The wife and I went to a show here in Little Rock awhile back. It was at a club, and the guy was playing a Fender. A Cherry burst with P-style pickups in the neck and bridge. Oh man it was a sexy bass. Anyway after the show I asked him what year was the bass he said it was an early '80's bass. I tryed not to bother him to much because he was packing everything up and I was about 2 sheets to the wind. To the main question- I said "I saw you playing a Gibson Thunderbird in video you guys did." his response was "yeah im endorsed by gibson" my response to that was "oh realy cool". Then I just let him be. But I was realy thinking then why are you playing a Fender if your endorsed by gibson? So if you are Endorsed by one company why would you be playing another competitors Instrument Live?