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  • Reader Spotlight: Harry Ostrem

    Reader Spotlight: Harry Ostrem

    Meet Harry Ostrem, a busy bassist, educator and (sometimes) Mick Jagger impersonator. He has a great story, as you’ll see. Harry is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 21, 2014. Bio: I first picked up a bass guitar in 8th grade and continuously played in rock bands and jazz... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ryan Redemption

    Reader Spotlight: Ryan Redemption

    Meet Ryan Redemption, a bassist from Thunder Bay in Ontario who is living the low end life. When Ryan first picked up the bass in school, he said he thought it would be an easy credit. He got more than he bargained for, in what he describes as “a lifestyle instead”. Ryan is the No... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Shane Andison

    Reader Spotlight: Shane Andison

    Meet bassist Shane Andison, a busy musician who started fast in his music career, and never seemed to look back from there. Shane is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 7, 2014. Bio I’ve been playing bass guitar professionally for over 10 years, starting off laying down the low... »

  • Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

    Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

    The art of solo bass has been steadily growing for the past couple of decades, but one bassist has always been a leading figure in the field. That bassist is Michael Manring. It’s not just his use of extended techniques, his unusual tunings, or his unique gear that sets him apart. Manring consistently presents a... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Matt Sanchez

    Reader Spotlight: Matt Sanchez

    Meet Matt Sanchez, a bassist with an interesting combo of work and music. Like many people here, Matt didn’t start with the bass. But while most either started on drums or guitar before making the switch, Matt tried both – starting on drums, switching to guitar and then finally finding home on the bass. Matt... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

    Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

    Meet Polar Sky, a member of our illustrious bass club and also a member of the cool names club. Not only is her name unique, so is her playing style – as you’ll see in her story below. Polar is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of March 24, 2014. Bio I... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mark Petersen

    Reader Spotlight: Mark Petersen

    Meet Mark Petersen, a bassist who grew up in the 70’s, when bass was bass, and people knew it. He says he’s played bass long enough that he’s “[ripped off] Geezer Butler as much as I [has] Flea.” Mark is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of March 17, 2014. Here’s his... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Steen Kevett

    Reader Spotlight: Steen Kevett

    Meet Steen Kevett, a bassist from California who obviously loves life, music and bass (and No Treble, which makes us happy). His superpower is one that’ll make all old school players smile. Steen is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of March 10, 2014. Bio My name is Steen Kevett, Steen as... »

  • Profiles in Tone: Alex Webster

    Profiles in Tone: Alex Webster

    So far in our Profiles in Tone series, we’ve covered two legendary, old school rock bassists. Now we’re diving into death metal with a detailed look at one of the kings of metal’s deep end: Alex Webster. As bassist and founder of Cannibal Corpse, Webster has been an influence to legions of metal bassists. The... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ryan Weber

    Reader Spotlight: Ryan Weber

    Meet Ryan Weber, a bassist who started bass at the young age of 11 – over half his life ago – playing in a successful band with his brother, guitarist Sam Weber. Ryan’s response to the “superhero” question is awesome, as is his story. So he was an easy choice for this week’s No Treble... »