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  • Reader Spotlight: Hernan Gordon

    Reader Spotlight: Hernan Gordon

    Meet Hernan Gordon, a bassist living in Argentina who first caught the bug thanks to Sid Vicious, and later started following the work of Jaco Pastorius. Hernan not only plays, he also teaches and even builds basses. Hernan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Michael Hamer

    Reader Spotlight: Michael Hamer

    Michael Hamer grew up in a house full of music. That, plus the fact that his parents bought him a bass and amp for Christmas when he was 14 set him off on a life-long musical journey. Nearly five decades later, Michael is still at it, performing regularly with two groups. Michael is this week’s... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mark Hopkins

    Reader Spotlight: Mark Hopkins

    Meet Mark Hopkins, who started out on guitar in 1978. In 2012, he saw the light, switched to bass, and wondered what he’d been doing all those years. He’s collected quite a bit of gear since then! Mark is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Born in 1963 in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jonathan Alvear

    Reader Spotlight: Jonathan Alvear

    Meet Jonathan Alvear, a student of bass who also spends his time outside of school as a studio and solo bassist. Jonathan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m currently a bachelor bass performance student at Musicians Institute. I play mostly 6 string bass. My specialty is playing... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Roey Haviv

    Reader Spotlight: Roey Haviv

    Meet Roey Haviv, who keeps busy teaching and playing in Charlotte, NC. Roey has quite the collection of gear, including some basses with both interesting stories and unique features. He’s also a pedal nerd. Roey is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born in Israel and moved... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Justin Almquist

    Reader Spotlight: Justin Almquist

    Justin Almquist got a later start on the bass, but he’s a quick learner. He continued his work through college and got into the gear side of things by working at Mackie. Justin is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I had a lot of interest in music growing... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Steve Burke

    Reader Spotlight: Steve Burke

    Meet Steve Burke, who grew up around lots of musical instruments, taking him on the path from drums to guitar to bass. It was in high school when he started focusing more on bass, which eventually took him to Berklee. Steve is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Through... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Lawrence Haber

    Reader Spotlight: Lawrence Haber

    Meet Lawrence Haber, a bassist who performs on electric and upright professionally, and studied privately with Joe Macaro, Gerald Veasley, and John JD DeServio. “I consider myself an amalgam of all three who share discipline, focus, and passion,” he shares. Lawrence is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Paul Rogalski

    Reader Spotlight: Paul Rogalski

    Paul Rogalski is a busy bassist and educator living in Longmont, Colorado, which is interesting, considering he made his way to Colorado (after Berklee) to slow things down a bit. Paul is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I headed west from Boston back in 1991 and planted my... »

  • Reader Spotlight: John W Lauler

    Reader Spotlight: John W Lauler

    Meet John W Lauler, who has an interesting tale in his path to picking up the bass (more on that below). John stays busy in the Chicago music scene, performing a range of styles almost every night of the week. John is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m... »