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Reader Spotlight: Colin Nee

Reader Spotlight: Colin Nee

Meet Colin Nee, a bassist who works by day in a job he says is “not rock & roll,” but manages to make time for music on nights and weekends. Among his musical life, Colin performs in a Johnny Cash tribute band, who regularly plays in a former prison. How cool is that? Colin is this week’s No Treble reader...

Reader Spotlight: Stefan Sandman

Reader Spotlight: Stefan Sandman

Meet Stefan Sandman, a musician who started on guitar before switching to bass to be like his dad. Stefan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you can be next). Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a musician who enjoys wearing the hats of performer, teacher, and session player. The bass has been my main instrument for about ten...

Reader Spotlight: Jesse Baumgartner

Reader Spotlight: Jesse Baumgartner

Meet Jesse Baumgartner, a bassist who can thank two people for his love for bass and music. One was his own father, and another was the father of a friend, who gave him some music that started him on his path. Jesse is this week’s reader in the spotlight (you can be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I started playing...

Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

Meet Gregory Johnson, who first fell in love with the bass guitar thanks to a Fender Precision back in 1977 and has been on a musical journey ever since. Gregory is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I got serious about playing bass in 2014, and in 2016 I decided to teach myself how...

Reader Spotlight: Gaines Cooper

Reader Spotlight: Gaines Cooper

Meet Gaines Cooper, a bassist-turned-guitarist-turned-bassist who got his start when he was 10 years old. He now stays busy playing in two bands. Gaines is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: The first thing I ever learned on bass was when I was 10. After that, I started playing guitar and in 6th grade,...

Reader Spotlight: Omar Harb

Reader Spotlight: Omar Harb

Meet Omar Harb, a busy bassist who attended Berklee, has played and recorded with hundreds of international projects, and is heard as the bassist on the Arabic version of “The Voice.” Omar is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a professional bass player who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and...

Reader Spotlight: Alex Nikolaeff

Reader Spotlight: Alex Nikolaeff

Meet Alex Nikolaeff, who started playing the bass because no one else in the band wanted to pick it up. He says he’ll play his trusty Fender Jazz bass for the rest of his life. Alex is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a 34-year-old bass player from the furthest hole of the...

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Reader Spotlight: Ricardo Ferrari

Reader Spotlight: Ricardo Ferrari

Meet Ricardo Ferrari, a guitarist-turned-bassist who said was thanks to “the absence of one more lower octave on the standard guitar.” Ricardo is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I began playing nylon guitar at 16. First, pop Brazilian music and then classical. I graduated from Berklee in 1985. I took up bass guitar...

Reader Spotlight: Adam Dowd

Reader Spotlight: Adam Dowd

Meet Adam Dowd, a bassist from the UK who spends his time performing and teaching “the rock stars of tomorrow” at East Riding College. Adam is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have been many things to many people over the years! I consider myself a “bassist for musical experiments.” My current role...

Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

Meet Ariana Falcò, a bassist from Argentina who spends her days teaching, recording and playing bass. Ariana is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: I started to play bass when I was 17 and in a random way, when some friends forgot an electric bass, after a show, in my house. Since I was...

Reader Spotlight: Semjon Becker

Reader Spotlight: Semjon Becker

Meet Semjon Becker, a bassist from Germany who got his start standing up his father’s guitars and tried to emulate the double bass. Years later, he and his dad reflected on that story, and his dad bought him a bass. Semjon is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Hello, fellow bass players! I am...

Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

Growing up in what he describes as “the wildest and weirdest parts of West Wales,” Liam “Leroy” Owen lived in a home without a TV signal. “So music was what we did,” he shares. His dad – a guitarist – had plenty of instruments around, and when it came time for Liam to choose one, he chose the bass. Liam...