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To bring world wide awareness to “Girls that Rock” and to inspire girls and women to pick up and play instruments with confidence.

What is Queen of Strings?
A worldwide female bass and guitar competition founded by the young bassist/singer Nik West in conjunction with some of the best known female instrumentalists in the music industry. It is made possible by dozens of companies in the music products industry. Jan 2015 launched as the first annual competition. In a recent interview of Nik West in Bass Musician Magazine she says, "Queen of Strings was conceptualized because when some of my fellow female guitar player peers and I decided to become solo artists, there were openings for our spots in the well known bands we played in and for well known artists. When asked to find female subs or replacements that could step into our shoes, we drew blanks as all of the prominent guitarists/bassists were already on big tours. We needed to find ladies that could hold these spots and do it well, but we did not know of anyone that was not already taken. So I came up with Queen of Strings because I wanted to know who was out there that the world should know about. There are many legendary artists that come to me for suggestions and now I direct them to Queen of Strings to check out the entries. Why make it a competition? Because I knew everyone would bring their A game in order to win these amazing prizes and possibly get a great gig!"

Our esteemed celebrity panel of judges include: Orianthi (guitar), Nik West (Bass), Nicole Fiorentino (Bass), Jennifer Batten (guitar), Kat Dyson (guitar), Annie Clements (bass), Radical Classical (guitar), and Taimane Gardner.

How it Works
Check out the official rules and general guidelines. You may also SUBSCRIBE to Queen of Strings for reminders of deadlines and news!


There are 2 categories --QUEEN OF STRINGS BASS --QUEEN OF STRINGS GUITAR  (Double bassists and ukulele players are encouraged as well)



Nik West, DR Strings, Guitar Center, Gruv Gear, Warwick, Ubass, FSP Custom Cables, Hello Kitty, Perky Jerky, Charming Charlie Jewelry. And more...

Prizes ​

Package includes prizes from Guitar Center, Gruv Gear, Kala, Ubass, Warwick, A feature in a prominent Guitar magazine, a feature in a prominent Bass Magazine, a bass/guitar from our sponsors, DR strings, Hello Kitty guitar picks and one or more of the following: A Skype Lesson with one of the judges, or a chance to play on stage with one of the judges for the Queen of Strings Tour (TBD) and exposure to over 3million subscribers to Queen Of Strings Network and partners.