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  • Reader Spotlight: Adi Thompson

    Reader Spotlight: Adi Thompson

    Meet Adi Thompson, who switched originally switched to bass after joining a band with three guitarists. He never looked back. Adi is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Originally from Lincolnshire, I moved to Norfolk 20+ years ago after playing in numerous bands. Location: Kings Lynn Norfolk United Kingdom... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Robert (Bob) Letourneux

    Reader Spotlight: Robert (Bob) Letourneux

    Meet Robert Letourneux, a bassist for the past 9 years or so following a few decades of playing guitar. He can be found playing around Central Massachusetts in a Tom Petty tribute band and having a lot of fun. Bob is this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born in... »

  • Think Free: An Interview with Ben Allison

    Think Free: An Interview with Ben Allison

    Ben Allison has had several names for his various bands, but Think Free may be one of the most apropos to his creative style. The bassist/composer crafts adventurous songs that defy simple categorization or labeling. He’s also a free-thinker in terms of forging his career path. After years of working for a record label, he... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Bill Clements

    Reader Spotlight: Bill Clements

    To say Bill Clements is an inspiration would be an understatement. A bassist for over 30 years, Bill lost part of his arm in an industrial accident in 1989. But that didn’t stop him. He’s continued to play and inspire people ever since. Bill is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his... »

  • The Last Hero: An Interview with Brian Marshall

    The Last Hero: An Interview with Brian Marshall

    Alter Bridge’s fifth studio album, , is a continuation of the band’s heavy-yet-melodic style. That sound is anchored by the thick bass work of Brian Marshall. The bassist, along with guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott “Flip” Philips, was a founding member of Creed before forming Alter Bridge in 2004. Vocalist Myles Kennedy rounds out... »

  • In Memoriam: Victor Bailey

    In Memoriam: Victor Bailey

    It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that bass legend Victor Bailey has passed away from complications with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. He was 56 years old. Bailey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into a musical family. His father, Morris Bailey Jr., was a composer, arranger and saxophonist that wrote songs for R&B artists... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Calum Craig

    Reader Spotlight: Calum Craig

    Meet Calum Craig, once a classical guitarist who saw the light and switched to bass. Calum is part of a multi-national band known as Frontierer. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m from Edinburgh in Scotland. I played in a few bands at home before I moved to Spain three... »

  • In Memoriam: Bob Cranshaw

    In Memoriam: Bob Cranshaw

    Sad news to report today: bass legend Bob Cranshaw has passed away after battling stage 4 cancer. He was 83. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1932, Cranshaw picked up the bass in high school. He played in several groups in his youth, eventually starting his more than a 50-year musical relationship with saxophonist Sonny Rollins... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Rob Pizapio

    Reader Spotlight: Rob Pizapio

    Meet Rob Pizapio, a man who has had a life-long love for the low end. Rob can be found in and around northern New Jersey with his band, who literally light up the stage. Rob is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I started playing bass at a young... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Guntis Kursišs

    Reader Spotlight: Guntis Kursišs

    Meet Guntis Kursišs, a relative newcomer on bass (by way of euphonium and guitar). We loved Guntis’s approach to eventual world domination (or more accurately universal domination). Guntis is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a young man practicing like a communist working. I graduated music school on... »