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Meet Russ

Meet Russ

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Russ Wheeler started bass guitar lessons at the age of 12. After seeing The Beatles live in 1965, Russ knew that he wanted to be a musician. To this day, Russ admires the talent and creativity of Paul McCartney. Russ plays a vintage Fender Telecaster bass guitar and uses Gallien-Krueger stack amps. A pedal board with EBS compressor and a wireless relay are also parts of Russí equipment.

Russ moved to West Bend, Wisconsin in 1980. Most recently, Russ was part of 2MorroW EvR AfteR. A bass guitarist, performer, composer, and music-seeker, Russ is a music fanatic. Russ describes his style as intuitively melodic, seriously syncopated, skillful and fun to watch. Although his training is extensive, he is best described as playing by feel.

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