Rocco Prestia

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Musician, Bassist

Rocco Prestia grew up in Northern California where he began playing guitar as a teenager before joining the group Tower of Power just after the famous band was formed. It was during these early days when Rocco switched from guitar to bass, which provided a special groove as he mastered what many called the “fingerstyle funk” technique. Over his long career Rocco played the Fender Precision Bass and was an endorsee for Conklin and ESP Guitars which he signed with during the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim.