John Ruther began playing Bass in a college fraternity band when he was 19. Since then he has played Bass off and on for 45 years while busy with school, the military and his career. Then during the past 10 years he has really concentrated on his instrument and has become very accomplished by playing virtually every day. Over the past 55 years John has played with Load Limit 5, The Barbarians, The Dennis Costis Band and even a Jazz group called The O.B. Manning Trio all before joining Pipe Dream.John plays Fender 4-string electric basses both fretted and fretless and a Schecter 5-string electric bass. He can be seen playing either finger style or with a pick.