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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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  • Mark Marxon: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Mark Marxon: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Mark Marxon sent this video to me recently (on his birthday!) Mark arranged Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” as a chill solo bass piece – complete with some smooth lines, chords and harmonics. Really enjoyed this one. Nice work, Mark – and happy belated birthday. »

  • Miki Santamaria, DaBeat & Friends: Live at the Plygrnd Studio

    Miki Santamaria, DaBeat & Friends: Live at the Plygrnd Studio

    We’re used to seeing Miki Santamaria as a solo bassist, but we know he can lay it down (and does) in plenty of band settings. Here’s Miki along with vocalist DaBeat and their friends performing Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine”. If you dig this, check out Miki and DaBeat’s duet on “Man in the Mirror”... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

    Reader Spotlight: Gabriel Vilches

    Gabriel Vilches’s father took him to see KISS when Gabriel was fifteen years old. The next day, he began playing the bass, and he hasn’t stopped yet. We love his story. Bio: I’m a bass player, composer and producer of Argentina, who loves music. I started playing in rock bands in my hometown, La Plata,... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2015

    Time for the celebration that gives most No Treble readers a bad case of G.A.S. We prefer to call it the top 10 most read gear stories on No Treble for the month though. Enjoy. 1. Bohemian Guitars Boho Bass Here’s something different: Bohemian Guitars has introduced the Boho Bass, a hollow body electric bass... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Gizmotron Revived, Danny Hauser Interview, Dealing with Fretboard Dead Spots, Plus the Top Bass Videos, New Gear and More

    Weekly Top 10: Gizmotron Revived, Danny Hauser Interview, Dealing with Fretboard Dead Spots, Plus the Top Bass Videos, New Gear and More

    Looking over our newest 10 list, I’d say this was quite the week. Don’t you agree? Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the... »

  • Maddie Jay and the pH Collective: Throw Away Your Hate

    Maddie Jay and the pH Collective: Throw Away Your Hate

    Bassist/vocalist Maddie Jay and her band the pH Collective has released their first original. “Throw Away Your Hate” was written by Jay, and offers up a nice groove and some great bass tone. We’re going to be watching for more music from this Maddie and the Collective. »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Meshell Ndegeocello: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Today is Meshell Ndegeocello’s birthday, so we wanted to celebrate with another video by the talented bassist/vocalist. In this clip, Meshell performs a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The song was written for Nina Simone, who recorded it in 1964. A year later, The Animals released their hit version. Meshell makes it groove. »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Specifically

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Specifically

    Jonathan Scales reached out to me on Facebook to share this new video with us of his “Fourchestra” performing “Specifically”. The tune appeared on their 2013 self-titled release. I know No Treble readers dig the Fourchestra, and the bass work by Cody Wright as much as we do. If you haven’t heard these guys yet... »

  • Michael Manring: “The Enormous Room” (Sligo Jazz 2011)

    Michael Manring: “The Enormous Room” (Sligo Jazz 2011)

    We recently reshared Jesús Rico Pérez’s incredible cover of the Michael Manring tune, “The Enormous Room”. Listening to Jesús’ version took my down a path to listen to more of Manring’s music once again, and I stumbled upon this video of the man himself performing the tune live at the Sligo Jazz Project’s All Star... »

  • Vulfpeck: Back Pocket

    Vulfpeck: Back Pocket

    Vulfpeck fans, we have good news. The band has announced their debut full-length album, due to release on October 9th. Here’s the first single release from the record, “Back Pocket”. Once more, they’re bringing some old school goodness to their new tunes. Anchored by bassist Joe Dart, this tune also includes Jack Stratton on drums,... »