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  • Reader Spotlight: Zack Cramp

    Reader Spotlight: Zack Cramp

    When Zack Cramp submitted his story to us, it didn’t take me long to decide to share it. I mean, any one who loves bass and vinyl as much as he does is solid in my books. Zack lives and works in both categories (and enjoys a few of my other favorite things). Here’s his... »

  • In Memoriam: Bob Raymond

    In Memoriam: Bob Raymond

    Bob Raymond, former bassist for Sugarloaf, has passed away after a 7-month battle with lung cancer. He was 69 years old. Raymond joined the band in 1968 when they were called Chocolate Hair. The band was signed to Liberty Records and changed to Sugarloaf just before their debut album, which scored the hit “Green-Eyed Lady”.... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Miguel Trapezaris

    Reader Spotlight: Miguel Trapezaris

    Meet Miguel Trapezaris, a bassist who lives quite the diverse musical life. Miguel is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Check out his story and you’ll see what I mean… Bio: I’ve been a heavy metal fan since I was about 11. I’m not quite sure how that happened, but I always liked... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Andreas Rodosthenous

    Reader Spotlight: Andreas Rodosthenous

    Meet Andreas Rodosthenous, a bassist from Cyprus who leads his own project while also playing on others. Andreas is this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Born in the island of Cyprus around 1977. I was a self taught bassist up until 26 years old, then I Sstudied at Codarts (Rotterdam’s Conservatory... »

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  • Giving Notes: An Interview with Rufus Philpot

    Giving Notes: An Interview with Rufus Philpot

    Rufus Philpot is a bassist that has perspective. Born in London, he cut his teeth in England before taking his career to New York City and all the adventures that entails. A move to L.A. several years ago has further cemented him into an in-demand musical director and session player. Along the way he’s seen... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dean Milano

    Reader Spotlight: Dean Milano

    Meet Dean Milano, a long-time bassist with a ton of gigs under his belt. We loved his story, and his 1966 Fender Precision gave us some serious GAS. Here’s Dean’s story… Bio: I’ve played bass at one time or another in probably 75 bands over a 50 year long career that encompasses my love of... »

  • In Memoriam: Jimmy Bain

    In Memoriam: Jimmy Bain

    Bassist Jimmy Bain, who laid down the low end for hard rock icons Rainbow and Dio, has passed away at the age of 68. A cause of death has not been announced. The announcement was made by Def Leppard guitarist and Last in Line bandmate Vivian Campbell. “It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dmitry Lisenko

    Reader Spotlight: Dmitry Lisenko

    Meet Dmitry Lisenko, a bassist and teacher who seemed to have some outside forces working against him in his early days. Despite that, he went for it and is now making his living in music. Dmitry is this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I started playing bass at the age of... »

  • Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

    Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

    Tim Lefebvre has a knack for bringing his voice to any musical situation, and it’s a skill that has brought him tons of incredible opportunities. He’s played with the world’s top artists from Elvis Costello to Donald Fagen to Wayne Krantz and more. He’s played in the house band for Saturday Night Live and a... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Cassius Lambert

    Reader Spotlight: Cassius Lambert

    Meet bassist (composer, producer and record label owner) Cassius Lambert. Cassius stays busy with all of these roles and has a great story so far. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight, and here’s his story… Bio: I am a bass player, composer, producer and owner of the record label Kaprifol Records. I... »