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Reader Spotlight: Brian Haringa

Reader Spotlight: Brian Haringa

READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Brian Haringa, a bassist from California who got his start on bass thanks to demand, and now relies on his 1969 Fender Jazz (for 20 years and counting). Here’s his story...

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Reader Spotlight: Tom Martin

Reader Spotlight: Tom Martin

Meet Tom Martin, a bassist from California who had some great answers to our “Why I Play the Bass” and “Superpower/claim to fame” questions. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Pedro Zappa

Reader Spotlight: Pedro Zappa

Last year, we shared what turned out to be a very popular video of ZYkR performing “Only Human,” with Pedro Zappa on bass. Now we get to learn more about him in this edition of Reader Spotlight.

Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai

Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai

Meet Pete Szaszfai, a bass player from Phoenix who got his musical start on clarinet before switching to bass. Like many of the readers in the spotlight here, Pete said: “Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started, so I picked up the bass.” Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Vince Pileggi

Reader Spotlight: Vince Pileggi

Meet bassist Vince Pileggi, who got his start early on thanks to his grandfather and a baritone guitar. He was drawn to the lower strings, which set him on the path to bass. Here’s his story.

Reader Spotlight: Federico Pecoraro

Reader Spotlight: Federico Pecoraro

Meet Federico Pecoraro, a busy bassist living in Brussels who once played drums in support of his bass playing dad before switching to bass himself.

Reader Spotlight: Noemi Sarah Costanzino

Reader Spotlight: Noemi Sarah Costanzino

READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Noemi Sarah Costanzino, a bassist and vocalist from Italy who says, “I just want to play and sing my songs and everyone sings them with me!” Here’s her story...

Reader Spotlight: Juan R Leon

Reader Spotlight: Juan R Leon

Meet Juan R Leon, a multi-instrumentalist from Orlando, Florida, who got his start on the bass thanks to John Entwistle and “The Kids Are Alright.” Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Melissa Petitto

Reader Spotlight: Melissa Petitto

Meet Melissa Petitto, a bassist from Italy who has started making waves in music thanks to her bass and vocal videos. While Melissa started out on flute, she said that she loves the “lowest notes,” making the switch to bass “a natural choice.”

Reader Spotlight: Benjamin Williams

Reader Spotlight: Benjamin Williams

Meet Benjamin Williams, who goes bass B.E.N (bass every night). Benjamin is an active bassist around Atlanta and on tour and seems to have a superhuman pinky as well. Here’s his story…