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June 02, 2017 2 min read

Modern Bass is Russ' primary place of work. He teaches 50-75 students at Modern Bass studios. He currently plays with SMCC (South Mountain Community Church), Slaymaker Hill, Rock It Science and the Super Delegates. 31 years of playing and teaching, with the goal to bridge rhythm and melody. When not in a group setting Russ can often be found playing solo bass shows. He endorses Pavel Musical Instruments, Holzhauser Guitar Works, GHS strings, Rocktron, Nordstrand Pickups and Quilter Amps. "I am extremely appreciative to the many people in the industry that have been so good to me."

Russ has consulted in film score (Wild Pasture) appearing in the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes and viewed/heard around the globe.

In 2006, Russ played on Jeff Dodd's debut album Falling Awake which included bassists: Michael Manring, Jeff Schmidt, Jonni Lightfoot, Tony Franklin, Brady Muckelroy, Yves Carbonne and Jeff Dodd. His music has been shared on stages throughout the world via film, CD, live stage and new media.

Russ plays signature series humbuckers and 2b Nordstrand products.

"I met Carey at a NAMM show somewhere between 2005-07. I started recommending his products around 2008. I noticed that I liked the clarity and character of the pickups. Carey was always easy to talk to and I really wanted Nordstrand products. Finally I decided on Holzhauser Guitarworks building my new bass and I never spoke to any other pickup manufacturer. Nordstrand was it! The bass is really a work of art and the sound is awesome! As a side note I am a BBQ enthusiast and we all know someone at your shop might have issues that are related."

Russ plays signature series humbuckers and 2b Nordstrand products.


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