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Sonic gear that David Leikam actively endorses and composes with live and in the recording studio.

  • NS Design was founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger to develop electric string instruments. The primary focus is on bowed instruments – the violin, viola, celloupright bass, and omni bass (and bass guitar). 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.”

  • Based in Mendrisio, SCHERTLER designs and manufactures analog audio equipment including modular and fixed-channel mixers, contact mics and amps for acoustic instruments, and PA systems. Founded in 1986 by the (then) 27-year-old double bassist Stephan Schertler, the Swiss company currently has 18 employees and occupies a leading position in the international acoustic instrument market. More recently, SCHERTLER has entered the pro audio sector where its products have quickly established themselves.

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