Dean Guitars'' Shredder Contest closes November 1st

October 29, 2008 -Time is runing out! The deadline to enter Dean Guitars'' "Get You Wings Shredder Search" is 11:59 (EST) on November 1st. We have the whole scoop on the contest here.

Win over $20,000 in prizes and a Dean Artist Endorsement! The prizes include the Gold Dean USA Razorback, the M-Audio Recording Software bundle, the bronze Dimebag II Knucklebonz Sculpture, the Krank Krankenstein plus half-stack, a selection of Pro Tone Pedals, a year supply of Red Bull, and a free trip to Tampa, FL to perform with Michael Batio at DOA 2009 (February 27 & 28). Second, third and fourth place prize packages are also up for grabs.

Showcase your ability to rip and win big! 

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A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Intuitive. Great range in all controls. Well-built.

Some digital artifacts at long decay times.


Walrus Audio Slötvå


Walrus Audio is a prolific builder, but, as the five reverb pedals in their lineup suggest, they have a real affinity for manipulating time and space. The beauty of the Slötvå reverb (which is derived from the company’s very similar Spin FV-1 chip-based Slö reverb) is how satisfying and simple it makes dramatic shifts between time/space textures.

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