What do you guys/girls think?
Thank you! I’m glad you find the emails useful. I do have a Facebook page. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/GearGiveaway365
I’ll see you over there!
I’ve been thinking a lot about how lucky I am to be a musician and how I got to where I am today (which is not a professional musician, but I still play drums and guitar and believe this experience has made me a better person). This happened because my schools offered music education and my parents supported my musical ambitions and could afford my first instrument.
Sadly, we live in a different time. Music ed funding and family budgets have been cut drastically. Many kids today don’t have the same opportunities I did (and this was just in the ‘90s!). And we can’t rely on the government to turn this around.
So, I want to do my part. A while back I printed up some picks with the GearPipe logo. I have them for sale on the site, but mostly I give them away to people on Facebook. But then I thought….what if, for each pick I sell, I give one to someone who needs one for their lessons. And we can do this with strings, drum sticks, even guitars, drums, and other instruments. I know it’s the TOMS shoes model, but it works! I’m all for non-profits, but they end up going back to the same people every year, asking for more money. I think this is a more sustainable program.
I’m going to start this program soon, which I call ‘Pick Education.’ And I’ve just applied for a grant from GOOD Magazine to help fund the launch. There are over 120 entries, and the idea with the most public votes wins. Right now we’re ranked #2, right on the heels of #1.
I would love Tumblr’s help. All you have to do it vote once, any time from now through March 29th. With your help, we can create a sustainable musical instrument donation that everyone is contributing to. I really appreciate your support.
You can vote here: http://makemusic.maker.good.is/projects/PickEducation
Next Tuesday (2/28) PreSonus will host three online webinars focusing on wireless mixing (iPad, iPhone, etc.). This stuff looks really cool! You’ll want to check it out for the knowledge, but they are also giving away $2,000 in hardware and software to online viewers during each webinar.
We’re only a few weeks away from the spring thaw here in Colorado, but our friends to the North are still looking at months of winter.
Today I feel it is my job to warm their spirits with a heavy metal bass guitar giveaway. From Canada’s Axe Music, enter to win an ESP LTD EX-104 bass guitar, autographed by Kerry King from Slayer.
Pretty. Friggin’. Awesome.
This guitar giveaway has got a lot going for it. An awesome prize…a Gibson Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute Humbucker electric guitar. Multiple prizes…Gibson is giving four of these away. International giveaway…open to the US, Canada, and Europe. And you are waiting for what?
The ability to quickly change the timbre of a microphone puts an audio engineer or musician at a huge advantage in the studio. This is why I think the Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket is such a cool mic. Blue makes nine capsules available for this system, making this an incredibly versatile microphone.
If you’re into recording, jump on this microphone giveaway! Enter to win a Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage One mic, worth $1,000, from Scooptacular.
In the radio biz I think they call this a twofor. Two songs for the price of one, people!
From Guitar World magazine and Maldivian metal band Nothnegal, enter to win a Jackson JS22R Dinky electric guitar, a Rocktron Cyborg digital distortion pedal, a copy of the band’s new album, Decadence, and a Nothnegal T-shirt.
Hank at EffectsBay has just launched another excellent boutique pedal giveaway, with a Heptode Heavy Tone pedal up for grabs.
And what is a Heptode Heavy Tone pedal? It is a dynamic hi-gain preamp produced in France by Heptode Effects. Get on it!
A guitar pick that lasts at least a year? Tell me more! Five pick might not sound like much, but that’s a five year supply of quality ChickenPicks.
And regardless of the name, these picks are not just for pickin’ country! Thanks to Neal from LeftyFretz for hosting this guitar pick giveaway.
Apparently Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood recently appeared together in an episode of CMT Crossroads. To celebrate the event, CMT is giving away a Taylor SolidBody guitar autographed by Tyler and Underwood.
The following people need to enter this giveaway: You live in an apartment. You live in a dorm room. You live in a duplex. You live with a sister who plays the flute. You live with parents who work hard and don’t want to listen to your G D drums when they get home from a hard day at work.
I’m sure there are others who could use this Yamaha DTX-530K digital drum set, but those come to mind first.
Some pedals are just classic. This is one of those pedals!
Enter to win a ‘75 Vintage Phase 45 reissue from the MXR Custom Shop, which reproduces the rare little brother of the Phase 90 to exacting specifications. With two stages of phasing, the Phase 45 offers up its subtle and musical voice via hand-matched FETs and hand-wired circuit board.
Earlier this week one of our Facebook members won a Lava guitar cable from The Signal. Now the Northwest music shop wants to hook one of you up with a Damage Control Womanizer distortion pedal/preamp. And what do you have to do? Just be one of the first 1,000 people to like their Facebook page. Simple as that.
