Jeff Loomis leaving schecter?

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  1. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    And to tie it all back, had Amott just tossed him some writing credits and we all bought the new CD, Jeff wouldn’t be in talks with Strictly 7 and Bernie right now.
     
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    My bet is on Jackson, simply due to their surge in player acquisitions since acquiring ex Ibanez AR rep Mike Taft. No doubt something will stick. My assuming was his fender instagram post was a slight hint at a Fender/Jackson relationship.

    Would be happy with anything but Dean at this stage, lol.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I wouldn't be surprised if he just got bored with Schecter. He's been with them for around 15 years. They seemed to treat him really well, unless something happened recently. A shame a lot of Schecter endorsees don't tend to stay with them.

    Buuut ESP or Jackson seems to be the obvious choices. They're taking eeeveryooone.
     
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    I got to talk to some one in the inside about what is going on a while back and was sworn to secrecy....

    But, since Loomis has stated he is now a free agent, Schecter and Loomis have parted ways. Let's just say Schecter is not entirely happy with the situation, although they still see Jeff as a friend. The reason they are not happy is they backed up Loomis significantly over the years with the ups and downs in his career as well as how many models they made for him. Also, they were in the process of working on a USA Model with him, which would have been AWESOME!

    But Schecter has Keith Merrow, who I doubt will leave anytime soon, as well as the guys from Avenged, DJ Ashba, Nick Johnson (Whose sigs are massive sellers) and a few others (Maybe even me soon as an official endorser if I can get a gig):cheers:. They are a good company with good people, albeit I think they need to figure out there artist strategy. If they can get more artists for their USA Stuff, they would be rollin'.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Dude, you have like 15 Schecter USAs. You should get a sig model just for loyalty alone. :lol:
     
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    Yes they did back him for years however if another manufacturer has come along with a better deal or if Jeff was after a better deal which Schecter couldn't agree with then that's just business sadly :( Especially now that endorsements are a bigger part of artist income.
     
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    Sounds a lot like the Chris Broderick/Ibanez situation.
     
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    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    I am glad some one else besides me thinks that :lol:

    The situation I have with them is if I ever go on tour or need anything related to music, they got my back, which is nice.

    But we will be working on somewhat of a sig model in 2018 as I had an idea for a USA Model I would like to see done. Nothing special but it is what I ultimately would want in a guitar for the USA Production line.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance, but what stuff do you have out there that I can check out?
     
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    Ive seen him ‘like’ a few Jackson guitar posts on Instagram but probably shouldn’t read too much into that.
     
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    i love how much this sounds like a jealous ex/crazed fangirl
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    This forum is going to go apeshit when he finally posts up his custom Futura.
     
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    I have been privy to that Loomis info for quite some time as well now, it is terrible to have to keep that big a story to yourself, once Jeff says something officially I can say more. They are definitely not happy that he left, Schecter as a whole love Jeff, some in the company much closer to him than others. I am honestly surprised Jeff has not said anything at all.

    I will add to that roster list, some more heavy hitters, Nikki Sixx, Michael Anthony, Robert Smith and of course Zakk Wylde under the Wylde Audio brand. The thing about Schecter is they bet on artists and heavily invest in them, like Keith Merrow, Nick Johnston.
     
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    Further pointless speculation: This reminds me of all the seedy, behind-the-scenes dealings that led to John Suhr finding out via messageboard that Guthrie Govan was gigging with a prototype Charvel.

    That ultimately came about because someone at FMIC decided to allocate an artist-luring budget toward raising the profile of the Charvel USA shop. Negotiated artist cut aside, I’ll be surprised if Loomis gearwhored down from Schecter, rather than to a bigger name.
     
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    I will throw out my speculation, even though it doesn't really suite him aesthetically, a Charvel USA JL 7 would be sick. But Jackson makes way more sense there.
     
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    Time for some ash bodied/maple fretboard dinkys!

    Please.
     
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    Dudes gonna go to Dean so he can finally get a guitar shaped like a cross.
     
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