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Gear Giveaway & Contest Roundup: 5/01/2013

Premier Guitar is now posting contests and giveaways from around the musical instruments industry in addition to the many giveaways that are already being presented by Premier Guitar with



Premier Guitar is now posting contests and giveaways from around the musical instruments industry in addition to the many giveaways that are already being presented by Premier Guitar with participating sponsors. Our new "Contests" page makes it easy for you to scan and enter for a wider variety of giveaways from a wider variety of manufacturers and retailers.

Check out the recent contests posted on PremierGuitar.com:


  WIN a limited edition Rotosound Fuzz Pedal!
WIN a limited edition Rotosound Fuzz Pedal! To win one of just three limited edition, money-can't-buy fuzz pedals, simply Like Rotosound on Facebook! Ends 5/31/13. 
Click to enter.
   

Orange Amps Tiny Terror/Dark Terror giveaway
Orange amps is giving away two amps on their Facebook page. Contest ends May 29, 2013. 
Click to enter.





Gearfest Mixing contest
Puremix.net is hosting the Gearfest Mixing contest. Ends June 1, 2013.
Click to enter.






Jackson Guitars USA SL2H Soloist™ Giveaway
Jackson wants to get to know its customers. They want you to tell them which social networks you frequent, if you enjoy extreme sports, and how good of a guitarist you are. Ends May 22, 2103.
Click to enter.





Guild D-140CE Acoustic Guitar Giveaway
Guild Guitars is giving away this gorgeous D-140CE acoustic guitar—a richly resounding dreadnought with all the beautifully voiced tone and smooth playability that Guild players everywhere have prized for ages. Ends May 23, 2013
Click to enter.


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Photo by Jo Chattman

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