Call me a romantic, or old fashioned, but I like cables. Some of you may find they restrict your movement or karate kicks on stage. For you, enter to win your choice of wireless systems from NuVoice. Four winners will score a PL-2 XLR System, UG-3 Guitar System, UG-9 Guitar System, UF-3 Flute System, or UV-3 Violin System.
Diamond Dave is back in the band and Van Halen has a new album out!
Now the boys have teamed up with Guitar Center for a big time guitar giveaway. The winner will not only score an EVH Wolfgang electric guitar autographed by Eddie Van Halen, but also a trip for two to a US Van Halen concert, a signed copy of A Different Kind of Truth, and a VH merch pack.
You want fuzz? We got fuzz. You want delay? We got delay. You want bass effects? We got the bass effects.
In fact, the winner of this boutique pedal giveaway from Wilson Effects will be able to pick any pedal in the Wilson line. What would you choose?
These monitors would look awfully nice in my home office/studio/dog sleeping area! From SonicScoop, enter to win a pair of ADAM Audio A5X studio monitors, worth $1,000 for the pair.
Ernie Ball is really proud of their Sterling line of guitars and basses. To thank you for your support, they are giving away a Silo30-BK electric guitar to one of their Facebook fans.
I have to admit, it would be kind of a bummer to win a guitar and immediately put it into deep storage. The winner of this Fender Custom Shop “Snake Head” Telecaster might want to seriously consider this option. That is, if they want their kids to go to college (did I mention this guitar is worth $5,999?)!
I know I can often get in a fretted instrument rut and miss some great non-guitar giveaways. So today, I bring you an analog synth giveaway! From Moog and American Musical Supply, enter to win a Moog Slim Phatty analog synthesizer worth $795.
This is a great drum giveaway from Modern Drummer and Yamaha, with three prizes totaling $5,700 in drums.
First prize is a Yamaha Rock Tour 4-pc drum set in Textured Red Sunburst. The second prize winner will score a DTX530K digital drum set. Last but not least, the third place winner will take home a DTX-MULTI 12 Electronic Percussion Pad.
The Black Keys are out on the road supporting their new album, El Camino. While touring, they use Palmer PDI 09 speaker simulators, and now they’re giving you a chance to win a PDI 09, plus a copy of El Camino signed by the band.
Is everyone registered for this month’s ProAudio.com recording bundle giveaway? If not, you’ve only got a few days left. Enter to win a Lexicon I·O|22 recording interface, dbx db12 active direct box, Shure PG27-LC condenser microphone, and all the accessories to get recording out of the box.
I’m so impressed by all of the learning tools available to musicians today. One is the Guitar Pro’s mySongBook software. The software is a free download, but each piece of music costs you. Musicosphere has 20 guitar tab scores to give away. Five winners will each win four scores.
The good people at Sweetwater Sound have teamed up again with Wechter for a guitar giveaway. This month on Sweetwater’s Facebook page, you can enter to win a Wechter Pathmaker PM-7310 solidbody electric guitar, worth $930.
Takamine Guitars has turned 50! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday Takamine was just a baby in its mother’s arms? Anyway…DPS Music of Newbury Park, California has given you a chance to win a Limited Edition Takamine 50th Anniversary acoustic guitar.
Hank at EffectsBay comes through again with a killer boutique pedal giveaway! Enter to win a GOD BOX Tesla Fuzz pedal, which sells for $219.
We see a lot of signed guitar giveaways, some signed pedal giveaways, and even signed drumhead giveaways, but signed microphones? Why not. From Cascio Interstate Music, enter to win a Shure SM58 mic used on stage and autographed by Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.
This thing has a ton of vibe!
One of the early “student” guitars found in North American Catalogs in the 1960s, the Bighorn model was available under the brands of Airline, Supro, Kay and many others. This new Eastwood release is based on the original 1960′s Airline Bighorn, it features an updated adjustable bridge, truss rod and the modern popular Diamond Argyle single coil pickups.
Is it just me, or do you want to grab this instrument and play Battle of Evermore?
From Luna, here’s a chance to win a beautiful Trinity A-style mandolin.
This thing looks cool! Enter to win a Mackie DL1608 Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control. What will they think of next???
For the audio guys/gals and drummers out there, you need to enter this one. From Audix Microphones, enter to win an FP Quad drum mic pack. This pack includes mics for your kick and snare, plus two overheads, and a heavy duty case.
Elvis lives! I used to live right down the street from a Kalamazoo, MI Burger King where Elvis was allegedly spotted years after his death. This has nothing to do with a giveaway, I just wanted to share the info.
But, you can fill your home with the spirit of The King if you win this Elvis Presley Kingman acoustic guitar from Fender.
