Rashawn Ross

Rashawn a world-renowned trumpet player who works primarily with the Dave Matthews Band. HornFX has had the pleasure of constructing Rashawn’s newest board and recommending some great new pedals for him, so feel free to check out Rashawn’s social media to see some more images of the board and what it sounds like.



Rashawn’s new board has few of his personal favorites and a few of ours. The Big Shot ABY, Polytune, Proton, and mini Vortex are some of his favorites and existed on his previous board. We share a mutual love for the Whammy V which is well-documented on this site. The Special Edition Morley Mini Dragon was our suggestion, as it is a special and versatile wah. We also recommended the Riverside and the Nemesis for Rashawn, as we think these will really achieve the sounds he’s looking for while out with the Dave Matthews Band.

Radial Bigshot ABY
TC Helicon Vortex
Morley George Lynch Mini Dragon Wah
Digitech Whammy V
Strymon Riverside
Source Audio Nemesis

Rashawn Ross started his musical journey from humble beginnings in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. While in high school, Ross began performing and traveling with some of the islands’ most popular dance and calypso bands. From that point, music became a huge part his life which led to his decision to pursue it as a career.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music (1996-2000), Ross has worked with artists in many different genres of music ranging from funk, rock, jazz, hip hop, gospel and country music. Since graduating from Berklee in 2000, He has toured with Yerba Buena, Soulive and DJ Quik. Rashawn began working with Dave Matthews Band in 2005 and became a regular tour musician beginning with the 2006 DMB tour.

Rashawn has enjoyed the unique opportunity to perform and record with an impressive roster of artists including: Usher, Ludacris, Chris Cornell, The Fugees, Maceo Parker, Ron Blake, Christian McBride, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, The Edge, Rodney Jerkins, Christina Milan, Fred Hammond, Sean Paul, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, ?uestlove, Mobb Deep, Talib Kweli, Common, Pharoah Monch, Mark Batson, Robert Randolph, Mo Horns, Doug E. Fresh, B Real, Chingy, Nate Dogg, Kim Burrell, Richard Smallwood, Kelly Price, The Hawkins Family, James Hall, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, String Cheese Incident, Baaba Maal, Taj Mahal, and Femi Kuti.


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