NS DESIGNS by NED STEINBERG                    

 

Page last updated June 14th, 2017

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We have been UK Dealers for NS Design electric instruments for over 9 years, specialising in the Bowed Instruments  in the

NS WAV, NXT & CR Series.

 

NS Design was founded in 1990 by the award winning instrument designer N S /Ned Steinberger to design and produce bowed electric instruments that advance the state of the art. NS string instruments are unabashed, purebred solid body electrics that combine technology and tradition to meet the needs of an evolving musical community.

The CR series have active electronics, has a remarkable tonal range due to its innovative Polar bridge system, which is able to selectively capture the string vibration favoured for both bow and pizzicato technique with stunning brilliance and sensitivity. The dual mode preamp allows the player to choose between two very distinct tone qualities. The first mode delivers the full frequency response of modern low impedance electronics, for a rich, full-blown "electric violin" sound. The second is balanced to produce the frequency response of the traditional violin, for a more "acoustic" sound. A three-way toggle switch allows the player to select the desired pickup and electronics options. Additional controls include volume and individual bass EQ & treble EQ controls.

The NXT Series is available as 4 or 5 string, standard or fretted, these instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of NS Design's renowned CR series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value. The self-powered Polar (tm) electromechanical transducer, technically referred to as a passive pickup, is anything but passive, with higher output than most active systems. The result is unsurpassed dynamic range, clarity, and sheer power. The dual mode Polar pickup responds to both lateral string vibration for bowing, and vertical vibration for pizzicato playing. (A body-mounted two-way switch lets the player change modes easily.)

 

The WAV SeriesElectric Violin is the perfect electric violin for any player interested in exploring the world of amplified or electronic performance. Full, natural tone, outstanding comfort, and sophisticated design are combined in an instrument which is simply a pleasure to play. The unusually powerful piezo crystals do not require on-board power, for maintenance-free performance without the hassle of batteries.The NS WAV production is manufactured in India.

 

Players are welcome to visit our shop where suitable amplification is available to try out our NS range instruments.

 

 

NS NEWS: Stock availability and special offers...

( please enquire as per your requirements)

 

New Adjustable chinrest available for all NS violin viola models: Awaiting delivery mid Jan 2017&pound95.00

 

NS WAV VIOLINS:

4 string : In Stock in Trans Red Gloss finish RRP£495.00; offer price £433.00

 5 string : Temp out of stock Amber/Brown finish  RRP£556.00; offer price £487.00

 

NXT VIOLINS: Re-stocking 1-2 weeks

4 string violin : Temp out of Stock in satin Amber burst finish : RRP£1026.00; offer price £898.00

5 string : Temp out of stock in satin Amber Burst finish: RRP£1,120.00; offer price £980.00

 

NXT VIOLA: New Arrival in stock

NS NXT Viola 36.3 cm scale; 15 1/2" length of body.In Stock RRP£1,130.00; special offer price £989.00

 

NS NXT CELLO: Temp out of stock

Available with tripod stand or newly re-designed cello end pin unit

4 string model : in satin Black Finish RRP £1,223.00 offer price £1,070.00

5 string model : To Order basis RRP £1,411.00  offer price £1,235.00

 

OTHER NS DESIGNS TO ORDER BASIS: For more info visit: http://www.nedsteinberger.com/

 

CR VIOLINS

CR4 Violin: To order basis RRP£2,026.00; offer price £1,773.00

CR5 Violin: To order basis RRP£2,180.00: offer price £1,908.00

 

NS VIOLAS

CR4 Viola : 36.6cm/ 14.4" String Scale; ; To order basis RRP£2,155.00 Offer Price £1,886.00

 

CR CELLOS

CR4 Cello: To order basis RRP£2,359.00; Offer price £2,064.00

CR5 Cello: To order basis RRP£2,539.00;  Offer price £2,222.00

CR6 Cello: To order basis RRP£2,668.00; Offer price £2,335.00

 

NS  DOUBLE BASS

NXT4 Double Bass: To order basis £1,240.00 Offer price £1,085.00

NXT5 Double Bass: To order Basis &pound1,368.00 Offer price &pound1,197.00

CR4 Double Bass: To order Basis £2,574.00 Offer price &pound2,252.00

CR5 Double Bass: To order basis £2,727.00 Offer price £2,386.00

 

 

NS DESIGNS: ACCESSORIES

Violin Adjustable Chinrest - 95.00

Violin flexible alu- metal for shoulder rest available for Wav Violins  as an optional extra - mouldable to your shoulder shape for premium comfort (This rest comes standard with the NS NXT & CR Series Violins)            Available upon enquiry +£45.00

Cello/ Bass Boomerang strap- in stock                  in stock +£130.00

Cello/ Bass Harness Strap -                                  in stock +£108.40

Cello End Pin Stand ( for playing in traditional seated position with wooden body frame )        To Order basis +£192.00

 

 

 

THE INSTRUMENTS...

