“Endorsement slut” thread spin-off: big names endorsing forgotten brands

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  1. ggwwbb

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    Theres a local shop that has (or had....) two of those KMDs that came from the Bon Jovi camp. Not sure if they were stage used, backups, or just amps that the band owned, but they were legit.
     
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    I could see that. He's a New Hampshire guy and that was a New Hampshire company.
     
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    Paul Gilbert had a fantastic signal reducer/EQ called the detox by Homebrew Electronics. It was fantastic, I have one and it’s not leaving my board.
     
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    Man, I remember that ad when I was in high school. The next page usually had this ad:
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    The Red Rocker and friends.

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    Dimebag and Krank.
     
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    I still have an ADA Spitcab that I gig pretty often. Upgraded the speakers to V30 but it's a great little vert cab.
     
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    Blues Saraceno and Samick.

    Yngwie and Aria.

    Leslie West with Electra, Westone, Kramer, Epiphone, Pawar, Ed Roman,
    Dean, and who knows what else.
     
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    Ace Frehley and Washburn/Laney.
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    I think I recall reading somewhere that they set them up on stage but they weren't plugged in. Part of the endorsement deal.
     
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    Somewhere out there, a poor lion is missing his mane. :p
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    Billy Gibbons has endorsed all kinds of things...Bixonic Expandora, Crate Amps, etc.

    I remember an ad with him in front of a wall of 1x12 Crate cabinets. I was like...WTF?
     
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    Al Di Meola and the Aspri

    That was that rectangle thing that fit behind the bridge on an acoustic guitar. It had springs in it to give a reverb effect.

    the company went under but I think a few years ago someone brought it back to life and market.
     
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    "Atomic" Tommy McClendon. To distinguish him from the regular Tommy McClendon.
     
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    Some of them had plug in modules for different stuff. My old MI store boss had one. Cool
     
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    brand went under.
    Grover Jackson did a number on it.
     
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    Andy summers and the Roland guitar...
     
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    Title says “forgotten brands”, lets leave ADA and Kramer out of this.
     
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    I played one of those amps, they were great sounding

     
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