The Largest Stocks & the Best Prices in Europe

With exclusive UK representation and decades of dedicated brand knowledge, the Bass Centre offers superlative customer service and comprehensive stocks of all NS Design instruments at the best prices in Europe, as well as FREE SHIPPING to the United Kingdom and selected EU mainland destinations.

The World's Most Advanced Electric Upright Bass

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.

Versatility without Compromise

Originating with the flagship EU upright bass with its cutting edge ergonomics and sound shaping, the current line also includes the sophisticated, full-featured CR, CRM and CRT models with active electronics and onboard mixer, the new NXTa Series featuring battery-free, active output electronics, and the most affordable model, the high performance WAV double bass.

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.

Left handed CR and NTXa Double Bass models are available to special order


For customers who desire something even more special, all CR Series instruments are available to special order with a choice of gorgeous exotic wood tops or a striking Slate Grey flame finish.


NS Design / Bass Centre Artists

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 and 'Strictly' regular Trevor Barry, Paul Turner (Jamiroquai, Annie Lennox), Geoff Gascoyne (Jamie Cullen, Van Morrison), John Thompson (Mica Paris, Soul II Soul), Adrian Stout (Tiger Lillies), Patrick Wreford (Electric Swing Circus) and Neil Fairclough (Brian May, Queen + Adam Lambert).


NS Design WAV4 Double Bass
NS Design WAV Series
UK Price: £1,220.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,016.67
NS Design WAV5 Double Bass
NS Design WAV Series
UK Price: £1,375.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,145.83
NS Design NXT4a Double Bass
NS Design NXTa Series
UK Price: £1,730.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,441.67
NS Design NXT5a Double Bass
NS Design NXTa Series
UK Price: £1,860.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £1,550.00
NS Design CR4 Double Bass
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,305.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,754.17
NS Design CR5 Double Bass
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,490.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,908.33
NS Design CR4T Double Bass
NS Design CRT Series
UK Price: £3,395.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,829.17
NS Design CR5T Double Bass
NS Design CRT Series
UK Price: £3,745.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £3,120.83
NS Design CR4M Double Bass
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,520.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £2,933.33
NS Design CR5M Double Bass
NS Design CR Series
UK Price: £3,885.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £3,237.50
NS Design EU5 Double Bass
NS Design EU Series
UK Price: £5,055.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £4,212.50
NS Design EU6 Double Bass
NS Design
UK Price: £5,055.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £4,212.50
NS Boomerang Strap System
NS Design
UK Price: £125.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £104.17
NS Frame Strap System
NS Design
UK Price: £169.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £140.83
NS CR End Pin Stand
NS Design
UK Price: £149.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £124.17
NS CR Tripod Stand
NS Design
UK Price: £199.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £165.83
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NS Design Bass Bow
NS Design
UK Price: £229.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £190.83
NS Thumbstop
NS Design
UK Price: £79.00  -  £85.00 inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £65.83  -  £70.83

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



Dave Bronze
Eric Clapton / Andy Fairweather-Low
Trevor Barry
UK Session Legend
Paul Turner
Jamiroquai / Annie Lennox
Jeff Gascoyne
Jamie Cullen / Van Morrison
John Thompson
Mica Paris / Soul II Soul
Adrian Stout
The Tiger Lillies
Patrick Wreford
Electric Swing Circus
Neil Fairlclough
Queen + Adam Lambert
Annie Clements
Sugarland / Holly Williams
Tony Levin
Peter Gabriel / King Crimson
Benny Rietveld
Santana / Miles Davis
Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells
Machine Gun / Doom Dogs
Les Claypool
Jamaaladeen Tacuma
Ornette Coleman
Nick Villalobos
Simply Three
Bakithi Kumalo
Paul Simon / Tedeschi Trucks