Any old-school punk fans out there? From the peeps at Record Store Day, enter to win a Schecter Guitars DAMIEN guitar, with bat inlays and autographed by the Misfits.
There’s a “new” old guitar company, to be introduced at Winter NAMM next week, called Giannini. The guitars have a unique shape, which they call “The Shape of Things to Come.” You have a chance to not only win a Giannini guitar, but the winner will receive a Giannini Electric Craviola, Serial# 0001!
Joe Naylor is launching his new Railhammer pickups at Winter NAMM next week. They look pretty cool! To get all of you amped up, he’s giving away a Reverend Sensei RA electric guitar featuring Railhammer Chisel bridge and neck pickups.
Here’s a new acoustic guitar giveaway from the good people at Share My Guitar. Enter to win a Tanglewood TVC Koa S acoustic-electric guitar
You can never have too many pens, socks, or guitars picks. This, friends, is a fact.
I can’t help with the first two items, but one lucky winner will net themselves a YEAR’S SUPPLY of RJL Carbon Fiber picks! That’s one pick per week for a grand total of 52 killer picks.
Here’s another chance to win a JamUp Bundle from Guitarify.
This bundle includes a JamUp Plug, to connect your guitar to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, and a copy of the JamUp Pro guitar app.
Two amazing acoustic guitar giveaways in two days? Yes, please.
From Premier Guitar, enter to win a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe acoustic guitar, worth $3,049!
Oh…man I want this guitar!
You have the chance to win a beautiful acoustic/electric from Breedlove, their Cascade 000/CRE. This guitar has a smaller 000 sized body and features 100% solid wood back and sides made of East Indian Rosewood and a solid Western Red Cedar.
This is a very niche product, but looks like a useful one. Amateur and professional audio engineers, producers, and musicians, enter to win one of five copies of Quiztones for Mac, a frequency ear trainer that will help you train your ears and help develop more acute listening and frequency recognition skills.
Tom DeLonge and his band, Angels and Airwaves, have released their ambitious double album, Love. To drum up some interest, they’ve teamed up with Guitar Center to offer up a guitar giveaway.
Enter to win a limited edition Gibson guitar, hand painted by DeLonge.
This is not a new giveaway, but I some of you may have missed it during the holidays.
From BBE Sound and G&L enter to win a G&L Rampage guitar autographed by Jerry Cantrell and a BBE Sound Sonic Stomp with gig bag.
Some giveaway have kind of a “grab that old stock out of the corner” kind of a vibe. We’re smart. We can see through that. That’s why I like this new giveaway from Behringer. They are picking three grand prize winners, who each get to choose their prize from a crap ton of options. How many? The list is so ridiculous I’m going to post it right here:
PRO MIXER NOX606
EUROLIVE PROFESSIONAL B1800X PRO
VALVE BASS AMPLIFIER BVP5500
EUROLIVE PROFESSIONAL B1520 PRO
ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496
ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496
PRO MIXER DX2000USB
PRO MIXER NOX1010
PRO MIXER DJX900USB
PRO MIXER NOX303
EUROLIVE PROFESSIONAL B1220 PRO
PRO MIXER DJX750
REFERENCE AMPLIFIER A500
PRO MIXER NOX404
EURORACK PRO RX1202FX
PRO MIXER VMX1000USB
ULTRAGRAPH DIGITAL DEQ1024
ULTRAGAIN PRO-8 DIGITAL ADA8000
B-CONTROL FADER BCF2000
PRO MIXER NOX202
PRO MIXER VMX300USB
ULTRAGRAPH PRO FBQ6200
GUITAR AMPLIFIER GTX60
TUBE CONDENSER MICROPHONE T-1
BASS V-AMP PRO
TUBE CONDENSER MICROPHONE T-47
B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000
DIGITAL MONITOR SPEAKERS MS40
FEEDBACK DESTROYER PRO FBQ2496
ULTRAMATCH PRO SRC2496
B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD3000
EURORACK PRO RX1602
PRO MIXER VMX200USB
DIGITAL MONITOR SPEAKERS MS20
