NEWS: Jim Dunlop’s mega Tortex 30th anniversary giveaway

That little Jim Dunlop Tortex tortoise has probably been used on more power chords, pentatonic licks, earth-shattering riffs and tenderly strummed campfire interludes than any other amphibian. Tortoises are famously long-lived, and this one is celebrating its 30th birthday. As far as guitar picks go, that’s a pretty impressive milestone, but it has a long way to go to catch up to Harriet.

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Dunlop Tortex Picks Celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary with a Ten Year Supply of Picks and a $1,000 Shopping Spree on jimdunlop.com

Dunlop’s Tortex pick has hit its 30th anniversary, created in 1981 and since becoming the #1 selling pick in the world and the pick of choice for the top guitarists and bass players in the world, such as Slash, Tony Iommi, Jerry Cantrell, Duff McKagan, Jim Root, Mick Mars, Billy Corgan, Paul Gilbert, Dave Mustaine, John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Dave Grohl and Ben Harper.
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NEWS: MI Audio modded Crunch Box giveaway

MI Audio Pty Ltd is offering a killer giveaway of three Crunch Box pedals with five mods which may be used on a possible future production version.

The mods:

1) Start with an internal voltage tripler to run at the pedal at 24V for the punchiest, most amp-like tone.

2) The presence trimmer is now external for on-the-go adjustments.

3) A 3 position clipping switch for >> traditional CB sizzle, a more organic softer clip, or an open sounding ‘volume boost’ mode.

4) A switchable filter mode for a fat, ‘fixed wah’ tone

5) A switchable lower gain mode, with improved guitar volume sensitivity.

There are 3 ways to win a modified Crunch Box. One Crunch Box will go to someone who has subscribed to MI’s newsletter. Subscription form can be access on their Facebook page or the MI Effects website. A second Crunch Box is Facebook-related and a third is Twitter-related. All the details can be found at http://www.mieffects.com/giveaway.htm

NEWS: MXR Vintage Distortion + giveaway

The MXR Distortion + is the legendary pedal that Randy Rhoads used with Ozzy Osbourne. My guitar teacher had one and I freaking loved that thing. I’ve vowed to get one myself some day. I still haven’t checked that one off the list but maybe you can, if you enter Jim Dunlop’s MXR Distortion + giveaway. Check out this snippet from the Jim Dunlop blog:

We got a GREAT Friday giveaway for you diehard vintage MXR fans out there. This week we’re giving away a vintage reissue of a Distortion +, yup its the tone that made Randy Rhoads famous. You won’t find this bad boy in stores because it’s still in pre-production! This is a special model that was meticulously spec’d, and recreated—hand-wired by one of our engineers. MXR Vintage fans – complete the vintage family before everybody else! Generally speaking we usually restrict our giveaways to USA only, but because this giveaways so rad we’re going to open it up to the world.

For details on how to enter, click here.

GIVEAWAY: Sanyo Pedal Juice – still a few days left!

The Sanyo Pedal Juice is one of the coolest little gadgets to come out in the last few years. It’s a rechargeable battery designed to power from one to a whole bunch of pedals (if you use a daisy chain), saving you from having to buy a whole bunch of batteries and lessening the number of batteries being chucked out and turfed into landfill. A single charge lasts for a very, very long time – I have one that I use every few weeks and I literally haven’t had to charge it since September.

Well now thanks to Sanyo you can win a Pedal Juice of your very own. All you have to do is ‘Like’ the I Heart Guitar Facebook page and reply to the post you’ll find right here about the contest. You’ll have to answer a question, but you’ll see what it is when you get there.

The winner will be picked at random via random.org on March 1, 2011. You won’t have to provide your address until you win.

For more information on SANYO, visit http://us.SANYO.com.

 

GIVEAWAY: Sanyo Pedal Juice

The Sanyo Pedal Juice is one of the coolest little gadgets to come out in the last few years. It’s a rechargeable battery designed to power from one to a whole bunch of pedals (if you use a daisy chain), saving you from having to buy a whole bunch of batteries and lessening the number of batteries being chucked out and turfed into landfill. A single charge lasts for a very, very long time – I have one that I use every few weeks and I literally haven’t had to charge it since September.

Well now thanks to Sanyo you can win a Pedal Juice of your very own. All you have to do is ‘Like’ the I Heart Guitar Facebook page and reply to the post you’ll find right here about the contest. You’ll have to answer a question, but you’ll see what it is when you get there.

The winner will be picked at random via random.org on March 1, 2011. You won’t have to provide your address until you win.

For more information on SANYO, visit http://us.SANYO.com.