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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.

Today, Corey is the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com, with Seth Godin and the world’s greatest web team, 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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  • Old School: 1960’s Burns of London Baldwin Jazz Bass

    Old School: 1960’s Burns of London Baldwin Jazz Bass

    You’re in for a special treat in this edition of Old School. Bassist Daniel Bayer shares the story behind his 1960’s Baldwin/Burns Jazz bass – a rare beauty, which Daniel believes was made in 1965 or 1966. According to the Burns Guitars website, James Burns (1925-1998) was often described as the “British Leo Fender”, and... »

  • Berklee Alumni 2014 Reunion: Actual Proof

    Berklee Alumni 2014 Reunion: Actual Proof

    During the 2014 Berklee Alumni concert, drummed Harvey Mason performed Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” with the help of two bassists, Matt Garrison and Rueben Rogers. And these guys brought it. The rest of the band includes Hailey Niswanger on sax, Jetro Da Silva on piano and Jeff Lockhart on guitar. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Frost

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Frost

    When we featured a video by bassist Mike Frost back in July, it really knocked everyone out. Now we get a look at the story behind this exciting musician. I’m betting as you read this, you’ll be just as impressed as we were. Mike is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of... »

  • Michele della Malva: Eldridge Mach 2 x Aeon

    Michele della Malva: Eldridge Mach 2 x Aeon

    Michele della Malva is a big fan of bassist Evan Marien (as are we). So when he bought some new music software, he decided to give it a trial run with a cover of two of Marien’s tunes: “Eldridge Mach 2” and “Aeon”. Michele created his own unique take on the tunes, and blended them... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Ibanez/Korg Bass Teamup, Inspiring Bass Videos, Jaco Film News, Bass How-To’s and More

    Weekly Top 10: Ibanez/Korg Bass Teamup, Inspiring Bass Videos, Jaco Film News, Bass How-To’s and More

    We love these lists, because they’re created by readers. After we tally the story and video views, we enjoy looking back at this snapshot of what the world of bass had to offer in a seven day capsule. This week was no exception. That includes the inspiring solo bass videos by Tony Grey and Alun... »

  • “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    We’ve been waiting for this. Robert Trujillo is hosting a “work-in-progress screening” of his Jaco documentary next month at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film, which has been in production since 2012, is described as one capturing “the story of his restless, indestructible spirit” of Jaco Pastorius. The event is part of MVFF Artists... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Lingus

    Snarky Puppy: Lingus

    “Lingus” was one of the tunes released on Snarky Puppy’s We Like It Here, an album and DVD recorded live in Kytopia Studios in Holland back in 2013. Here’s the group performing that track during this session – one that offers up some incredible, intertwined rhythms and some groovalicious bass by band leader, composer and... »

  • Vulfpeck: Sky Mall

    Vulfpeck: Sky Mall

    Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent me the latest video by the band, from their new album, Fugue State. The tune, written by Jack, is anchored as always by bassist Joe Dart. Jack shared this: “Somewhat funny backstory: When we did the Amazon rental (again, don’t try this at home) we ordered the wrong scale flat wound... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Carson Ouellette

    Reader Spotlight: Carson Ouellette

    Meet Carson Ouellette, a bassist who has taken to the double bass in recent years (after a longer run on the electric) to anchor Black Lady Soul. The band offers up a unique blend of genres, but with their own spin. Carson is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 8,... »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2014)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2014)

    Man, these top 10 video lists really get me going. While we cover a variety of genres – not all of which are my favorite – I can say I truly love 9 out of the 10 most watched videos on No Treble in August, 2014. How many can you count as your favorites? 1.... »