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  • Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

    Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

    Gabriel Vilches’s father took him to see KISS when Gabriel was fifteen years old. The next day, he began playing the bass, and he hasn’t stopped yet. We love his story. Bio: I’m a bass player, composer and producer of Argentina, who loves music. I started playing in rock bands in my hometown, La Plata,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Tim Carey

    Reader Spotlight: Tim Carey

    For Tim Carey, getting picked up late from school ended one day being a defining musical moment. It was the day he became a bass player. He’s done a lot since then, as you’ll see in this Spotlight… Bio: I started on alto saxophone in the 4th grade. When my mom was late picking me... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jon Hallam

    Reader Spotlight: Jon Hallam

    Meet Jon Hallam, a bassist who I believe has the funniest “sex, drugs and rock and roll” stories in history. Joking aside, Jon is doing the serious work of a bassist, who found his calling after dropping the guitar. Here’s his story. Bio: I started quite late on – when I was 17, one of... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Esat Ekincioglu

    Reader Spotlight: Esat Ekincioglu

    Meet Esat Ekincioglu, a bassist who has what I think might be performing with the longest list of bands I’ve seen here. He’s equally versatile too. Esat is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight, and here’s his story. Bio: I was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1990 and picked up the bass guitar... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Christian Stenrøjl

    Reader Spotlight: Christian Stenrøjl

    Christian Stenrøjl is not just another gigging bass player. He’s going way above and beyond with the goal of curing people with the bass – through music therapy. We’re thrilled to share his story as this week’s Reader Spotlight. Bio: I am 21 years old, and I’ll be studying Music Therapy at Aalborg University this... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Con Maikantis

    Reader Spotlight: Con Maikantis

    Meet Con Maikantis, a bassist who started out on keys at a young age, making the switch thanks to an opportunity to join his father in a band. Con is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of July 27, 2015. Here’s his story. Bio: I started playing keyboards at the age of... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jeffrey Bryan Rijnsburger

    Reader Spotlight: Jeffrey Bryan Rijnsburger

    Meet bassist Jeffrey Bryan Rijnsburger, a man who hails from the place with the “famous Dutch windmills”. But more important than that, Jeffrey is pursuing the dream of playing music. Here’s his story. Bio: I’m originally from Zaandam, the place with the famous Dutch windmills. Outside providing backing vocals wherever needed, I’m a 100% dedicated... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Seth Tackaberry

    Reader Spotlight: Seth Tackaberry

    We love getting reader spotlight submissions from the younger generation of bassists. Seth Tackaberry is a young man who not only started at an early age, he also has a great outlook for music and learning. Enjoy his story… Bio: I am currently 16 years old and I like spend my time grooving / transcribing... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Andrew Reyes

    Reader Spotlight: Andrew Reyes

    Meet Andrew Reyes, a bassist with as diverse background as any we’ve seen here in the reader spotlight series. Starting out as a low brass player, he later found the bass and said it “outperformed the other instruments” and that was that. Andrew is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of... »

  • Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    So here’s the thing about “Monster” Mike Cobb: he says that at the age of 7, he pledged his allegiance to the FUNK the whole FUNK and nothing but the FUNK. It worked… Mike just so happens to be Bootsy Collins’ back up bassist. This is a great read. Enjoy this week’s No Treble reader... »