Reader Spotlight: Melissa Petitto

Melissa PetittoMeet Melissa Petitto, a bassist from Italy who has started making waves in music thanks to her bass and vocal videos. While Melissa started out on flute, she said that she loves the “lowest notes,” making the switch to bass “a natural choice.”

Melissa is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story…


I’m a bass player and singer from Italy who enjoys creating videos with bass and voice. One of my videos has now been seen hundreds of thousands of times.

I’ve loved music from an early age, and at the age of 11, I started playing the flute.

I love to play the bass, and I can’t imagine myself without it.


Catania, Sicily, Italy

Years experience:

I’ve been playing for six years.

Why I play the bass:

Because I love the lowest notes, it was a natural choice.


  • Fender American Standard Jazz Bass
  • Aguilar DB 112 cabinet
  • Aguilar Tone Hammer 500
  • Zoom B3n Pedal Board

My Influences:

John Deacon made me fall in love with bass. Later, it was Marcus Miller, Francis Rocco Prestia, Verdine White, and Flea who inspired me.

My bass superpower/claim to fame:

When I feel the vibrations of the bass, I feel happy and satisfied. I hope one day that many people will listen to my music and appreciate it.

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