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Guitar Messenger Solo Competition

April 22nd, 2013




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CONTEST WINNERS (TOP 5)

 

#1 Leonardo Guzman

 

#2 Benjamin Ellis

 

#3 Plini

 

#4 Ramiro Gamarra

 

#5 Morgan Reid

FINALISTS (#6-10, Alphabetical – Last Name)

 

Keegan Donovan

 

Juan Carlos Gómez Bernal

 

Gabriele Lazzerini

 

Borja Mintegiaga

 

Sergio Rojas

Step One

DOWNLOAD THE CONTEST BACKING TRACK available at Facebook.com/GuitarMessenger.

Give us a LIKE, then click the BACKING TRACK tab next to the LIKES count at the top right to access the audio and transcriptions for the track. This is the solo section from Scar Symmetry‘s DOMINATION AGENDA.

Step Two

RECORD A VIDEO OF YOU PLAYING YOUR ORIGINAL SOLO OVER THE BACKING TRACK.

Be creative and show us what you got! Need some fresh ideas? Why not check out Per Nilsson’s SCAR GUITAR instructional DVD for over two hours worth of video and a 50-page tablature booklet?

Step Three

ENTER YOUR CONTEST SUBMISSION HERE BEFORE MAY 7th, 2013.

You can check out and comment on other entries HERE. The contest will be closed for submissions on May 7th, 2013.

Step Four: Public Voting (May 7 – 14)

PROMOTE YOUR VIDEO AND GATHER VOTES.

On May 7th 2013, the public voting phase will begin and people can vote for each submission once a day until May 14th, 2013. Promote your video, share it with your friends, and post it on your favorite social networks and forums to gather as many votes as possible. The top voted entries will go on to become the contest finalists!

Step Five: Finalists Announced & Judges Pick Winners

WIN AMAZING PRIZES FROM OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS.

Public voting will be closed on May 14th, 2013 and the top-voted entries will become the finalists. Our all-star jury consisting of PER NILSSON, JEFF LOOMIS, OLA ENGLUND, and RALPH SANTOLLA, will go on to rank the finalists and select five winners, who will be announced around May 20th.

CONTEST FINALISTS

(TOP 50 Most Voted)

Prizes

The top 5 winners will receive prizes from our amazing and generous sponsors: Ibanez Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Recabinet, Toontrack, & Seymour Duncan!

GRAND PRIZE

Ibanez 25th Anniversary Model RG Guitar

  • 3-piece Wizard III maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • DiMarzio Air Nortion S (H) neck
  • DiMarzio D Activator (H) bridge
  • Edge-Zero II trem

Randall RG13 Pedal/Amplifier

  • 3 Channel, 1 watt High Gain FET Solid State Guitar Floor- Pedal/Amplifier
  • Switchable FX Loop
  • Volume Boost function
  • External 9v pedal power jack
  • 1/8″ Stereo Media input
  • Headphone output
  • Speaker emulated XLR direct output with ground lift and external RGA-13 Power Supply

Seymour Duncan Pickups

  • Winner’s choice of one set of Seymour Duncan pickups (not including Zephyr, Black Winter, and Custom Shop series).

Recabinet – Speaker Cabinet Simulator

  • 20 virtual cabinets, 8 virtual mics
  • 2 internal channels with Kazrog Konsole EQ, voiced for making guitar and bass tracks come alive.
  • Blend any cabinet and microphone/position combination with 100% phase coherency.
  • Speaker Dynamics modeling, simulating all of the nonlinear behavior of real guitar speakers.

Toontrack – Superior Drummer 2.0

  • Superior Drummer 2.0 is the professional drum sampler flagship from Toontrack Music. With its excellent sounding sample-engine, its phenomenal realistic room sounds and its unrivaled extensive feature-list, it truly sets the industry standard in contemporary digital drum production.

Toontrack – The Metal Foundry SDX

  • The Metal Foundry SDX™ is an all-new recording with Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake, featuring seven massive drum kits, spanning 300,000 sound files of raw, single hit drum recordings in the vein of Drumkit From Hell and dfh Superior, covering Hard Rock to Metal, from the early Blues tinged sound of the late 60s to the fragmentation of today’s music, from Power through Thrash, Death and Progressive Metal.

Toontrack – EZmix 2

  • Following the success of Toontrack’s EZmix, the new and completely overhauled EZmix 2 continues to build on the same fundamental idea: having pro-designed effect chains for instruments and channels found in every recording session combined in one powerful mixing tool. With the vast collection of ready-made presets, mixing music is not only easy and incredibly fast – you end up with results second to none.

Toontrack – Metal Guitar Gods EZmix Pack

  • Metal Guitar Gods is an expansion pack for EZmix 2, focusing solely on amp and cab simulation presets for guitar and bass. It comes with everything from rhythm, lead and clean sounds to settings for acoustic guitar and bass. All content was custom designed by four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in metal: Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Misha “Bulb” Mansoor (Periphery) and Devin Townsend (ex-Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project).

SECOND & THIRD PRIZE

  • Recabinet – Speaker Cabinet Simulator
  • Toontrack – Superior Drummer 2.0
  • Toontrack – The Metal Foundry SDX
  • Toontrack – EZmix 2
  • Toontrack – Metal Guitar Gods EZmix Pack

FOURTH & FIFTH PRIZE

  • Recabinet – Speaker Cabinet Simulator
  • Toontrack – EZmix 2
  • Toontrack – Metal Guitar Gods EZmix Pack

Rules

Contest open worldwide. Entrants under sixteen (16) years old must obtain parental consent before entering the contest. Such consent may be given via e-mail at ‘admin @ guitarmessenger.com’ (no spaces), which consent will be confirmed by the Guitar Messenger. Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. When shipping overseas, winners are responsible for any fees associated with taxes or customs.

Privacy Policy

Winners agree to allow their name, photo, and entry video to be used for promotional purposes. All contest entries can be displayed publicly.