Steve Lawson Pedalboard Demo

Steve Lawson is a long-time bass effect favorite. The centerpiece in his FX rig is a rack-mount Lexicon unit, but he also has quite a few pedals installed on the floorboard, including:

  • Markbass MB Mini DIST
  • Darkglass Vintage Microtubes
  • MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe
  • MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe
  • MXR Bass Overdrive

Basically a lot of nice drive and fuzz flavors, but note that he doesn’t use the Markbass Mini Distortion as a drive pedal at all. He explains that he dials the gain in at the lowest possible setting and uses it as a preamp. Why not? There are no rules when it comes to pedals, only bendable conventions and potentially creative adventures and insane soundscapes ahead. Steve Lawson certainly is one of the masters in that department!


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