Recently, a drummer I know got into an agreement in which he would endorse a particular manufacturer of cymbals from outside of the US. I'm sure he will receive discounted/free stuff. He's not a bigtime professional player, though he is a talented and humble drummer for a well-received covers band in a town of 300,000. I've played G&L for nigh on three years and have fallen hopelessly in love with my pawn shop special L-2000. I have not purchased any instruments since 2016. To me, entering an endorsement deal with G&L would be fantastic. I would happily make videos and promote their product. In fact, this bass of mine is on social media and even made it on television. I'm not important enough to be paid cash, nor do I have expectations of free stuff. I am not in huge touring bands, but I do find work around town somewhat regularly. So, what would make endorsing a company* worth it? For them, there's no real compelling reason to go for it. But pretend they did -- why go for it? *It should be mentioned. I have no expectation of G&L or any other manufacturer picking up a nobody in Alaska, so this thread is really all fantasy/curiosity.