and the Dimebag Darrell Estate have launched a huge search to find the world's most unique new shredder!
The online GET YOUR WINGS Shredder Search launches tomorrow (July 1st) and is open to all guitars players worldwide.
All skill levels and all styles are welcome, and the winner will receive an official Dean artist endorsement package including a Dean USA Razorback guitar
(worth £2,775), a one-on-one clinic with a yet-to-be-announced Dean artist, an
all-expenses paid trip to perform at the 2009 Dean Owners of America
party in Tampa, a one-of-a-kind Bronze Dimebag II sculpture from
Knucklebonz, a one-year supply of Red Bull and more!
The 2nd prize is a Dean From Hell ML guitar (worth £730), and 3rd wins a Dimebag Darrell Tribute ML guitar (£250).
Entrants upload a 60-second video clip showcasing their heaviest
shredding skills, which will then be rated by celebrity judges Vinnie Paul and Rita Haney-Abbott, Dean's Michael Angelo Batio, Leslie West, Matt and Corey from Trivium, Tom Maxwell from Hell Yeah!, Rustey Cooley, Vinnie Moore and Eric Peterson of
Plus the first 50 shredders to upload their video entry automatically win a
Dean Guitars Swag Pack including a T-shirt and cap, Dimebag Darrell collector guitar picks and a Dean metal guitar pick necklace!
To upload your video head to www.deanguitars.com/shredder from July 1st and be part of the coolest and loudest contest of the year!
SOME HELPFUL TIPS TO GET YOU READY!
1. Don't register until you are ready to upload your video...
2. Make sure you use good lighting (natural, direct and indirect)...
3. Dean recommends you use a standard video format for uploading like
.MOV (Mac/QuickTime) or .AVI (Windows) for best video and audio quality.
.MPEG, .MPG, .MPG3 and .MP4 will work too.
4. The target upload size for best audio and picture for a one-minute
video is about 16MB to 20MB for Mac and 20MB to 30MB for Windows; Smaller file sizes are fine too, just make your minute count! HD quality video can be obtained for a 1 minute video under 50 MB, so upload the highest quality possible.
5. Output your video to (4:3 format, 480 x 360) 480 pixels wide by 360
pixels high to eliminate distortion, unused window space, etc., for
maximum effect. Output your Audio Frequency to digital quality - 44
6. Files larger than 50MB will be rejected. Files longer than 1 minute will automatically be edited to one minute.
7. Encourage your friends and family to vote for your video!