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Old 08-04-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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Ibanez Endorsement

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What do you get out of them?
How do you get one?
What are they looking for in their endorses?
All info is appreciated.

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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There are different levels of endorsements, some give you reduces prices on production models, some free guitars, some access to custom shop etc. Depends who you are on which one you get.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:41 AM   #3
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How do you get into the custom shop?

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:42 AM   #4
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Crowbar and blow torch.


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Old 08-04-2009, 10:43 AM   #5
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Crowbar and blow torch.

haha. That hard to get into?

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
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haha. That hard to get into?
Very hard. Short answer : Tour lots and and sell lots of records.
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Put it this way; if you have to ask, you arent getting endorsed
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:50 AM   #8
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Very hard. Short answer : Tour lots and and sell lots of records.
man. Really? You can't be like Chris Letchford and still not get in.

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:00 AM   #9
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man. Really? You can't be like Chris Letchford and still not get in.
Chris who?! LOL


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Old 08-04-2009, 11:01 AM   #10
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man. Really? You can't be like Chris Letchford and still not get in.
Talent means nothing in the music industry come on

You have to be like Meshuggah, and sell records as well as have talent.
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This guy's kinda goofy but I enjoy his videos. And this is the most informative piece i've ever seen about getting endorsed. My brother went to music school and said this video had more info on the subject than he learned in 2 years at school.

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Talent means nothing in the music industry come on

You have to be like Meshuggah, and sell records as well as have talent.
So you can't be like Tosin?

I do not think Reflux was THAT popular and he got an Ibanez endorsement and a LACS guitar.





But really watch that dudes video up there, it is really informative.

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:33 AM   #13
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So you can't be like Tosin?

I do not think Reflux was THAT popular and he got an Ibanez endorsement and a LACS guitar.
Basically you need a fan base though at the end of the day. So there may not be mainstream popularity, but if you have a large underground fan base its all good.
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Chris who?! LOL
The guitarist for Scale the Summit.
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You need to be incredibly lucky to get an Ibanez endorsement.



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Old 08-04-2009, 11:53 AM   #16
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This guy's kinda goofy but I enjoy his videos. And this is the most informative piece i've ever seen about getting endorsed. My brother went to music school and said this video had more info on the subject than he learned in 2 years at school.

Haha thats awesome, definitely going to check this guy out some more
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Making it in the industry is all about two very simple things. If it was about talent guys like Rusty Cooley and Dream Theater would have Top 10 Hits left and right... so we can scratch that being one of them

It's all about:
A- who you know
B- being at the right place at the right time

Thats why I strive to try and be everywhere hence Black Market Hero, Enstride, With Daggers Drawn, Methodical and of course my solo material.

But I've seen first hand, bands who are ....ing obnoxious and non deserving of an endorsement get guitars and gear handed to them like air. It sucks, but that's the raw truth


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Old 08-04-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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Haha thats awesome, definitely going to check this guy out some more
He's one of the nicest guys around and definately believes in keeping in touch with his fans - he's also prepared to give out down-to-earth advice that some folks seem to regard as trade secrets.

In short, lots of respect for Mr Chapman.

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Watching that vid was 9 minutes well spent, thanks
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To feed your jealousy a bit more, I talked to a guy that I know last weekend who is endorsed by Ibanez and just received his first LACS guitar. And according to him, he got his guitar for free from LACS...
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To feed your jealousy a bit more, I talked to a guy that I know last weekend who is endorsed by Ibanez and just received his first LACS guitar. And according to him, he got his guitar for free from LACS...
It's probably worth a lot of money too. Chris Broderick has 4 rga 7 strings I just saw the fourth one it was a gray maple top. Did he pay for all of those or did he get those for free?

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To feed your jealousy a bit more, I talked to a guy that I know last weekend who is endorsed by Ibanez and just received his first LACS guitar. And according to him, he got his guitar for free from LACS...


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Put it this way; if you have to ask, you arent getting endorsed
As unhelpful as it may be, this still sums up this topic pretty well. Basically, endorsements don't come before success (in 99% of the cases or more, anyway). Ibanez is also, from what I've heard, very hard to get endorsed by either way, much moreso than ESP or Schecter for example.

- edit - However, smaller and less known companies are easier to deal with, if you're only looking for free guitars. They're also easier to contact. I got major discounts from a swedish guitar company for making soundclips of their guitars. I'll be doing some videos and clinics for them later this year (which, by the way, is an AWESOME way of promoting yourself), and after that I'm pretty much set as far as free instruments go. So unless you have to be endorsed by one of the giants right away, this is an alternative.

But then again, it's silly to be chasing endorsements before you reach any success with your music. Focus on establishing yourself and making good music first, then when you start touring for longer periods an endorsement may come in handy.
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As unhelpful as it may be, this still sums up this topic pretty well. Basically, endorsements don't come before success (in 99% of the cases or more, anyway). Ibanez is also, from what I've heard, very hard to get endorsed by either way, much moreso than ESP or Schecter for example.

- edit - However, smaller and less known companies are easier to deal with, if you're only looking for free guitars. They're also easier to contact. I got major discounts from a swedish guitar company for making soundclips of their guitars. I'll be doing some videos and clinics for them later this year (which, by the way, is an AWESOME way of promoting yourself), and after that I'm pretty much set as far as free instruments go. So unless you have to be endorsed by one of the giants right away, this is an alternative.

But then again, it's silly to be chasing endorsements before you reach any success with your music. Focus on establishing yourself and making good music first, then when you start touring for longer periods an endorsement may come in handy.
Great advice thanks.

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ESP also gives a damn fine deal, i've got buddies who aren't even in the band that they got their endorsement for anymore, and they still get free LTDs, other friends were getting any 3 LTDs a year free, not sure if that was for the band, or for each of them, but it's still a sweet deal...and NONE of their other endorsements were for free ...., NONE of them, not even strings, not even picks, and most definitely not the Mesa stuff
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