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Old 08-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #61
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And it's absolutely hilarious.

And he'll be crying when i end up with my free tele and melody maker
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:33 PM   #62
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Sweet Jesus, I've got to try this out... Maybe I'll send an email to PRS, I really fancy some of the stuff they've got going on.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:08 AM   #63
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cheapstake . i wouldnt even bother writing email asking free picks .. lol.

i think ill give 12 guitar picks to the next guy who doesnt bump this thread so it can die !!!

oh damn what have i just done .
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:40 AM   #64
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:46 AM   #65
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I mailed V-picks, steveclayton, gravity picks and dunlop, they all agreed on sending me a free sample, the guy from dunlop even asked me if I needed free strings too I think I'll actually review em and ask for more expensive stuff to review
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:57 AM   #66
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If you do get a free guitar...I think I'll actually cry...then ask some people for some free shit.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:10 AM   #67
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I should go ask ESP to build me a custom shop for free.

Oh and probably should also ask for Chris Broderick's sig guitar as a sample when its out.

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:37 AM   #68
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:11 AM   #69
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Dear Mr. Obama,

I really like Islands. I've been using them for years and have recently started getting more serious about them. I was wondering if you could give me a free sample of one of your islands. Perhaps something up near Canada, since these are pretty useless anyway. Of course since this would be a free sample, I would need you to cover the costs of moving me there and building my compound. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:42 PM   #71
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Bit of a bump, but Dunlop have just agreed to send me a few Jazz picks to sample (I'm too meek to flat out ask so I inquired about the differences in the different Jazz picks and they offered to send me some).

Whereas with Planet Waves who I contacted asking for samples, the reply was "give me a couple of days, I'll try to sort something out", not heard anything yet, so I don't think I'll get anything from them.
But oh well! Nothing lost.

To be honest I think Dunlop's offerings will keep me for well over a year, if I don't lose picks they get used for ages with me!
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:11 PM   #72
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Did you email Dunlop's Customer Service? I need to seriously try this out.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:41 AM   #73
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Just emailed ddarro asking for some free strings >_>

still no reply from fender or gibson though
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:55 AM   #75
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I asked D'addario for some strings.

Long story short they said no
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:07 AM   #76
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I asked D'addario for some strings.

Long story short they said no

Did the same with ernie ball just now too, i'm sure they can spare 1 pack. They're lucky i'm not asking for an ernie ball wah pedal.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:12 AM   #77
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Just emailed ddarro asking for some free strings >_>

still no reply from fender or gibson though


I'm assuming they'll have a similar response that Planet Waves had with me. It sounded like the guy was cool with giving me a sample, but I'm not sure if they're allowed to send shit out for free as I've heard nothing back, and as D'addario are the same company (and as strings cost approximately 4.50 more than a pick!) I assume you won't hear anything.

I was tempted to ask Dean Markley for some Blue Steel strings to try as I've been wanting to try them out for a while, but I can't see it happening to be honest.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:32 AM   #78
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i guess ima go ask dunlop for picks and may be try and get neon strings or that colored strings! gotta try it sometimes soon

still waiting for my Gravity Picks

I think the tactics here should be an interest in a not so famous product. so if say fender is selling billions of picks each month they wont care for some arrogant dude asking for samples you know. on the other hand tho they could be like meh we've sold 123bazillion picks this month, why not send him 5 for free...

anyways, give me some young brand names!!
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i guess ima go ask dunlop for picks and may be try and get neon strings or that colored strings! gotta try it sometimes soon


I thought it was DR that did the neon strings?

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I think the tactics here should be an interest in a not so famous product. so if say fender is selling billions of picks each month they wont care for some arrogant dude asking for samples you know. on the other hand tho they could be like meh we've sold 123bazillion picks this month, why not send him 5 for free...

anyways, give me some young brand names!!


The problem with that tactic is, they're a new company, competing with the brands such as Dunlop, Fender, whoever, who can afford to give free stuff away. What young companies need is your custom.
Yeah they're more likely to give you free stuff as they want to secure customers, but from what I've gathered, everyone on this thread is just pumped to get free stuff, cos, who wouldn't be?
But at the same time, they need the sales.
That's why I've only asked Dunlop and Planet Waves (and if I asked any others they'd be the big names who could spare picks).

The reason I haven't asked places like Gravity picks for a sample is because I know they're a small business and their picks are harder to make than the whole Dunlop style mass producing thing, and I know that right now I don't have the cash to follow it up.

Your idea of going for fresher companies is great for nabbing endorsements deals and stuff, but I just think it's a bit more of a touchy subject on getting samples!

You could probably try it and get somewhere, but I think as it comes to this sort of "Hey guys, [this company] give away samples" thing, it's best to go for the higher ups, so that they don't get 20 people from Ultimate-Guitar asking them for free stuff!

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Wow I have made quite the little essay on this!
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The problem with that tactic is, they're a new company, competing with the brands such as Dunlop, Fender, whoever, who can afford to give free stuff away. What young companies need is your custom.
Yeah they're more likely to give you free stuff as they want to secure customers, but from what I've gathered, everyone on this thread is just pumped to get free stuff, cos, who wouldn't be?
But at the same time, they need the sales.
That's why I've only asked Dunlop and Planet Waves (and if I asked any others they'd be the big names who could spare picks).

The reason I haven't asked places like Gravity picks for a sample is because I know they're a small business and their picks are harder to make than the whole Dunlop style mass producing thing, and I know that right now I don't have the cash to follow it up.

Your idea of going for fresher companies is great for nabbing endorsements deals and stuff, but I just think it's a bit more of a touchy subject on getting samples!

You could probably try it and get somewhere, but I think as it comes to this sort of "Hey guys, [this company] give away samples" thing, it's best to go for the higher ups, so that they don't get 20 people from Ultimate-Guitar asking them for free stuff!

...

Wow I have made quite the little essay on this!


nice actually agreed. yeah i thought actually DR is owned by dunlop or something... idk
never mind

as for the rest. yeah i totally agree with you but often the young brands do make give anyways and all so samples and stuff could work out... another good thing is that those who send me stuff for free get a described info on my experience. and i dont jsut write it and forget about them. that's why im God Box's (quite a young boutique pedal brand) main artist endorsee. cause i tell them what iwant, how i want and why i want and they take it as a general musician preference. im not trying to get me a signature pedal lol, im just saying stuff i encounter and all and it's on a almost daily basis.

so yeah give me young brand names, i want some more endorsement
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