Re: poll: take the endorsement?
I work with a guy who used to tour with a well known country star and had limited endorsements with Zildjian. He says he really misses all the great discounts and getting other exclusive opportunities and free stuff because of it. Based on what he says, I would say go for it, as long as their stuff measures up. Don't sell your soul for free/reduced gear if you wouldn't go to bat for the manufacturer. That's my $0.02.
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