NS make three product ranges ; the WAV violin at entry level , the mid priced NXT Violin, Cello and Bass, and the top end CR Violin , Viola , Cello, OMNI Bass, & Bass range.

 

All other NS DESIGNS Instruments available to order basis from the following:

NS FRETTED NXT & CR VIOLINS

NS NXT OMNI BASS:

NS NXT BASSES:

NS DESIGNS : CR VIOLINS

NS DESIGNS: CR VIOLAS

NS DESIGNS: CR CELLOS

NS DESIGNS CR OMNI BASS

NS DESIGNS: CR BASSES

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NS DESIGN WAV VIOLINS  with custom hard foam shell case, bow optional

 

Please check availability with us !... Both model prices include a custom fitted shaped case with black canvas cover.

Wooden or carbon bows,  strings and accessories at extra cost from our Moseley Violins website

 

 The Pickup system uses unusually powerful piezo crystals so does not require on-board power, for maintenance-free performance without the hassle of batteries, with volume and tone control.  

Finishes: Available in Black, Amber Burst , & Trans Red finishes,

 

We usually try to keep a wav Violin in stock, great value keeping most of the features of the NS Design electric violin at an affordable price.

NEW flexible alu- metal shoulder rest available as an optional extra - mouldable to your shoulder shape for premium comfort . Wav violins are supplied with a hard plastic backed shoulder rest with foam cushion

 

 

 

 WAV 4 STRING in TRANS RED Finish - pics to follow

 

          
 

 

 

WAV 4 STRING in AMBER Finish - ( 2015 model shown)

 

 
       
 

 

 

WAV 4 STRING in BLACK GLOSS Finish -  (2015 model shown)

  
 

 

 

WAV 5 STRING in AMBER Finish - pics to follow

 

        
       

 

WAV 5 STRING in TRANS RED Finish - ( 2015 Model)

 

 

WAV 5 STRING in Black Finish - ( 2015 Model)

 

     
NS WAV Case 2015 Design
Custom Fitted with bow trough Velcro fastening block for shoulder rest

 

 

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The NXT series by NS Design embodies striking elegance, advanced ergonomics, and rich, full-spectrum tone, fused into an exciting and pleasingly affordable instrument. Crafted to exacting standards in the Czech Republic, this line is for the working musician who seeks exceptional performance in any amplified or studio setting.

 

NXT 4- or 5-string Violin is among the lightest performance electrics on the market, offering exceptional comfort and perfect balance. The self-powered Polar™ pickup system technology delivers unsurpassed tone, dynamic range and clarity, and eliminates the need for on-board batteries or an external power supply. The precision tuning system provides unparalleled ease of tuning and incredible pitch stability. The NXT comes standard with a lightweight hard-shell case.

 

NXT 4- or 5-string Cello is an excellent choice for cellists who are serious about breaking away from the limitations of an amplified acoustic. The Polar™ Pickup System eliminates feedback when amplified, giving performers the freedom to play at any volume. In addition, cellists will appreciate the absence of wolf tones on an NXT. Since the sound is transmitted solely through the pickup, the use of signal processors for looping and other effects is more practical and effective than with an amplified acoustic instrument. The NS Tripod Stand and Gig Bag come standard with the NXT Cello.

 

NXT 4- or 5-string Double Bass  features the Polar™ Pickup System, which allows the player to select for the optimal sound in either arco or pizzicato mode. The NXT’s special asymmetrical fingerboard relief facilitates an even ‘growl’ from the higher strings and a clear, powerful lower register, while the adjustable bridge and truss rod allow for low, fast action, or for higher string settings that encourage the traditional acoustic player to ‘dig in’ with gusto. The NXT comes standard with a Tripod Stand and Gig Bag.

