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  • Reader Spotlight: Erik Davenport

    Reader Spotlight: Erik Davenport

    Meet Erik Davenport, a bassist who started on guitar at first, but says bass is his “voice”. He recalls the very moment that happened, as you’ll see in his story below. Erik is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 28, 2015. Bio: I was born and raised in L.A. (strange,... »

  • In Memoriam: Wilton Felder

    In Memoriam: Wilton Felder

    His main instrument may have been saxophone, but Wilton Felder’s early work as a bass guitarist launched him into the history books of the low end. The musician, who played the bass line for the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”, passed away on September 27th at the age of 75. Longtime collaborator Ray Parker,... »

  • I Worship Chaos: An Interview with Henkka Blacksmith

    I Worship Chaos: An Interview with Henkka Blacksmith

    This year has been one of change for Finnish death metal outfit Children of Bodom. The band announced the departure of longtime guitarist Roope Latvala in May, leaving the group as a four-piece configuration. Their new album (due October 2nd) will be their first record created as a quartet, but their sound is just as... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Anthony Cook

    Reader Spotlight: Anthony Cook

    We’ve covered the spectrum of bassists here in the Reader Spotlight section. Anthony Cook is one of those bassists who comes to us with a wealth of experience. With 30 years under his belt, Anthony is now keeping busy as a full-time musician – something he says was “not an easy flight, but a determined... »

  • In Honor Of Jack: An Interview With Jeff Berlin

    In Honor Of Jack: An Interview With Jeff Berlin

    It may be impossible to measure a musician’s influence on music as a whole, but when Jack Bruce passed away last year, the world felt it. Best known for his work in Cream and subsequent solo work, the legendary bassist was remembered by his fans and colleagues with outpourings of love and respect on every... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gerald Mystille

    Reader Spotlight: Gerald Mystille

    Meet Gerald Mystille, a bassist who got his start early in music on classical guitar. One day, his dad came home with a Marcus Miller record, and Gerald’s life was changed forever. Gerald is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 14, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Charles Berthoud

    Reader Spotlight: Charles Berthoud

    Meet Charles Berthoud, a bassist living in Boston – by way of London – who is now graduating from Berklee and ready for the next step in his musical journey. Here’s his story… Bio: I am originally from London, England, and now, about to graduate from Berklee College of Music, I am on the brink... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

    Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

    Gabriel Vilches’s father took him to see KISS when Gabriel was fifteen years old. The next day, he began playing the bass, and he hasn’t stopped yet. We love his story. Bio: I’m a bass player, composer and producer of Argentina, who loves music. I started playing in rock bands in my hometown, La Plata,... »

  • Seven-String Metal: An Interview with Danny Hauser

    Seven-String Metal: An Interview with Danny Hauser

    As the bass guitar has evolved, players have become more and more adept at making technically difficult passages sound musical. That goes especially for proponents of extended range basses, and Veil of Maya’s Danny Hauser is one of those players. Hailing from Northern Virginia, Hauser lays down the low (and high) end on a seven-string... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Tim Carey

    Reader Spotlight: Tim Carey

    For Tim Carey, getting picked up late from school ended one day being a defining musical moment. It was the day he became a bass player. He’s done a lot since then, as you’ll see in this Spotlight… Bio: I started on alto saxophone in the 4th grade. When my mom was late picking me... »