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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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  • Aaron Gibson: A Heart for The Rhinoceros

    Aaron Gibson: A Heart for The Rhinoceros

    Hold the phone… we have a brand new Aaron Gibson video. And once again, the talented bassist shows his creativity not only with music, but also with his video skills. This song has an even bigger purpose. “My friend, Andy Irvine, asked me to do a cover of his song. He has a passion for... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Meet Mike Smith, a bassist from the UK who keeps extremely busy with a life of music. What struck me is that Mike said he would love music to be his day job… it isn’t. But he does have a day job, and he plays in five bands (that we know of!) Mike is the... »

  • Weather Report with Alphonso Johnson: Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz and Mysterious Traveller (Live, 1975)

    Weather Report with Alphonso Johnson: Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz and Mysterious Traveller (Live, 1975)

    One of the major highlights for me at the 2015 NAMM Show was finally getting the chance to meet the great Alphonso Johnson. Alphonso deserves way more credit than I think he gets – in my opinion and many others. Going back through the wealth of music he’s been a part of just offers up... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Bass Gear News from NAMM, GigBlade Reviewed, Top Bass Videos, Two Handed Tapping & Hand Independence and More

    Weekly Top 10: Bass Gear News from NAMM, GigBlade Reviewed, Top Bass Videos, Two Handed Tapping & Hand Independence and More

    We’re wrapping up the annual Winter NAMM trip, heading home with stacks of notes and photos of all the bass goodness from the show. Our coverage began last week – with many of them making the top 10. But we also featured some killer videos – from Thundercat, Alex Webster, and St. Paul and the... »

  • Scott Varney: Wanting and Waiting

    Scott Varney: Wanting and Waiting

    Scott Varney has a knack of writing and performing tunes with a great, chill vibe. The talented bassist recently decided to submit a performance of one of his recent songs to NPR for their “Tiny Desk” series. “The only rules were you needed to record an original song at a desk (any desk),” Scott told... »

  • Project RnL with Or Lubianiker: Twisted Truth

    Project RnL with Or Lubianiker: Twisted Truth

    I’ve run into bassist Or Lubianiker a few times during the NAMM Show and Bass Bash. He’s always been one of our favorite bass players around here, now he’s one of our favorite humans. Or just shared the latest from Project RnL – an ambitious band with a ton of talent. This is “Twisted Truth”,... »

  • NAMM 2015: All the Bass News

    NAMM 2015: All the Bass News

    The No Treble Crew is in Anaheim, California to cover all the bass-related news from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. Be sure to check in throughout the show and in the days following for the most complete coverage from the world of bass. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Meet Paul O’Moore, a man who had a career in music long before he picked up an instrument. But Paul eventually picked up a bass and the rest – as they say – is history. Paul is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of January 19, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • Pickpocket: North By North West

    Pickpocket: North By North West

    No Treble reader and bassist Craig Strain sends us this video of his band Pickpocket having fun doing live rehearsal recordings of some of their tunes. This one is called “North by North West” and was written by Craig, about his time living in Vancouver. Love the groove, that bass tone, and the horns. Craig... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Pre-NAMM Bass Gear News, Big Time Bass Videos, Top Columns and Bass of the Week

    Weekly Top 10: Pre-NAMM Bass Gear News, Big Time Bass Videos, Top Columns and Bass of the Week

    No Treble readership keeps climbing, and for that, we’re quite grateful. For the week of January 10-16, 2015, we all enjoyed some pre-show news from the upcoming winter NAMM, watched some killer bass videos, and were inspired by columns by Damian Erskine and Donovan Stokes. Thank you as always for making this site one of... »