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Posted on November 5, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak There have been 2 comment(s)

That's right! This month and up until Christmas, we will be celebrating our 10 YEAR anniversary! To say thank you to all those that have supported us and are continuing to support us, we've collected together a shed-load of prizes that we'll be giving away throughout December. There are also a number of special in-store events, we're giving away FREE gifts AND there will be a '10% off' sale in our pro-music store on selected products. Read on to find out more...

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10th Anniversary Prize Examples

Entering one of our competitions is easy, although it does require you to possess a Facebook page.

As well as our main Facebook page, which shares social posts, local news and a selection of our best offers (CLICK HERE to visit it), we also have dedicated department Facebook pages for Guitars, Drums and Pro Audio (which brings together news relating to computer music, recording, live sound, synths, keyboards and DJ gear).

All you need to do to put yourself in with a chance of winning one of these prizes is to 'like' one or more of our dedicated department Facebook pages. Each page will be handing out relevant prizes (e.g. liking the 'Drums' page will put you in with a chance of winning drum gear, liking the 'Guitars' page will put you in with a chance of winning guitar gear and liking the 'Pro Audio' page will put you in with a chance of winning pro audio gear). If you already like one or more of these pages then there's no need to do anything as you will automatically be entered into the relevant competition(s)!

The reason that we took the decision to create per-department Facebook pages was so that someone who is only interested in one particular area of music will be able to choose exactly what news and deals they hear about, without having to sift through irrelevant posts. However, if you're interested in more than one area, feel free to 'like' multiple pages and put yourself in with a chance of winning a bigger range of gear.

CLICK HERE to visit our Drums Facebook page

CLICK HERE to visit our Guitars Facebook page

CLICK HERE to visit our Pro Audio Facebook page

Don't forget to click the 'like' button in order to put yourself in with a chance of winning!

We'll be selecting winners at random from our dedicated department Facebook followers and announcing them every Monday before Christmas during December. Please note that it will be up to you to check our Facebook pages on these dates to find out if you are one of our lucky winners so put these dates in your diary and remember to check back: 2nd December, 9th December, 16th December and 23rd December. All prizes must be claimed before the end of the year.

List of prizes so far include:


Orange Micro Terror & PPC108 stack - Winner = Karl Morgan.
Sterling Musicman AX30CRB electric guitar - Winner = David Terry.
Blackstar HT1R combo amp - Winner = Matt Turner.
Sontronics Halo guitar amp microphone - Winner = Richard Hider.
Zoom MS50G Multi Effects Pedal - Winner = Zane Meaby.
Zoom G5 Multi Effects Pedal - Winner = Ian King.
Roland Cube Lite Guitar Amp (white) - Winner = Andy Stegall.
Fender Modern Player Jaguar electric guitar (black transparent) - Winner = Peter James Scott.
Vox amPhones AC30 Guitar Headphones - Winner = James Greenwood.


Natal 10" Steel Snare Drum - Winner = David Swaddi Verith Harlow-withers.
Toontrack Drum Fundamentals: Metal bundle + EZX Metal! EZX expansion - Winner = Michael Burgoyne.
Zildjian: A History of the Legendary Cymbal Makers & Star Sets books - Winner = Brian Vickery.
Natal 10" Hand-hammered Copper Snare Drum - Winner = Steve 'Emotion' Robinson.


Native Instruments Komplete 9 software - Winner = George Nixs.
Novation Launchpad Mini controller - Winner = Tony Swift.
Novation Launch Control controller - Winner = Mike Wrixton.
Novation Launchkey Mini controller - Winner = Justin Mitchell.
Novation Twitch DJ controller - Winner = Scott Jaworski.
sE Electronics sE X1 Studio Bundle - Winner = Martin Wakely.
sE Electronics Magneto condenser mic + popshield x 2 - Winners = Mike Lampill & Russ Earnshaw.
Ableton Live 9 audio/MIDI production software (serial download) - Winner = Paul Knight.
Focal Spirit Professional headphones - Winner = Adrian Marsden.
Audio Technica Orbient ATH-OR7 Headphones - Winner = Chris Baker.
AKG D5 dynamic microphone - Winner = Martin Mees.
Rob Papen eXplorer II bundle + cap - Winner = Alan Sallabank.


• We are running 3 separate prize draw funds, one for each of our departmental Facebook pages: /absolutemusicguitars, /absolutemusicdrums and /absolutemusicproaudio
• We will be making one draw per page on each Monday in December 2013 before Christmas (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd), making 12 draws in total
• For each draw, a follower (or followers) of each page will be chosen at random to each win a prize relevant to that page
• No cash alternatives are offered
• No exchanges or credits can be made
• Winners will be announced on each of the relevant pages on the day of the draw
• Please check the three pages on the days of the draw to see if you're a lucky winner
• Winners should contact us via the Facebook page using a private message, providing details of where you would like the prize to be delivered to and what date you would like it delivered
Prizes can only be delivered to UK addresses
All prize claims must be made before the end of 2013. After this period, prizes will no longer be available for this competition.
• This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Good luck!



