Reader Spotlight: Selina Finsel

Selina FinselMeet Selina Finsel, a relative newcomer on bass who has already enjoyed a nice start to her musical career and on social media. Selina is No Treble’s reader spotlight this week. Here’s her story…


Former A&R Rep and Booking Agent in Los Angeles and former Journalist/Editorial Administrator for the Santa Monica Observer, Selina started playing the bass seriously in December 2012. Since then, she has played shows across the country, appeared on three albums and is a member of the Recording Academy. She is the founder of the Facebook bass page “The Low Down” and the group “Introbass Yourself” where bass players can post videos of themselves playing without fear of negativity. She has also had the pleasure of talking to her favorite bass players like Victor Wooten, Michael Manring, Nathan East, Leland Sklar and Billy Sheehan to name a few. She got her nickname “The Fox” because of her clever billiards tactics and, it also happens to be her favorite animal. Selina is known for spreading positive vibes within the community and she has a passion for what she does and she loves the bass family.


Mobile, Alabama, USA

Day gig:

Surveillance Officer

Years experience:

3½ years

Bands & Gigs:

Former bassist for The Music Therapy Experiment. Currently doing studio work.


  • Fender Jazz
  • Yamaha RBX250 Fretless
  • Yamaha BB415 5-String
  • Ibanez GSR206SM 6-String
  • Carvin Pro Bass 500 Amp/410 Cab
  • Roland Cube 60XL

Why I play the bass:

I love the rumble of the bass. Need I say more?

My bass superpower/claim to fame:

I don’t really feel I have a superpower but, I do listen to what other players are doing and I am very careful not to step on anyone. The most important thing for me is to be solid and I try and choose my notes wisely. As for my “claim to fame,” I guess it would be that I have accomplished so much in such a short period of time.

My influences:

Victor Wooten, Nathan East, Michael Manring, Leland Sklar, John Myung, Billy Sheehan…


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  1. Kev

    Rock on Selina! \m/

  2. Hi Selina , Nice page , and great information. Seems like Your Ship is headed in the right direction. More to come from the Rockin Fox! Best of Luck Tim Davis..

  3. I enjoy learning new things on my bass too. Like to have more time to play myself. I enjoy your page! Thank you for the add.

    • Selina

      Thank you as well Michael. I have learned that even just 5 minutes playing is rewarding :)

  4. Tom

    great feeling for note length and tasteful fills … great !

  5. Mark S B.

    And I thought I was the only person with a Fender Jazz Lake Placid Blue bass.
    This sounded really good , cool little dog.
    Much Thanks ‘

    • Selina

      I love that color and it changes depending on the lighting. The dogs….they always seem to make their way in the pics and videos, especially the little white one. I think he’s in every one lol

  6. The Fox is a rock star by all measurements. She keeps it positive and groovy.

  7. Nice to learn of you! Enjoyed the tune! Rock on, Fox!

    • Selina Finsel

      Thank you Ariane. I am learning a lot from your book. Thanks for your contributions to the bass community :) <3

  8. Enjoyed the tune! Rock on, Fox!

  9. Roy Eraca

    You Got it going on Selina !
    Keep up the great work !

  10. Thomas A. Susala

    Wonderful write-up! Great video!!|
    Selina is a very cool person!!

  11. Dave

    3.5 years and boom you’re a pro? Wow.

    • Selina

      I wouldn’t say I’m really a “pro” but I’ve enjoyed the opportunities I have been given so far :)


    WOW! I’m speechless.

  13. Rodney Spiers

    Great work Selina. Very tastefully played, some really nice fills