the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Behold the Seer: An Interview with Jeff Hill

    Behold the Seer: An Interview with Jeff Hill

    Jeff Hill may be the newest member of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, but he’s no novice. The skilled bassist cut his teeth on rock and jazz in Chicago and New York City for years before becoming a go-to player for artists like Rufus Wainwright, Shooter Jennings, Linda Thompson, and more. Now his fantastic groove and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Alex Nikolaeff

    Reader Spotlight: Alex Nikolaeff

    Meet Alex Nikolaeff, who started playing the bass because no one else in the band wanted to pick it up. He says he’ll play his trusty Fender Jazz bass for the rest of his life. Alex is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a 34-year-old bass player from... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ricardo Ferrari

    Reader Spotlight: Ricardo Ferrari

    Meet Ricardo Ferrari, a guitarist-turned-bassist who said was thanks to “the absence of one more lower octave on the standard guitar.” Ricardo is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I began playing nylon guitar at 16. First, pop Brazilian music and then classical. I graduated from Berklee in 1985.... »

  • In Memoriam: David Zablidowsky

    In Memoriam: David Zablidowsky

    Sad news to report today: Adrenaline Mob bassist David Zablidowsky has died after the band’s touring RV was struck by a tractor trailer. He was 37 years old. The news was confirmed in part by Disturbed bassist John Moyer, who formerly played in Adrenaline Mob. “This talented, humble, sweet soul left us today way too... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Adam Dowd

    Reader Spotlight: Adam Dowd

    Meet Adam Dowd, a bassist from the UK who spends his time performing and teaching “the rock stars of tomorrow” at East Riding College. Adam is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have been many things to many people over the years! I consider myself a “bassist for... »

  • Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

    Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

    When you take a look at a list of his current gigs, it’s a wonder that Derek Frank gets any sleep at all. The L.A. bassist and musical director has been busy laying down the low end for Shania Twain, Air Supply, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, and The Dirty Diamond, to name a few.... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

    Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

    Meet Ariana Falcò, a bassist from Argentina who spends her days teaching, recording and playing bass. Ariana is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: I started to play bass when I was 17 and in a random way, when some friends forgot an electric bass, after a show, in... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Soul Fish: An Interview with Carey Nordstrand

    Soul Fish: An Interview with Carey Nordstrand

    As an instrument builder and pickup maker, Carey Nordstrand has helped scores of musicians find their voice in their tone. Now he’s getting to share his own musical voice with a new release by his band, Moba Jones. Soul Fish is the culmination of musical experiences of Nordstrand and his musical compatriot Edward Heppenstall, whose... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Semjon Becker

    Reader Spotlight: Semjon Becker

    Meet Semjon Becker, a bassist from Germany who got his start standing up his father’s guitars and tried to emulate the double bass. Years later, he and his dad reflected on that story, and his dad bought him a bass. Semjon is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Hello,... »

  • Points of View: An Interview With Tom Kennedy

    Points of View: An Interview With Tom Kennedy

    With decades of playing with some of the world’s top musicians under his belt, Tom Kennedy has seen a lot. Starting with jazz greats when he was just a teenager, the master bassist has seen the world from the stage and the studio. That’s only part of why his new album, Points of View, is... »