April 21/15 – PRESS RELEASE – Local Electric Violinist Receives Endorsement By World-Renowned Instrument Maker





This Press Release just went out to local media:

Local violinist, Trevor Dick, is endorsed/featured by world renowned electric string maker, Ned Steinberger of NS Design

After NS Design founder Ned Steinberger saw local jazz/world/pop violinist Trevor Dick using a Steinberger violin in a YouTube video, he added Dick to the company’s roster of musicians where he is presently the featured artist:

Dick was recording a solo improv track on a Steinberger CR 5-string violin for the upcoming Trevor Dick Band CD New World. He started using the instrument in 2006 while preparing for the launch of his Glory & Peace Christmas CD.

“I was really impressed with the sound of the instrument,” he says. “Also, it feels really natural and easy to play with a sophisticated ergonomic headless design.”

The Steinberger violin plays a key role in the Trevor Dick Band’s newest CD, New World, which is planned to be released in the fall. The instrument takes a lead role in the band’s arrangement of Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” and both the “East of Sinai – Prelude” and “East of Sinai” tracks.

“Paired with a complete rebuild of my pedal board, this instrument has enabled me to attain the sound a pallet of tones I’d been searching for,” says Dick.

Instrument designer Ned Steinberger began creating the unique-looking instruments in the mid-1970s, starting with the Spector NS bass guitar. Soon musicians like bass player Geddy Lee (Rush) and guitarist Eddy Van Halen (Van Halen) were seen using Steinberger instruments. In 1990, Steinberger founded NS Design ( to develop electric string instruments, focusing on bowed instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass.

For more information contact: Trevor Dick:
Written by: Robert White –

Small Town Ontario Church Performance Pics …

Last weekend, I was guest speaker and performer at Elim Bible Chapel in Arkona, Ontario for their Sunday worship service. Here are a few pictures of the morning. My son, Kyle joined me … helped set up the product table and ran my iPod on the sound team. He did a great job.

Ten children were sponsored through Compassion which was an excellent response. The morning ended with a delicious pot-luck lunch. It was a good morning in small town Ontario!


In performance with visuals in behind …


Talking about my three “multi-national” instruments: (from left to right) my German Ned Steinberger 5-String electric violin, new South African Jacob Van Soelen 5-String acoustic viola and English George Craske Acoustic Violin.


Playing in the audience for a little baby girl and her family …


A fun shot of the  Elim Bible Chapel family…

Thank you to photographer, Heather Jennings, for supplying these pictures … you can view more photos here.