Best of 2012: The Top 10 Bass Reader Spotlights

We love the Reader Spotlight feature here at No Treble HQ, because we get to feature an amazing bassist from our community every week.

Here are our top 10 most popular bassists in the spotlight for 2012, based on readership.

If you haven’t submitted your story to us, we hope you will (here’s the interview questionnaire). (Hint: we pick the ones that are most creative, funny, original and/or informative.)

Reader Spotlight: Amy Humphrey

1. Amy Humphrey

Meet Amy Humphrey, an “accidental” bassist from Missouri who got hooked on the bass 25 years ago and has been playing ever since. We love Amy’s story and her gear list, so it was an easy choice to make Amy our player in the spotlight for the week of October 30, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Mai Jõgi

2. Mai Jõgi

Meet Mai Jõgi, a bassist leaving in Sweden by way of Estonia who has an impressive resume and counts her experience on bass in days, not years (2,920 days at the time she shared her story with us). Mai was our player in the spotlight for the week of September 25, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Cristian Tisselli

3. Cristian Tisselli

Meet bassist Cristian Tisselli, a musician from Argentina with a cool story about following dreams and a great line: “I could play a big stadium or in a small bar, I don’t really care.” Cristian was the player in the spotlight for the week of May 29, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Kaitie Sly

4. Kaitie Sly

Meet Kaitie Sly, a bassist from Victoria who plays both electric and double bass. Kaitie is our player in the spotlight for February 7, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Lucy Kiefert

5. Lucy Kiefert

It is always a thrill to share the story of one of the next generation’s great up-and-coming bassists. Meet Lucy Kiefert, who at the young age of 12 is already on the path to something special. Plus, her grandmother plays bass too. Lucy was our player in the spotlight for the week of September 4th, 2012….

Reader Spotlight: Jessica Karjanis

6. Jessica Karjanis

Meet Jessica Karjanis, a bassist from Stamford, Connecticut who is about as versatile as they come. Jessica plays electric, upright (and cello), in bands ranging from original hard rock to bluegrass to metal. Jessica was our player in the spotlight for the week of February 21, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Austin Underhill

7. Austin Underhill

Meet Austin Underhill, a twelve-year vet of the low end who has one of the best lines we’ve heard when describing what he does for a living: “a freelance bassist both day and night”. Austin is our player in the spotlight for the week of March 6, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: David Devereux

8. David Devereux

Meet David Devereux, a bassist from Scotland who claims he may have too much power, but we don’t think that should ever be spoken when it comes to bass players. David is our player in the spotlight for the week of November 13, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Ted Gould, aka Blyss

9. Ted Gould, aka Blyss

We first featured bassist Ted “Blyss” Gould back in September, with his all bass cover of the Stylistics tune, “People Make the World Go Round”. It was a hit. Now Ted shares his story in this week’s bassist spotlight. We love how he measures his experience in days, not years. Ted was our player in the spotlight for the week of December 4, 2012…

Reader Spotlight: Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend

10. Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend

Josh Townsend is a bassist with one very cool nickname (“Bass Mountain”). Josh, like many others in the spotlight here, has awesome parents who helped him get his start in music at an early age. Josh was our player in the spotlight for the week of September 18, 2012…

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