Guitar Tone

Learn how to craft great tone from gear aficionado Mason Stoops.
If you're wondering what those knobs on your guitar are for, this Master Class is for you.




Great tone starts here

  • Step-by-step, intuitive learning
  • Track your progress
  • No experience necessary
  • Comes with unlimited access to every class on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

40 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


1 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take one week to complete this class.


Unlock new sounds with your own gear

Learn how to use your guitar, amp, pedals, and fingers to craft great tone. 

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Develop your skills with lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

A UNIQUE online class

Get great tone without breaking the bank

Join your mentor Mason Stoops as he breaks down all things tone from your fingers to your amp and beyond. By the end of this class, you’ll know how to get the tone that's right for your style of music – no fancy pedals needed.

Part I.

Part I. Electric Guitar Types

Brush up on your guitar history and learn the pros & cons of common electric guitar types.

Part II.

Part II. Touch and Feel

90% of tone comes from your fingers. In this section, you'll learn how to use dynamics and feel to achieve the tone you want.

Part III.

Part III. Amplifiers

Next, Mason will walk you through how different amplifiers affect tone and show you how to dial in your own amp using the "Rule of 6".

Part IV.

Part IV. Pedal Basics

To wrap up the class, Mason will show you how to set up a pedalboard with signal flow in mind and break down five essential pedals that can take your tone even further.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Mason Stoop's class so popular

Philip H.

The Master Class with Mason Stoops is literally the most important thing I have viewed as a guitar player, PERIOD. In a world where there's so much information out there, it sometimes feels incredibly daunting wanting to move ahead and develop my own sound without knowing where to start.

I have been hoping for a video like this to come into my life over the course of the past 8 years and now that I've seen it I feel so much more confident and filled with immense joy moving ahead.

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for the amazing work you are doing and continuing to do. I will be a lifelong fan of this platform and will continue to be a sponge and just soak everything up!!

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is suitable for guitarists of all abilities levels. The curriculum was crafted by Mason and our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible rundown of how to achieve great guitar tone.

Mason Stoops


Mason Stoops

Mason Stoops is an LA-based session and touring guitarist known for his thorough knowledge of historical and contemporary instruments and effects. In addition to playing with singer Brynn Elliott, Mason has composed music for major cable TV shows. 



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