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10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Interviews and Podcasts

Editor’s note: After seven plus years of publishing, we just hit the 10,000th post here on No Treble. We thought we’d celebrate with some of the all-time reader favorites by category over the next week. Thanks for being here!

We’ve talked with many great bassists over the years through our interviews and podcast.

Here are the top 10 reader favorites since our launch.

Enjoy the conversations…

Groove – Episode #1: Robert Trujillo

1. Groove – Episode #1: Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo is known to millions of people – all over the world – as Metallica’s bass player. Fans of Metallica know Trujillo as the guy who replaced Jason Newsted in 2003. In our first-ever episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, we chat with Trujillo to learn more…

Groove - Episode #3: Leland Sklar

2. Groove – Episode #3: Leland Sklar

In this third episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, we talk with Leland Sklar about how the bass has evolved, the role of the instrument in the songs that he has played on and how bass players can better contribute to a band…

From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

3. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. We caught up with League to get his insight on the Grammys, his writing style, We Like It Here, and more…

Groove – Episode #13: Felix Pastorius

4. Groove – Episode #13: Felix Pastorius

In this episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, we chat with Felix Pastorius about the “JACO” documentary, his father’s legacy, his ability to connect with people who loved his father’s work, and what he would like to bring to this instrument with his own playing and artistry…

An Interview with Thomas Risell, the Man Behind MarloweDK

5. An Interview with Thomas Risell, the Man Behind MarloweDK

If you’re a bassist who spends any time on Youtube, there’s no doubt you’ve run into at least one video by MarloweDK. After watching all his great playalongs and lessons for over a year, we decided it was time to find out more about the man himself, Thomas Risell…

Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

6. Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

Sometimes great things come in small packages. That’s true in the case of Royal Blood, a British rock duo that gets a gargantuan sound that rivals four or five-piece bands. One of the key ingredients to that sound is the massive bass tone delivered by Mike Kerr…

Groove - Episode #10: Victor Wooten

7. Groove – Episode #10: Victor Wooten

A respected player, teacher, philosopher and lover of nature, Victor Wooten is a bass player that we should all aspire to be like. From his desire to get instrument in front of more people, to his thoughts around where the best music and playing can come from…

Getting Heavier: An Interview with Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood

8. Getting Heavier: An Interview with Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood

In 2012, we shared a bass cam video of Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood performing “Make Total Destroy” live at Manchester Academy. A month later we had a nice conversation with the bassist, where he got into detail about his tone, music production, his aspirations for metal bass players, and the future of Periphery…

Extreme Metal Bassist: An Interview with Alex Webster

9. Extreme Metal Bassist: An Interview with Alex Webster

The evolution of heavy metal has presented a plethora of extreme subgenres: thrash metal, death metal, tech metal… the list goes on and on. But while the term extreme metal covers lots of territory, you can’t talk about extreme metal bass playing without talking about Alex Webster…

Pop With a Twist: An Exclusive Interview with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops

10. Pop With a Twist: An Exclusive Interview with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops

How do you make pop music cool again? One way is to have Dirty Loops cover it. Since posting their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” on YouTube, the Swedish trio has caught the attention of fans across the world. We reached out to Linder to get the scoop on Dirty Loops, his technique, and his secret to great tone…