Dave Marks Tutorial

How to Play a Stomp Box

Top session bassist and endorsing artist Dave Marks believes a knowledge of FX makes a musician more versatile and therefore, more employable. Watch as he talks us through his pedalboard - from drive to flange - giving insider tips and tricks for each stompbox. 

Dave's set up for his bass guitar includes 10 EBS stomp boxes. He finds effect pedals can be used to create a nice blend or in some cases a bigger sound for choruses. Dave plays: Elixir® Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB® Coating, Light/Medium (.045-.105)

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