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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 with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014), and runs a web consulting business, Coreyweb, LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in southwest Florida with lots of LPs, and half a dozen or so basses.

Articles by Corey Brown:

  • Progger: Big Trouble

    Progger: Big Trouble

    The last time we shared a video by Progger, it featured bassist Bryan Ladd. Here’s another video by the band – and their original Austin, Texas lineup, which includes bassist Nicholas Clark. The song “Big Trouble” appears on the band’s album, . »

  • Pete Cottrell: Kinetic (Bass and Guitar Switch)

    Pete Cottrell: Kinetic (Bass and Guitar Switch)

    Sometimes we hear something along the lines of “get that guy a guitar” when we feature a bassist playing an instrument with more than 4-strings/piccolo strings/playing solo bass. But we’ve never heard the opposite, until now. Pete Cottrell plays an 8-string guitar, and people have asked him, “why don’t you just play the bass?” So... »

  • House Of Waters: In Waves

    House Of Waters: In Waves

    Here’s another band I recently discovered that just blew me away. House of Waters features the trio of Hammered Dulcimer virtuoso Max ZT, bassist Moto Fukushima and percussionist Luke Notary. Members of the band have some impressive credentials too. Fukushima has performed with Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karsh Kale, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano and countless... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Phil Mann

    Reader Spotlight: Phil Mann

    Meet Phil Mann, a busy bassist, journalist and educator living in London. Just looking at Phil’s gig list is impressive enough, and we loved his answer to the “Day Gig” question. Phil is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a graduate of the Players School Of Music in... »

  • The 4 Korners: Portal of Gold

    The 4 Korners: Portal of Gold

    I recently discovered The 4 Korners, and I’m glad I did. Anchored by bassist James “JT” Thompson Jr., here’s the band performing a track from their sophomore album, Portal of Gold. The album is scheduled for a fall release. »

  • Weekly Top 10: Talking Double Stops, New Creative Bass Lines Lesson, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Talking Double Stops, New Creative Bass Lines Lesson, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

    This week was an exciting one for us – we debuted Rufus Philpot’s new lesson series, Creative Bass Lines. No Treble readers enjoyed that as well as Ariane Cap’s new Talking Technique lesson on double stops. That, plus some new bass gear, some epic videos and more make up this week’s list of reader favorites.... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

    Stuart Clayton just added a new video showcasing his work in progress on the new edition of Giants of Bass. In this video, he tackles the style of Flea – particularly the style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik era. Dig the tone on that 1976 Music Man StingRay! »

  • Zander Zon & KJC: Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend”

    Zander Zon & KJC: Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend”

    This may be Zander Zon’s most ambitious effort to date. Zander plays three basses in this latest video, where he is once again joined by vocalists KJC, who also provide piano and violin on the track. Here’s their take on Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend”. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Marcin Sypniewski

    Reader Spotlight: Marcin Sypniewski

    Meet Marcin Sypniewski, a high school student in Poland who stays busy with school and fills every extra minute with his musical pursuit. Marcin got his start like many bassists – no one was playing the bass when he formed a band with friends – but he’s extremely happy with how that turned out. Marcin... »

  • Spare Parts: Four Sticks (Led Zeppelin Cover)

    Spare Parts: Four Sticks (Led Zeppelin Cover)

    Spare Parts sent us their latest, and this time is a little different than we’ve seen from them previously. Filmed by Jody Michael Miller, here’s the trio anchored by Colin Scott performing their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Four Sticks”. »