NS Design has cleverly designed their instruments with several options for playing. Their larger instruments (including all of the CR/EU Basses, NXT and WAV basses and BassCello models) use a universal mount which is compatible with a variety of stands and strap systems for maximum flexibility.
ENDPIN STAND - The collapsible End Pin Stand for the NS Design line of Double Basses is made of steel, and attaches to the instrument in the same manner as the stock Tripod Stand. An adjustable waist support allows the player to "lean into" the instrument; adjustments for the pin can be made in all directions, so that the instrument balances perfectly against the body without any support from the left hand. The End Pin Stand weighs 2.2 kg (5 lb) and fits easily in the instrument's padded gig bag. Can be used with the CR, EU, NXT and WAV4 model basses. The endpin is available in a black finish (as shown) only; the chrome finish you may have seen in photos elsewhere was discontinued by NS Design several years ago.
"Okay, so if I get the Endpin, what am I supposed to do with my bass when I'm not playing it?"
You have two options, and which one you choose depends on which NS Design instrument you have:
Conversion Kit Manual
Need to figure out some of the more in-depth features of this product? Here's a copy of the manual, in PDF format, here.
You may wish to visit the manufacturer's website to see if a more recent version is available.
I purchased this for my NS Omni, and loved it, but when I purchased a NS Upright it became the best thing. It is such a wonderful design. It is VERY heavy and makes the entire setup extremely stable. I will say skip the converting the tripod into a stand and buy the K&M EUB stand for it!