During the months of November and December, we've catered for the needs of guitarists, drummers and synth enthusiasts, with a number of special 10th anniversary events, all based in our huge pro-music store in Bournemouth (CLICK HERE to find us). Details of each of the events is listed below. We hope to see you in-store soon!


Yamaha Drum Day

Join us in-store for free demoes, technique tips, free drum lessons and piles of great offers. This day is run in association with Yamaha, who will also be showing off their new PHX drums series.

CLICK HERE for more information on this FREE event.


Robbie McIntosh

You don't want to miss this one! Robbie McIntosh is famed for being Paul McCartney's guitarist of choice, playing in the Pretenders and working with other artists such as John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones and many more... and on 20th November he will be joining us in our pro-music superstore for a special guitar clinic. Tickets are priced at just £5 each although be quick because there are limited spaces and they're filling up very quickly.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Robbie McIntosh guitar clinic.


Guitar Day

Join us in-store for a day of guitar workshops, demonstrations, FREE lessons and heaps of pre-Christmas special offers. This event is FREE to attend so don't miss out if you're after advice, have any questions or simply want to demo some awesome instruments!


Korg Analogue Synth Day

If you're a fan of that classic analogue sound then be sure to pencil this one in your diary. In fact, forget the pencil and reach for that Biro because you're not going to want to miss this one!

We'll be joined in our pro-music superstore by a selection of the Korg team, who will be on hand all day alongside a selection of their current synths (MS-20 MiniVolcasMonotronsMonotribe, etc.), which will be set up for you to demo. If you've got any questions on any Korg product then this is also the perfect opportunity to get them answered.

Oh, and on top of this, everyone who attends will receive a FREE Korg goodie bag and entry into a competition to win an MS-20 Mini!

CLICK HERE for more information on this FREE event.


Drum Hang

Our drum manager, Austin Lane, has organised a special FREE get-together in our Bournemouth superstore for all local drummers, percussionists and drum teachers! Feel free to pop down and mingle with like-minded musicians, share techniques and stories and even grab some free drinks and mince pies!

The event will run from around 6:30pm-10pm, so feel free to pop down as we would love to see you.

Although the event is free to attend, please contact our drum department via e-mail ([email protected]) or through Facebook (CLICK HERE to visit our Drums Facebook page) if you plan to attend, just so Austin knows how much food and drink to get in!



10th Anniversary Gift Examples

As our way of saying thank you, we're offering your choice of FREE gift for all customers who visit our huge pro-music superstore and spend over £50. This offer will run right up until Christmas 2013 or until stock runs out.

Choose your free gift from a selection of products including drum sticks, drum keys, Focusrite Midnight Plug-in Suite software, Focusrite Novation software collection, Waves Tune LT pitch correction software, a selection of guitar strings, peg winders, guitar tuners, EZdrummer Lite & EZmix Lite software, guitar straps and picks, mugs, t-shirts, caps and more! Visit us in store for more information.

CLICK HERE to find our Bournemouth-based pro-music superstore.



10th Anniversary Sale

Up until Christmas, we will be offering 10% off selected products in-store! Just look out for the '10th anniversary' tags on selected products when you visit our shop and you'll be able to make HUGE, exclusive savings.

Thanks once more for your continued support and if you have any questions regarding any of our 10th anniversary deals, competitions or events, please give us a call on 01202 597180.

Alan Barclay (Managing Director) & all the Absolute Music team

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  • Not sure how to enter the competitions. Is it me and my old age and I have lost the plot? Just let me know.

    Posted on December 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

  • Hi Annie, thanks for getting in touch! All you need to do to enter the competitions is 'like' one or more of our dedicated department Facebook pages. This does require you to have a Facebook account, so I'm afraid that if you would like to enter, you will need to create one if you don't already have one.

    We have 3 dedicated department Facebook pages:
    1. Pro Audio:
    2. Guitars:
    3. Drums:

    Each page will be giving away relevant prizes (i.e. pro audio page will be giving away pro audio prizes, guitars page will be giving away guitar prizes and drums page will be giving away drum prizes). You will need to 'like' each page that you are interested in. For example, if you are only interested in winning guitar prizes, just visit the guitars page and 'like' it. If you are interested in winning both guitar and drum prizes, visit both the guitar and drums pages and 'like' them both.

    To 'like' a page, visit the page whilst you are logged into your Facebook account and click the 'Like' button, which is usually located towards the top-right of the page.

    I hope that helps! Feel free to get in touch if you have any more questions :)


    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:10 am