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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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  • Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: Apocalypse 1470 B.C.

    Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: Apocalypse 1470 B.C.

    Holy smokes, this one is impressive. Billy Sheehan along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine, keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Mike Portnoy took the stage in 2012 at Zepp Tokyo, as the supergroup known as PSMS. Here they are performing “Apocalypse 1470 B.C.”, which has some of the most impressive unison parts you’ll ever hear. »

  • Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

    Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

    Tavis Smiley hosted Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding on his PBS show. Described as a “3 camera 1 take no editing experience,” here is their performance. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Michal Šelep

    Reader Spotlight: Michal Šelep

    Meet Michal Šelep, a bassist from Slovakia who has a great knack for story telling, as you’ll see below. Michal also seems to have a great outlook on life and music. He’s the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of May 25, 2015. Bio: It’s been 22 years since I’ve been making... »

  • The Blurry Empire: Lunarscapes

    The Blurry Empire: Lunarscapes

    Bassist Marius Römer is one who likes to experiment with his bass and music. He shared this video with us of a Cologne, Germany-based band The Blurry Empire. “My passion is about creating particular soundscapes by using different kinds of effects and in this kind by playing the bass with a bow,” Marius shared. “The... »

  • Weekly Top 10: RIP Louis Johnson, Practicing vs. Performing, Top Bass Gear, Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: RIP Louis Johnson, Practicing vs. Performing, Top Bass Gear, Videos and More

    This week, we lost one of the giants in the world of bass with the passing of Louis Johnson. We also shared the news of Chris Squire’s fight with leukemia. Both pieces of news made the top 10 most read stories of the week, making this a tougher list than usual. 1. In Memoriam: Louis... »

  • Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn

    Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn

    If you caught Victor Wooten and his band during his tour supporting Sword And Stone / Words and Tones, you know how epic a show that band put on. Here’s a video filmed from the audience at Billboard Live in Tokyo (August 20, 2013) show – with two cameras to capture it all. What a... »

  • Proberaumsession: Gerda

    Proberaumsession: Gerda

    Bassist Lukas Pamminger shared this video with us of a musical project called “Proberaumsession”. Lukas said the band just meets “in the practice room with no preparation at all and start to jam… if we like an idea we make a song out of it. The rapper comes up with a hook and freestyles the... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken “Nessun Dorma” – one of the most well-known tenor arias in opera – and turned it into a solo bass arrangement. “Nessun Dorma” (“None shall sleep”), is from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. For this performance, Simon is playing his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Lynne Davis

    Reader Spotlight: Lynne Davis

    Meet Lynne Davis, a musician who started young in her musical journey, and turned her focus to bass thanks to Pino Palladino’s work with Paul Young. Lynne has enjoyed a busy and fruitful career as a bassist and educator. She also says “crikey!” For most of those reasons, she was an easy choice for this... »

  • Matt Lawton: “Let’s Stay Together” for Solo Bass

    Matt Lawton: “Let’s Stay Together” for Solo Bass

    Matt Lawton shared his new video with us, performing a solo bass arrangement of the Al Green tune “Let’s Stay Together”. There’s plenty to like about this one. »