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#1
I use a good amount of Line 6 equipment in my band (they're really good if you know how to get what you want) and was wondering what an endorsement deal with them would offer me. Would it be free equipment, or just equipment at discount prices? (artist discount)
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#2
That totally depends on how big your band is, how often you tour, if you have a record or two out. You'd have to mail them a press package.
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#3
I don't think anyone ever gets free gear, instead they just get big discounts, like 40%-60% (if you're famous).
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#4
Depends on the company. I would also imagine most small bands just get a small discount. I know some companies like pre-Gibson Steinberger never gave out anything. Jackson/Charvel is like that today, if you're in a small band or if you're Mark Morton.
#6
Usually to get endorsements you have to be doing a lot of touring. The kind of touring that I doubt a fifteen year old would have the time to do. To give you an idea, Vader cabinets requires that their endorses be playing at least 150 shows a year.

As for what you get, I think the other posters are right in saying you just get discounts, but I know Dave Wiener doesn't have to pay for his LACS guitars, so idk...
#7
I dont think they will endorse a spider...


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I use a good amount of Line 6 equipment in my band (they're really good if you know how to get what you want) and was wondering what an endorsement deal with them would offer me. Would it be free equipment, or just equipment at discount prices? (artist discount)

Um, I think you need to be...well, y'know...famous
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#9
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Um, I think you need to be...well, y'know...famous


lol seriously, its not like anyone will get an endorsement deal. to the TS, think of it this way, would line 6 likely make a lot of money off your endorsement? ie. would other guitarists say "jafar007 uses line 6, I want one too now"?
#10
Well endorsement is very hard to get. Especially from BIG compianies, like Line6.

If you try and get ednorsed from smaller compianes or at least have them acknowledge you, it's easier. For an example, having spoken with Brown Note, who makes my 18watter, we will put them on our homepage and so on. These are the small guys though!
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#11
dude with all respect

your 16
your not a professional musician
your not touring and probably not gigging that much even
your using one of their lower end beginner amps

Try some smaller local companies if you can. Call them up use their gear (the best you can get) build a strong sound and invite them to shows etc. And if your not a professional musician why would you need an endorsement or would someone give you one?
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#12
Is this thread a joke?
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Is this thread a joke?

It could be, for I indeed lol'd at it
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#15
Is this serious? At 15 you're not likely to be endorsed. Hell, I could personally go the Marshall Factory, buy a crap load of Marshall stuff, they ain't gonna endorse me, and I gig every so often. You need to be BIIIIIIIIIIG!
#16
if you're a big musician (played lots of large scale gigs, have a couple of albums under your belt) you can probably do some advertisement in exchange for some gear. there are some companies (like first act) that have "up and coming" programs to give smaller bands instruments. do some research and you can probably find some discounts if you use a certain small brand exclusively, that is if you hit it big.
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#17
endorsements and sponsorships are two completely different things. my friend's band is setting up a sponsorship with Kent Custom Cases becaues they're ordering road cases for all their equipment together. they're getting something like 15% off, and some money off of the shipping cost, and in return the band is going to spread the company's name around. the company will also advertise the band for using their cases.

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#18
Quote by jafar007
I use a good amount of Line 6 equipment in my band (they're really good if you know how to get what you want) and was wondering what an endorsement deal with them would offer me. Would it be free equipment, or just equipment at discount prices? (artist discount)


First mistake: I use a good amount of Line 6 equipment in my band
Second mistake: was wondering what an endorsement deal with them would offer me.
#19
Hi all. I was reading all these posts and wanted to comment about another way an experienced guitarist can get endorsements.

I'm a professional C.F. Martin Artist. I'm also endorsed by Minarik guitars and Black Diamond strings and accessories.

I do not tour performing in large venues, I'm not in a high profile band and I do not have an album seeling like hot cakes.

I've made a reputation as a guitar instructor. I'm featured online and I film instructional methods. I also taught Nick Perri who is the lead guitarist in the band, Shinedown.

So, while I'm not a high profile guitarist, I keep very busy with many projects. One of those is also webcam lessons which allows me to connect with players in real-time all over the world!

If anyone is interested in lessons or have any questions, please email me or post a reply!

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#20
^That's pretty cool man. Though I'm not a fan of most main-stream stuff today. I've enjoyed the tracks I've heard of Shinedown.


