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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-17-2005, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Endorsement switching

I was looking through all the mags recently and in a matter of time or so you have one guy endorsing a Paul Reed and before you know it in their next snapshot they are endorsing Washburn or something? I have seen this more and more with Ibanez than any other guitar company out there. Look back at all the players that they once had..Petrucci.Beach,John Lowery,Batten. Why do people change so much even if the other brand may be inferior? And why are guitar,amp companies so quick to drop artists and pick up another one that most of the time you have never heard of. I find this stuff a strange way to run a business what do you guys think?

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Why do people change so much even if the other brand may be inferior?
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About 90% of the reason everytime.
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Why do people change so much even if the other brand may be inferior? ?
im not too sure thats the case really. some companies may offer some really crummy gear and what not, but i think each is capable of offering at least one nice high end guitar. and then, of course the money also is an issue
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Re: Endorsement switching

Some of the people Ibanez endorsed left simply because they where unhappy with certain things as for example Pertrucci, Grambale and Batten.

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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-17-2005, 01:38 PM
 
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Re: Endorsement switching

What were they unhappy with?

I realised 1 thing... Ibanez "custom" guitars are well... kind of like Prestiege stuff that has extra holes drilled here, a couple of switches here, a differnet pup combi... stuff that doesn't really strike me as custom per se. The Reb Beach model was something though...
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What were they unhappy with?

I realised 1 thing... Ibanez "custom" guitars are well... kind of like Prestiege stuff that has extra holes drilled here, a couple of switches here, a differnet pup combi... stuff that doesn't really strike me as custom per se. The Reb Beach model was something though...
Gambale left because he didn't like the direction Ibanez was taking. Batten has stated in an interview that Ibanez was to inconsistent for, e.g. their specs changed to often etc. Petrucci left from what I have heard because Ibanez didn't was to build him a 7 string.

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 01:32 AM
 
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Petrucci left from what I have heard because Ibanez didn't was to build him a 7 string.
that seems really stupid on their part. petrucci must've brought in some better sales than players like gambale and batten. i think a jp 7 string from ibanez would sell really well. maybe im wrong though.
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that seems really stupid on their part. petrucci must've brought in some better sales than players like gambale and batten. i think a jp 7 string from ibanez would sell really well. maybe im wrong though.
No....I think your right on the mark
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Doesn't it seem stupid? Korn gets a sig 7 and JP got none.
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 02:25 AM
 
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I remember reading that Petrucci said he wanted a piezo trem too, but Ibanez wasn't really doing anything for him. Then he left and they came out with the double edge soon after... oops. But Ibanez will do just fine with Vai and Satriani.
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I remember reading that Petrucci said he wanted a piezo trem too, but Ibanez wasn't really doing anything for him. Then he left and they came out with the double edge soon after... oops. But Ibanez will do just fine with Vai and Satriani.
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Strange really because Ibanez did build JP a 7 string JPM and also one with piezo (though with a Wilkinson trem).

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don't forget george benson, john scofield and the amazing pat methany too.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 06:28 AM
 
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Yes...The amazing Pat Metheny.
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