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  • Reader Spotlight: Mark Petersen

    Reader Spotlight: Mark Petersen

    Meet Mark Petersen, a bassist who grew up in the 70’s, when bass was bass, and people knew it. He says he's played bass long enough that he's " Geezer Butler as much as I Flea." Mark is No Treble's reader in the spotlight for the week of March 17, 2014. Here's his… »

  • Reader Spotlight: Steen Kevett

    Reader Spotlight: Steen Kevett

    Meet Steen Kevett, a bassist from California who obviously loves life, music and bass (and No Treble, which makes us happy). His superpower is one that'll make all old school players smile. Steen is No Treble's reader in the spotlight for the week of March 10, 2014. Bio My name is Steen Kevett, Steen as… »

  • Profiles in Tone: Alex Webster

    Profiles in Tone: Alex Webster

    Photo by Alison Webster So far in our Profiles in Tone series, we’ve covered two legendary, old school rock bassists. Now we’re diving into death metal with a detailed look at one of the kings of metal’s deep end: Alex Webster. As bassist and founder of Cannibal Corpse, Webster has been an influence to legions… »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ryan Weber

    Reader Spotlight: Ryan Weber

    Meet Ryan Weber, a bassist who started bass at the young age of 11 - over half his life ago - playing in a successful band with his brother, guitarist Sam Weber. Ryan's response to the "superhero" question is awesome, as is his story. So he was an easy choice for this week's No Treble… »

  • Song Exclusive: BFI’s “Sugar”, with Miles Mosley

    Song Exclusive: BFI’s “Sugar”, with Miles Mosley

    If you’ve been reading No Treble for a while, you’ve seen the incredibly talented and forward thinking Miles Mosley rip it up on upright. Mosley brings together elements of jazz, rock, pop, and R&B into his style, which he accents with off the wall techniques and effects. The bassist has a new duo with drummer… »

  • Reader Spotlight: Bambo Kino

    Reader Spotlight: Bambo Kino

    Meet Bambo Kino, a musician from Ohio who was bitten by the bass bug in 1970 and never looked back. He also has one of the coolest stage names I can recall, and an interesting list in response to the "influences" question. Bambo is No Treble's reader in the spotlight for the week of February… »

  • I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

    I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

    Think about your favorite bass line. Sing it in your head. Picture yourself hearing it on the radio… you’re driving in the car and suddenly you hear this groove pulsating from the speakers. At that moment, you bop your head, tap your fingers, and forget about where you’re going. You don’t worry about the work… »

  • Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Meet Zach Suter a musician with a very touching story on what music means to him. Early in his musical journey, Zach played cello before turning to the "cool" instrument - the bass. Zach is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of February 17, 2014. Bio: I have been playing music… »

  • From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

    From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

    When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. The song’s music video went viral on YouTube with over two million views and has catapulted the band into… »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Dyer

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Dyer

    Meet Mike Dyer, a bassist who appears to be living the musical dream (i.e. he doesn't have a day job.) A recent graduate of Berklee, he appears well on his way. Mike is No Treble's reader in the spotlight for the week of February 10, 2014. Bio: I grew up in a suburb of St.… »