Re: poll: take the endorsement?
DD, don't ditch the DW's just yet...have you taken the time to seriously research this company? If it's a name you're familiar with (outside your encounters with the people trying to sign you up), it could work nicely for both of you. If you've never heard of the brand, you have no guarantee that this company will be here today AND tomorrow (although I would hope your endorsement and your killer playing would encourage people to try this brand !).
It's a Catch-22...they may not get the sales until they get endorsers, but at the same time they may not get endorsements until they're selling more drums and gaining a higher profile.
And as PB hints, would you play these drums even if you weren't endorsing them? Have ya seen or played any of this particular brand?
It seems to me like you've made up your mind up to a point, bro', but don't pull the trigger until you've done your homework. Hope it works out for ya, bro'!
keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!
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