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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

I thought something like this was going to happen after he put a few of his main Carvins on the market a few months ago.

His site says he'll be playing Ibanez 6, 7 and 8-strings. Cool! Welcome to Ibanez Tony!

http://www.iheartguitarblog.com/2009...to-ibanez.html
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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 06:01 AM
 
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

Cool!
Maybe playing with Vai has something to do with it?

But are there any brands Tony haven't worked with?

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Cool!
Maybe playing with Vai has something to do with it?

But are there any brands Tony haven't worked with?

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Maybe Ibanez paying him money has more to do with it....
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Maybe Ibanez paying him money has more to do with it....
Could be, could be

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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ocLjbdR2Hz...ine_ibanez.jpg

S series? Interesting...
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

7-string S with ZR sounds good to me.
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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

So can we expect some Tony MacAlpine 8-string signature model?
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Maybe Ibanez paying him money has more to do with it....
Ibanez doesn't pay any endorcer to play their guitars.
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

Now I don't want to knock any companies, but maybe Tony has switched because Ibanez offeres better guitars and selection of guitars.

Ibanez and most companies don't pay endorsees just like Rich says.
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Ibanez doesn't pay any endorcer to play their guitars.

I find that hard to believe especially if a player has their own signiture guitar. If My name was on an Ibanez Guitar, Id assume some sort of payment, for my help in selling their guitars..

And although you are the Jedi master of Ibanez guitars, I highly doubt, you know for sure that Ibanez have never paid a cent to Satch or Vai, or any other guitarist that have their own signiture model. I Just cant understand why they wouldn't pay people to play their instrument, to help sales. Every other product on the planet pays famous people to advertise their stuff. Case in Point Michael Jordan and Nike relationship... Same as Ibanez and Vai. So why wouldn't Ibanez pay VAI ???
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

If Rich says that he's probably right, but I spoke with Andy Timmons and he told me the reason he cut his contract with Ibanez short is because they wanted to force him to play only their guitars. Sure sounds like an endorser kinda thing to me. He wanted to also use his fenders live and in the studio. But they did reissue his older signature model recently, so who knows.
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

Maybe there's a difference between having an endorsement and having a signature model. Does anyone know if guys like Vai and Satch get a royalty from sales of their sig models for their design input? That's quite different to being paid to endorse the guitars.
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Artists get a percentage of sales of a signature model, and top tier will get free guitars on top of that. The model sells well they get paid well, it doesn't, and they don't. That is the only way an endorcee gets paid, outside of being paid for doing road clinics, store appearances, etc. MOST endorcees have to PAY FOR THEIR GUITARS! They get cost pricing, ie. 50% of Custom Shop estimate, but the majority of endorcees are paying to play their Ibanez. Nobody is being paid to play Ibanez. That is the way I understand the system works.
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Fair Enough...
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Re: Tony MacAlpine switches to Ibanez!

That's pretty cool! I really like T Mac. I'd probably buy his Ibanez sig before a lot of other people's sig models they have. I don't know if he'll get one though. I'm betting he'll get his own through the custom shop but no official sig in production - a la Balducci and Weiner. It would be nice to be wrong, though.
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