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Washburn General Forum => Contests => Topic started by: WB-Nick on April 15, 2010, 04:32:28 PM

Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: WB-Nick on April 15, 2010, 04:32:28 PM
Ok, strummers, show us your stuff.  Go to www.washburn.com/strum and participate in our Washburn Acoustic Jam contest and see if you have what it takes to win a new WD10S guitar or other cool prizes.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: magoo99 on April 15, 2010, 04:37:43 PM
Nice contest Nick, but You guys keep leaving the Mandolin players out.
oh well back to the dark side...LOL
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on April 15, 2010, 09:11:35 PM
quote:
Originally posted by magoo99

Nice contest Nick, but You guys keep leaving the Mandolin players out.

Who said mando's were out?
Mando's are every bit as acoustic as guitars... go for it Magoo.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: mcloud10 on April 19, 2010, 11:39:19 AM
So....


Who's first? [;)]



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Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: mswhat298 on May 04, 2010, 10:39:30 AM
I'm not seeing any videos under the watch tab...tech error or has no one entered?  I'm trying to muster up the courage to do it!  :  |

Mike W.
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Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on May 04, 2010, 11:33:47 AM
quote:
Originally posted by mswhat298

I'm not seeing any videos under the watch tab...tech error or has no one entered?

Could be because it's not really clear about what they want.
Video states, submit a 35-second video of your best acoustic stuff.
Stuff? Do they want a progression run?... an acoustic riff?... vocals?
They're clearly not wanting a song or performance piece in 35-seconds as that's only enough time for an intro + 4 bars.
I'll guess, (until corrected,) that they're looking for short submissions from acoustic speed demons, blinding tappers, and one-trick ponies which leaves, pretty much everyone else, sitting in the wings.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Tio Kimo on May 04, 2010, 11:45:59 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket


I'll guess, (until corrected,) that they're looking for short submissions from acoustic speed demons, blinding tappers, and one-trick ponies ...



that'd be consistent with the electric contest they had last year.

Well, Neil Young's out!
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: mcloud10 on May 04, 2010, 12:26:09 PM
quote:

I'll guess, (until corrected,) that they're looking for short submissions from acoustic speed demons, blinding tappers, and one-trick ponies which leaves, pretty much everyone else, sitting in the wings.



My thoughts, too.  And, they're looking for the best (whatever that is), which leaves me out.  I love to play, and play a variety of styles, but none of it is guitar-world shattering stuff.  Like Mike, I've considered doing it just because - if I can get up the nerve!

Mark

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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
'73 Sivertone Model 319
'85 Ibanez DCL St.Chorus
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
Lots of Smiles ;)
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: WB-Nick on May 04, 2010, 12:33:28 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

quote:
Originally posted by mswhat298

I'm not seeing any videos under the watch tab...tech error or has no one entered?

Could be because it's not really clear about what they want.
Video states, submit a 35-second video of your best acoustic stuff.
Stuff? Do they want a progression run?... an acoustic riff?... vocals?
They're clearly not wanting a song or performance piece in 35-seconds as that's only enough time for an intro + 4 bars.
I'll guess, (until corrected,) that they're looking for short submissions from acoustic speed demons, blinding tappers, and one-trick ponies which leaves, pretty much everyone else, sitting in the wings.



Sorry i guess the contest was a bad idea.  My bad.  We don't expect or want anything in particular.  You guys get to vote so whatever is the most appealing to the masses is what will win.  That is if anyone ever submits a video.  Hell, the first three to submit may end up being the winners.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on May 04, 2010, 01:07:26 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

We don't expect or want anything in particular.

Well, that what y'all got, and that's my point exactly... could y'all be any more vague?
You appear to have gone to great lengths to seem very precise as to rules, eligibility, and submission... then nothing particular as far as 35-seconds of content.

