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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: Johannes Ossi

    Reader Spotlight: Johannes Ossi

    Meet Johannes Ossi, one of many bassists who started out first on guitar, before finding his love with the lower end of the spectrum. Johannes keeps busy with a post-grunge band, and thinks of bass in the way many would say is the mark of a true bassist. He’s the No Treble reader in the... »

  • Weekly Top 10: RIP Mike Porcaro and Andy Fraser, Vertical Harmony, New Bass Gear and the Top Bass Videos

    Weekly Top 10: RIP Mike Porcaro and Andy Fraser, Vertical Harmony, New Bass Gear and the Top Bass Videos

    Our least favorite thing here is to cover the news of a bassist’s passing. This week, we had to do it twice. This top 10 list is usually a celebration of all the great things from the world of bass. But this week is different, with two stories making the list. RIP, Mike Porcaro and... »

  • Kollejen with Jan Urbanec: Udder Terror

    Kollejen with Jan Urbanec: Udder Terror

    Jan Urbanec just sent me this video of a project he’s doing with percussionist Adam Koller. Jan humbly said, “I hope you’ll like it! Still unnecessary amount of notes, but…we had great fun with it.” »

  • Reader Spotlight: David Hogeboom

    Reader Spotlight: David Hogeboom

    Meet David Hogeboom, who started playing bass in high school before selling it as he left for college. But the bass wouldn’t be out of his life for good… each time he set it down, he ended up finding an opportunity to come back. David has two important jobs as far as I can tell... »

  • Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, The Top Bass Videos, Expert Columns, Bass of the Week and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, The Top Bass Videos, Expert Columns, Bass of the Week and More

    It is Sunday, which means it is time to bring you the best in bass – at least a week’s worth. Here is the top 10 list for this week of the most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing! 1. Josh Cohen: Solo Bass Arrangement... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Rock and Roll” on ContraBass Balalaika

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Rock and Roll” on ContraBass Balalaika

    Viaceslav Svedov amazes me and cracks me up whenever he gets the ContraBass Balalaika out and plays. Here’s a video where he’s decided to add distortion to the mix and rock out to Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll”. Oh yeah. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Graham McLachlan

    Reader Spotlight: Graham McLachlan

    Meet Graham McLachlan a bassist who also plays Chapman Stick on a very cool gig – Blue Man Group Chicago. Not only that, Graham’s gear list gave me a serious case of GAS. Graham also plays bass in Electric Hawk – a band he describes as “an instrumental, prog/mathy, heavy band”. He’s the No Treble... »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2015)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2015)

    Time for another top 10 list to keep you busy for the afternoon. These are the top 10 most watched bass videos on No Treble for the month of February – ranging from some great funky lines to some of the most impressive solo bass arrangements, and lots in between. Enjoy! 1. I Was Made... »

  • Spare Parts: D to B

    Spare Parts: D to B

    At this year’s NAMM show, I ran into Spare Parts bassist Colin Scott. Colin said they were working on new videos, which got all of us excited here at NT HQ. Here’s one of those videos by the band, with Rajiv Halim joining in on tenor sax. These guys are as funky and old school... »

  • Umphrey’s McGee: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

    Umphrey’s McGee: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

    Umphrey’s McGee has a new album coming out in April. The London Session was recorded in one day in Studio 2 at Abbey Road. So it was fitting that they covered “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, which appeared on the Beatles’ album Abbey Road. Ryan Stasik lays down some nice bass on the track... »