Brent Hinds grew up in Pelham, Alabama and is the lead guitarist/singer for the Atlanta, Georgia metal outfit Mastodon and the lead guitarist/singer for the Surfabilly Band Fiend Without A Face. Gear Hinds uses models of Gibson's Flying V, SG,Les Paul and Gibson Explorer. Brent also has a signature model by First Act. During live performances, Brent favors his various Gibson Flying V's. He usually plays the more melodic and harmonizing parts in Mastodon, while his fellow guitarist Bill Kelliher plays the main riffs and chunky rhythms.