 

 

 

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NS DESIGN NXT VIOLINS with custom NS case, bow optional

 

4 String NS NXT VIOLIN,  available in Satin Amber Sunburst ,  and Black finish

 

 

NS DESIGN NXT 4 String Violin

 

NS DESIGN NXT 5 String Violin in Satin Amber finish

with custom NS case, bow optional

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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NS DESIGN NXT CELLO   

the 4 string NXT Cello in amber burst finish

with padded gig bag and tripod stand ; bow optional . Can be played in standing or seated position.

 

Accessory option: Cello End Pin Stand ( for playing in traditional seated position with wooden body frame ) +£192.00

        

The NXT offers some benefits which cellists in particular will greatly appreciate. Wolf tones-a major concern for acoustic cThe NXT Series Cello, available with 4 or 5 strings, opens up a new horizon for the serious cellist looking ellists-do not occur on the electric instrument. Similarly, in amplified performance settings, the NXT Cello will not feed back, even at high volume. And, unlike an amplified acoustic cello, the NXT Cello sends 100% of its sound through its pickup, allowing loop and effects devices to manipulate the complete tone of the instrumentThe solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, delivery a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief provides extraordinary ease of playability from the lowest to the highest positions. To suit individual player preferences, the fingerboard relief can be adjusted via the truss rod in the neck, and the string height is readily adjustable at the bridge.

Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to the Polar™ Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Equipped with single volume and tone controls, the passive electronics deliver unlimited overhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.

 

 

NS Electric Strings and most traditional acoustic strings fit all NS Double Basses, allowing the player to select from a wide range, each with a unique sound a feel. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Cello is adaptable to a nearly limitless range of music styles.

A fully adjustable tripod stand can be used seated or standing. The optional end pin stand provides the traditional cello points of contact and position. The Frame Strap System allows the cellist to stand up with full mobility for a new experience of freedom and expression.

The NXT cello brings unprecedented affordability to the player interested in world-class design, craftsmanship and performance. With a visual appearance a striking as its sound, the roadworthy NXT is an exciting and reliable partner for the most demanding performance career.

 

SPECIFICATIONS & OPTIONS

LENGTH: 94.2 cm (37")

WIDTH: 13.9 cm (5.5")

THICKNESS: 9.4 cm (3.7")

WEIGHT:
4 string: 1.9 kg (4.1 lbs.)
5 string: 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs.)

SCALE LENGTH: 69.5 cm (27.36"")

BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body.

FINGERBOARD: Hand-graduated ebony. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers

TRUSS ROD: Single Action

TUNING HARDWARE: 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.

 

POLAR PICKUP: The Polar™ directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to lateral string vibration, for bowing and for the percussive plucked response of a traditional acoustic instrument, or to vertical string vibration, for remarkable even and sustained plucked sound more like a guitar. A switch allows the player to choose the desired response.

ELECTRONICS & CONTROLS: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control and Tone control (treble roll off).

INTERCHANGEABLE SUPPORT SYSTEMS: A fully adjustable tripod stand can be used seated or standing. The optional End Pin Stand provides the traditional cello points of contact and position, and is the best choice for cellists who have an animated style of playing while seated, or who play the instrument at a more horizontal angle. The End Pin Stand conversion kit attaches to the tripod stand to hold the instrument upright for on-stand performance or when not in use. The Frame Strap System allows the cellist to stand up with full mobility for a new experience of freedom and expression.

GIG BAG (standard): Nylon 102 cm (40") long; 4.7 kg (10.3 lb) loaded weight with stand. With handle and shoulder strap.

FLIGHT CASE (optional): Aluminum edged plywood measuring 136cm x 28cm x 27cm (53.5" x 11" x 10.5") with loaded weight of approximately 18 kg (40 lb) including tripod

 

 

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NS DESIGNS: ACCESSORIES

 

Violin flexible alu- metal for shoulder rest available for Wav Violins  as an optional extra - mouldable to your shoulder shape for premium comfort (This rest comes standard with the NS NXT & CR Series Violins)                                            +£45.00

Cello/ Bass Boomerang strap- in stock

Cello/ Bass Harness Strap - in stock

Cello End Pin Stand ( for playing in traditional seated position with wooden body frame ) Available upon enquiry +£192.00

 

 

Tripod Stand Included with CR cello

End Pin Stand + £192.00, fitting for both NXT/CR model cellos

Boomerang Strap

 

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NXT Bass  : Available upon enquiry

 

 

 * all prices in £ sterling are ex delivery and subject to change without notice

Please check with us on availability of all NS Design products