Slash named "GLOBAL AMBASSADOR" for Gibson

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  1. OldBenKenobi

    OldBenKenobi Senior Member

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    Well of course it's dying out as a popular genre, that's what happens when the music doesn't reproduce. But Slash, Angus and Kurt will always be part of youth culture. At least for our lifetimes.
     
  2. Scooter2112

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    Valid question, but I can think of two reasons why that wouldn't happen.
    1) Angus is not American. This is about representing an American brand.
    2) Most people who don't play guitar, also don't recognize an SG as a Gibson guitar. It doesn't have the same verifiable status as an LP would. Plus it's a much cheaper guitar. I'm sure Gibson would love to sell more high end LP's than inexpensive SG's.
     
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    Scooter2112 Senior Member

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    Solid effort, Fezz.

    Rawk on, brutha!
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    Didn't Slash buy a LP replica a while back? :squint:



    yoo hoo....Henry.....
     
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    Malikon アストロモンスター V.I.P. Member

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    was that the official Gibson version of the Replica? Or the Replica of the official Gibson?

    it can get confusing when their most famous guitar is a replica. :laugh2:

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  6. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    You guys crack me up. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

    :)

    :cheers2:
     
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  7. Phil W

    Phil W Senior Member

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    Please say it's me!!!

    Saul Hudson:
    Born July 23, 1965 (age 52)
    Hampstead, London, England, UK
     
  8. Scooter2112

    Scooter2112 Senior Member

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    Born there, grew up here. Never seen Slash promote any ties to British ancestry, other than mentioning it for biographical reasons. He's also half black, and doesn't make an issue of that either.
     
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    Taylor Swift is VERY popular, at least she uses to hold a guitar at stage :)

    Deeming from Youtube-videos so does it look like John Mayer is the most current guitar god, but he plays Fender and PRS.
     
  10. Bill Hicklin

    Bill Hicklin Senior Member

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    I just did it: Raul Malo (who?) Followed by Henry J, and then Courtney Love (no kidding).
     
  11. Phil W

    Phil W Senior Member

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    "'I do consider myself British. I have very strong feelings about my British heritage. My first years were there, I went to school there, and I have seemingly endless family on that side of the pond. So I’ve always felt most comfortable in England."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/7820653/Slash-interview.html
     
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    Then he came to America and became an Ambassador for Marlboro, Jack Daniels, Marshall Amps and Gibson replicas. :D
     
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    Atleast it's not Joe Bonamassa.
     
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  15. PermissionToLand

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    So in your sample size of... two, 50% like rock.

    But where do you live that there aren't any rock stations? We have three here, and they exemplify the precise problem he was talking about; most rock fans still listen to the same old shit and that's what rock stations put on an endless loop.

    Here's a great new rock song by the band Highly Suspect:



    That video has 10 MILLION views on Youtube, and yet, you sure as shit don't hear it on any rock stations around here, so that's all by word of mouth. And their fanbase is pretty young.

    I mean, that is an interview with a British media outlet, of course he's going to emphasize his heritage for them. He's lived in California his whole adult life, and there's no denying he lives a more typically LA lifestyle (never mind Guns' style). When you think Slash, you don't think Britain.
     
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  16. Nippon

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    Guitar gods. Cobain. WTF?
     
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  17. Bill Hicklin

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    He played guitar, millions of teenage boys wanted to be him and millions of teenage girls wanted to do him. Pretty much covers it.
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    He played a replica. Pretty much covers it.
     
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  19. Bill Hicklin

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    Sure, the radio stations play crap. But they play crap because that's what the aging rock audience wants- an endless loop of stuff recorded when East Germany was still a thing. The guys who run Clear Channel are not idiots, they're just hard-eyed, calculating, money-grubbing capitalists: if there were ratings and therefore ad revenues out there for indie-rock they'd be all over it like flies on roadkill. But there aren't. Their market research is very good, and they know that the money is to be made in Dad-rock, hip-hop, hick-hop "Kuntry" and nauseating pop-soul.

    Don't believe for a moment there's a vast underserved market out there the broadcast barons have somehow overlooked. Yeah, an indie-rock station might just show a profit; but rap makes PROFIT. There's a reason classical and jazz are reserved for NPR.
     
  20. Bill Hicklin

    Bill Hicklin Senior Member

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    Kurt Cobain? Slash, yes, EVH, yes sorta, but Cobain played a legit if modified Fullerton-made '65 Jaguar.
     

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