April 16, 2024

Tony “Chicago” Russell

Tony "Chicago" Russell Spivey. Photo by- Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker. Chicago, Il. ChicagoMusic.com

Tony “Chicago” Russell a professional touring bass player, musical director and Grammy nominated Producer and Songwriter from the Westside of Chicago. Currently the music director for Grammy Award winning Kendrick Lamar. Tony has played for artists such as Jay Z, Diddy, John P Kee, Smokie Norful, Jamie Foxx and many more. 

Tony’s versatility and signature tones has earned him the opportunity to partner with Schecter Guitars. The “Tony Chicago Signature Bass” by Schecter is available for purchase and harnesses the tones that you love to hear. This Signature Bass is a monster that can hold up in many diverse settings. Whether you are a beginner, studio or pro bass player this instrument cuts through every time. 

Bass Specs


Guitar Colors:  Gloss Black (BLK)
Hardware Color: Black
Top Contour:  Flat Top
Dexterity:  Right Handed
Construction:  Bolt-on
Body Material:  Alder
Bridge:  Schecter Custom Bass String Thru (or Top Load)


Tuners:  Schecter
Fretboard:  Rosewood
Neck Material:  Maple
Inlays:  Offset/Reverse Dots
Scale:  35” (889mm)
Neck Shape:  Thin ‘C’
Thickness:  @ 1st Fret- .787” (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866” (22mm)
Frets:  21 Narrow X-Jumbo
Fretboard Radius:  16” (406mm)
Nut:  Graph Tech XL Ivory Tusq
Nut Width:  1.771” (45mm)
Truss Rod:  2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ Heel Access Spoke Wheel

Tony Chicago Bass in Action

Photos and Video Shot by Kevin Baker @ImKevinBaker

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