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  • Player Spotlight: Nick Wells

    Player Spotlight: Nick Wells

    Meet Nick Wells, a bassist and member of a party/disco band who plays “death defying music without a safety net”. Unlike many we’ve spotlighted here, Nick was first drawn to the bass. He also uses the word “crikey” in a sentence, which is not common for us in the States, but something we think is... »

  • Player Spotlight: Clint Warren Falconer

    Player Spotlight: Clint Warren Falconer

    Meet Clint Warren Falconer, a bassist hailing from South Africa who has overcome a lot in life. Clint not only makes his living playing bass, he has a great outlook on the role of the bassist. Clint is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of November 11, 2013. Bio: I was born... »

  • Profiles in Tone: Jerry Scheff

    Profiles in Tone: Jerry Scheff

    As bassist for Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and The Doors, Jerry Scheff’s sound epitomized rock bass tone in the ’70s. Thousands of bassists have studied his style while learning The King’s live version of “Suspicious Minds,” the psyche-penetrating bass groove from “Riders on the Storm” by The Doors, and countless other songs from Scheff’s career.... »

  • Player Spotlight: Rolando “Rolo” Romero

    Player Spotlight: Rolando “Rolo” Romero

    Meet Rolando “Rolo” Romero a bassist living in Kansas and clearly loving life. A self-described “nerd”, Rolo might just have the coolest family around. Check out his story and see if you don’t start smiling before the end. Rolo is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of November 4, 2013. Bio: I... »

  • Player Spotlight: Marek Bero

    Player Spotlight: Marek Bero

    Meet Marek Bero, a bassist living in London and pursuing the dream. We loved Marek’s story, but even more, we loved the way he tells it. Marek is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of October 28, 2013. Bio: I am originally from Prague, Czech Republic and two years ago I moved... »

  • Player Spotlight: Brad Cheeseman

    Player Spotlight: Brad Cheeseman

    Meet Brad Cheeseman, a bassist who has an interesting story of how he switched from guitar to bass, and never looked back. Be sure to check out his videos below of his transcriptions and bands, and also check out his website for the transcriptions themselves. Brad is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the... »

  • In Memoriam: Marc Trovillion

    In Memoriam: Marc Trovillion

    Former Lambchop bassist Marc Trovillion passed away last week after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old. Trovillion was a founding member of the Nashville-based band and referred to himself as a “charter member.” It was in the bassist’s bedroom where he, Kurt Wagner and Jim Watkins first got together to jam in... »

  • New School: Jauqo III-X

    New School: Jauqo III-X

    Jauqo III-X is a bassist that plays by his own rules. After coming up in a household filled the sounds of jazz and Motown, Jauqo picked up bass as a teenager and never looked back. “My interest in Bass grew into—for lack of a better word—an obsession,” he shared on his website. “If it was... »

  • Player Spotlight: Nick Montou

    Player Spotlight: Nick Montou

    Bassist Nick Montou’s resume just sounds cool. He’s the bassist for a well-known zydeco band from Lousiana, and one who has a pretty wicked double thumb slap style (see the videos below). Nick is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of October 14, 2013. Bio: I am a 27 year old bassist... »

  • Player Spotlight: Walter Finnerty

    Player Spotlight: Walter Finnerty

    Meet Walter Finnerty, a self-described “very funky ‘old’ bass player” who still practices three to four hours a day, on top of steady gigging and a day job. Walter is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of October 7, 2013. Bio: A very funky “old” bass player who has been playing bass... »