Auction To Benefit VH1 Save The Music

Twenty-three Korg Pitchblack guitar/bass tuners, each autographed by a different artist, to be auctioned off for charity      30/10/08

Auction To Benefit VH1 Save The Music

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Korg USA is helping to raise awareness for the work of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, by conducting a charity auction to benefit the organization. Twenty-three autographed Korg Pitchblack guitar/bass pedal tuners will be auctioned on eBay, each one signed by a different popular musician. Some of today's hottest artists who participated include Maroon 5, Slash, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Kerry King (Slayer), Billy Bob Thornton and more. Bidding begins November 1st.
Korg USA President Joe Castronovo commented, "For the holiday season, we're giving back to the music community in a way that lets others do a good deed, grab a piece of music memorabilia and keep in tune all at the same time. Even if you're not a musician, the tuners make great holiday gifts for the guitarist in your life. Plus, 100% of the proceeds will go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation."
Interested bidders can visit eBay's Musical Instruments/Electric Guitar category and do a search for "Pitchblack."
The pitchblack pedal tuner features a high visibility display, true bypass output, +/-1 cent accuracy and four tuning modes, including strobe, in a rugged die-cast aluminum package. The tuner can be used independently or in a pedalboard as part of a chain of effects (its 9-Volt DC output jack makes it possible to cascade power to other pedals when chaining effect).
Since the VH1 Save The Music Foundation was created in 1997, more than $43 million worth of new musical instruments have been donated to 1,600 public schools in 100 cities, improving the lives of more than 1.2 million children. Now in its eleventh year, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring music education programs in cities across the U.S. and raising awareness of the importance of music participation for our nation's youth.
The national partner organizations of VH1 Save The Music include the American Association of School Administrators, the American Music Conference, America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth, ASCAP Foundation, Chief State School Officers Association, MENC-The National Association for Music Education, NAMM-International Music Products Association, National School Boards Association and the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, please visit
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in nearly 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul. Connect with VH1 at VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.
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