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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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  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Meet Russ Rodgers, an accomplished bassist and teacher with a career spanning more than 30 years. Pretty cool when you can claim Adam Nitti and Todd Smallie as your students, and Russ has also studied under some top notch bassists as well. Russ is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of December... »

  • Before Yellow: People Like To Know

    Before Yellow: People Like To Know

    Bassist Johannes Pehrson has shared another video by his project, Before Yellow. Like last time, there aren’t many instruments in the mix. Johannes plays a 4-string and a 6-string bass and covers some of the vocals with Katrine Kampp. Plus drums. Funky stuff! »

  • Weekly Top 10: Fender’s Dee Dee Ramone Bass, Bass Cabinet Discussion, Top Bass Videos and Our Scott Shriner Interview

    Weekly Top 10: Fender’s Dee Dee Ramone Bass, Bass Cabinet Discussion, Top Bass Videos and Our Scott Shriner Interview

    The first two entries in this week’s Top 10 list sparked a lot of discussion (and some debate) among No Treble readers, starting with Fender releasing a Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass, and Billy Sheehan jamming with Clint Strong and Mike Gage. We had a lot of popular videos make the list too – including... »

  • Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On, Come Over

    Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On, Come Over

    Long time No Treble readers will likely remember bassist Rebecca Johnson, who has wowed us all over the years with her videos. Rebecca sent me one of her latest with her band performing “Come On, Come Over”, written by Jaco Pastorius and Bob Herzog (with vocals by Sam & Dave on Jaco’s 1976 debut album).... »

  • Breath: White Man’s Funk

    Breath: White Man’s Funk

    Vegard Johansen sent us this video with this note: “My buddy and I met in the studio one day [along with] three other people I had never met before. One of them turned out to be the funkiest bass player in Norway. Also 2 drummers. Hope it will find it’s place at No Treble.” That... »

  • Chic: “Good Times” Live at Montreux

    Chic: “Good Times” Live at Montreux

    Chic closed the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival with a bang. Among the tunes the group performed was their big hit “Good Times”. Bassist Jerry Barnes laid down the funky and iconic bass line and got the crowd going during the bass-drums-vocal break. Old school. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Meet Daniel Boland. Daniel learned to play eight different instruments before realizing bass was his calling. His story is a touching one – and one we found easy to select as this week’s reader spotlight. Bio: It was roughly 14 years ago that my mother got diagnosed with a terminal illness. Being just a kid,... »

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

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

    This is a fun list every month: the top 10 most popular bass focused videos on No Treble. I was thrilled to see so many reader favorites match up with my own – I even had to go and watch them all once again. Thanks for watching, sharing and commenting on these videos! »

  • Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

    Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

    Dangerous Guitars invited three top musicians into the studio to play together for the very first time. Those musicians included bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Clint Strong and drummer Mike Gage. The folks at Dangerous Guitars said they brought together these musicians and asked them to “deliver us something ‘off the top of their heads.‘ Unscripted…... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Popular Bass Videos, New Gear, Bill Laswell Interview and More

    Weekly Top 10: Popular Bass Videos, New Gear, Bill Laswell Interview and More

    This is the time of the week where we load up a whole lotta bass… aka the weekly top 10. This of course is based on you all, and what you clicked on during the week. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel We think – as do many... »