Poll: What's a bigger honor?
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View poll results: What's a bigger honor?
Getting a Grammy
66 26%
Getting Signature Gear under your name.
192 74%
Voters: 258.
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#1
I saw an interview with Kerry King saying that it's a greater honor for him to have a signature guitar and signature Amp then to win a Grammy. I've been wondering, how about you guys? What do you consider a greater honor? A Grammy or getting signature gear under your name?

EDIT : Just to clarify : by signature gear I mean that you would get to sit down with the company and design the gear in question to your exact specification.
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#2
I don't care about either to be honest. Especially not signature gear.
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#6
Getting a Grammy. You only get signature gear if the company thinks it'll make money off you, hence why you can be utter **** and still get signature gear. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jonas Brothers got signature guitars.
#8
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#9
I personally feel that neither is really that great an honor.

Metal artists RARELY win grammys and signature gear usually blows.
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#10
Quote by michal23
Getting a Grammy. You only get signature gear if the company thinks it'll make money off you, hence why you can be utter **** and still get signature gear. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jonas Brothers got signature guitars.

Yea, I think half of the artists who have signature gear out are complete bull****. All for more loot. I don't want a Grammy though, that whole contest is bull**** too.
#11
Quote by Brendan.Clace
I personally feel that neither is really that great an honor.

Metal artists RARELY win grammys and signature gear usually blows.


Apart from...every year in the 'best metal performance' category?
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#12
I'd like a pat on the back from an artist I really respected.
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#13
it depends on what you mean by signature gear. do you mean some company gives you money so they can put your name on some piece of **** guitar. or they let you design a guitar that you actually want to play.
#14
hard one.

GRammy would get me on television. which would make me popular. then I would offer myself to Behringer for signature gear. = Solution!
#15
Quote by michal23
Getting a Grammy. You only get signature gear if the company thinks it'll make money off you, hence why you can be utter **** and still get signature gear. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jonas Brothers got signature guitars.


I actually agree with you here, exept one fact. And that is that the Grammy's have no credibility left whatsoever (I could go on for several pages as to why, but I'll just say Jethro Tull, Milli Vanilli, and Led Zep), so you at least get a paycheck for an endorsement deal. Come on, people, do what I do...ignore the Grammy's!
#17
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The Grammy's are a joke! I'd definitely prefer the endorsement deal!


Ever since Coldplay won best rock album I've had no respect at all for the grammy's.
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#18
Quote by Brendan.Clace
I personally feel that neither is really that great an honor.

Metal artists RARELY win grammys and signature gear usually blows.

'Cause metal sucks, duh.
#19
If I had to choose, I'd pick signature gear, but in all honesty I don't really care that much for either of them. A grammy is just an award, and a signature guitar is what anyone can have if they know what they want and save up to mod their gear.
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#20
Quote by michal23
Getting a Grammy. You only get signature gear if the company thinks it'll make money off you, hence why you can be utter **** and still get signature gear. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jonas Brothers got signature guitars.

Same can be said about the Grammys. I wouldn't be suprised if the Jonas Brothers won some Grammys(although I'm not sure). But, I agree with everything you said, besides winning a Grammy.
#21
if by signature gear you mean that i would get to sit down with the company and design a guitar or amp or pedal, then that
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#22
Gear because everyone will forget the grammy a few years later anyways.
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#23
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
if by signature gear you mean that i would get to sit down with the company and design a guitar or amp or pedal, then that


That's true, if the gear is made to your specifications, down to every detail, then signature gear is better.
#24
That's a hard question. A harder one is how the f u ck did Kerry King get signature gear? I'm a big fan of Slayer and everything, but ffs, he doesn't even write the songs (as far as I know) and he is far from an awesome guitar player. A tight rhythm player maybe, but he is nowhere near a good lead player.
#25
Quote by archerygenious
Ever since Coldplay won best rock album I've had no respect at all for the grammy's.


Man, you must be young. The Grammy's have been musically negligent since before the guys in Coldplay were even born.
#27
Quote by michal23
Getting a Grammy. You only get signature gear if the company thinks it'll make money off you, hence why you can be utter **** and still get signature gear. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jonas Brothers got signature guitars.


Yeah, and the record companies get to vote for their own artists. That makes getting a Grammy incredibly meaningful.

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Apart from...every year in the 'best metal performance' category?


Whose winners include Korn, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Deftones and Soundgarden. Look at all those metal bands. Let us not forget they also nominated Spineshank.
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#28
I'd take signature gear any day, you can only sell a Grammy once, if they stick a signature line out with your name on it then you make money every time one sells+ you get an instrument made exactly to your specification
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#29
I don't really care much for signature gear, but the Grammys are ridiculous, so I'll take the gear.
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#30
Quote by james2112
That's a hard question. A harder one is how the f u ck did Kerry King get signature gear? I'm a big fan of Slayer and everything, but ffs, he doesn't even write the songs (as far as I know) and he is far from an awesome guitar player. A tight rhythm player maybe, but he is nowhere near a good lead player.


Tight rhythm > Good lead

Also, he helps write songs, I believe he wrote the lyrics to most of the songs on "God Hates Us All"
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#31
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#33
Quote by shadesofanger
Tight rhythm > Good lead

Also, he helps write songs, I believe he wrote the lyrics to most of the songs on "God Hates Us All"


Yeah I believe he writes a lot of the lyrics, but not the music. I think Jeff does the majority of that.
#34
I would not want my own signature gear, but if I could get an Eric Johnson Signature Strat, that'd be nice. I'd much rather take the Grammy, maybe put it up on my mantelpiece or whatever.
#35
Gear!!! It would be cool to see kids with a guitar I designed.
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#36
I dunno, my signature gear wouldn't be too complicate, just an epiphone dot, alot of the signature gear is just like a regular model but with a fancy paintjob or different pickups. In seriousness though, Patrick Stumps new signature guitar looks pretty cool.
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#37
Grammy's are for pop musicians.

Getting a signature guitar tells you that you've really excelled in your field and that people appreciate the way you play guitar.
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#38
Definetly signature gear, but only if it's with a company that provides only for AWESOME guitarists (ESP, Ibanez, etc.). The Grammy's are a ****ing joke anyway, and are basically only there to promote even further what is already in the mainstream so record companies can make more money. They in no way actually reward amazing musicians if they aren't what the general public likes.
#39
Damn, im torn between my dislike of the grammy award .... and my natural reaction to do the opposite of everything kerry king says ....
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#40
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Grammy's are for pop musicians.

Getting a signature guitar tells you that you've really excelled in your field and that people appreciate the way you play guitar.


Yeah man, you'll only get a Grammy if you've got loads of airplay and singles sales, charts and whatnot. Doesn't account for actual musicianship.

Which is why Kyuss will never get one, and will probably never be included in the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.
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