Exclusive UK Representation By The Bass Centre
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 Bass Centre customers, John Paul Jones, Dave Bronze, Trevor Barry, Paul Turner, Geoff Gascoyne, John Thompson, 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, thus providing NS instruments with unprecedented versatility in every conceivable performance environment.
Most recently, Ned Steinberger has unleashed the radically hybrid Omni Bass, as well as returning to re-map the world of electric bass guitar design with the launch of the Radius Bass, the ultimate evolution in his unique approach to form, function, playability & performance.
And The Bass Centre has been with NS Design every step of the way - representing the range exclusively in the UK from the very first US built incarnation of the NS upright electric double bass, through the development of the successful Czech built range of NS concert instruments, right up to the present day and the triumph of the Radius Bass.
Exclusive UK representation and comprehensive stocks of all NS Design instruments and accessories
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