Win a vintage Minimoog with the Bob Moog Foundation raffle
It’s raffle time again at the Bob Moog Foundation, and this season we have a vintage Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee up for grabs.
Win a Minimoog
Despite the reissues, clones and replicas, you can’t beat owning a genuine vintage Minimoog. The instrument on offer in this raffle is serial number 4070, built on the 14th of February 1974 at Moog’s Williamsville factory. It’s had the Opto-Key upgrade that replaces the mechanical key contacts with infrared light sensors. You’ll also find MIDI In and Out trailing out the back.
Jareth Lackey of Synthpro Restoration has restored this Minimoog, and you’ll find it in excellent internal condition. You can see the outside shows its age with a few knocks and scrapes, which is exactly what you want in a vintage instrument.
Celebrity endorsement this time around comes from 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Geddy Lee. Geddy is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and keyboard player for the Canadian rock band Rush. He famously used the Minimoog on some of their most iconic songs, including “The Trees”, “Countdown”, “Xanadu”, and “Tom Sawyer”.
The Minimoog sets itself apart because it has a fat, identifiable tone. I really like that. It’s also very approachable. The sections of the Minimoog are broken down into very understandable sections.
Bob Moog’s legacy stands out as a pioneer, an inventor, and a stylist. He helped initiate styles of music that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible without his contribution.
He signed the back with the words “This device is a modern-day warrior” which comes from “Tom Sawyer”.
Bob Moog Foundation Raffle
If you’d like to win this unique Minimoog then all you need to do is buy a ticket. The raffle is open internationally, and there are 10,000 tickets available for $25 a go or cheaper as a bundle. It closes on the 27th of February, or sooner if they sell out of tickets. Up to $200 in shipping costs will be met in the US or $400 internationally, which is nice.
All proceeds will benefit Dr Bob’s SoundSchool educational project, which teaches kids about the science of sound through music and technology, as well as the Bob Moog Foundation Archives and Moogseum.
It’s a good cause, and a great instrument, so get your tickets now.
10.000 tickets for sale while you get zero tickets, not even digital ones when you buy. No recording from the raffles available.
Connector, we don’t offer paper tickets, but every ticket is assigned a unique number, which is shared with ticket buyers. We choose our winner with a random number generator and a witness not affiliated with our nonprofit, and we also record our selection of a winner. Our process is transparent. We hope you enter, and we wish you luck!
“Every ticket is assigned a unique number”, the buyer still doesn’t receive a (digital) ticket, nor that unique number at all. I’m repeating myself here.
“We also record our selection of a winner”. Not one single recording exist on the internet from all the raffles you have done. This is not transparent at all.