WesFest 8 announces gear giveaway

February 12, 2013
WesFest 8 is pleased to announce that sponsors Epiphone and Galien-Krueger are giving away some awesome gear to two lucky attendees of the WesFest 8 benefit concert featuring Brendon Small's Galaktikon on Sunday, March 3 at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
This year’s WesFest 8 lineup features the live debut of headliner Brendon Small's Galaktikon, as well as Derek Frank, Ali Handal, Janet Robin, Joe Travers & Friends, Colin Keenan, and Danny Mo & the Exciters (featuring 2012 Wehmiller Scholarship winner Jed Lingat).
To win, all you have to do is buy tickets to WesFest 8, show up, and you’ll automatically be eligible to win one of the two following items!
First, for the guitarists: The Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer Outfit Guitar
Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small “Thunderhorse” Explorer Outfit, a one-of-a-kind signature guitar for one of the most eclectic and challenging artists working today.  Do we mean Brendon Small? No! Dethklok, of course! Brendon Small is the co-creator and comedic–and musical–imagination behind Dethklok, the virtual metal band featured in the hit animated program produced by [adult swim], Metalocalypse. And now with the “Thunderhorse” Explorer Outfit, Epiphone and Brendon have collaborated to create the ultimate 6-string weapon packed with exclusive features only found on Epiphone. It’s a guitar worthy of “the world’s greatest cultural force” and in the hands of Dethklok lead guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, a serious and potentially lethal musical weapon to be reckoned with. Billions of Dethklok fans have already noticed the Epiphone “Thunderhorse” is the ultimate Brendon Small Signature Explorer and have declared it totally metal times infinity. Retail price: $999.
And, for the bassists (after all, this concert does go to benefit a bass scholarship at Berklee College Of Music!):
the Galien-Krueger MB 500 Super Lightweight Bass Amp
Weighing in at less than 4 lbs. and taking up less than one rack space, the MB500 delivers 500 watts of power in a package that will easily fit into your gig bag. Featuring GK’s legendary four band active EQ and contour control, the MB500 allows you to tweak your tone before hitting the digital power section. In addition to the generous tone shaping capabilities, the preamp section also features a foot switchable boost channel with independent volume control to dial in just the right amount of grind and level boost when needed. Retail price: $714.
WesFest 8 is a benefit concert whose net proceeds go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate (’92) and highly accomplished bassist, athlete and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Established by his family and friends, the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. The WesFest concert series and related fundraising drive has raised more than $150,000 over the past seven years. Additional sponsors for WesFest 8 include Mike Lull Custom Guitars, D’Addario Strings, and Studio Instrument Rentals.

To purchase WesFest 8 tickets and for full show details, click here.
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