Spotlight on You: Share Your Bass Story

SpotlightSince we started No Treble in 2009, we’ve always kept our focus on sharing the great bass players we’ve met through this online magazine. We love discovering new bassists via Youtube, our Facebook page and Twitter friends, and we love when readers submit their stories.

So we decided it was time to let you know all the ways No Treble can promote you to the world. We’re reaching over 200,000 unique readers a month now, so your story will be seen by a lot of people.

Here are the ways you can tell us about you, your gear, and show the world your bass playing skills:

Reader Spotlight:

Kaitie SlyEvery Tuesday, we feature a different bassist from our community in our weekly Reader Spotlight feature. Those players are promoted on our home page all week, and can be found in the archives forever after. If you’re interested in telling your story, just fill out our reader spotlight interview questionnaire. We can only pick 52 a year, so be sure to spend some time to make your submission equal parts interesting, funny and unique. We get a lot of “just fill in the blanks” submissions, which aren’t very exciting. Take your time and tell your story in a way you think will be enjoyable for readers, and you’ll have a much greater chance of being selected.

Old School:

Readers love gear. We love gear. Add the word “vintage”, and you really have something special. That’s why we started Old School, a regular feature of great gear from back in the day, submitted by No Treble readers who share the story behind these vintage beauties. If you have vintage gear you’d like to share, drop us a note at [email protected]


Every day, we share a bass-focused video on No Treble. While we love sharing videos by Victor, Marcus, Tal, Esperanza, The Ox and all the other greats, we love featuring readers who may not be getting the big exposure they deserve. If you have a video you’d like to share (whether it is by you or someone else), drop us a note at [email protected]. (Please don’t send us the video itself… we’re looking for Youtube links.)

New School:

Old School is awesome. And so is New School. This is a fairly new feature for us, showcasing the new era of bassists who are pushing the envelope and helping expand the role of the greatest instrument in the world. If you (or someone you know) is doing something exciting, new and noteworthy on the bass, send us the scoop at [email protected].

Custom Shop:

If you build custom basses, then you’ll want to be sure to check out Custom Shop, where we take an inside look at the luthiers who are going their own way and building their own unique basses.

If that’s you (or if you know of a luthier you think should be featured), send us a note at [email protected].


ContributorsWe’re always on the look out for new contributors, particularly related to gear mods (Mod Shop), the business of music, and how-to columns.

We don’t take on many new contributors, but we’re always interested in hearing new ideas and meeting new people who can add an exciting new element to our magazine.


Thanks to all of you for reading, contributing and connecting with us. We’re having a blast, thanks to you.

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  1. My friend’s brother got a fretless P-bass for his birthday in ’71. I was 9, and the first time I picked it up I could play it. My parents were ultra-conservative, so they made me play trumpet, at which I failed, miserably. I didn’t get a bass until college and started playing out a year later. I rarely play anymore, but I have basses around the house and enjoy seeing them and remembering.