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Brent Mason's Gear
Modifi ed ’68 Fender Telecaster, ’65 Fender Stratocaster, ’68 Gibson SG, ’76 Gibson ES-335, ’73 goldtop Gibson Les Paul, PRS David Grissom, PRS SE Mike Mushok Baritone, PRS 12-string acoustic
’67 Fender Deluxe Reverb, ’65 Fender Twin Reverb,’65 Fender Bassman, ’63 Fender Bandmaster, silverface Fender Twin Reverb (modifi ed to head format), Matchless DC30 driving a Matchless 2x12 cab, various Little Walter amps
Wampler Hot Wired Brent Mason Overdrive/ Distortion, Creation Audio Labs MK 4.23 Clean Boost, Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive, Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer, Analog Man-modded Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Wampler Ego Compressor, Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai, Visual Sound Visual Volume, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr., Xotic Effects BB Preamp, Vox wah, Strymon El Capistan, Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, Benado multi-effector, other effects “in piles in a box somewhere”
Strings, Picks, and Accessories
Herco blue thumbpick, Boss TU-2 Tuner, D’Addario straps, George L’s and Planet Waves cables
To see Brent mason chicken-pickin’ up a storm, check out the following clips on YouTube.com.
In this clip from his new Recording Guitar DVD, Mason demonstrates his approach to layering different guitar flavors on a single tune.
The session stud smokes his way through his signature tune “Hot Wired.”
Mason sings “Since I Fell For You,” then takes a burning guitar solo punctuated by George Benson-style scat singing.
Bebop meets country on this 2010 video featuring Mason and his brother Randy.