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NS Design Adds NXTa Radius to Bass Guitar Line
Basses

NS Design Adds NXTa Radius to Bass Guitar Line

Ned Steinberger and NS Design unveiled the latest in their Radius bass guitar series with the NXTa Radius. The headless bass carries many of the same features of the lineup while adding their NXTa battery-free active electronics. “The new NXTa brings together the brilliant ergonomics of the headless neck and body configuration, the NS self-clamping tuning system, custom NS/EMG™ pickups,...

Bass of the Week: Spector NS-2
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Spector NS-2

Few basses can define a company as easily as Spector’s NS-2. Originally designed by Ned Steinberger in 1979, the company’s flagship P/J style bass provides the blueprint for many of their designs. The American-made NS-2 features neck-thru construction with a 3-piece maple neck reinforced with carbon fiber rods. Fingerboards can be pau ferro, birdseye maple, or other woods depending on...

Ned Steinberger and David Gage Team Up for Realist Docking Station for Double Bass
Accessories & Strings

Ned Steinberger and David Gage Team Up for Realist Docking Station for Double Bass

Double bassists know that with most upright bass pickups, you don’t get a volume control unless you mount a full preamp on your bass. As a solution to that, Ned Steinberger and David Gage teamed up to create the Realist Docking Station, a “no fuss dock and volume knob” that works with any double bass pickup. The device mounts onto...

NS Design Unveils NS Bass Guitar at NAMM 2012
Basses

NS Design Unveils NS Bass Guitar at NAMM 2012

Ned Steinberger and company introduced the latest addition to the NS Design bass line with a new headless bass guitar design. The NS Bass Guitar features a new “patented self-clamping tuning system” that allows for using regular single-ball type strings. As you tighten the tuner, it clamps onto the string; loosening the tuner detunes the string and eventually releases it....