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  • 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.... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

    Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

    Growing up in what he describes as “the wildest and weirdest parts of West Wales,” Liam “Leroy” Owen lived in a home without a TV signal. “So music was what we did,” he shares. His dad – a guitarist – had plenty of instruments around, and when it came time for Liam to choose one,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Keith “k-dub” White

    Reader Spotlight: Keith “k-dub” White

    Meet Keith White, AKA “k-dub, keeperodafunk.” He has a great story about how he got his start on bass – an instrument he’s now played for over four decades. Keith is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Keith White, also known internationally as “k-dub, keeperodafunk,” has played bass and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Simon Poulton

    Reader Spotlight: Simon Poulton

    Meet Simon Poulton, a bassist from London. Simon says he got a late start on the bass, but he’s made the most of his time on the instrument since then. Simon is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I started seriously playing quite late, around 16 years old, I... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Webster

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Webster

    Meet Russ Webster, who was first drawn to the low end when he was around 12 years old, thanks to bands like AC/DC, Kiss, and Rush. Today, Russ plays in a successful band in the midwest. Russ is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: My name is Russ Webster... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Franziska Plueckhan

    Reader Spotlight: Franziska Plueckhan

    Meet Franziska Plueckhan (aka Sissip), a bassist who has traveled the world, and covers the musical spectrum from solo bass and vocals to studio work, to top 40. Franziska says she got her start on bass due to the size of her hands and has been playing ever since. She’s this week’s No Treble reader... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

    Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

    Meet Dylan Caillouet, a bassist from New Orleans who has an impressive resume over his 13 years of playing. Dylan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am a New Orleans musician who has played with the likes of Trombone Shorty, George Porter Jr., Henrik Linder, Tab Benoit,... »