Musician's Friend Announces Grand Prize Winner of Joe Satriani Sweepstakes and Launches New VIP Sweepstakes

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Musician's Friend Launches a New VIP Sweepstakes to See Nu-Metal Band Disturbed

Online merchant Musician's Friend announces Rick Thompson of Tullahoma, TN is the winner of the Joe Satriani VIP Concert Sweepstakes. Thompson and his son Levi will experience the concert of a lifetime starring guitar hero Joe Satriani and his band.

The two will also meet the virtuoso in a meet-and-greet session. The four sweepstakes sponsors -- Musician's Friend, Ibanez, DiMarzio, and Peavey -- will cover all expenses and premium concert seating. The cash value of the prize is approximately $5,000. The sweepstakes winner is also the winner of two pieces of music equipment associated with Satriani: The Ibanez JS1200 Joe Satriani Signature Guitar is a 22-fret electric guitar autographed by Joe. Constructed with a basswood body and a fast, maple JS Prestige neck, the Satriani guitar is equipped with DiMarzio pickups in the neck and bridge position and also features an Edge-Pro locking tremolo.

The winner will also take home a Peavey Satriani Joe Satriani JSX212 Guitar Combo Amplifier, an all-tube amp with
three-channel configuration and two custom-designed 12" JSX speakers. The amp is the latest product to come from Peavey's partnership with Joe Satriani. Music gear retailer Musician's Friend provides ongoing opportunities for customers to win Musician's Friend Sweepstakes and invites all musicians to enter the current Disturbed Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a trip for two to a block-rocking concert with Disturbed. What's more, the winner will meet the band in a private meet-and-greet session. Sponsors Musician's Friend, Traben, and Washburn will cover all expenses including airfare, local transportation, lodging, and meals for this once-in-a-lifetime VIP vacation. In addition, the winner will receive the Traben John Moyer Signature Bass and Washburn Dan Donegan DD60VRFK Signature Electric Guitar. Cash value of the prize is $3,149.98.

Customers are automatically entered to win if they place an order with Musician's Friend between June 2 and October 10, 2008. However, no purchase is required to enter. The sweepstakes winner will be selected in a random drawing in mid-October 2008.

Formed in 1996, Disturbed has since sold 10 million albums worldwide, releasing three consecutive #1 albums. Members Dan Donegan, John Moyer, Mike Wrengren, and David Draiman released their newest album, Indestructible in June 2008. It includes such popular songs as "The Night," "Haunted," and "Criminal." About Musician's Friend Musician's Friend, Incorporated is the world's largest direct marketer of music gear and musical instruments. Its assortment of more than 45,000 products including guitars, bass guitars, pro audio, keyboards, live sound and recording equipment, and drums and percussion is marketed through its print catalogs and websites, including musiciansfriend.com.

Along with the widest assortment of musical equipment and instruments possible, the Musician's Friend website also offers informative musician's resources including in-depth buying guides, tech tips, hands-on gear reviews, tech articles from highly respected music industry professionals, interviews with well-known artists, and over 135,000 product reviews and ratings. Located in Medford, Oregon with warehousing in Kansas City, Missouri, and a call center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Musician's Friend can be contacted at 1-800-776-5173, or by visiting http://www.musiciansfriend.com

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