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Guitar Center's Drum-Off launches 25th annual competition
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Guitar Center's Drum-Off has launched its 25th annual competition.

As the music retailer's longest running artist-discovery program, Guitar Center's Drum-Off has been providing an outlet for drummers to be recognized and attain success in their field. T

he contest has unearthed some of the country's top drummers.

Free and open to ages 16 and up, Salt Lake City's finest drummers can visit their local Guitar Center (between now and the first store prelims on Tuesday, Sept 10) to enter for their chance to be named this year's winner and take home a massive prize package.The Salt Lake City Guitar Center is located at 5728 S Redwood Rd in Salt Lake City.

Guitar Center's Drum-Off Grand Prize Winner will receive:$25,000 cashA Roland TD-30 electronic drum kit + SPD-SXWrite-Up in Modern Drummer MagazineCover Feature in Guitar Center's Drum Buyers GuideCustom drum kit by DW, Tama, Pearl, Gretsch or OCDPComplete Set of Sabian, Zildjian, or Meinl cymbalsDrum, Stick, Cymbal and Drum Head endorsement dealsVIP Experience at NAMM 2014

For some inspiration, check out 2012 Drum-Off winner Juan Carlos Mendoza performing live at the grand finals last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRTAu52G9Lg&feature=share&list=UUr4kaFJ16UqtDQRzadrVkzw

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