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Reader Spotlight: Lucas Fernandes

Reader Spotlight: Lucas Fernandes

Meet Lucas Fernandes, a bassist from Brazil who first picked up the bass in school and said it was “love at the first low note.” Lucas is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have studied bass with some great names of the local scene, like Oswaldo Amorim, Hamilton Pinheiro, and Alexandre MacarrĂ£o. I...

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 1978. At the age of...

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 No Treble reader in the...

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...

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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...

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...