I'm sure this has been posted before, but I figured I have a few questions more.I have met some endorsed players. Some had full, some had partial endorsements. I have asked them and most said luck, so that's out (for now). What should a band have in order to start the process of seeking endorsement from any company? Once you have said materials, how should you approach the company? What companies are more likely to talk? What companies are IMPOSSIBLE? Is there a negotiating process with partial endorsements? I'll tell you what I have heard and maybe it could be confirmed or denied... I heard Ernie Ball, Ibanez and Washburn are fairly easy to convince. I've heard that string companies are also easier to convince. That's it really. The Warwick endorsed guy I met gets everything at 25% of list (like a SS I 6 for $1000). I played with guys who had Washburn long ago (and needless to say, don't even have the FREE guitars that were given to them anymore).