12th Anniversary Contest

Wow, how the time flies - It's hard to believe that this website is now a full 12 years old!

To celebrate our anniversary we are giving away twelve 12-string bass related prizes: Six posters that feature the Musicvox Space Cadet 12-string bass, three t-shirts that feature the Musicvox MI-5 12-string bass, and three sets of D'Addario strings for the 12-string bass. A huge THANK YOU to Matt Eichen and Musicvox Guitars for providing the prizes and for their generous support of this website!

While we don't take numerology all that seriously, it does seem that the 12th anniversary of a site devoted to 12's is like, totally freakin' cosmic, dude! Which is exactly why there was never any doubt that to celebrate we would have to give away 12 prizes that were related to the 12-string bass.

Entering the 12th Anniversary Contest is simple - all you have to do is fill out the form below and answer a question: What special significance does the number "12" have for you? You can answer this any way you like with either with a serious or humorous answer. The answer can be something factual like, "The atomic number of Magnesium is 12". Or mundane like, "There are 12 signs of the Zodiac" or personal, "I have 12 toes". Or completely make something up: "'Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs' was originally called 'Snow White and the Dozen Dwarfs' but five of them were arrested for public intoxication and nudity while on the way to the studio and didn't have enough money for bail." So get creative and have some fun already!

The only required fields are for your name, email address and answer to the "12" question. If you would like to take a quick survey, we would appreciate your responses. The contest is open to everyone worldwide, and there are alternate ways to enter. Entries have to be made on or before April 30th, see the official rules below. Winners will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries and will be announced on May 6, 2015. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Contest Winners

Space Bass Poster

Wilfred Chung - Hong Kong
Art Pearson - Manitoba, Canada
Robert Rodriguez - California


Bassist on the Edge Poster

Barry Marasco - New York
Willie Gee - Illinois
Rich Witherspoon - Ohio


"It's So You!" T-shirt

Matthew Ryan - Louisiana  (L)
Lisa Schuman - Texas (XL)
Paul Delano - Oregon (XL)


D'Addario Strings

Billy Wood - Tasmania, Australia
Micah Terry - Indiana
Chris Falskow - Washington


Thanks to everyone who entered!


Official Rules

1) Prizes: Three (3) Musicvox "Bassist On The Edge" 11x17 posters; Three (3) Musicvox "Space Bass" 11x17 posters; Three (3) Musicvox "It's So You" T-shirts (1-Large and 2-XL); Three (3) sets of D'Addario EXL-170-12 12-string bass strings. Twelve prizes total. One prize will be awarded to each of 12 different winners. Free shipping is included with each prize. Total retail value of the prizes with shipping is about $300.00 US.

2) Giveaway Contest Dates: This contest runs from April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015. The winners will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries on May 6, 2015. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of entries received. There is a limit of one prize per person.

3) Entries: There are several ways to enter this contest:

            a) Use the Contest Entry Form above;

            b) Via Email: Send in an email with "12th Anniversary Contest" in the subject line to surf@12stringbass.net and include your name, mailing address and answer to the contest question listed above. All information will remain confidential. There is a limit of one entry per person via this method.

            c) Via Snail Mail: Mail your name, mailing address and answer to the contest question listed above with the heading "12th Anniversary Contest" to Mark "Surf Rat" Rowe, 1123 12th Avenue Road #258, Nampa, ID 83686 USA. All information will remain confidential. Entries must be postmarked on or before April 30, 2015 and received by May 6, 2015 to be eligible.

4) General: 12stringbass.net shall be deemed to be the sole interpreter of these rules and conditions. By participating entrants acknowledge and agree to be bound by these rules, and the decisions of the judges are final. Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash. 12stringbass.net does not make and is not responsible for any warranty (including fitness for a particular purpose) or guarantee with regards to any prize or portion thereof.  Submission of photos, articles, and reviews imply consent for publication.