What Is An Endorsement Like?
Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:05 AM
The Lesson: Don't believe everything you hear from somebody, especially when their conduct disproves it.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:21 AM
If you follow the endorsements to the letter, you absolutely cannot play another companies gear. So say you are out with friends, someone asks you to play at some house kit that has no gear that you are endorsing, you are supposed to say no unless they have all the gear that you endorse.
Discounts are tiered I'm sure and vary from company to company. But again, all they are doing is helping you out for helping them. if your not the first line I stated above, then don't expect much from an endorsement.
Other perks might be free rides to events that company hosts, but i'm sure that too is higher up in the tiers of endorsements.
Here is one example of what to expect.
This post has been edited by Vasheir: 05 October 2011 - 09:23 AM
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:46 AM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:30 AM
On bones of democracy they yearn to gnaw
Every morsel of fact washed away in the flood
Of innocent tears and innocent blood
Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:52 AM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:05 PM
All my other cymbals, have had the logos removed. When I signed my endorsement contract, I gave up the ability to advertise other products. I'm not upset about this though; Soultone cymbals are the best I've ever played, and they make an awsome product, but there is a lot of commitment to endorse a product. I also reccomend trying to get a product you've used for a while, and one you trust.
Soultone started making drumsticks exclusively for artists. I thought "Awsome. Drumstick endorsement." I got the sticks for like 4 bucks a pair, and very cheap shipping. So I could order two pairs of Soultone sticks cheaper than I could drive up the street and buy other sticks...
Well, the Soultone sticks dissapointed me. In spite of how cheap I got them, I ended up going back to Vater, which have never let me down.
Endorsing a product is a tool that benefits you and the company. It's not just intended for you to get free stuff. You have to be willing to fly the flag of who you endorse. I love Sonor drums, but I'm lightyears away from endorsing them... So instead of trying to get free or discount kits from another company, I just grit and bear it, and purchase Sonor stuff.
Sorry I typed so much. I hope this clears it up for you. And if you plan on applying for an endorsement, I wish you the best of luck.
Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:04 PM
If you are in that upper echelon, they can be a pain in the butt.
I have a friend that was in that situation, and he said it wasn't worth the BS.
realscotch aka drummer 1910