• This One-of-a-kind Gold USA Dean RAZORBACK valued at over FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!

  • A KRANK Amps Krankenstein + Amp and Speaker Half-Stack ($2698.00 value)

  • A ONE ON ONE CLINIC with a Dean Artist!

  • AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO PERFORM at the 2009 DOA Party in TAMPA and much more! (airfare and hotel for one)

  • Winner will receive an OFFICIAL DEAN GUITARS ARTIST ENDORSEMENT

  • A One-of-a-kind, Bronze Dimebag II Sculpture from Knucklebonz. ($1000.00 value)

  • M-Audio Bundle

    · The Fast Track® Ultra 8 x 8 audio/MIDI interface ($449.95)

    · Pro Tools M-Powered 7 - M-Audio Compatible World Class Production Software ($299.95)

    · Digidesign® Eleven™ Guitar Amp modeling software ($395.00)

  • a ProTone Pedals prize package

    · Jason Becker Distortion Pedal ($289)

    · Monster Fuzz ($199)

    · Mach II Dual Boost ($169)

  • A one-year supply of RED BULL Energy Drink!

  • *2nd prize wins a DEAN FROM HELL ML Electric Guitar ($1460 value) plus a ProTone Pedals Body Rot 2 Distortion ($169) and a Mach II Dual Boost ($169), a Dean Swag Pack

  • **3rd Prize wins a Dimebag Darrell Tribute ML Electric Guitar ($500 value) plus a ProTone Pedals Dead Horse Overdrive ($199), a Dean Swag Pack

  • ***4th Prize wins a $400 Instructional DVD Package from The Shred Academy + a ProTone Pedals Dead Horse Overdrive ($199)

  • There will be monthly giveaways for the voting public and randomly selected shredders to be awarded as well…Getcha Pull!

  • Everyone is a Winner!

    Alternative Press Magazine is excited to co-sponsor the Dean Guitar Shredder Search. To show our support we will be giving away a 3 issue trial subscription to ALL US entries. Start shredding!


Krankenstein Amp Package

Bronze Dimebag II Sculpture


M-AUDIO Bundle


ProTone Pedals


Redbull (1 Yr Supply)

Alternative Press Magazine






Vinnie Paul
Rita Haney
Dime's Life Partner
Tom Maxwell
of HellYeah
Michael Angelo Batio
Leslie West
Matt Heafy
Corey Beaulieu
of TRIVIUM
Vinnie Moore
Rusty Cooley
Eric Peterson
of Testament

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SHRED AT WILL!! ALL SKILL-LEVELS, ALL STYLES WELCOME!

Whatever you want!…At Dean Guitars we love heavy-metal thunder, rock & roll riffing -wailing and raging- and mind-blowing technique, be it electric or acoustic. The legends of rock guitar and the metal gods were major influences on Dime. Ace Frehley, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoades, Jimmi Page, Zakk Wylde, early Metallica, Black Sabbath and Slayer are great starting points when choosing what to play. Maybe you’re a Pantera expert? 3 of the Top 100 Guitar Solos of All-time were performed by Dimebag Darrell (Guitar World Top 100 solos list). Bands such as Slipknot, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Drowning Pool, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom - all major players in modern metal - site Dime’s immortal influence. SO rock something famous or rock your own original riffage and solos...make it look and sound good, have fun with it and tear it up!





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