I'm guessing if you take 35-seconds to clarify, you might get some submissions.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: WB-Nick on May 04, 2010, 02:36:52 PM
We weren't specific with the electric riff contest and we had over a hundred entries last year.  We pretty much copied the rules and stuff from that so we didn't really go to great lengths.  Maybe 35 seconds wasn't enough but no, i wasn't looking for entire songs or vocals, just acoustic riffs.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on May 04, 2010, 02:56:55 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

We weren't specific with the electric riff contest and we had over a hundred entries last year.  We pretty much copied the rules and stuff from that so we didn't really go to great lengths.  Maybe 35 seconds wasn't enough but no, i wasn't looking for entire songs or vocals, just acoustic riffs.


Ok, at least that's more clearly defined.

Big difference; electric & acoustic riffs.
I can think of thousands of electric riffs... not one single acoustic riff... probably because I'm not into the acoustics so much.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: WB-Nick on May 11, 2010, 08:35:59 AM
There are a few videos posted now on the Jam Contest site.  Everybody vote and post your own.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: gregjones on May 15, 2010, 06:21:59 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

quote:
Originally posted by magoo99

Nice contest Nick, but You guys keep leaving the Mandolin players out.

Who said mando's were out?
Mando's are every bit as acoustic as guitars... go for it Magoo.



Ah......., my friend, the fine print holds the exclusion.

From the rules:

one (1) or two (2) 35-second video clips to YouTube.com demonstrating the entrant’s best playing ability on a Washburn acoustic guitar.


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Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on May 15, 2010, 06:32:01 PM
quote:
Originally posted by gregjones

quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

quote:
Originally posted by magoo99

Nice contest Nick, but You guys keep leaving the Mandolin players out.

Who said mando's were out?
Mando's are every bit as acoustic as guitars... go for it Magoo.



Ah......., my friend, the fine print holds the exclusion.

From the rules:

one (1) or two (2) 35-second video clips to YouTube.com demonstrating the entrant’s best playing ability on a Washburn acoustic guitar.

That took you exactly a month to counter... you need to check in more often.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: MarjanM on May 16, 2010, 03:27:42 PM
I want to be into the Acoustic jam session. Only problem is that i am 17. Can i still compete, or i need to wait a year so that i can be into this competion? :(
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on May 16, 2010, 04:54:55 PM
quote:
Originally posted by MarjanM

I want to be into the Acoustic jam session. Only problem is that i am 17. Can i still compete, or i need to wait a year so that i can be into this competion?

ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to all Washburn Forum members worldwide, who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.

http://www.usmusiccorp.com/ac2010/english/rules.asp
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: MarjanM on May 17, 2010, 03:59:06 PM
That Sucks man. I really wanted to be into the contest :(
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Junior88 on May 17, 2010, 06:46:11 PM
Damn. I guess i'm out too.

Sigh, I guess you will just have to send me one of those fancy guitars, as a consolation prize Nick..

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: gregjones on May 18, 2010, 07:16:01 PM
Hell, just fake your birth certificate, I mean if the President of..........

Er....nevermind.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: thom yeoman on June 28, 2010, 12:37:54 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

Ok, strummers, show us your stuff.  Go to www.washburn.com/strum and participate in our Washburn Acoustic Jam contest and see if you have what it takes to win a new WD10S guitar or other cool prizes.

Looks like I won the acoustic jam contest. I have moved and dont have a phone yet,my mail hasnt been forworded yet. I havent recieved an email from Washburn. I am scared of Not winning becouse they cant contact me. What should I do?
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Rocket on June 28, 2010, 02:52:04 PM
http://www.usmusiccorp.com/ac2010/videos/regform.asp

Says The winner will be announced on the Washburn forum.
Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Junior88 on June 28, 2010, 06:34:35 PM
quote:
Originally posted by gregjones

Hell, just fake your birth certificate, I mean if the President of..........

Er....nevermind.


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Title: Acoustic Jam Contest
Post by: Pike on June 29, 2010, 03:25:06 AM
quote:
Originally posted by gregjones

Hell, just fake your birth certificate, I mean if the President of..........

Er....nevermind.





Heh heh, sure, why not, the last one we had faked an entire presidency...