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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 Spokane, WA, Mark Hopkins moved...

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 looped solo bass compositions as...

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 to the US to continue...

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 up, but never played any...

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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 middle school and high school,...

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 am professional electric and upright...

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 feet in Boulder Colorado. After...

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 a bassist living in Chicago,...

Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

Meet Birch Pereira, a bassist (actually multi-instrumentalist) who stays busy with a life dedicated to music. Birch is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am an upright and electric bassist who had been a hardworking sideman in the Seattle jazz, funk and pop scene for a decade but a few years ago made...

Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

Meet Chris Davison, a bassist who got his start at the age of 10, thanks to his parents who bought him a Fender Precision for Christmas. Chris is a busy bassist (and cellist) working with a couple of bands and doing freelance work. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a bassist of...