Rig Rundown: Brent Mason

Brent Mason is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. Premier Guitar's John Bohlinger met with him after a session at Nashville's celebrated Blackbird Studio to talk gear.

June 13, 2014

Brent Mason is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. He is a Grammy Award winner, a 12-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year Award and a two-time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year. He has been named as one of the top ten session guitarists in the world joining the ranks of Jimmy Page, Larry Carlton, Tommy Tedesco and Steve Cropper.

His top amp is a 1965 Fender 50-watt Bassman, customized by Nashville amp guru Kye Kennedy. Number two is a PRS 2-channel "H" for big angry tone. Last in line is a Matchless DC-30 he bought while tracking the first Shania Twain album.

For cabinets, Mason switches between a Little Walter tweed 2x12 loaded with 75-watt Celestion G12T-75s and a vintage Fender Bassman 2x12 with two Celestion Vintage 30s.

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