The Terrible Brand Promo Thread

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  1. STRHelvete

    STRHelvete

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    I figured it'd be fun to make a centralized spot for posting and talking about gear brand promo disasters. Some stuff didn't age well, some stuff was dead on delivery. What gear brand promo gives you this face?
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    I'll start us off with this lovely gem of lies and hyperbole
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Should we just link to the Kiesel and Stallone and BCR threads, or...
     
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  3. Alberto7

    Alberto7 Silly Goose Engineering

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    This is what I came here to say :lol:

    And who could forget Ed Roman.
     
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    mmr007 (anti)Social Influencer

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    Didn't play authentic already earn the checkered flag?

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  5. STRHelvete

    STRHelvete

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    I knew that would pop up quickly
     
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    Bodes SS.org Regular

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    Wow! Did that ever sound like a bro-dude advert for Gibson and their BS rhetoric?!?
     
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    Yamaha's made some cringe-worthy ad copy...

    "Now all self-respecting guitars have a Floyd Rose licensed vibrato.."
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    This looks like a 2001 spoof, but it's a 1973 original:
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    "You what the guitar-playing kids of today just go nuts over? Tennis puns..."
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    mmr007 (anti)Social Influencer

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    …..and….BC Rich for the win. Christ and we’re worried about people’s old tweets?
     
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    I'll take a Schaller or Gotoh floyd over an OFR anyday. Those two brands licensed the OFR design, and made improvements to it.

    I think the bigger take away from that ad is "The RGZ is for people whose hormone levels haven't taken over their ability to judge good guitars and art" :spock:
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    Oh, Yamaha has more from this came campaign:

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    Not sure if this sort of thing counts, and I won't deny I enjoyed quite a few of them, but I'll readily admit that they were probably a "net bad" for humanity. :lol:

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    Electric Wizard guy incognito

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    Here's another classic from the Dean crew:

     
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    That dude makes me so uncomfortable and it's oddly fitting that Dean had him doing their stuff. He's got that space brained, dead eye thing going on that drug users often have. And I don't mean like weed..I mean heroin and whatnot. He REALLY comes off as an addict and watching him makes me so uncomfortable and it's always a cringefest.
     
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    Both of these dudes seem like they are on something but different substances. It's a downright miracle that they are this coherent.
     
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    The punk guy seemed so rehearsed, so unnatural, like a bad actor... and his pseudo playing... man, so fucking lame...
     
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    That's Jose Mangin...he's all over the SiriusXM heavy metal channels. He doesn't know how to dial back his "on-air persona"
     
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    angryification Bite back with Kent Brockman!

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    My god. Is that man OK? Fashion style, his way to communication...everything

    Also, my favorite part is that the description says that they are sponsored by Monster Energy drink
     
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