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  • Forever Funk: An Interview with Lige Curry

    Forever Funk: An Interview with Lige Curry

    George Clinton has been spreading the gospel of funk around the world with Parliament Funkadelic for nearly 50 years, and bassist Lige Curry has been the group’s anchor for nearly four of those decades. Born in Flint, Michigan and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area, Curry first caught the attention of the P-Funk crew along... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Grant Sharkey

    Reader Spotlight: Grant Sharkey

    Meet Grant Sharkey, a bassist from Southampton who is on a life-long mission to bring music to the masses – via a combination of a smart car and an aggressive album release schedule. Grant is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I play a Bassix fiberglass EUB, tour solo... »

  • In Memoriam: Lyle Ritz

    In Memoriam: Lyle Ritz

    Lyle Ritz, who worked as a session bassist during L.A.’s golden era of recording, passed away on March 3rd. He was 77 years old. Ritz began his musical career working at the Southern California Music Company, where he worked in the small goods department. It was here that he picked up the ukulele, which he... »

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  • Reader Spotlight: Tunu Jumwa

    Reader Spotlight: Tunu Jumwa

    Meet Tunu Jumwa, a bassist who got her start four years ago and already has her own signature bass. Tunu is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: My name is Tunu Jumwa from Kenya. I am a music enthusiast who loves to play the bass guitar. Location: Nairobi Day... »

  • Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Juan Alderete is the king of pedals and effects, and he’s proven that once again with his new group Halo Orbit. The band, which includes Japanese guitar whiz suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana, released their debut album earlier this month and it’s filled with the bassist’s unreal tonal palette. Halo Orbit’s self-titled debut is... »

  • In Memoriam: Doug Lunn

    In Memoriam: Doug Lunn

    More tough news for the bass community today: Doug Lunn has passed away after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Lunn was a fretless aficionado, having ordered his first fretless Precision from Fender in 1974. He studied music in college and became a hired gun in the ’80s, working with many progressive artists as well... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dmitry Budko

    Reader Spotlight: Dmitry Budko

    Meet Dmitry Budko, a bassist and techie from Belarus who is dedicated to his music, and pushing the envelope on his sound. Dmitry is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born in Minsk in 1987. This is the capital of a country called Belarus (it’s between Poland... »

  • In Memoriam: Trish Doan

    In Memoriam: Trish Doan

    Trish Doan, who was a longtime bass player for the metal band Kittie, has passed away of undisclosed causes. She was 31 years old. Kittie announced the news on their Facebook page. “It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan,” the post stated.... »

  • In Memoriam: Elliott Rubinson

    In Memoriam: Elliott Rubinson

    More sad news to report today: Elliott “Dean” Rubinson, bassist and CEO of Dean Guitars, has passed away after a battle with brain cancer. “On behalf of everyone at Armadillo Enterprises, words cannot express how much we appreciate the kind words and condolences shared by many, regarding the loss of our dear friend and former... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Corin Ashley

    Reader Spotlight: Corin Ashley

    Meet Corin Ashley, a bassist with one of the more remarkable stories we’ve seen. Corin suffered a stroke a year ago and used his bass as a tool for rehabilitation. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight, and here’s his story… Bio: After suffering a stroke in January, 2016, which left me with... »