VIRTUALIZER 3D FX2000
SUPER-X PRO CX3400
ULTRAGRAPH PRO FBQ3102
POWERPLAY PRO-8 HA8000
MULTICOM PRO-XL MDX4600
MULTIGATE PRO XR4400
DUAL-DIAPHRAGM STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE B-2 PRO
MIDI FOOT CONTROLLER FCB1010
PRO MIXER DX626
PEDAL BOARD PB1000
GUITAR AMPLIFIER GTX30
POWERPLAY PRO-XL HA4700
COMPOSER PRO-XL MDX2600
FEEDBACK DESTROYER FBQ1000
ULTRALINK PRO MX882
PRO MIXER VMX100USB
ULTRA-DI PRO DI800
ULTRA-DI PRO DI4000
ULTRAGRAPH PRO FBQ1502
SONIC EXCITER SX3040
ULTRAGAIN PRO MIC2200
PEDAL BOARD PB600
SINGLE-DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MICROPHONE B-1
MONITOR SPEAKERS 1C-WH
SUPER-X PRO CX2310
SONIC ULTRAMIZER SU9920
F-CONTROL AUDIO FCA202
MONITOR SPEAKERS 1C-BK
MONITOR SPEAKERS MS16
ULTRAPATCH PRO PX3000
SINGLE-DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MICROPHONE B-5
Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphones C-4
VINTAGE TUBE MONSTER VT999
VINTAGE TIME MACHINE VM1
MINI AMP AMP800
MINI MON MON800
STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONES C-2
STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE C-1U
STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONES C-3
MEASUREMENT CONDENSER MICROPHONE ECM8000
VINTAGE TUBE OVERDRIVE VT911
ECHO MACHINE EM600
DIGITAL DELAY DD600
DIGITAL REVERB/DELAY DR400
REVERB MACHINE RV600
CHORUS SPACE-D CD400
FLANGER MACHINE FL600
SUPER FLANGER SF400
SUPER PHASE SHIFTER SP400
FILTER MACHINE FM600
DYNAMIC WAH DW400
ROTARY MACHINE RM600
ULTRA SHIFTER/HARMONIST US600
ULTRA ACOUSTIC MODELER AM400
SUPER OCTAVER SO400
BASS SYNTHESIZER BSY600
TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200
STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE C-1
TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100
VINTAGE DISTORTION VD1
V-TONE GUITAR GDI21
VINTAGE TUBE OVERDRIVE TO800
DIGITAL DELAY DD400
DIGITAL REVERB DR600
DIGITAL MULTI-FX FX600
CHORUS SPACE-C CC300
V-TONE ACOUSTIC ADI21
DUAL A/B SWITCH AB200
GUITAR LINK UCG102
FOOT CONTROLLER FCV100
BLUES OVERDRIVE BO300
DISTORTION MODELER DM100 (Guitar / Bass)
ULTRA FEEDBACK/DISTORTION FD300
HEAVY DISTORTION HD300
HEAVY METAL HM300
POWER OVERDRIVE PO300
SUPER FUZZ SF300
SUPER METAL SM400
TUBE AMP MODELER TM300
TUBE OVERDRIVE TO100 (Guitar / Bass / Keyboard)
ULTRA DISTORTION UD300
ULTRA METAL UM300
ULTRA FUZZ UZ400
WARP DISTORTION WD300
VINTAGE DELAY VD400
CHORUS ORCHESTRA CO600
ULTRA CHORUS UC200
HI BAND FLANGER HF300
ULTRA FLANGER UF300
VINTAGE PHASER VP1
ULTRA PHASE SHIFTER UP300
ULTRA WAH UW300
SLOW MOTION SM200
ULTRA TREMOLO/PAN TP300
ULTRA TREMOLO UT300
ULTRA VIBRATO UV300
GRAPHIC EQUALIZER EQ700 (Guitar / Keyboard)
ACOUSTIC MODELER AM300
DYNAMICS COMPRESSOR DC9
COMPRESSOR/ SUSTAINER CS400
NOISE REDUCER NR300
PREAMP BOOSTER PB100 (Guitar / Bass / Keyboard)
ULTRA BASS CHORUS BUC400
BASS GRAPHIC EQUALIZER BEQ700 (Bass / Keyboard)
SPECTRUM ENHANCER SE200
BASS LIMITER ENHANCER BLE400
BASS OVERDRIVE BOD400
ULTRA OCTAVER UO300
ULTRA BASS FLANGER BUF300
GUITAR/AMP SELECTOR AB100 (Guitar / Bass / Keyboard)
CHROMATIC TUNER TU300
CABLE TESTER CT100
ULTRAGLIDE CROSSFADER MODULE CFM-2
ULTRAGLIDE CROSSFADER MODULE CFM-1
Korn’s newest release, The Path Of Totality, is on the streets. To celebrate, Ibanez is giving two lucky winners not only an autographed copy of album, but they’ll also receive an autographed RG7321BK 7-string electric guitar!
I just found out I won a Martin D28 acoustic guitar, and I want one of you to share my joy. From The Music Zoo, enter to win one of these beautiful acoustic guitars, worth $2,999.
File this one under “huh…pretty smart idea.” From Tom Tom Magazine, enter to win a pre-pack of Cymbags (20˝, 16˝ and 14˝ bags)
Cymbags are made from an advanced microfiber material and designed to protect cymbals from fingerprints, scratches and dirt during set-up, pack-up, storage and travel. Smart, right?