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Corey BrownNo Treble founder Corey Brown credits his love for bass to his parents, who in the early 70′s bought one of those killer stereo systems with the big speakers (and some killer records to go with it), brought it home, and cranked the bass knob to 11.

Corey started playing upright at age 10, switched to sax at 11, and picked up both the upright and electric bass again at 15, never looking back.

After a brief stint at the University of North Texas in the late 80′s, Corey took a new career path in graphic design, which eventually brought him to the web in 1995, another “never-looked-back” moment.

Corey first combined his love for the bass and the web with the official Jaco Pastorius web site, which he ran from 2002 until 2007. He also worked on the Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years box set, designing and producing the packaging for the release in 2003.

Corey was the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014), and runs a web consulting business, Coreyweb, LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with his two daughters lots of LPs, and half a dozen or so basses.

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  • Weekly Top 10: RIP Chris Squire, Bill Wyman’s New Album, Mark Egan Podcast, Angled Endpins, Top Bass Videos & More

    Weekly Top 10: RIP Chris Squire, Bill Wyman’s New Album, Mark Egan Podcast, Angled Endpins, Top Bass Videos & More

    Leading off this list of the most popular stories and videos on No Treble for the week is the sad news of Chris Squire’s passing. News like that always makes it hard to share these lists we otherwise celebrate each week. Thanks as always for reading, commenting, watching and sharing. 1. In Memoriam: Chris Squire... »

  • Crash Kings: Saving Grace

    Crash Kings: Saving Grace

    It has been a while since we’ve seen Crash Kings, but this band holds a special place in our hearts ever since we shared their “Evolution of Guitar – With No Guitar” video back in 2011. Here’s something much more recent, with brothers Mike Beliveau (bass) and Tony Beliveau (keyboards and vocals) performing “Saving Grace”... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2015

    Time for yet another GAS-inducing list of the top 10 reader favorite gear stories on No Treble. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! 1. Gruv Gear Fump Bridge Muter/Dampener Music accessory company Gruv Gear has expanded their string dampening products with the Fump, a muting device that slides over the strings against the bridge of your... »

  • Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Here’s one for your throwback Thursday files: Rush performing “2112” on December 10th, 1976 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. I love how Geddy Lee says they don’t have a lot of time, so they’ll play “2112”. »

  • Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Here’s a super fun video of the Hamish Stuart Band performing in 2013. In this clip, Will Lee is not only looking sharp, he’s laying down the funk (with some iconic bass lines thrown in here and there for good measure). »

  • Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    So here’s the thing about “Monster” Mike Cobb: he says that at the age of 7, he pledged his allegiance to the FUNK the whole FUNK and nothing but the FUNK. It worked… Mike just so happens to be Bootsy Collins’ back up bassist. This is a great read. Enjoy this week’s No Treble reader... »

  • Tribal Tech: Face First & The Big Wave (Live in Tokyo)

    Tribal Tech: Face First & The Big Wave (Live in Tokyo)

    Here’s a great fan-shot video of Tribal Tech performing in Tokyo in 2013. Or a better way to describe it: bass in your face! Man, Gary Willis brings it on this one. But he always does, doesn’t he? »

  • Weekly Top 10: Geddy Lee on Technique, New Bass Gear and the Top Videos, How To’s and More

    Weekly Top 10: Geddy Lee on Technique, New Bass Gear and the Top Videos, How To’s and More

    We had a lot of fun this week with some great videos and stories. Looks like that excitement reached NT readers too. Lots and lots of views on this week’s top 10 list. As always, thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique Fender shared a great... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: A Never Ending Winter

    Jesús Rico Pérez: A Never Ending Winter

    It is always exciting to see a new video from Jesús Rico Pérez. Here’s his latest – a solo fretless bass performance of his tune, “A Never Ending Winter”. Once again, Jesús creates such a rich sound on a single instrument, with no overdubs. »

  • Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

    Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

    Fender shared a great video featuring Geddy Lee talking about his right-hand picking technique – one he says developed after touring with Primus back in the early 2000s. Geddy was inspired by Les Claypool, and incorporated more of a flamenco-style approach as a result. »