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  • Reader Spotlight: Lyndsey Torrez

    Reader Spotlight: Lyndsey Torrez

    We’ve featured more than a few readers here who have super cool parents. Add Lyndsey Torrez to the list (thanks to his dad). Lyndsey is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of March 30th, 2015. Bio: I hail from Austin, TX but live in College Station, TX. I have spent a... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Johannes Ossi

    Reader Spotlight: Johannes Ossi

    Meet Johannes Ossi, one of many bassists who started out first on guitar, before finding his love with the lower end of the spectrum. Johannes keeps busy with a post-grunge band, and thinks of bass in the way many would say is the mark of a true bassist. He’s the No Treble reader in the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: David Hogeboom

    Reader Spotlight: David Hogeboom

    Meet David Hogeboom, who started playing bass in high school before selling it as he left for college. But the bass wouldn’t be out of his life for good… each time he set it down, he ended up finding an opportunity to come back. David has two important jobs as far as I can tell... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Graham McLachlan

    Reader Spotlight: Graham McLachlan

    Meet Graham McLachlan a bassist who also plays Chapman Stick on a very cool gig – Blue Man Group Chicago. Not only that, Graham’s gear list gave me a serious case of GAS. Graham also plays bass in Electric Hawk – a band he describes as “an instrumental, prog/mathy, heavy band”. He’s the No Treble... »

  • 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... »