NED Steinberger Design, Inc.

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  • 134 Backmeadow Rd.
  • 04555 Nobleboro, ME
  • United States of America


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NS Design was founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Our products include the exciting series of professional model NS Violins, Violas, Cellos and Omni Basses and Upright Basses, as well as the NS RADIUS Bass Guitar. 

About the bowed portion of the NS Design product line (electric violin, viola, cello, upright bass, and Omni Bass, Ned explains "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." NS instruments are currently being "set free" by artists such as Laurie Anderson, Les Claypool, David Darling, Tony Levin, and many others.

The Polar™ pickup system at the heart of our instruments provides unparalleled response, control, and richness of tone for both bow and pizzicato technique.  Full control of extensive on-board electronics and interchangeable support structures for the bass and cello provide unprecedented versatility to meet a wide variety of performance requirements. With the launch of the new NXTa series, made in the Czech Republic, Ned Steinberger and NS Design herald the introduction of battery-free, high performance active electronics for the full family of NXT instruments. The new capacitor-powered custom circuitry, designed for NS Design by Mi-Si Electronics Design, integrates with the NS Polar Pickup System to provide two distinct signal output modes, bringing the convenience, versatility and performance capability of the NXT to another level.

The CR RADIUS Bass Guitar, which is meticulously crafted in the Czech Republic, embodies a breadth of experience, insight, and design brilliance which only Ned Steinberger can bring to the creation of a new classic. His approach to the RADIUS was to re-explore each facet of a bass guitar, leading to a host of innovations. However, what makes this instrument most remarkable is its seamless integration of feature, form and function. The RADIUS is the most sonically dynamic, versatile and exciting bass available today.

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NS Design produces instruments in the Czech Republic, Indonesia and India. Our sales are conducted throughout the world, and artist perform with our instruments on stages and in studios wherever music is played.


NS NXTa Electric Upright Bass

The NXTa Series Double Bass, available in four- and five-string configurations, is produced in the...

NED Steinberger Design, Inc. 134 Backmeadow Rd. 04555 Nobleboro, ME United States of America +1 207 5637700

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Musikmesse 2017

05.04.2017 - 08.04.2017 Hall: 8.0 Stand: G 95