Emerson Custom Guitars Em-Drive Winner -  Gary Wilkinson of Nottowa, Ontario Canada
Ernie Ball MVP Winner - Larry Sosebee of York, SC
Henretta Orange Whip Winner -  Jeff Stapleton of Fair Oaks, CA
Rockett Pedals Blue Note Winner - Bob Holt of Tustin, CA
Stone Deaf Fig Fumb Paracentric Fuzz Filter Winner - Johnny Homer of Plano, TX

Week 2 winners

Analog Alien FuzzBubble-45 Winner - Rick Hooper of Murfeesboro, TN
Digitech Drop Pedal Winner -  Jefferey Cales of Whitehall, OH
Ogre Thnderclap Distortion Winner -   Andrew Bazan of Winniepeg, Manitoba Canada
T-Rex Effects Replay Box Winner - Carl Vaughan of Whitesboro, TX
DOD 410 BiFed Boost Winner - Timothy Higgins of Granby, MO

Wiiners week 3

Best-Tronics Cable Loom & Interface Panel Winner - Edward Stiles of Jasper, GA
Earthquaker Devices Afterneath Winner - Jacob Shoemaker of Mountain Home AFB, ID
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff Pi Winner - Eric Sui of Kenmore, WA
Randall RGOD Winner - Dan Turtzo of Bangor, PA 
Caroline Guitar Co. Kilobyte from Vintage King Audio Winner - Lawrence Benbow of New Providence, NJ
Walrus Audio Descent Winner -  Robert Hoff of Austin, TX

Winners week 4

Beat Buddy Winner - James Clausen of Leon, IA
Ibanez TS808DX Winner - Craig Luebben on Dayton, OH
JHS Pedals  Emperor Analog Chorus/Vibrato Winner - Desmond Smith of Tupelo, MS
Keeley Neutrino, Magnetic Echo, and the new Katana Blues Drive Winner - Andrew Schmidt of Saint Louis, MO
Mesa Boogie Flux-Five, Throttle Box EQ, Boggie® Five-Band Graphic Winner - Brandon Demaria of Cerritos, CA
StageTrix Prize Pack Winner - John Snyder of East Northport, NY 

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