend bleeding-edge technology and traditional craftsmanship to meet the needs of an evolving and constantly growing musical community of touring professionals and recording artists.

The NS electric upright bass was Ned Steinberger's first commercially released concert instrument concept. An instant hit with bass players across the globe, the landmark design has remained a consistent best seller for over a quarter century and is today represented by a wide selection of attractively priced models in four, five and six string configurations.

Combining matchless build quality, clean aesthetics and excellent playability with a choice of advanced onboard electronics and pickup systems uniquely suited to amplifying the nuances of both arco and pizzicato techniques, the NS range provides double bassists with a supremely versatile, compact, portable instrument that delivers a convincingly traditional tone as well as the capacity to unleash a savagely modern electric bass sound.

In addition, several different interchangeable stand and strap systems are available for the NS bass, allowing players to use the instrument in virtually any playing position, further enhancing their freedom of expression and allowing them complete mobility in any performance environment.


Over the years, The Bass Centre has supplied NS double basses to a hugely diverse range of UK based pro musicians including Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather-Low), session legend Trevor Barry, Paul Turner (Jamiroquai, Annie Lennox), Geoff Gascoyne (Jamie Cullen, Van Morrison), John Thompson (Mica Paris, Soul II Soul), Adrian Stout (The Tiger Lillies), Patrick Wreford (Electric Swing Circus) and Neil Fairclough (Brian May, Queen + Adam Lambert).

Adrian Stout
The Tiger Lillies

John Regan
Peter Frampton • Ace Frehley

Pat Wreford
Electric Swing Circus

Brittany Frompovich
Solo Artist • Educator

Geoff Gascoyne
Jamie Cullen • Van Morrison

Tony Levin
King Crimson • Peter Gabriel

John Thompson
Mica Paris • Soul II Soul

Chris Wyse
The Cult • Owl • Mick Jagger

Trevor Barry
UK Session Legend

Paul Turner
Jamiroquai • Annie Lennox

Neil Fairclough
Queen + Adam Lambert

Dave Bronze
Eric Clapton • A. Fairweather-Low

At The Bass Centre, you will find comprehensive stocks of the complete NS Design range of instruments and accessories - all at the best prices in Europe.


NS Design EU5 Double Bass

NS Design EU5 Double Bass£4,053.00   £3,825.00

NS Design EU6 Double Bass

NS Design EU6 Double Bass£4,053.00   £3,825.00

NS Design CR4 Double Bass

NS Design CR4 Double Bass£2,574.00   £2,450.00

NS Design CR5 Double Bass

NS Design CR5 Double Bass£2,727.00   £2,550.00

NS Design CR4M Double Bass

NS Design CR4M Double Bass£2,753.00   £2,550.00

NS Design CR5M Double Bass

NS Design CR5M Double Bass£3,035.00   £2,650.00

NS Design CR4T Double Bass

NS Design CR4T Double Bass£2,420.00   £2,550.00

NS Design CR5T Double Bass

NS Design CR5T Double Bass£2,420.00   £2,650.00

NS Design NXT4a Double Bass - Sunburst

NS Design NXT4a Double Bass - Sunburst£1,595.00   £1,495.00

NS Design NXT4a Double Bass - Black Satin

NS Design NXT4a Double Bass - Black Satin£1,595.00   £1,495.00

NS Design NXT5a Double Bass - Sunburst

NS Design NXT5a Double Bass - Sunburst£1,750.00   £1,650.00

NS Design NXT5a Double Bass - Black Satin

NS Design NXT5a Double Bass - Black Satin£1,750.00   £1,650.00

NS Design Bass Bow - French Style

NS Design Bass Bow - French Style£265.00