the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Reader Spotlight: Scott Varney

    Reader Spotlight: Scott Varney

    Meet Scott Varney, a solo bassist who has a great “how I got started” story, and one who is doing his thing across various venues around his home in Williamsburg. Scott is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of August 18, 2014. Bio: I am a solo bassist singer songwriter who... »

  • In Memoriam: Billy Rath

    In Memoriam: Billy Rath

    Billy Rath, bassist for classic punk band Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, has passed away after a long illness. He was 66. Rath joined the New York-based Heartbreakers in 1976, replacing original bassist Richard Hell. He was featured on the band’s only studio album, L.A.M.F, which caught the attention of the Sex Pistols. The band... »

  • Profiles in Tone: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

    Profiles in Tone: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

    Rocco Prestia has been making the world dance since 1965 when he first joined Tower of Power. His infectious and distinctive 16th note groove became a foundation of fingerstyle funk bass playing that innumerable bassists have been trying to master for decades. Prestia was born and raised in California, where he got into music at... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jason Rungapadiachy

    Reader Spotlight: Jason Rungapadiachy

    Meet Jason Rungapadiachy, musician who has been playing bass for more than two decades, starting with one of the best “why I started” stories we’ve heard. As you read Jason’s story, you’ll see he’s an accomplished player with a great attitude. And I bet you’ll laugh pretty hard too. He’s a pretty hilarious guy. Jason... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Greg Gohde

    Reader Spotlight: Greg Gohde

    Meet Greg Gohde – a man we’d love to refer to as a bassist, but it looks like it the instrument has strings, Greg plays it. Something else we noticed about Greg – he has a lot of photos of him rocking a No Treble t-shirt. That doesn’t sway us one way or another, but... »

  • Stories Behind the Song: Bob Glaub

    Stories Behind the Song: Bob Glaub

    Bob Glaub’s resume reads like a who’s who of pop and rock royalty. He’s done session work and toured with artists including John Lennon, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young), Warren Zevon, John Fogerty, and Leonard Cohen, to name... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Sá Reston

    Reader Spotlight: Sá Reston

    Sá Reston is a bassist who has followed an interesting musical path – one we enjoyed reading about quite a bit. His talent is obviously quite natural, and he’s incredibly humble too. Read on, and you’ll see why we picked Sá as this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Bio: I was born in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jamie Mills

    Reader Spotlight: Jamie Mills

    Bassist Jamie Mills hooked us with his very first sentence in his Reader Spotlight profile. Jamie has seen a lot of styles in the 14 years he’s played bass, and he’s as humble as he is talented from everything we can see. Jamie is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Bio: I’m a... »

  • Digital Dream Sequence: An Interview with Dan Briggs

    Digital Dream Sequence: An Interview with Dan Briggs

    Musical diversity is a beautiful thing, and Dan Briggs has it in spades. Besides laying down the low end for the popular prog-metal outfit Between the Buried and Me, the bassist has several projects to express different sides of his playing including ORBS and Trioscapes, the latter of which is gearing up for their sophomore... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Brian Dawley

    Reader Spotlight: Brian Dawley

    Meet Brian Dawley, a bassist from Boston who seems pretty well grounded in life (his list of “important things” is not only short, it is one-third “bass”). And I believe that for the very first time in our Reader Spotlight history, the answer to our “superpower” question also included the “Kryptonite,” which is a pretty... »