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  • Reader Spotlight: Iain Hodges

    Reader Spotlight: Iain Hodges

    We’ve featured many versatile musicians as part of the Reader Spotlight series. Iain Hodges matches up well with all of them. Starting on violin at the age of 3, he eventually migrated to the electric bass, playing everything from metal to funk to jazz – and more. Iain has at least two claims to fame... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jay Yaws

    Reader Spotlight: Jay Yaws

    If you lean more to the old school then you’ll see Jay Yaws is a bass player’s bass player. Just take some of the phrases from his story and you’ll see: “providing a solid foundation”, “serve the song”, and “that endless search for the perfect tone”. We dig all those things, and so Jay was... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Devin Bohart

    Reader Spotlight: Devin Bohart

    Meet Devin Bohart, a working bassist – and vocal coach – who often takes his Modulus Flea bass and hits the road. While he studied jazz at North Texas, Devin credits NOFX’s Heavy Petting Zoo for making him want to play bass. Devin is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of February... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ben Janning

    Reader Spotlight: Ben Janning

    Meet Ben Janning, a man who loves bass so much, he ditched rhythm guitar in favor of the low end. Ben keeps busy with original music – both as a member of Strange Attractor and his own solo work. He’s No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of February 9, 2015, and here’s... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Let Us Share Your Story

    Reader Spotlight: Let Us Share Your Story

    Every Tuesday, we get to share one of our favorite features on No Treble: the Reader Spotlight. Sometimes when I bump into people, at NAMM or elsewhere, there seems to be confusion about how this actually works. So I’d like to clear it up. Really, we just need your story. You can submit it via... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Meet Mike Smith, a bassist from the UK who keeps extremely busy with a life of music. What struck me is that Mike said he would love music to be his day job… it isn’t. But he does have a day job, and he plays in five bands (that we know of!) Mike is the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Meet Paul O’Moore, a man who had a career in music long before he picked up an instrument. But Paul eventually picked up a bass and the rest – as they say – is history. Paul is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of January 19, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Alasdair McLachlan

    Reader Spotlight: Alasdair McLachlan

    As the person who reads all of the Reader Spotlight submissions we receive, I get to read a lot of great stories. This one, told by bassist and No Treble reader Alasdair McLachlan is one of my favorites. There’s just something cool about a person living the dream the way Alasdair appears to do, with... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Thomas Melville

    Reader Spotlight: Thomas Melville

    Many bassists we cover here didn’t start out on bass. But for Thomas Melville, the path was about as unique as it gets. There’s no doubt that he found his calling. Just check out this quote from his story: There’s no greater feeling than locking in with the drummer and playing a tasty bass line... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Meet Russ Rodgers, an accomplished bassist and teacher with a career spanning more than 30 years. Pretty cool when you can claim Adam Nitti and Todd Smallie as your students, and Russ has also studied under some top notch bassists as well. Russ is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of December... »