Erock is endorsed by Mills Acoustics because his recordings are awesome and they wanted to use them on their website without getting sued
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#21
I think Belew has a deal with line 6, I have seen him promoting thier gear and also Parker guitars....but he is a big star (but relativly unknown and underated) and is huge in Japan for his sound effects. Still I think he just gets free gear, and maybe some cash for his internet demos.
#22
My roommate's old band had several endorsement deals and they weren't "big" by any stretch of the imagination. I think he still gets something like 60% off from Gallien-Krueger, but they were getting a similar deal from Rocktron, and their guitar player got a couple of Les Paul's dirt cheap direct from Gibson. I think the two critical factors in them getting endorsements revolved around: #1 the amount of time they spent on the road, and #2 their success relative to their niche.
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#23
Me and my other band member applied for an endorsement for washburn for the hell of it (they asked on myspace) and they require you to play 150+ shows a year, and be signed.... i assume that line6 have criteria like that at the least.
#24
My band sent in a media package to Schecter and we're waiting to hear back from them.

Honestly, it was kind of a fluke. We asked every major company (Gibson, Fender, G&L, Orange, Mesa) and got turned down by all of them. Hell, the only member that always plays a Schecter is the bassist (although I do have my eye on a C1 Classic). We're not hoping for anything free, we're just trying to get out name more out there.

Sorry, this was kinda off topic.

BTW, we're 20-somethings that played over 200 shows in 2007 and are on our way to hitting that number this year.
#25
Colin - If you guys are looking for an endorsement and you like Gibsons and Schecters you might want to try dropping an email to Minarik Guitars - especially the Lotus and Goddess series. They might be able to help you if you are performing 200+ shows a year.

httm://www.minarikguitars.com

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#26
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^That's pretty cool man. Though I'm not a fan of most main-stream stuff today. I've enjoyed the tracks I've heard of Shinedown.


Erock is endorsed by Mills Acoustics because his recordings are awesome and they wanted to use them on their website without getting sued

I'm surprised he isn't endorsed by Schecter yet...
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#27
hahaha,

Man its really hard to get endorsed by an Amp company,
You have to have a big name or be in a big band.
Endorsements are really about them using you,
If you make ppl want to use the product they will give it to u at a discount or free
If your just in a local band with a small combo amp like you have... good luck.
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Colin - If you guys are looking for an endorsement and you like Gibsons and Schecters you might want to try dropping an email to Minarik Guitars - especially the Lotus and Goddess series. They might be able to help you if you are performing 200+ shows a year.

httm://www.minarikguitars.com

John
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#30
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you guys realize this thread is like 3 months old right?


of course...

why the hell was this topic resurrected? Such a random thread...
#32
I certainly did not! It was that John guy. Seriously. Look!

I was just rattling off while not paying attention in class.
#33
I was walking the backline of Guns N' Roses a couple of years ago and was surprised to see Ron Thal (Bumblefoot) uses nothing but Vetta's for all his tones. One of them was on the 5150 setting too.
#34
I just got a skiing sponsorship today

Free shirts/sweats/pants/hats FTW
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I just got a skiing sponsorship today

Free shirts/sweats/pants/hats FTW


You mean there are things that aren't guitar playing!?

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#36
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You mean there are things that aren't guitar playing!?



Of course there are!

Guitar shopping, guitar watching, guitar fixing, guitar modding, and the best of all


guitar porn.

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#37
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Of course there are!

Guitar shopping, guitar watching, guitar fixing, guitar modding, and the best of all


guitar porn.

ahha, well i've been skiing since I was 4, and guitar came when I was 12? so yeah, I had other things before guitar
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#38
Quote by TheEsupremacy
I was walking the backline of Guns N' Roses a couple of years ago and was surprised to see Ron Thal (Bumblefoot) uses nothing but Vetta's for all his tones. One of them was on the 5150 setting too.


He's been using the Vetta for a while now. I have 3 of Ron's patches, two rhythm and one lead, saved to my Vetta II.
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ahha, well i've been skiing since I was 4, and guitar came when I was 12? so yeah, I had other things before guitar



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#40
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TREASON.


I played basketball, but i sucked so i quit
than i played guitar and was like
Yah. Thats right mofos i'm an unathletic idiot, but I can make noises louder THAN YOU CAN!
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